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Charlie Kang

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Charlie Kang buzzed about a product...
at 03-26-2012 12:43pm
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Does this wand come with the rubber holder thingy around the curve?
I want to retrofit this into the Gaggia Classic I purchased. -- might have to ignore this :)

Thanks
Charlie

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mjackson ♦ Charlie, It will come with the rubber thing. If you are going to fit this on your Classic you will want to research it and make sure you have everything you need and it does require some work to do it right. There is information out there to help you and you can find a step by step guide by other people that have done this and documented it to make it easier for the rest of us.

03-27-2012 8:25am |

blings21

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at 03-26-2012 3:41am
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Do you have any stocks(Silvia Steam Pipe)?
Orders can be shipped immediately on?

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mjackson ♦ We do have that part in stock. You will need to call our technical support line to be sure that you get the right one for your machine. They will be glad to help and make Sure you get the right part.

03-27-2012 8:22am |

Aron Ellefson

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Aron Ellefson buzzed about a product...
at 02-23-2012 5:50pm
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I took apart my Gaggia Cubika Plus, and the steam wand and attachment looks very similar to the Gaggia Classic which can be upgraded with the Silvia Steam pipe. The one thing that is different is that the wand attaches inside the machine so it needs more clearance. I measured and it needs 2 1/4 inches from the kink to the top of the pipe. Is this part that long? Also I noticed the Silvia V3 steam pipe is longer at this point and would almost certainly have the clearance if this doesn't. Can you get a hold of them without the valve as I wouldn't need that part? Thanks for your help.

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mjackson ♦ Aaron,

You can get just the steam pipe. Go ahead and give our technical support team a call. They will be able to get you the part. I am not sure exactly if it will work or not and here is a link that may help you. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1126833848/all I hope this helps and I am hoping it is something you can do.

02-27-2012 10:16am |

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Aron Ellefson Thank you very much for your research. It seems those post were most likely referring to the original Cubika. I don't have one handy to compare. Hopefully the internal clearances are the same. It is encouraging news. I think I'll give it a shot.

02-29-2012 4:08am |

michael deibert

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at 01-22-2012 12:31pm
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Is this what people have used to mod. there Gaggia Classic machines with?
Does it come with the rubber tube insulation like I've on other replacements?

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mjackson ♦ Michael,
hat is a great question with a difficult answer. It is not made for your Gaggia as it is a Rancilio part. People have done the switch but it takes some work. Here is a link to show you how to do the switch. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1126833848;start=all The better way and easier way is to order the Gaggia Latte art wand as it does give you the option to pull off the outer sleeve that will then give you a one hole steam tip. Here is a link - http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/Gaggia_Latte_Art_Pannarello_Wand.cfm. In my opinion that would be the best way to go. I hope this helps and have a great day.

01-23-2012 11:10am |

Tina Seminara

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Tina Seminara buzzed about a product...
at 01-21-2012 3:02pm
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Will this fit my new (2011) Gaggia Classic? Thanks.

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mjackson ♦ Tina,

That is a great question with a difficult answer. It is not made for your Gaggia as it is a Rancilio part. People have done the switch but it takes some work. Here is a link to show you how to do the switch. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1126833848;start=all

The better way and easier way is to order the Gaggia Latte art wand as it does give you the option to pull off the outer sleeve that will then give you a one hole steam tip. Here is a link - http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/Gaggia_Latte_Art_Pannarello_Wand.cfm. In my opinion that would be the best way to go. I hope this helps and have a great day.

01-23-2012 8:52am |

Kenneth Manson

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at 08-12-2011 1:57pm
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Hi,

Will the cleanier/descaler work effectively on the boiler ?

.. And I have recently been seeing steam wand leakage .. Suggestions ?

Thanks
Ken
908 442 2371

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mjackson ♦ Ken,

You can try descaling but it may not fix the problem.It may be your steam valve starting to go. Here is how to descale. Run most of the descaler through the steam wand instead of the group head. If it does not work order a steam valve.
The quality of water you use in your machine and your maintenance program will directly affect how long you espresso machine will last. Non-softened water or any other water that contains minerals can damage your equipment over time. The minerals can build up inside the boiler and valves causing diminished performance and equipment failure.

We recommend that you use a citric acid decalcifier or better yet a cleaner/decalcifier by the name of “Cleancaf”. Cleancaf is one of the many cleaning products manufactured by “Urnex” The cleaner/decalcifiers not only remove the minerals that build up in the boiler they remove coffee deposits that build up inside the brew group. It is a good idea to run the decalcifier through the machine every two or three months to remove any minerals before they have a chance to build up.

The following are basic instruction on using the Cleancaf brand product. Always check the manufacturers instructions as they may vary between brands. First make sure the boiler is primed by running a few ounces of water through the brew group and steam wand. Then let the machine heat up for at least five minutes. Dissolve one package of decalcifier into four cups of hot water, not boiling water and pour it into the reservoir. Turn the pump on and run 6 ounces of water through the steam wand and 6 ounces through the brew group. Let the machine sit for five minutes while still on and the boiler hot to give the cleaning solution a chance to work. Turn on the pump and run the remaining solution in the boiler through the brew group. Remove the reservoir, clean it

08-13-2011 10:02am |

hav2fsh

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at 02-02-2011 2:41pm
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does the spring &washer come with the ranclilo steam pipe

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Mike Russo ♦ phillip...Thanks for your interest in the Silvia Steam Pipe. It does not come with the spring or washer. Thanks

02-02-2011 4:23pm |

JavaGurl

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JavaGurl buzzed about a product...
at 01-04-2011 3:54pm
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My steam wand seems to leak from the bottom...I always keep a cup under it and there's often about a half-inch of water in there the next morning. My Silvia is an older model, and steam wand has never been replaced. Is there a good reason to replace it at this point? Thanks!

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Mike Russo ♦ Karen...From what you describe the problem is not the stem wand itself, but rather the shut off valve is not sealing properly. Please contact our technical support department directly at 1-888-411-5282 option 3 for help with this. Thanks

01-05-2011 8:45am |

zoppo

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at 10-25-2010 6:25pm
Silvia Steam Pipe
Silvia Steam Pipe

My steam pipe leaks as it enters housing. DO I need a replacement steam pipe, or just o-rings, etc.? Bought in 2007. If replacement, does it unscrew simply or do I need to remove top and disengage valve,etc.? Does steam pipe come with everything needed, or do I need to get o-rings, etc?
Thanks for help,
Joe
jtmullan@sbcglobal.net

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Mike Russo ♦ Joe, it sounds like you will need new O rings not a whole new wand. If you were to purchase the wand it would not come with the new O rings. Give our tech department a call and they can get the right O rings out to you. 888-411-528 option 3. Happy brewing.

10-26-2010 7:41pm |

zoppo

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zoppo buzzed about a product...
at 10-25-2010 6:21pm
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My Silvia steam pipe is leaking at the top as it enters housing-- bought in 2007. Do I need a replacement steam pipe or just some o-rings, etc.? If a replacement, does it simply unscrew or do I need to enter from top and disengage the valve, etc?
Thanks, Joe

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