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Folks,  please excuse all of my questions but this electric espresso is all new to me and I have a second hand Gaggia Classic on the way. Is this kit the same as a PID? If I'm going to be tearing this thing apart when I get it I might install one if I can afford it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/121247986097

Any other low cost alternatives? How hard is it to set one up from Ebay parts?

Thanks

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No, it doesn't have PID algorithms and switch by relay, it will be clicking all the time.


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Buying expensive equipment won't make you barista!

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Thanks. Can't really afford to do a PID kit right now but thought while I had it apart I'd install it if I could do something that inexpensively.

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All these ITC1000 units do is make and break the mains supply at a set temp so they are totally inappropriate for a Gaggia, ideal for home brewing beer.


Always give the hardest job to the laziest person because they will always find the easiest way to do it.🤡

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