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    Giotto premium filter

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    Gday all,
    I was having a look inside my GP today to see if I could make it a little bit quieter when the pump was going.

    While I had the panels off, I spied a little clear plastic fitting which appears to be an inline filter of some sorts, although I couldnt get this fitting apart to get to the filter material. (Its listed as part number 6 in the Hydraulic section of the ECM Giotto spare parts catalogue, but the one in my machine doesnt look like the picture).

    Is this part something that needs regular maintenance and/or replacement? If so, where can they be purchased from?
    Thanks,
    Steve.

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    How did you go making it quieter.....??
    Which pump ( watts) is in your machine ?

    hotshod

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    The quietening process went OK but theres probably more I could do to make it even quieter. Another time perhaps.
    I think the pump is a standard Ulka 48W (red colour).
    Steve.

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    I know nothing about the filter--but I was in the Car Audio shop today and ended up purchasing a small sound deadening kit that works a treat on car doors with anywhere from 10-20% coverage. And its supposed to be heat resistant to 100C.!

    Maybe this weekend Il insulate the boiler and deaden the panels. :o

    If I can find the time or energy in our heat wave--41 today and tomorrow!

    Greg

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    My quietening procedure consisted of tightening some nuts that had come slightly loose over time. Do you have a picture of the kit at all Greg, it sounds interesting?
    BTW, in relation to my original post, its been sorted out and I know what the part is now :).

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    Quote Originally Posted by 27120507370F120D010C04600 link=1258356487/3#3 date=1258529760
    Maybe this weekend Il insulate the boiler and deaden the panels. Shocked
    Please let us know how ya go greg, its something ive been looking at doing, as for those hot days.........small price to pay to live in that beautiful city!, love it! ;)

    ps wouldnt ya boiler get above 100C? :o

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D5E475448310 link=1258356487/2#2 date=1258526517
    I think the pump is a standard Ulka 48W (red colour).
    I think mine is running a 52W Ulka on my BFC ... (dont quote me ) BUT is it LOUD !!!!..... compare to VBM Piccolo

    I thought it had to tapping on the bodywork somewhere , but no .....Just LOUD

    hotshod

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    The deadening kit is the Dynamat Xtreme speaker kit--$29 for two pieces of material 10 inches square. These will be cut into quarters and put onto the panels. I decided to do this because the panels are easily quietened by pressing with a finger, and this stuff is way better than my finger. (And yes, hotshod, the Diadema is LOUDER than my Piccolo ever was.)

    The shop had two bicycle bells, one with a square inch or so of the Dynamat on it, and it would only "thud" quietly while the other bell was normal.

    They say each speaker square is enough to get good results from a car door, so a 5 inch square should do a panel on the Diadema and without too much change in overall heat insulation. I dont think the panels will get above 100C.

    The boiler will be done with the Insul-Bright--good to about 150, and reducing the transfer from the boiler should just about (I hope 8-)) compensate for the insulation change to the panels.

    I will take photos, and post to a new thread.

    Greg

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    Re: Giotto premium filter

    Details of above modifications now posted in "Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)".

    Greg



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