Posted Sat Jul 7, 2007, 7:12pm Subject: Plumbing in old CMA/Laurentis SME1 JUN...stupid questions
I've been searching forums here and elsewhere and gotten some info about plumbing in, but am still having trouble putting it all together. I originally thought I would go the easy route and use a refrigerator ice maker water supply kit . They all seem to include 1/4" OD tubing. Can someone tell me whether that is large enough to supply water for this machine? The machine came with a section of 3/8" reinforced tubing installed with a clamp at the inlet ...does that mean I need 3/8" tubing to connect to it?
As you can tell, I'm no plumber...I went to the Depot and my eyes glazed over when I started looking at the fittings, tubing, etc.
Is anyone familiar with this machine? I gather that it does not have an E61, but is there any preinfusion? I've read that CMA's can be real workhorses...do they make alot of proprietary parts or mosly assemble? Just curious.
There is a knob off the drip tray that appears to be a manual fill valve for the boiler. Could anyone tell me the correct procedure for filling the boiler and starting the pump the first time. I'd like to avoid burning out the pump, etc.
There is probably a post on here somewhere with a basic primer for the care and feeding of a plumbed in commercial machine; I just haven't been able to find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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