joe_puller Senior Member Joined: 21 Jan 2013 Posts: 18 Location: htp, MI Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: delonghi ec155 Grinder: la cimbali max junior hybrid
Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 11:37am Subject: plumb in with filter
I've been obsessed with this machine since the day I discovered it and now I finally have one on order!
In preparing for my L1's arrival I'm trying to find the best solution to use a filter that eliminates solids so that my boiler stays clean and unscaled.
I do not have a hard water problem, so I'm not really going for the filter Reiss sells. I just am looking for a filter that takes out impurities and can somewhat produce the Volvic bottled water that Reiss describes in his blog that has very few solids.
Can anyone point me in the direction of a good thread that describes how to install a filter in the plumb line?
Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 6:23pm Subject: Re: plumb in with filter
If your input line is constructed of flex tubing, you should be able to do everything in about fifteen minutes.
Filter holders have an input and output port. The actual filter sits within the holder. Make sure you have adaptors at the input and output ports that fit the inside diameter of the input line tubing. If you cut the input line at a point between the tap and your espresso machine, you'll find it easier to replace filters when the time comes. Fit the cut ends of the line onto the adaptors (make sure that the input port is connected to the tubing on the tap side) and secure them with hose clamps.
If you have copper for your input line, you'll need a tubing cutter and some compression fittings at the filter ports, but the overall approach is the same as with flex.
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