Rancilio Silvia Upgrade

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Weekend upgrades to my Ranchilio Silvia v4 espresso machine.

  • Added a digital PID kit for improved temperature control
  • Replaced the boiler element
  • Thermal insulation
  • Basic “smart” power control with Siri integration


Rebuild Photos

Note the damage to the boiler elements terminals, this was shorting and causing the houses RCD to trip

Wiring the PID controller

Replacing the boiler thermostat with one connected to the PID controller

Adding insulation to the boiler


Before adding the PID for reference