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Date: 20 Jan 2007 12:22:01
From:
Subject: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
I'd like to upgrade the steam wand on my Silvia to one that is a bit
longer and swivels up/down as well. Does anyone know of a ball joint
wand that would fit the Silvia?

Many thanks,
AABob





 
Date: .com
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
31 2007 16:18:17

 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 19:52:02
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
AABob (adam8a...@yahoo.com) asks:
> >>that is fairly absurd.
> Why?

the sound of one hand clapping ...


Felix



 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 19:33:16
From:
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand

>>that is fairly absurd.

Why?



 
Date: 21 Jan 2007 13:17:19
From:
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand


On Jan 21, 1:36 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> why would you want or need to go back to the 'original'wand??
>
> dave

It's just my personal rule when doing a mod of anything. That is, the
original parts must be kept and the unit must be restorable to the
original condition. I believe it helps resale value as well, even if
the mod'ed unit is superior to the original, IMHO.



  
Date: 24 Jan 2007 03:37:02
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
that is fairly absurd.

did you keep the stock speakers in your car when you upgraded?

similar to making a 'pid' mod removable
<adam8ants@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1169414239.604603.205210@11g2000cwr.googlegroups.com...
>
>
> On Jan 21, 1:36 pm, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> why would you want or need to go back to the 'original'wand??
>>
>> dave
>
> It's just my personal rule when doing a mod of anything. That is, the
> original parts must be kept and the unit must be restorable to the
> original condition. I believe it helps resale value as well, even if
> the mod'ed unit is superior to the original, IMHO.
>




   
Date: 24 Jan 2007 13:16:11
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
daveb wrote:
> that is fairly absurd.
>
> did you keep the stock speakers in your car when you upgraded?
>

I did. Not the best analogy, since many people remove their audio
when selling the car and need to put the originals back in, if possible.


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Date: 21 Jan 2007 11:26:58
From:
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
Does anyone know if there is a similar part available to convert the
old Livia 90 without the swivel wand to the newer style with swivel
wand?

Thanks,
Erika


daveb wrote:
> why would you want or need to go back to the 'original' wand??
>
> dave
> adam8ants@yahoo.com wrote:
> > I'd like to upgrade the steam wand on my Silvia to one that is a bit
> > longer and swivels up/down as well. Does anyone know of a ball joint
> > wand that would fit the Silvia?
> >
> > Many thanks,
> > AABob



 
Date: 21 Jan 2007 10:36:24
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
why would you want or need to go back to the 'original' wand??

dave
adam8ants@yahoo.com wrote:
> I'd like to upgrade the steam wand on my Silvia to one that is a bit
> longer and swivels up/down as well. Does anyone know of a ball joint
> wand that would fit the Silvia?
>
> Many thanks,
> AABob



 
Date: 20 Jan 2007 16:17:53
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand

adam8ants@yahoo.com wrote:
> I'd like to upgrade the steam wand on my Silvia to one that is a bit
> longer and swivels up/down as well. Does anyone know of a ball joint
> wand that would fit the Silvia?

I cut a length of copper tubing, about a foot and the same diameter as
the manufactured steel wand, and used an auto breakline bending tool to
conceive a S-shape wand replacement. Attached through the head-assemby
grommet that bears the brunt of use by isolating lateral wear from a
rubber hose and clamps connecting the pipe to the boiler, the upper 'S'
curvature is bent for a smaller radius than the lower radius, allowing
for a consequent larger 'S' steam efficiency outlet. No need for a
vertical axis of movement with the larger S-loop, given an improved
tolerance for cup sizing, and, as it still swings laterally, the whole
steam contraption swings back to abut at rest nearest the back
reservoir without any imposition on storage space. It's, of course,
freer than the beauty of a retail $250US unit, which cost so little, as
demonstrated, I sometimes think it might be vaguely diverting to buy
another and modify the housing to combine two units for duplicate parts
functioning in a series/parrallel fashion. Core duo fun with espresso.



 
Date: 20 Jan 2007 22:36:47
From: RoughJaw
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
On Sat, 20 Jan 2007 12:30:18 -0800, daveb wrote:

> none that I have ever seen.

There's lots you've never seen, huh Dave.

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Date: 20 Jan 2007 12:30:18
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Ball Joint for Silivia Steam Wand
none that I have ever seen.

dave