MochaJoe Senior Member Joined: 31 Oct 2012 Posts: 66 Location: Omaha, NE Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 8:38pm Subject: How-To video for PID
After reading countless posts on PID's and what a difference they make to shot quality on SBDU's, I started looking into them. Cant afford one right now mind you, but just curious.
I know a lot of you have done the mod on the Gaggia Classic/Silvia, but have any of you done a how to video? I've scoured youtube and while I can see lost of example of post-mod shots, nothing on installing one. There is even a group of vids showing install for a Silvia, just no Classic.
I've read the install manual from Auber, and it looks pretty intimidating....And Im an active learner so, seeing it in action would be best.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,685 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012, 9:00am Subject: Re: How-To video for PID
While you do need to know which end of a screwdriver to hold, the process isn't really that hard. You are installing a few components and changing a few wires. A good guide like I got when I bought the Auber kit, makes it easy.
As your skill and abilities vary, the ease of the instal will vary but in the big picture, it isn't that hard,......... YMMV!
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faaparasite Senior Member Joined: 19 Jun 2003 Posts: 288 Location: Dallas Metroplex Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Bezzera BZ99 Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly Drip: Technivorm
Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 9:58am Subject: Re: How-To video for PID
A basic PID is not that hard to install. It helps to have the wiring diagram for your machine. Depending on your boiler, if you want a full immersion probe it can get tricky with some machines, but most people just install a contact sensor on the outside of the boiler.
If you can find a kit that is designed for your machine, it reduces the whole operation to a cook book procedure.
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