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    bwcasolo
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    quiet a silvia

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    i have used tooth pick ends to quiet the side panels of my silvia. it helped tons. now i think i will get a yoga mat piece for it to sit on. love the machine, teamed with a preciso, and metropolis coffee. any other tips for quieting her down. i will not put anything inside. thanks

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    Re: quiet a silvia

    There is a thread somewhere here where dynamat type of material (stick on sound deadening material typically used in car audio applications) was applied to the inside of the panels (was not a sylvia, but principles are the same) which worked well.

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    I watched this earlier tonight and wouldnt mind giving it a go!

    Making the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine silent
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlZvSj98UkU&feature=related

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    Re: quiet a silvia

    The dynamat stuff is like a thin layer of bitumen, self sticking, and dampens the vibration of panels. The stuff this guy uses looks like a sponge, which would not be ideal if you get a leak, it would soak up and retain moisture. I would say the dynamat would work better.

    I guess the source of noise is mainly 2 fold, metal panels vibrating against each other, and metal panels resonating themselves. The actual pump is not that noisy, its the vibrations from it transmitted to the machine parts that make it sound like a tractor.

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    thanks, i am concerned of closing it up too much and not allowing the pump to cool off. good suggestions.

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    Re: quiet a silvia

    Thats why I think using the dampening stick on stuff and making sure things are not loose would be worth a shot, it doesnt effect air flow/space. I will do this one day to my Lelit combi.

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