How do I plumb this thing?

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MonkeyK
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How do I plumb this thing?

Post by MonkeyK » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:38 pm

I just got a used machine and want to test it but I can't figure out how to plumb it. I have a steel braded tube that is connected to the pump, but I can't find anything at my local hardware stored to attach the other side to anything. The guy at home depot said that it might be metric and my best bet would be to go to a plumbing supply store to get it fitted. I'd rather test it this weekend if I can.

--I just looked at chriscoffee.com
Looks like what I need is 1/4" BSPP - 3/8" male flare adapter (http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/hom ... 8maleflare), but I have no idea where to find that in the Twin Cities this weekend

I am somewhat tempted to get some 1/2" polyethylene tubing and just screw that into the female terminator of the steel braided water line. I don't really need this to work perfectly, just enough to test the machine out. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

MonkeyK
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Re: How do I plumb this thing?

Post by MonkeyK » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:36 pm

OK, to test, I decided to just run it off of a bucket. My new used VII is heating up now.

Dan Bollinger
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Re: How do I plumb this thing?

Post by Dan Bollinger » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:33 am

My new VII came with a braided tube ending in a 3/8" John Guest fitting. That's the push-lock fitting for waterline tubing. If your water supply isn't 3/8" tubing, then remove the John Guest fitting. The fitting on the end of my braided line looks like it is 3/8" compression. That's a VERY common connection for kitchen and bath sink supply lines and is often provided on under-counter shut off valves in homes. You can also buy a 3/8" compression adapter fitting, discard the nut and ferrule, and screw the braided line directly to it.

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