jim_schulman Senior Member Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 3,772 Location: Chicago Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Wed Jan 21, 2004, 1:35pm Subject: Re: Machines with water line feed
You can modify any pourover machine with a float valve installed in the tank, which will keep it filled. You can buy these in hardware stores, or get a complete installation kit, with instructions, at Chris Coffee.
jbraman Senior Member Joined: 1 Dec 2002 Posts: 125 Location: Fort Wayne, IN Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Spaziale Vivaldi S1 Grinder: La Cimbali Jr.; Solis... Drip: Technivorm Roaster: Hottop;Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Jan 21, 2004, 7:35pm Subject: Re: Machines with water line feed
Ordered my "Tea" with the float valve installed; plumbed to water line with softener and carbon filters (replaceable) with tubing and fittings all supplied from Chris; very easy and neat install, machine automatically fills!
Unfortunately the vibratory pump went out, last Friday (machine a month old), however Chris's sent out a pump (overnight) and I installed, today. No problems and I'm drinking an "Americano" decaf as I type.
MrFollies Senior Member Joined: 3 Oct 2003 Posts: 98 Location: Amsterdam Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Isomac Tea Grinder: Mazzer Mini Roaster: Prima Popper
Posted Thu Jan 22, 2004, 4:15am Subject: Re: Machines with water line feed
My Tea has been done a little differently. The place I bought it through did it. I have not had time to hook it up and see how it goes yet, much less pull it apart and have a look inside, but it has a new waterline comming out the back which I just have to hook up to the mains water (via a commercial filter in my case).
I am not sure what will happen to excess water (the stuff that used to flow back into the tank - perhaps it still does) but the setup looks good and I should have fresh water comming in cold (not heated in-tank by the boiler).
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