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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 11 Drip tray

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 11 Drip tray

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 11 Drip tray. This post describes the process of improving Silvia coffee machine drip tray. Adding Silicone pipe to prevent vibration and reduce scratches . Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 10 Grouphead Shower

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 10 Grouphead Shower

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 10 Grouphead shower. This post describes the process of modifying Silvia coffee machine grouphead shower. Replacing the bolt with a countersunk screw. Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 9 Boiler insulation

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 9 Boiler insulation

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 9 Boiler insulation. This post describes the process of adding insulation to Silvia coffee machine boiler. This mod saves energy. Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 8 Light

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 8 Light

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 8 working area light. This post describes the process of adding LED light to Silvia coffee machine. This mod uses the 12V power supply to lit the working area. Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 7 Water Level

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 7 Water Level

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 7 Water Level. This post describes the process of Water level to Silvia coffee machine. A very useful device to protect your Silvia from water shortage. Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 6 Pre Infusion

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 6 Pre Infusion

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 6 Pre-Infusion switch and process. This post describes the process of adding Pre-Infusion control to Silvia coffee machine. Detailed parts list that is required for this mod and clear instructions to complete it can be found in this post. Accompanied by resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 5 Brew Timer

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 5 Brew Timer

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 5 Brew Timer. This post describes the process of adding Brew timer control Watlow 935 to Silvia coffee machine. Detailed parts list that is required for this mod and clear instructions to complete it can be found in this post. Accompanied by many resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 4 Brew and Steam Control

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 4 Brew and Steam Control

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 4 Brew and Steam Control. This post describes the process of adding PID Brew and Steam control Watlow 96 to Silvia coffee machine. Detailed parts list that is required for this mod and clear instructions to complete it can be found in this post. Accompanied by many resizable images.

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 3 Pressure gauge

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 3 Pressure gauge

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod project. Part 3 Pressure gauge. Describes the process of adding a pressure gauge to Silvia Coffee machine housing. The post list parts that are required and steps by step process. Clear instructions accompanied by images and schematics are included. Always take photos of what you do!

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Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 2 Disassembly

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 2 Disassembly

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod project. Part 2 Disassembly. This post describes the disassembly of Silvia housing and parts that required for modding it. The post has many images to review prior of taking any step. It is advised to make photos and drawings to record each step on the way.

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Bialetti Brikka fix, repair and clean

Avi’s Bialetti Brikka fix and clean guide. After extensive usage or due to use of wrong ground coffee and/or scale water, your Brikka might get clogged. This guide will show how to fix and clean your Brikka stove-top Coffee maker. The guide includes detailed instructions accompanied with images.

Rancilio Rocky Timer-Mod part 4 Mod2

Avi’s Rocky grinder Timer-mod Mod 2. This post describes two additional modification made to Rocky. Lowering the portafilter stand to allow the use of a portafilter funnel. Adding plugs to the hopper screw sleeves. The post includes details instructions, schematics and images that presents the process, step by step.

Rancilio Rocky Timer-Mod part 3 Mod1

Avi’s Rocky grinder Timer-mod Mod 1. This post describes the addition and modification of Watlow 935 controller with a timer. How to protect it and set it up. The post includes details instructions, schematics and images that clearly presents the process that Avi made, step by step.

Rancilio Rocky Timer-Mod part 2 Disassembly

Avi’s Rocky grinder Timer-mod Disassembly. This post describes the disassembly of Rocky doserless MD40 grinder in order to perform some modifications to improve its use for getting a better grind coffee.
The post includes details instructions, schematics and images that clearly presents the process that Avi made, step by step.

Rancilio Rocky Timer-Mod part 1 Introduction

Avi’s Rocky grinder Timer-mod Introduction. Rocky is one of the popular grinders that accompanies Silvia Espresso coffee machine. The doserless MD40 model has some flaws that this mod fixes. Adding a timer makes it consistent and easy to use. Additional improvements turns it to a much better user experience grinder

Buy Rocky timer mod eBook PDF

Buy the Rancilio Rocky timer mod eBook. It describes in details how I added a timer and few more modifications to the grinder, that dramatically improved its operation, its consistency and ease of use. The PDF file is full of instructions, images, and drawings. If you strive for a perfect Espresso, this is the guide you’ll need. Buy it NOW!

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 15 Acknowledgments

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 15 Acknowledgments. This post ends my journey of modifying Silvia Espresso Coffee machine. It contains mechanical and electronics modifications, that improves Silvia’s functioning, aesthetics and ease of operation. All posts contains detailed parts list with clear instructions, accompanied by resizable images. Enjoy your Coffee.

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 14 Insulated wand

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 14 Insulated steam wand. This post describes Silvia coffee machine steam wand modification. Insulation protects your hands from burns. Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

Rancilio Silvia Mega-Mod part 13 Power timer

Avi’s Silvia Mega-Mod Part 13 Power timer. This post describes a timer modification to serve as a timer for Silvia coffee machine, Using a timer saves energy and makes coffee preparation easier . Detailed parts for this mod and clear instructions are found in this post, accompanied by resizable images.

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Disclaimer

1. iRobot Roomba contains electronics, some works on high voltage.

Any modification made to your Roomba robot may cause damage to your equipment and harm to yourself or to others. 
Any modification made to your Roomba robot will void manufacturer warranty.
None of the following steps is recommended by me nor by the manufacturer, iRobot. 
This post show only my personal experience and know-how.
If you follow any of the steps, you do it on your own risk and responsibility.

2. Copyright © 2011 Avi. All rights reserved. 

Content including all text and images in part or in whole may not be reproduced, retransmitted, stored, distributed, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated in any medium
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1. Nikon cameras contains electronics.

Any modification made to your Nikon camera may cause damage to your equipment and harm to yourself or to others. 
Any modification made to your Nikon cameras AND/OR to a 3rd party attached accessories will void manufacturer warranty.
None of the following steps is recommended by me nor by the manufacturer, Nikon. 
This post show only my personal experience and know-how.
If you follow any of the steps, you do it on your own risk and responsibility.

2. Copyright © 2003 Avi. All rights reserved. 

Content including all text and images in part or in whole may not be reproduced, retransmitted, stored, distributed, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated in any medium
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Disclaimer

1. This product contains electronics and/or electric parts.

Any modification made to your product may cause damage to your equipment and harm to yourself or to others. 
Any modification made to your product AND/OR to a 3rd party attached accessories will void manufacturer warranty.
None of the following steps is recommended by me nor by the manufacturer. 
This post show only my personal experience and know-how.
If you follow any of the steps, you do it on your own risk and responsibility.

2. Copyright © 2003 Avi. All rights reserved. 

Content including all text and images in part or in whole may not be reproduced, retransmitted, stored, distributed, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated in any medium
without written consent of the author

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