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Topic: Back flushing Silvia > RE: +Water for Hx boiler (and reservoir)? (2 msgs / 92 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
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No reason what so ever. Espresso machine techs at EPNW say backflushing
Silvia with backflush detergent not a problem. And further say if you get
them to say it off the record, so does Rancilio rep. Oh, and not some weird
1sec backflush regime like recommended on a particular user site. Backflush
just like the directions say. And so I did for a number of years, as long as
I owned Silvia.
 
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of gene nandrea
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 3:51 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Water for Hx boiler (and reservoir)?
OTOH, The owner's manual says never to backflush the Silvia, but Jerry says
it's okay as long as it's done with plain water and not espresso machine
cleaner like Cafiza or Joe Glo).  
 
Does anyone know why the Silvia should not be backflushed with Cafiza? The
previous owner of my machine recommended it. I have done it occasionally for
almost a year and also backflush with water after each shot as part of the
clean-up process. I seem to remember conflicting advice when I purchased the
Silvia but could not think of any reason not to do it. 
Gene

2) From: Barry Luterman
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Me too never had a problem. Should be no problem it has a brass boiler =
and 3 way valve. Just like any good machine


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