<Snip> <Snip> Unfortunately that's a false sense of security. Auto-filling the reservoir does nothing to auto-fill the boiler should the steam valve be inadvertently left open a crack which can drain the boiler. But as Pecan Jim found out AFTER buying a new boiler/heating element combo Silvia has a resetable thermal protection that usually will kick in and save the heater should the boiler run dry. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
At 09:41 PM 8/6/2006, Mike McKoffee wrote: <Snip> Let's say "it COULD give you a false sense of security" about your boiler. But, as you point out, this has nothing to do with putting water in the boiler and won't prevent a meltdown. The autofilling mod doesn't give me any sense of security regarding the boiler -- but it is a HUGE convenience in not having to refill the reservoir once or twice a day. By the way, the resettable thermostat will also kick in if you forget to turn off the steam switch... Been there, done that -- way too many times. That's why I've also put up a Resetting Silvia's Thermostat page. Google likes me: #1 on autofilling Silvia #3 & #4 on refilling Silvia #3 on PID Silvia #1 on Resetting Silvia #1 & #2 on Silvia thermostat -- Terry Stockdale -- Baton Rouge, LA My Coffee Pages:http://www.terryscomputertips.comMy computer tips newsletter: tct_newsletter">http://www.terrystockdale.com/coffeeTerry's Computer Tips: http://www.terryscomputertips.comMy computer tips newsletter: tct_newsletter
Remember after steaming. Run the pump to refill the boiler also open steam valve to clean tip.If you add these two steps you should not have a problem. Oh Mike today I had my first sink shot with the Brute. It was my fault I under filled the PF. I looked at it and knew . I thought to myself this E61 group head is so forgiving let's see if I can get away with it. Wrong but you really have to push to get the E61 not to perform. Love The Brute