[Homeroast] Silvia repair options

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Jan 11 16:38:28 CST 2010


Ethanol (ethel alcohol) is what is in gasoline (E-85) and it does a bang 
up job of ruining many different plastics and elastomers.  I would not 
use vodka for antifreeze in Silvia.  Place antifreeze in operator instead.

raymanowen at gmail.com wrote:
> "...fill them with Vodka if you're worried about freezing."
> 
> Will the alcohol in Vodka tend to bother the pump and valve seals, etc.,
> that normally only see water?
> 
> At any rate, winterizing the Silvia might require Espresso Vodka, like Sarah
> got for me a couple of years ago. Or, you might get some propylene
> glycol-based RV water system antifreeze.
> 
> Just fill the reservoir with the winterizer, pump it through the wands and
> group without letting the boiler catch up to its normal temperature.
> 
> Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
> 
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