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Pressure Gauge and PID Cut-out.

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Pressure Gauge Cut-out


One example is: Greenlee 1 1/2" Slug-Buster 1-1/2" Conduit (7211-BB-1-1/2)


Mark the layout.

In this example, the Rancilio logo will move up so that the PID can be installed just below it. 


Dremel tool can be used for the center pilot hole. 


Before cutting, make sure the Knockout Die fits your layout. 


Dremel tool can be used for small adjustments. 

Here, the Knockout Die was 49.6mm, but the gauge was 49.95mm



Small file can be used for cleaning the burr and making the final fitting.



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A long flathead screwdriver is helpful to tighten the U-clamp from the back. 


See how the U-clamp sits on gauge.

To make the connections inside the machine, you will need some small tools and patience. 

Installing the gauge before installing the PID will make the job easier.



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Internal PID install could have some problems (which I list here on this page ), so you must read the PID Set-ups page and be aware of the limitations. 


Mark the layout. 

There are a few variations for the layout.

 Here I am showing the best layout to my opinion.

 Will provide template and or measurements in the future.


First layer of tape should be right on measurement.

 The actual cutting with the Dremel tool will be smaller on the inside, so the final fit will be done by hand with file.


Drill at the corners of the metal to be cutout before cutting.

Cut slow, not to discolor the metal from heat.


Use more protective tape around the cutout before using the Dremel tool. 

You will need about 3 blades for each of the four sides if using. 

Dremel #409 , 15/16" Cutting Wheels.

or only one wheel of reinforced Dremel #426 , 1-1/4"

or one wheel of EZ456 Cutting Wheel.

( EZ406 kit ) 

Use dust mask and eye protection.





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Use steel files for final fitting.


Here, a finer blade takes off the rough edge. 



Dry fit the controller. 

Pull all wires out and make all the connections out of the machine. 

Re-tighten all terminals once and twice before you push the controller in.



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You are performing customizations at your own risk.  You will assume full responsibility for any damage caused by this website, information or parts obtained from pidsilvia.com.


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