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I have a very nice PID'd Silvia available for sale. It has served my wife and I very well and is in perfect condition. I have photos of it below. The interior is also perfect. There is no corrosion or any other problems with the machine. The only thing that has been replaced on the Silvia is a 3-way valve which was replaced last year.
Asking price: $ 800 for PID'd Silvia (basically $550 for Silvia + $250 for installed PID)
- Purchased new in November 2005
- PID installed from PID Kits in May 2007. This Watlow SD3C based kit is currently priced at US $280 which is about AU $298.
From the PID Kits page:
SOLID BASIC KIT, 2-line display, 1/32 DIN size (45 mm x 22 mm) Temperatures displayed to nearest 0.1 degree.- The Silvia will come with the original manual, PF, a single, double and blind basket, plastic scoop, tamper and a group cleaning brush.
Controls brew temperature electronically, but steam temperatures still controlled by stock thermostat.
Location: Thornleigh, Sydney NSW. Pickup only, Cash only please.
Contact: email me for phone and address if you are interested.
Useful Silvia Links
Rancilio Silvia Espresso HOWTO
"Me Be PID" by Randy Glass at "Espresso! My Espresso"
"Some extraordinary results by reverse temperature surfing" at CoffeeGeek
Cheating Miss Silvia