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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013, 8:58am
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It seemed easy to plumb in and drain when I first decided to do it, not so easy as I make the plan to do it.

I will be installing a filter and water softener ( no more descaling for me) and this is where the plumb in gets me thinking of the best way. Randy has a good write up at http://www.espressomyespresso.com/ and there are things I am picking up from various threads from the past.

Something I did not think about until I read Randy's installation was flushing the filters when replaced, every carbon filter I have used wants five gallons flushed when new.  My sink is not set up for a water tap so that needs to be worked around to do flushing there, I guess a work around to a tap at the sink would be to have a valve and a quick disconnect at the machine to flush into the plumbed drip tray.

My cab is full with garbage disposal, drain lines, and water supply it is already tight so adding 2 10" filter housings and all the John Guest fittings neatly will be a crappy task on a good day, so i may put the filter in the basement with the supply coming up through the floor (working at eye level and not jambed in a 2'x2' opening is so much better). I question if the JG fittings are my best route, It does not appear the kit I would get from Chris' will have all the fittings I need, depending on how I do this, so if I miss something on my part list order I will have to order more and wait, it is hard enough for me to get started on a project and worse if the project has to resume at a later date. Also i have had a washing machine hose burst while on vacation, I now use braided lines for my washer, water to fridge, water to humidifiers, etc. Opinions? Any ideas to help this go smooth are greatly appriciated.

Drain line. The machine included a 5' drain line, fine for a machine next to the sink or going to a container under the machine but useless for a 4cab run. Hook up to the drain line is looking pretty easy, I have a third trap just for the dishwasher so there is no need for a loop in the drain line, if I did the loop I would be over the ten feet of drain line which was advices as the longest length to use. My machine is under the cabinets so to pop the hood it has to be able to move about 12", other then leaving 18" of hose at the connection, or disconnect the line and plug the drain hole in the tray for any bench testing I am out of ideas.
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013, 9:25am
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A flush solution could be a Tee right after the output of the carbon filter in the output line. Add a length of JG tubing with an inline valve on it. Sort of like a garden hose and the valve being the nozzle. Make the line long enough to reach a sink or drain (or the garden). If not inside the home be sure that the filters and lines are protected from freezing.

 
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013, 9:57am
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frcn Said:

A flush solution could be a Tee right after the output of the carbon filter in the output line. Add a length of JG tubing with an inline valve on it. Sort of like a garden hose and the valve being the nozzle. Make the line long enough to reach a sink or drain (or the garden). If not inside the home be sure that the filters and lines are protected from freezing.

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Love it! So will the Plants in the window sill above sink, the deck plants, and it is all ready for a future faucet.
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