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  1. 2003 Pre Phillips Gaggia Classic with PID Rancillio Steam Wand I.M.S Shower Screen MyPin PID OPV set @ 9 Bar Good condition, descaled regularly, no expense spared, recent new seals, Comes with various spares £220 Collection preferred from SO22 (Winchester, Hampshire) courier @ buyers expense & possible risk Sorry about the sideways images
  2. For sale is my 2006 (pre Philips) Gaggia Classic in good condition and which has all the common mods: - PID upgrade - Rancilio steam wand - Brass dispersion plate - VMS shower screen - OPV set to 9 bar The group seal gasket has also been recently replaced (and I will include a brand new, spare gasket). Also includes portafilter, single and double baskets, blind basket and I'll throw in a milk frothing jug. No tamper is included in this sale. I bought this second hand prior to modification in 2014 and it has performed faultlessly since. I don't have the original pa
  3. As mentioned in another thread: There appears to be a newer version of these machines from April 2018 with "upgraded" PID and safety valve. The difference being that the steam boiler can go to a higher temp and consequently produce a higher pressure - to 2 bar and 272 degrees Fahrenheit (133 degrees Celsius). There is no suggestion in the video that anything else has changed. Funnily enough before I saw the link, I was wondering if I could raise the temperature for no reason other than the dial goes up to 3 bar but at the factory setting of 125C, the steam boiler s
  4. Free PID Removed from my Classic, which wasthen serviced and sold. I can NOT guarantee that it works,the temp sensor looks worn. Might just need that. I really have no idea. All that’sincluded is in the pictures. But hey it’s free, all I wouldlike it a picture of your classic without a PID and it’s yours. I’ll even paythe postage. Post your pic on the thread. Boxed up ready to go. Collectionfrom Norwich if you want. Cheers Steve
  5. Not sure what I have done wrong. I installed a C100 PIDand thought I followed all instructions but heating continued past the alarms. I then took the PID out and the problemremains. Checking the wiring it seems fine (compared to photos onhere) but obviously isn't. I left the PID powered and have kept the temp probeagainst the boiler. I have both the original thermostats wired. The machineis a really old one – about 17 years but had a break for 6 years when I had asuper autom
  6. Probably a question done to death on here but.... Having had a second hand silvia for a few months I am not particularly convinced by the consistency of the extraction and am thinking about installing a PID. But given the expense I am interested in views on the cheaper solutions. The mecoffee interests me but the product seems hit and miss on quality. Be great to get some feedback from those who have used various solutions. Cheers
  7. After having the Verona "off the road" while finding problem and ordering part I used the trusty Gaggia Classic to keep coffeefied. I thought it about time a fitted a Mr Shades PID to improve temperature stability and go the whole hog and mod the steam as well. Had a couple of small hiccups but all went well with Adrian's assistance and now fitted and up and running. The difference with a stable / adjustable brew temperature is amazing, I just wish I had installed the PID when I was first using the machine (pre Verona). I did not have any difficulty steaming milk pre PID but the add
  8. SOLD Regrettably, the time has come to part with my Classic. This machine has taught me everything I know about espresso and coffee in general and has been a pleasure to use. My sister-in-law keeps trying to persuade me to keep as a memento, but sadly she has to go (the classic, that is) to fund a new machine. I will include photos from every angle in the thread and can send the original hi res images to anyone keen for a close look. This is a 2011 model and I have owned from new. This is the more desirable "older" version with three-way solenoid. I have spent this yea
  9. Where is the best place to connect a k type or pt100 temp sensor to the new classic? I tried to find it a home touching the top of the boiler but the temperature reading was about 30c lower than the water temp and didnt react very quickly to changes. Unfortunately both of the sensors i have are not a straight swap for the original button stats on this version of the classic. Any ideas? Sorry if this has been covered - I am sure its probably here somewhere but i can't find it using the search.
  10. Hi guys. All of a sudden the PID on my classic is not heating beyond 99C - when I switch on the steam I expect it to go up to around 140-150 as it has done for the last year but it seems stuck somehow? It's beyond my knowledge to work out what the problem could be! Advice please? It's a MrShades PID if that's any help?
  11. This machine is an Italian made 1300w Gaggia Classic. It has been stripped, cleaned, descaled, all seals replaced and put back together with a Rex C100 PID controlling brew temp only. OPV adjusted to 10 bar. Aluminium boiler and standard panerello wand. Comes with standard double basket, I can find a single basket and plastic tamper if wanted. I have been testing it for a few weeks now and it is working well. Pick up preferred, I am near Oswestry on the Wales/Shropshire border. I am also going to be in Wandsworth/Putney SW London very soon, so collection fro
  12. I don´t want hold back my Silvia reconstruction mod. The Rancilio Silvia PID mod adds a lot of new componets and features to the Rancilio Silvia machine, like touch-display and several sensors. The reason was to improve the temperature accuracy and simplify the operation of the Silvia machine. Fact is, that under normal condition the Silvia regulates the temperature relative inaccurate and exactly this temperature inaccurance of the Silvia has an important influence on the flavor of the coffee. Additional to the temperature regulation I have added a pressure, a fluid sensor, a flow sen
  13. Hello, For a sale , Gicar termo PID (with one SSR output) and Solid State Relay with 90-280VAC control.. In good working condition, without scratches. Used on Expobar Brewtus for 2 years (original part) Price: 65£ + shipping 10£.
  14. After a bank-crippling bout of upradeitis to a R58, I'm selling my Silvia. The Silvia is in great condition no dents with the blue Auber PID with steam control and pre-infusion installed. Comes group handle and double basket, silver tamper. Looking for £340, pickup from Guildford. Any questions please ask.
  15. Hey folks, mid of the year I bought a Rancilio Silvia (2017 model E). After getting more and more annoyed by temperature surfing I invested into a PID. On Monday I wired everything up, as it was stated in the Auber manual. Unfortunately, there was some stuff missing, or I just overlooked it (several times?), so I checked the video by the guys from Seattle Coffee Gear. The video also didn't clarify all of my questions, e.g., where the orange cable is supposed to be plugged in. Is anybody here kind enough to take a look at the photos and tell me, if it looks right or wrong? I just
  16. Now that I have a @MrShades PID on my Gaggia classic I thought I would look at how the boiler temp changes over time. I'm interested to know if the behaviour I am seeing is 'normal' or if there is something else to optimize. Here is a graph of the PID temp vs time during a 35s shot. I have the initial temp (of the boiler) set at about 106. This is because when I tested the water temp at the brew head (with a styrofoam cup and thermometer) this was the temp reading on the PID that gave me about 93' in the head. This may be too hot (?) but the taste of the coffee seems bett
  17. I find my PID sits 1 degree below the set temperature probably just under half of the time. Do we know how the Gicar PID actually rounds (i.e. to the nearest degree or does an actual temp of 91.99 still display 91 until it reaches 92)? Also if anyone has discovered any proportional integral and derivative variables that work particularly well (steam boiler on), that they'd like to share I'd be eternally grateful. I currently get about a 1 degree swing at worst, so not bad by any stretch but couldn't hurt to have it even better.
  18. Hi everyone, A couple of weeks ago I had a mishap with my Mecoffee Pid, which sadly resulted in the melting of what I believe to be the switching transistor (though I might be totally wrong, see pics attached). I've tried contacting Mecoffee, to no avail. My only remaining options are either to go for another PID with a better heatsink on the chips, or try a cheaper solution, which would simply mean replacing the melted chip and crossing my fingers that it would pop back to life.... However, since the chip is kinda FUBAR, I can't read the serial number, and there are hardly any
  19. For sale my beloved Izzo Alex Duetto MkII. This dual boiler machine is a beauty and in fact a beast. Bought second hand and in immaculate condition in 2016 and had previously been bought new from Bella Barista (2010 production model). Selling as I'm not allowed more machines than kids, and I have broken that rule already. I've used it daily set to turn on the morning for 1 espresso and 1 flat white, so looking at a total heat up time of 2hr per day. The machine has operated flawlessly. Strictly only bottle water fed (Volvic and Stretton Hills) and have descaled once every 6 months and ba
  20. NEW PRICE: £100 if picked up by the end of this weekend! I am moving to the 120V USA, so I'm selling my beloved Gaggia Paros. The Gaggia Paros is effectively a Gaggia Classic internally with a built in grinder, in a compact unit. It was a perfect starter kit for me in terms of price and counterspace. The grinder has worked well for me, and Mark (gaggiamanualservice.com) said they are 'quite good'. The Paros is easily modifiable, just like the classic, although the internal layout is different. I installed the Rancilio steam wand and adjusted the over-pressure valve to 9 bar. I also
  21. I've got my temp set to 94, it drops to about 88/89 by around halfway through a shot, and then starts to build up again. I've done a few auto tunes to see if I can stabilise it more but I'm thinking maybe that's just typical? I'd be Interested to hear what others experience are. Thanks in advance chaps
  22. Hey guys, I upgraded to a Fracino Piccino so it's time to sell my Gaggia Classic. This machine has served me very faithfully for the past year or so, and now it's time to find a new home for it. Most of you on this forum will be aware that the Gaggia Classic is one of the most popular "entry" level home espresso machines that produces a brilliant cup of coffee when handled properly. This particular Classic is also all modded out so it's even better! The mods: OPV (Overpressure Valve) mod set to 10 bar via Pressure Gauge which means it's actually a dynamic 9 bar,
  23. Hi, I am selling a PID'ed Silvia (Auber with steam control and pre-infusion). The machine is used once a day, excellent shot quality. It has been regularly backflushed and descaled every 3 months. It runs exclusively on Brita filtered water. Purchased from a member of forum in October 2015 (who bought new from myespresso in Feb 2013). Previous owner added soundproofing material to reduce the noise and vibrations. It already comes pre-fitted with IMS competition shower screen. It does show signs of use, usual wear and tear. Also has some issues with rust in the bot
  24. Hello, You all should see this: https://mecoffee.nl/blog/the-straw-which-broke-me-and-mecoffees-back/#comment-1426 Take care, Portafiltre
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