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prankard
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 7:54am
Subject: Water tank for a commercial coffee machine
 

I have recently acquired a restaurant two group handle espresso machine.
The machine is a beast and I have plugged the water pipe into our mains and have gotten it running.

Unfortunatly the machine is so bit it doesn't fit anywhere on the kitchen. But we have a large space for it in another room but with no water pipe.

I'd really like to get a couple of water tanks underneath (or beside) the coffee machine to get it working. (One for waste, and one for water).
Will this work? And I've had a quick look at water tanks but there are so many different types for different uses but none that stuck out as "right" for a coffee machine.

Any ideas on what tank to get?
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 8:21am
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Most folks I know who are doing something similar are using one of the Flojet systems. I know they do 220v versions.
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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2012, 6:22am
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Yep, flow jet or Surflow, both pumps will work well with a bottle. In the U.S. a 220v line can also provide 110 if you wire it correctly so the voltage of the pump should not be a big deal. You can drain into a seperate bottle, that is what I do even though I do have my machine plumbed into the house water system.

 
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