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Thread: Diamond Italia/Cuadra Repair little help with this one

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    Diamond Italia/Cuadra Repair little help with this one

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    Hi Snob's I've been in a buying and repairing sort of cycle, I've bought this Diamond Italia but it's a little different on the inside then I was expecting I'm hoping some of you have seen this machine before. The last owner had said it was leaking and his tech had serviced the machine a few times before and it sounds like he'd given up on it he did send me a video of it making a shot while it was leaking. Looking at it it's going to be a boiler out job just to clean it up and sort the obvious leaks, is what has me stumped is not being able to see a safety valve or and anti-vac valve, I'm guessing they are somehow tied up with the unit under the pressure-stat? which seems to be loose under the pressure-stat (It's tight). The other obvious leak is from the blue T-Connector which was just pushed together.
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    Those are pretty notorious for leaks from the boiler fill fitting, and also the three way fitting after the pump, they also use a special pstat, as you say with antivac and safety included, but also an extra outlet to the boiler pressure gauge;
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    The state of that wiring has death trap written all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeinator View Post
    The state of that wiring has death trap written all over it.
    I presume you are talking about the fantastic job on the P-stat? Or the insulators on the element?

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    Would highly recommend that you engage the services of a licensed sparky to inspect and certify the electrics before putting all the covers back on for the last time - Got to be safe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggy42 View Post
    I presume you are talking about the fantastic job on the P-stat? Or the insulators on the element?
    Yeah- Like everything I can see which has a wire connected to it is dangerous. If a tech has been inside it and let it go out like that, find another tech who knows what he/she's doing before someone gets a free perm- or worse.

    100% with Mal. Find someone who knows what they're actually doing and have it made safe.
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    Cool I shared those photos and a few more with a friend of mine in NZ who is a qualified electrician and applience technician. His response was of not nearly the level of concern a couple of things to tidy up but no biggie.

    Does anyone know know where that 3 way valve with P-stat can be acquired in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggy42 View Post
    Cool I shared those photos and a few more with a friend of mine in NZ who is a qualified electrician
    A few photos does NOT constitute an inspection by a licensed electrician...

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