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Date: 23 May 2007 13:50:40
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso machine
OK, all the parts are in one place & I'm ready to have a go. I have a Red
Hat 2-way solenoid valve (120/60), an NCC solid state repeat timer
(CKK-10-462 - 24VDC - .1-10 second intervals), a 24 volt power source, & an
abundant supply of 18, 16, & 14 gage wire.

The subject pretty much says it all: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way
solenoid valve for espresso machine. The NCC timer I bought came without
installation instructions & I've gotten no response from tech support at
NCC. If anyone has a wiring diagram for me it would be greatly appreciated!

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Date: 23 May 2007 22:39:22
From: Andy Schecter
Subject: Re: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso
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Date: 23 May 2007 19:35:35
From: Andy Schecter
Subject: Re: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso
Robert Harmon wrote:
> HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way
> solenoid valve for espresso machine.

Run this one by me again, please. What exactly are you trying to accomplish???


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-Andy S.

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Date: 24 May 2007 01:26:53
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso machine
Howdy Andy!
The new Gaggia Baby got me thinking (dangerous under the best of
circumstances). So I pulled out one of the original Coffees to see what
could be done to make a double boiler of it. No grandiose schemes here -
just doing it to see what I could come up with. So I got a hi-watt
thermoblock, the two-way valve, a timer, a power source, & a few yards of
wire. Then I got lost - I admit sleeping thru the underclass courses in
electronics (not my bag, man).

Sometime next month I plan to sit down & noodle this into something that
works as a double boiler, leaving the Gaggia boiler to handle the brew job
only. I may toss in a PID to replace the mechanical tstat as well - instead
of a cigarette pack sized project box, think of one the size of the square
Kleenex box. Imagine it, a PID'd double boiler Gaggia Coffee; makes me
wonder how much something like that would sell for if Gaggia wanted to do
something like this?

Anyway, it's an idea that I thought I'd try; with it understood that not all
ideas turn out to be *good* ideas. But I'll bet that's what was behind the
thought process of putting a PID on a Silvia, right?

Curiosity, it's kept me going for decades.
{;-)
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Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
newsgroup!) Harmon
--
http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.

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"Andy Schecter" <schecter@remove.me.rochester.rr.com > wrote in message
news:4654cfc0$0$19446$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
> Robert Harmon wrote:
> > HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way
>> solenoid valve for espresso machine.
>
> Run this one by me again, please. What exactly are you trying to
> accomplish???
>
>
> --
>
>
> -Andy S.
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_s/sets/




  
Date: 23 May 2007 17:41:41
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso machine
"Andy Schecter" <schecter@remove.me.rochester.rr.com > wrote in message
news:4654cfc0$0$19446$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
> Robert Harmon wrote:
> > HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way
>> solenoid valve for espresso machine.
>
> Run this one by me again, please. What exactly are you trying to
> accomplish???
>
>
> --
>
>
> -Andy S.
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_s/sets/

make 2 drinks, one right after the other, without having to push the button
twice?

ken




 
Date: 23 May 2007 14:20:34
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso machine
Here's a link to what I've got so far:
http://home.earthlink.net/~r_harmon/ckk.htm

Robert

"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote in message
news:QEX4i.9402$296.5085@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> OK, all the parts are in one place & I'm ready to have a go. I have a Red
> Hat 2-way solenoid valve (120/60), an NCC solid state repeat timer
> (CKK-10-462 - 24VDC - .1-10 second intervals), a 24 volt power source, &
> an abundant supply of 18, 16, & 14 gage wire.
>
> The subject pretty much says it all: HELP: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way
> solenoid valve for espresso machine. The NCC timer I bought came without
> installation instructions & I've gotten no response from tech support at
> NCC. If anyone has a wiring diagram for me it would be greatly
> appreciated!
>
> --
> Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
> newsgroup!) Harmon
> --
> http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
> http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
> http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.
>
>




  
Date: 24 May 2007 09:53:55
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: wiring a repeat timer & 2-way solenoid valve for espresso machine
"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote: