Google stand-offs to find legs/feet for your machine

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Google stand-offs to find legs/feet for your machine

Post by spazola » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:03 pm

I've been looking for replacement feet/legs for my S1 for a long time. A couple of days ago I was in Tap Plastics and ran across what appeared to a box of shiny legs for a espresso machine. :shock: They were polished turned solid aluminum about 2-1/4" long threaded on both ends with a little foot threaded on one end which could be removed to stack 2 together. $7.75 each.

The thread was 5/16", a larger bolt than the S1 so I drilled out the threads in the S1 to allow the right size bolt to pass through and put them on. (I removed the side panels to get at the rear legs -Chris better hope that 3 handed guy never retires..) When I reattached the portafilter the machine slid to the side. So a trip to the neighborhood hardware for some thin sticky back furniture leg pads. Problem solved. Now I can very easily wipe under the machine without the back of my hand getting fried or needing to pick up the front of the machine to clean all the way back. Beating the look of the original legs wasn't hard either.

Here is the kicker for me. These "legs" are called stand-offs and are widely available in a variety of lengths, diameters and materials. :roll: I need to get out more. The sign people use these things to stand off mount plex or glass on a wall or counter. I googled stand-offs last night and found several companies selling them. The prices vary a lot. Here is an example: http://www.fixturepronto.com/lit_standoffs.htm With a little research you may be able to find some with the right metric thread so the job would really easy on an S1.

Now if I could only find the other name for money that makes it widely available.. would that be a cdo or another instrument of the too big to fail?

tom

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Re: Google stand-offs to find legs/feet for your machine

Post by Endo » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:03 pm

Nice find! :bounce:

I'm pretty happy with the standard legs on my S1 but I know there are a few people (with bad backs?) that are into the longer legs. I know JohnB was really into the long "supermodel" legs (as he called them).

There is also the Alex Duetto crowd. (The legs on the original Duetto were horrible).
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Re: Google stand-offs to find legs/feet for your machine

Post by franzr » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:13 am

Perfect timing--I just thought yesterday I should really figure out some taller legs as I tried to clean under the machine.

What diameter stand-offs did you use?

Thanks,
Ryan

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Re: Google stand-offs to find legs/feet for your machine

Post by spazola » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:05 pm

franzr,

The stand-offs I used were 1" diameter.
Here is another supplier that makes adjustable legs and stuff in metric sizes. You may want to consider the legs they sell, but then they aren't going to win any beauty contests. http://www.catalogds.com/db/service?com ... omain=amsp

Tom

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