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Date: 27 Oct 2006 20:15:04
From: Nobody Important
Subject: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on
I inadvertently left the steam switch on my 2003 vintage Silvia on for
maybe as much as 2 hours. After that, the water came out rust-brown and
after flushing 4-5 tankfuls of water and one 5% vinegar solution tankful
through it, it still has a burnt taste. It seems to produce steam
normally even after my abuse.

I have ordered a new boiler but am having a problem sourcing thermostats
here in Canada - can one typically reuse the old thermostats?

Any tips about boiler-ectomy and reinstallation?




 
Date: 02 Nov 2006 18:35:46
From: Nobody Important
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on
Nobody Important wrote:
> Any tips about boiler-ectomy and reinstallation?

Hmm. Replying to myself. This way lies madness.

I replaced the boiler last night. It was relatively straightforward,
and required only 2 trips - one to the bicycle store to get a very thin
18 mm wrench to tighten the boiler inlet/overpressure valve assembly and
one to the computer store to get some thermal paste for the thermostats.

I also replaced the shower screen, which hadn't been replaced since the
machine was made. This made the flow out of the group head far more
dispersed and even. (The old one was clogged with old coffee despite
vigorous attempts to clean it.)


 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 20:26:07
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on

"Nobody Important" <Dr.Xenon1@gmail.NOSPAM.com > wrote in message
news:ehu7e8$opn$1@chiara.aioe.org...
>I inadvertently left the steam switch on my 2003 vintage Silvia on for
>maybe as much as 2 hours. After that, the water came out rust-brown
>and after flushing 4-5 tankfuls of water and one 5% vinegar solution
>tankful through it, it still has a burnt taste. It seems to produce
>steam normally even after my abuse.
>
> I have ordered a new boiler but am having a problem sourcing
> thermostats here in Canada - can one typically reuse the old
> thermostats?
>
> Any tips about boiler-ectomy and reinstallation?


If they're cycling ok, then they should be fine. Stat's right here:
http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184&sort=5a&page=3

Haven't been around much eh??
Cheers,
Craig.



  
Date: 27 Oct 2006 21:09:55
From: Nobody Important
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on
Craig Andrews wrote:
> If they're cycling ok, then they should be fine. Stat's right here:
> http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184&sort=5a&page=3
>
>
> Haven't been around much eh??

Hee. I stopped on the page where they had the boiler for twice the
price of Espressotec in Vancouver (which doesn't have t-stats in their
e-store).


   
Date: 28 Oct 2006 01:27:09
From: Alan Truism
Subject: Re: My God, is not yours
On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 18:37:28 -0700, The Flavored Coffee Guy wrote:
> It is better to punish a child for an evil left undone than to have
> never punished them at all, and reward them for their works, that they
> would Hate Evil, Love Good, and want to do what is right.
>
> If you taught them nothing, they'd live like animals:
> http://www.feralchildren.com/en/index.php
>
> Leave out morals, etiquette, right, and wrong then you have a walking
> talking animal to argue over it's instincts with.

I don't know what to say about all of that but I do know one thing.

Flavored coffee sucks.

I have a hard time respecting the opinion of a person who likes flavored
coffee.





    
Date: 27 Oct 2006 21:32:29
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:4qfq3eFn1adjU1@individual.net...
>
> "Nobody Important" <Dr.Xenon1@gmail.NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
> news:ehual3$tpe$1@chiara.aioe.org...
>> Craig Andrews wrote:
>>> If they're cycling ok, then they should be fine. Stat's right here:
>>> http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184&sort=5a&page=3
>>> Haven't been around much eh??
>>
>> Hee. I stopped on the page where they had the boiler for twice the
>> price of Espressotec in Vancouver (which doesn't have t-stats in
>> their e-store).
>
>
> Dam!!!! I never saw that before! For the Rancilio Silvia Aurdy, etc
> boiler. Here's the scoop, thanks!
> http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=76_184&products_id=2986
> $185.21 Can.
> http://www.espressotec.com/umpartsRancilio.asp $99.50 CDN
> Craig.

Thanks Nobody Important, Hey, we're ALL somebody important!
Craig's the name here.



     
Date: 27 Oct 2006 23:17:12
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on
"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote:

>Thanks Nobody Important, Hey, we're ALL somebody important!
>
Remember that you are a unique and special person, just like everyone
else. ;-)


Randy That means your just like you!" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com

"I want to be with someone just like you... Just not you."




      
Date: 28 Oct 2006 14:20:46
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on

"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com > wrote in message
news:0dt5k2hpu8h8lb1oi0f7moru27o4thlit5@4ax.com...
> "Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com> wrote:
>
>>Thanks Nobody Important, Hey, we're ALL somebody important!
>>
> Remember that you are a unique and special person, just like everyone
> else. ;-)
>
>
> Randy That means your just like you!" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
>
> "I want to be with someone just like you... Just not you."
>
>

LOL!! Thanks Randy! {;-D
Cheers!
Craig.



     
Date: 27 Oct 2006 21:43:26
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:4qfqanFn2f16U1@individual.net...
>
> "Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:4qfq3eFn1adjU1@individual.net...
>>
>> "Nobody Important" <Dr.Xenon1@gmail.NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
>> news:ehual3$tpe$1@chiara.aioe.org...
>>> Craig Andrews wrote:
>>>> If they're cycling ok, then they should be fine. Stat's right here:
>>>> http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/index.php?cPath=76_184&sort=5a&page=3
>>>> Haven't been around much eh??
>>>
>>> Hee. I stopped on the page where they had the boiler for twice the
>>> price of Espressotec in Vancouver (which doesn't have t-stats in
>>> their e-store).
>>
>>
>> Dam!!!! I never saw that before! For the Rancilio Silvia Aurdy, etc
>> boiler. Here's the scoop, thanks!
>> http://www.greenbeanery.ca/bean/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=76_184&products_id=2986
>> $185.21 Can.
>> http://www.espressotec.com/umpartsRancilio.asp $99.50 CDN
>> Craig.
>
> Thanks Nobody Important, Hey, we're ALL somebody important!
> Craig's the name here.

Sorry, & thanks., Jeess, I dunno how I missed that price differential..
Craig.



 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 00:29:59
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: burnt taste from silvia after leaving steam switch on
You use the existing thermostats. If you're serious about changing the
boiler yourself, there are a few traps along the way, email me when you get
it.


--
Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au