Water line hookup

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Water line hookup

Post by blgros » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:05 pm

I'm debating between the VII and the Mini.

I downloaded the owners manual and there's nothing there about hooking up the water line.

Anyone got pictures? Same kind of hookup as an icemaker I assume?

Thanks

Bryan
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Waterline

Post by PBL » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:16 pm

I would highly recommend plumb-in, if at all possible. You will love it everyday.

Yes it is similar to the icemaker line but I would not use the tap-in type connector used on some icemakers. You want a quality line with normal regular house water pressure, the icemaker lines work well with lower pressure.

I used a standard copper T joint in the cold water line under the sink. I used a standard quarter turn lever valve (they rarely if ever leak) on the 1|2 o.d. copper pipe and attached the hard plastic pipe from the supplied adapter to the valve using a standard fitting. The supplied American to British standard fitting went right into the fitting on the braided La Spaziale hose.
:D
A number of owners have been using pressure regulators and quality water filters. Where I live I have not needed them.

Sorry I don't have a picture but will get one. :D

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Post by PBL » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:46 pm

Here is a photo of the plumbing.

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Post by PBL » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:49 pm

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Post by blgros » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:40 pm

excellent.

thanks.

Niko

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Post by blgros » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:00 pm

So I gather the VII comes with a braided SS water line. How long is the line it comes with? Can it be pulled off and replaced with a shorter line if needed, or does it not come off of the machine?

Is this line 1/4" or 3/8" or something else? With a standard NPT threaded fitting on the end?

Does it come with any adapters or anything?

I'm trying to figure out this plumbing thing. I've got granite counters with tile backsplash, so I'll have to drill through the tile and figure out how to thread the plumbing through the wall. Then I go either through the back of the cabinets to the sink, or through the wall to the crawl space and tie into the water there. Thanks for your help.

Niko

Post by Niko » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:58 pm

It's roughly 40" long (I'm guessing) since it's not in front of me at the moment. You can change it, the hose isn't permanently connected to the machine. The standard adapter it comes with is 3/8, I think you can ask for 1/4 if needed.

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Post by Bushrod » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:17 pm

Niko wrote:The standard adapter it comes with is 3/8, I think you can ask for 1/4 if needed.
Huh? What? Do you have a picture??

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Post by JohnB » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:35 pm

Look through the Plumbing & John Guest pages at ChrisCoffee & you will see the various fittings/adapters.
Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
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Niko

Post by Niko » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:09 pm

Not sure, I might have a picture....I'll take a gander when I get home.
John's right, Chris' website should have pics of all the connectors.

I might have a few extra kicking around in a drawer along with 52,482 tampers....
I'll upload a pic if they haven't been given away yet.

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Post by Bushrod » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:24 am

Ah, I see what you're saying now. I think I did get one.

What I REALLY need is a Brass Connector 3/8" Male BSPT to 3/8" Standard Female. I'll keep looking!

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Post by JohnB » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:30 am

Bushrod wrote:Ah, I see what you're saying now. I think I did get one.

What I REALLY need is a Brass Connector 3/8" Male BSPT to 3/8" Standard Female. I'll keep looking!
This place: http://www.allvalleyhose.com/ Shows some here:
http://www.allvalleyhose.com/catalog/pdf/Metric.pdf So they are available.
Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
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Post by Bushrod » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:41 pm

Awesome, thanks! I found one online for $20 with a three week wait, too.

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Post by blgros » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:54 pm

Thanks for the help.
Order went in today for a VII and water filter kit.

woodchuck

Post by woodchuck » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:35 am

One other tip. You can try mounting your filters, valves and regulator on a plywood board first. It's easier to everything bolted down and hooked up. Then just screw the plywood plate to the inside of the cabinet when you're ready.

Cheers

Ian

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