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Posted Sun May 25, 2014, 7:41pm
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So, I finally got m coffee bar upgrade I've been waiting for....sink and all. The plumber didn't want to install my filter or machine, since it was a Sunday, so I ended up doing those myself. Wow, I'd heard the JG stuff was easy, but didn't imagine it really was as easy as it is...talk about plug and play.  The only thing is, I don't know what to do with the drain line from the drip tray, other than run it into a bucket. It seems like I should be able to patch it into the sink drain somewhere...either before or after the trap.

 
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Posted Sun May 25, 2014, 8:19pm
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Plumb it before the trap, using an adaptor for a dishwasher.
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Posted Sun May 25, 2014, 8:58pm
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He is right, get it before the trap. Click Here for an adapter from Lowes.  Any home supply should have it and it is an easy thing to do and the price is right!

That link is for a single bowl sink, but they make a number of different ones to fit what ever you have.

Go ahead and plumb it in to the drain,that way you won't forget to dump the bucket.  Maybe you wouldn't, but I know I would.

I plumbed mine in and wouldn't have it any other way now.
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Posted Mon May 26, 2014, 9:29am
Subject: Re: finally plumbed in - what to do with the drain line?
 

As they said, if you are close to a drain the before the trap is the way to go. But be sure you have enough slope to allow it to drain. The shallow nature of the drip tray will not be enough to overcome much in the way of level runs or such. My coffee bar is some 10 feet from the nearest drain in the next room and so there was no viable way to plumb it. I have it running into a 3 gallon jug behind the cart. It takes three weeks or more to get even 2/3 full.

 
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Posted Mon May 26, 2014, 7:43pm
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Sweet! Thanks guys. Looks like an easy solution. My sink drain is right there, the sink sits about 6" to the left of my machine. So far, I haven't had any issues with the drain backing up. I was going to post a photo of my new digs, but I have to compress it still.

 
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