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    Wet steam

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    Howdy all,
    I have a simple (hoepfully) question about steam.
    I am refering to my Giotto premium at this point, but this pertains to any machine with a boiler, so I put it in this thread rather than a specific machine type thread.
    The question is, how do you know when your steam is too wet?
    Is it a visual thing, or is there a measurement that one can do?
    Is it determined by performance whilst steaming, or is there some other way of finding out?
    Thanks in advance,
    Steve.

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    Re: Wet steam

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D7E677468110 link=1244685803/0#0 date=1244685803
    Howdy all,
    I have a simple (hoepfully) question about steam.
    I am refering to my Giotto premium at this point, but this pertains to any machine with a boiler, so I put it in this thread rather than a specific machine type thread.
    The question is, how do you know when your steam is too wet?
    Is it a visual thing, or is there a measurement that one can do?
    Is it determined by performance whilst steaming, or is there some other way of finding out?
    Thanks in advance,
    Steve.

    Hi lovey,

    The moisture content of steam will be influenced by boiler pressure and capacity, boiler probe height and other factors such as wand and steam valve anatomy.

    Giotto steam can sometimes appear a little damp as the wand is lined to make it cool touch. This leads to a little condensation in the steam pathway.

    Our GP thermostability upgrade allows a higher boiler pressure without adversely influencing group temperature. Amongst the bonuses are more and drier steam.

    Chris

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    Re: Wet steam

    Steve;

    Could be at simple that your level probe regulator is dirty and not given the right stop signal to the board. This I will call boiler over filling a bit.

    All what you need to do is clean the level regulator with a sand paper. Give the try and see what happen.

    Other wise your closer technician will be Graham from Euro Coffee & Appliances.

    Good luck mate


    Renzo
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    Re: Wet steam

    Quote Originally Posted by 6A5F5255617D5158585B5B3E0 link=1244685803/1#1 date=1244687056
    Our GP thermostability upgrade allows a higher boiler pressure without adversely influencing group temperature. Amongst the bonuses are more and drier steam.
    Id like to get this mod done to my machine when Im a bit more financial ::). One day Chris, one day :).
    Quote Originally Posted by 7A57617C5F4C4A5152573E0 link=1244685803/2#2 date=1244688847
    Could be at simple that your level probe regulator is dirty and not given the right stop signal to the board. This I will call boiler over filling a bit.

    All what you need to do is clean the level regulator with a sand paper.Give the try and see what happen.
    Thanks Renzo, Ill give this a try tomorrow and see how it goes.
    Steve.

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    Re: Wet steam

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0A2930233F460 link=1244685803/0#0 date=1244685803
    Is it a visual thing, or is there a measurement that one can do?
    Have a look at this thread for some interesting reading and info.

    Andrew. [smiley=smiley.gif]




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