Taller Feet

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Niko

Taller Feet

Post by Niko » Thu May 24, 2007 6:02 pm

I still wish for taller feet to be available soon in some upgrade kit. I hate having to move the machine every so many weeks to sweep up the dust, grinds and other nasties.
Please La Spaziale, think big, think TALLER feet...

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Post by 4vDesmo » Thu May 24, 2007 11:16 pm

You know what they say about those with big feet?

Big feet, big................shoes.

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Re: Taller Feet

Post by cruelbeanz » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:01 pm

Niko wrote:I still wish for taller feet to be available soon in some upgrade kit. I hate having to move the machine every so many weeks to sweep up the dust, grinds and other nasties.
Please La Spaziale, think big, think TALLER feet...

I actually called Mary at Chris Coffee about this - she said that she would check with Chris to see if this would be feasible since Chris makes taller feet for the Elektra Sixties (I think). Maybe the taller feet for the Elektra would work - a machine needs tall feet if it is truly to be deemed a "commercial" machine.

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Re: Taller Feet

Post by EricC » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:59 am

Hi Niko,

Taller feet are available, at least here in the UK they are.

When i received my S1 VII it had been set up for use in a commercial setting, and it arrived with the small feet in a separate beg and the tall feet fitted.

At the moment i have the small feet fitted, but as you have mentioned it is a pain to clean under the machine so i may fit the larger ones back on.

All the Best
Eric

BTW If you get no joy from Chris's Coffee, let me know and i'll have a word with Steve from Hasbean [ http://www.hasbean.co.uk/ ] here in the UK who i bought my machine through.
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Re: Taller Feet

Post by cruelbeanz » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:45 am

EricC wrote:Hi Niko,

Taller feet are available, at least here in the UK they are.

When i received my S1 VII it had been set up for use in a commercial setting, and it arrived with the small feet in a separate beg and the tall feet fitted.

At the moment i have the small feet fitted, but as you have mentioned it is a pain to clean under the machine so i may fit the larger ones back on.

All the Best
Eric

BTW If you get no joy from Chris's Coffee, let me know and i'll have a word with Steve from Hasbean [ http://www.hasbean.co.uk/ ] here in the UK who i bought my machine through.
Thanks Eric, good to know that they are available at least.

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Re: Taller Feet

Post by cruelbeanz » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:06 pm

EricC wrote:Hi Niko,

Taller feet are available, at least here in the UK they are.

When i received my S1 VII it had been set up for use in a commercial setting, and it arrived with the small feet in a separate beg and the tall feet fitted.

At the moment i have the small feet fitted, but as you have mentioned it is a pain to clean under the machine so i may fit the larger ones back on.

All the Best
Eric

BTW If you get no joy from Chris's Coffee, let me know and i'll have a word with Steve from Hasbean [ http://www.hasbean.co.uk/ ] here in the UK who i bought my machine through.

I spoke with Steve at Hasbean and he told me that he's trying to get tall feet separately - they are included with all machines sold in the UK.

I also spoke with Trish at LaSpaziale USA - she told me that she sent an email to headquarters in Italy to see if they can get any.

I could really use these because I've installed the drain kit which drains into my kitchen sink.

Niko

Post by Niko » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:37 pm

Let me know if this goes anywhere, I can still use these so I can reach under the machine for easy cleaning. Although I won't be able to fit as many cups on top, I double stack some to fit over 20 cups including Cappa sizes. I'm also going to drain the drip tray out but it's a little tight under there with the midget feet.
I hope the other feet aren't stilts! :lol:
I've seen some absolutely hideously tall feet that looked like 4" bars.

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Post by EricC » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:38 am

Niko,
Here are a couple of pics of the tall feet, please forgive the poor quality of the photo's.

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They are very tall. :shock: I had forgotten how tall. :lol: :lol: :lol:

They are 8cm high and 6cm diameter at the top !!!!!!!!!!!

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Eric
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Niko

Post by Niko » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:10 am

Thanks for the pics, Eric!
Chris should see this.
I want taller feet and I'm sure there's other people who can use them too. They should come with both sizes anyway.

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Post by cruelbeanz » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:26 pm

Niko wrote:Thanks for the pics, Eric!
Chris should see this.
I want taller feet and I'm sure there's other people who can use them too. They should come with both sizes anyway.
Please send him an email - I think he's convinced that I'm the only person on earth that wants them. :lol:

chris@chriscoffee.com

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Post by Richard » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:52 pm

Niko wrote:I want taller feet and I'm sure there's other people who can use them too.
When the drip-tray drain is routed through a hole in the countertop beheath the machine, as mine is, a proper slope to the drain line can be achieved only by raising the machine. So anyone with the drain installed could benefit from longer legs.

I turned a quick-and-dirty set of wooden risers/extenders to put beneath the legs, but I would certainly buy a set of decent legs if they were available.
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Re: Taller Feet

Post by expy98 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:53 pm

reviving really old thread...

are taller feet available? pls share pics and where to get them.

Per Chris/CCS, there are no such things.

Thanks.

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Re: Taller Feet

Post by peter » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:37 pm

How tall would you like them to be?

Would you find wood dowels (painted black) with no taper acceptable? Black nylon could be found, but would add difficulty.

All it would take is cutting the round stock, sourcing and installing the metric hanger bolts, and presto-chango, taller legs.

The metric hanger bolts are pretty scarce, but they're out there.

I'll pull a leg off tomorrow to see if I can determine the thread size, and we can go from there.
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Re: Taller Feet

Post by expy98 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:51 pm

Thanks Peter but wouldn't want you to do any work.

Be nice if I can easily fish out a stray bean now and then and practically the entire length of
the power cord is sorta being sat on by the machine. Also every time the reservoir tank is moved,
a few drops drip down the counter/power cord.

minor complaints but nothing too annoying...

I've looked thru McMaster-Carr and haven't found anything suitable yet.

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Post by Dan Bollinger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:33 pm

Richard wrote:When the drip-tray drain is routed through a hole in the counter top beneath the machine, as mine is, a proper slope to the drain line can be achieved only by raising the machine.
My plumbed in VII didn't drain well and some height would help with getting some slope on the drain line as it runs under the machine. My quick fix has worked great. I just unscrewed the front legs about 1/4" so not the drain slopes 1/4" in about a foot. I haven't had any overflows since.

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