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Internal install.

 I do not recommend internal PID install for everyone. Read entire page.  you can read why here .

Although I make every effort to use the best components and to provide the best information, the customizations are not approved by Rancilio or tested by any third party. You are performing customizations at your own risk. You assume full responsibility for any damage caused by this information on this website and information and parts obtained from pidsilvia.com.

With an internal install you are facing a risk of the PID unit having an error in reading the boiler temperature or becoming dysfunctional as a result of extreme internal heat fluctuation in the machine near the unit. The unit will become functional again after cooling down.

Keep reading for a workable solution.   

Later you can check this page: Cutting the front panel for internal install - PID and Pressure Gauge - Howto.

 

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As elegant as it is, I do not recommend a set-up with 2 internal units such as this.

  • Brew and Steam control - front upper.
  • Group Head Thermometer - front lower.
  • Milk Thermometer - side upper.
  • Bypass switch for PID brew control.
  • Audible alarm to alert when the group head reached brew temperature.
  • LED lights with on/off switch.
  • Manual pre-infusion. 
  • Pressure gauge. 
  • Water level indicator. 
  • and Silvia

The problems with the above setup.

 

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Final Recommended Setup.  

(only one internal PID)

  • Brew and Steam control - front upper.
  • Group Head Thermometer - front lower (not internally installed).
  • Milk Thermometer side (not internally installed).
  • Bypass switch for PID brew control.
  • Audible alarm to alert when the group head reached brew temperature.
  • LED lights with on/off switch.
  • Manual pre-infusion. 
  • Pressure gauge. 
  • Water level indicator. 
  • and Silvia

The workable solution is the above set-up which has only one internal unit. 

  1. The boiler is insulated.

  2. The internal PID unit is insulated with multiple layers if you brew after steaming (foil and foam silicone, or some other better NASA insulation).

 

 


 

Picture below is showing the silicone insulation wrapping the controller.

 

You can try this controller insulation kit. from the online store. 

 

Cutting the front panel for internal install - PID and Pressure Gauge - Howto.

DISCLAIMER

Although I make every effort to use the best components and to provide the best information and technical advice, the customizations are not in any way approved by Rancilio or tested by any third party. All of the customizations have, however, actually been made by me to my Rancilio Silvia and work on my customized machine. Of course, as the person actually performing work on your machine, you are performing customizations at your own risk and bear full responsibility for any damage to your machine or other property, and any injury caused, by your implementation of the customizations. No responsibility is assumed by pidsilvia.com or its owner other than replacement of any defective components purchased from pidsilvia.com.

 

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