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    Has Silvia always been supplied new from Rancilio with the industrial hex head showerscreen bolt.
    I believe that Silvia was first introduced in late 1997.
    Can any of our sponsors who are or have been Rancilio suppliers answer this question, or any members who bought a new Silvia in the late 1990s.


    Cheers,
    Alan

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    Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

    Originally posted by 31243F3B25342F560 link=1244028153/0#0 date=1244028153
    Has Silvia always been supplied new from Rancilio with the industrial hex head showerscreen bolt.
    I believe that Silvia was first introduced in late 1997.
    Can any of our sponsors who are or have been Rancilio suppliers answer this question, or any members who bought a new Silvia in the late 1990s.


    Cheers,
    Alan
    No Alan,

    Some Silvias also landed with a round (not countersunk) screw- conventional screwdriver style...

    2mcm

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    • #3
      Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

      Why do u ask Alan?? Do u want to swap it with a counter-sunk version of screw?? Great unit justba quirky idea

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      • #4
        Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

        There was a discussion in another thread where I assumed that Silvia has always been supplied with the hex head bolt.
        Seems that I was mistaken. Just wanted to get the facts straight.
        I replaced the hex head bolt on my Silvia some time ago, with a modified countersunk head screw that I turned down myself so there was no need to modify the showerscreen or the small central ss backing piece.
        Thanks 2mcm for your detailed reply.

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        • #5
          Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

          The only issue for this wanting to put in a counte-sunk screw is that if ur machine is within 12 months old it will void ur warranty :-?

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          • #6
            Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

            Originally posted by 3434343A363F3F3C3C590 link=1244028153/4#4 date=1244111294
            The only issue for this wanting to put in a counte-sunk screw is that if ur machine is within 12 months old it will void ur warranty :-?
            You could buy a shower screen and water distributor from Coffee Parts. Modify them and keep the originals to put back on if something goes wrong.

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            • #7
              Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

              Could very well do but that is quiet a bit of stuffing around. The bolt isnt that bad is it?? I havent found it so anyway :-?

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              • #8
                Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                hi
                as chris said
                some of the silvias came with a flat head screw. this screw has been used for years in their commercial machines.
                i prefer the flat head opposed to the bolt style
                graham

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                • #9
                  Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                  I hope mine will have the flat screw

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                  • #10
                    Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                    I hope mine will have the flat screw
                    If not just buy a s/s cheese or button head screw from your local bolt shop.
                    I have had the c/sunk screw fitted for a while. A very effective mod at a minimal cost, a mod I regard as being right up there a with PIDs and commercial baskets.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                      I thought some drilling or pressing was also involved vicro? If its as simple as unscrewing the old and screwing in the new...Im there!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                        take bolt out, take to bolt shop. find a suitable screw and buy with money or steal. go home and fit and enjoy unprinted pucks.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                          hehehe ;D... Is that the Azz user/how to guide?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                            My new Silvia 09 has the hex head bolt on the shower screen. Noticing slight impression on the puck but not enough to bug me yet because the shots that come out of this thing are heavennn. Maybe they use the hex head so it can be removed easier if you cant get to it with the screwdriver due to stripping. My Gaggia Deluxe had a flat philips screw for the showerscreen and needed a philips head. Result is I stripped it bad once trying to remove it and that shower screen never came off   . Maybe that was a good thing otherwise I wouldnt have the Silvia now  ;D
                            .bill

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                            • #15
                              Re: Silvia shower screen bolt

                              I thought some drilling or pressing was also involved
                              Yes there is how to link is Here
                              Maybe they use the hex head so it can be removed easier if you cant get to it with the screwdriver due to stripping
                              I think so but there is no need to have it that tight, and if the shower screen is removed for cleaning it wont gunk up.
                              For me I found it reduced Channeling and the transition to blonding was easier to pick.

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