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As some of you may recall from an earlier thread of mine (a few months ago), I got frustrated when fitting the PID (to my Classic) because I couldn't find a suitable, nice looking enclosure. In the end I "made do" with a black plastic one, and then had to take a dremel to it and hack it around. Everything else I could find was too small, too big, too ugly, too - but just wrong. So - I started the quest to help others in my situation... as these PIDs are 1/16DIN (45mmx45mm) and there just seems to be NOTHING that is currently made (even on eBay or AliExpress, or anywhere) that will allow you to take a PID and drop it into a premade enclosure. Now, after a few months (and even obtaining quotes from factories in the UK that wanted about £100 [seriously] to make these in reasonable quantities), I think I'm there. So - here is my custom PID enclosure, in silver anodized aluminium, with 45mmx45mm cutout in the front and a 10mm hole with rubber grommet in the rear. I'm supplying them with the "stupidly super sticky' double-sided tape to stick them to your machine of choice (or anywhere else you want to stick them!). Some pictures from my iPhone.. I'll try and get some better ones soon... And here's the tape: You can buy something v similar from Auber in the US, for about $25 - but then you have to add shipping, duty and VAT - and you're at around £40+ to get your hands on one in the UK - which is bonkers. So - these are £20 delivered to Coffee Forums UK members. They include the rubber grommet and two strips of double-sided tape (but obviously not the PID shown in some of the photos). I'm happy to quote for International delivery if anyone from anywhere wants one, drop me a PM. This enclosure will allow you to mount the PID using the clips if you mount the case vertically (with the PID inserted as shown in the pic). The PID will obviously fit in either horizontally or vertically, though the clip won't fit - so if you want to mount the case horizontally (for some reason) then you can use tape or velcro or some other fixing method to hold the PID inside the case rather than the clip. If you're truly enterprising, and brave, then it MAY be possible to modify or shave a few mill off the clip (or case) to get it to fit - but I can't recommend that! Anyway, the PID slips straight in and the clip holds it beautifully when it's vertical - which is my preferred way to mount it anyway! If you'd like to order one, then drop me a PM and I'll send you payment details. I have an initial order of "a few" in stock ready for quick delivery. Shades
So I am 90% toward finishing my first project, so thought I would share. Mazzer doser Auberins Timer mod. Very little DIY needed. This completely houses all 3 switches, and the timer. It requires a new hole to be drilled in the metal wall of the doser which allows the wires to enter the lid. Other than this it is just wiring. It requires the upper veins and screw to be removed but works in conjunction with a printed cone to direct the coffee to the lower vein sweepers. Finished product will be coated in a food safe resin, but I obviously cannot certify food safety beyond this. I'll post more details when I think it is 100% complete (should be about 2 weeks I think, but a lot of my project drag). I'll have to check things out with Glenn first but anyone interested can get one of these housings for about £30.
Hi all.Does anyone know where i can get a whole new switch assembly for a gaggia classic?During a recent house move the movers managed to smash in the switches on mine.Although the switches are not damaged the housing they sit in has been smashed and some of the contacts are missing.Not a great week as the movers managed to smash my mc2 into lots of pieces too
I posted this a few months ago on the Gaggia forum but got no reply, so I am trying here. I need to replace the steam knob on my Gaggia Platinum Swing but cant figure out how to remove the housing. I got the top off and all the screws I could see out,but it wont come off. A bit of advice how to take the cover of properly will be much appreciated. Thanks Allan