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jellyfisherman
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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2007, 1:56am
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I have the Quickmill Vetrano and I love it. I have a couple of questions regarding building an external water supply tank. If I have the need to be able to have my machine where direct plumbing is not possible, is it possible to build an external water supply tank? Because of the direct water supply and the rotary pump, do the machine require a certain water pressure or is it possible to connect the water supply to a home made external water supply (a bucket of some kind). I know that it will not be a very beautiful solution, but hey, I need my espresso....;-)
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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2007, 6:18pm
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How about FLOJET demand pump?    http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/home/plumbing/flojet

I know the Rotary pump Vetrano needs some time of water pressure.  The FLOJET should take care of that I believe.
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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2007, 7:28pm
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You know. I was thinking about this also.
I'm gutting and redoing my kitchen. In the mean time, I was wondering if I could buy a large bottle of water and set up a gravity feed.

Does anyone know if there's a certain amount of pressure necessary in the line, or is it just a matter of wanting the water to flow when the tank needs to be refilled?
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 3:00pm
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I know this is an ancient thread, but I'm wondering if you ever figured this out? I just moved into an apartment where plumbing in my Vetrano is no longer an option.
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 3:33pm
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greymalkin Said:

I know this is an ancient thread, but I'm wondering if you ever figured this out? I just moved into an apartment where plumbing in my Vetrano is no longer an option.

Posted January 9, 2014 link

Click this link to get the answer.  Though the machine is different, the answer is the same.

Cheers!
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 5:35pm
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greymalkin Said:

I know this is an ancient thread, but I'm wondering if you ever figured this out? I just moved into an apartment where plumbing in my Vetrano is no longer an option.

Posted January 9, 2014 link

You can use a Flojet and water bottle.  It's a common solution for using plumbed machines without plumbing them in.  In some cases the Flojet may not be needed but may be easier on the espresso machine's pump.
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 5:50pm
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I looked at the Flojet, but don't think it's going to work for me. A 5 gallon water jug out in the open won’t pass the wife test, and drilling holes in the counter or cabinets won't pass the landlord test. If I can get away without having a pump, a smaller water container on the counter might pass muster, especially if I can find something attractive. Do I risk damaging my machine's pump if I just go straight into a container of water?
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 6:06pm
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greymalkin Said:

Do I risk damaging my machine's pump if I just go straight into a container of water?

Posted January 9, 2014 link

That's answered in the link I posted above.
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 6:10pm
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uscfroadie Said:

That's answered in the link I posted above.

Posted January 9, 2014 link

Indeed - but takeshi seemed to be suggesting otherwise with "may be easier on the espresso machine's pump."
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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014, 4:19am
Subject: Re: Vetrano external watertank?
 

Hi,

What I did was the suggestion posted in the link. I'm using an external "water tank", i.e the biggest steam pitcher in the house without any external pump. Just make sure to use that no dirt is coming into the water tank. Then it would be pumped into the rotary pump and damage it. I learned that the hard way..... had to repair the pump.
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