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Topic: "Plumbing Miss Silvia. (6 msgs / 113 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
I finally bought a small float valve and installed it in Miss Silvia's  
water tank lid and connected it to the line for the ice maker.   I 
added an inline filter that will at least get rid of the chlorine.  It 
was quite easy to install and works well. I'll know if the filtered 
water will make better coffee tomorrow morning.
When I ordered the float valve I went ahead and ordered two to make the 
credit card charge over $10.00.  If I ever win a tradition again, I'll 
offer the second float valve up to the list.
Jim Gundlach
roasting in a wok and over
pecan wood fires in
La Place, Alabama

2) From: Terry Stockdale
Great, Jim.  How about the details -- what valve, from where?  What other 
items needed?
Terry
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3) From: jim gundlach
OK,
    I ordered two of item number 23099, PVC mini adjustable float valve 
with 1/4" OD Tubing Outlet for $6.75 each from
        http://www.usplastic.com.I bought a "T" for the 1/4 inch plastic tubing that runs to the ice 
maker in the fridge. Since I had the filter and plenty of the 1/4" OD 
tubing all I had to buy was the "T". I cut a hole in the lid of the 
water tank and installed the valve, attached one line between the "T" 
and the filter and another line between the filter and the float valve 
and turned on the water.    If I could find the digital camera, I would 
post a picture but it was really simple.  The part of the job that took 
the longest was finding the right size of a bit to drill the hole in 
the lid.   I do like the coffee better with the water filtered, and I 
feel much better when the kids are running Miss Silvia since I know 
they will not be running out of water again.  And it is handy.
    Jim Gundlach
On Dec 6, 2003, at 10:47 PM, Terry Stockdale wrote:
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Jim, I've been meaning to say congrats! I've only run my Silvia dry once in
almost two years but plumbing her in is something I've thought about from
time to time. Sure would beat constantly pouring in water. But Debi isn't
keen on drilling a hole in the counter for the line. Just hit me to maybe
fish it up the wall and put in a spigot or some sort of connector on the
wall behind Miss Silvia. Wall would be easier to patch if need be than
counter top. Hmmm. Food for thought for yet another project after the
Holidays! (Kitchen cold water line already inline filtered so that's already
handled.)
BTW, have you started plans to PID Silvia?
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
MCSE (Maniacal Coffee Systems Engineer/Enthusiast;-)
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

5) From: jim gundlach
On Dec 12, 2003, at 12:59 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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No, Mac compatible high-speed satellite based internet just became 
available so I'm getting it first, Monday in fact.  PID will have to 
wait until after Christmas bills are taken care of.
Jim Gundlach

6) From: John Abbott
Jim,
Welcome to the world of DW6000.  Mine arrives next Tuesday.  Then I can 
run Linux again on the host for my home network.  Now to get the pod 
working on the hacked FR and I can roast from anywhere :O)
John - got the fool part of roasting fool down pat!
jim gundlach wrote:
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