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chantalfelten
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 11:41am
Subject: Leg placement on Rocket 58 double boiler
 

Hi there, Rocket Double Boiler Owners -

I'm hoping to upgrade to a Rocket 58 DB this Christmas and must say I'm pretty excited - my ony problem is that my counter that I use as an espresso station is only 14.5 inches deep? I see online that the dimension for the machine is 17.5 deep...but the legs look to be about 2 inches recessed....?

Could I A) trouble one of you to measure from the back panel to the front of the leg to see the exact dimension
and B) I hear the machine ships without the legs attacked which I assume means they will be screwed in on arrival..how do they connect? Could I maybe set them back half an inch ...I presume setting them back 0.5 inches wouldnt cause an imbalance as the machine is back heavy?

Thanks
Chantal
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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 6:30pm
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I read this yesterday and hoped someone else would answer with exact dimensions.  But alas.
From memory, the footprint is the same as a Giotto. I don't have one to look at and am not certain, but I think I would have noticed a difference.  The legs aren't easy to move around. They screw into prescribed threads in the floor of the machine. The overhang from the back of the leg to the back of the machine is no more than an inch. Of course, the waterline comes into the swivel fitting in that last inch at the back, consuming most of that space, back-left corner.
Sorry if that isn't acurate, enough.  It's only from memory.
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Posted Fri Dec 27, 2013, 9:37pm
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On my 1st generation R58, the front legs are recessed a little less than 3 inches, say 2-7/8 inches to the face of the front legs.  Measuring from the back of the unit, you need a counter 15 inches minimum to reach to the front of the front legs - but that's with the back pushed flush against the back wall.  I'd want a counter at least 16 inches deep for the R58 to have a minimum margin for error.  Preferably, I'd want the counter at least 18 inches deep.
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chantalfelten
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Posted Fri Dec 27, 2013, 9:51pm
Subject: Re: Leg placement on Rocket 58 double boiler
 

Thank you - I actually just received my beauty this afternoon :)...

I have actually not started her up yet, but am excited for tomorrow :)....

The machine does fit on the 15 inch counter, but as you mentioned correctly, she sits flush against the wall - is there any issue with the machine being against the wall? I assume it is fairly well insulated ...but I guess I will find out tomorrow....

If it doesn't work out, I have another spot picked out for her ..

So excited
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 7:19am
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HI, congrats!!!!

You should be fine against the wall, not a big deal at all :D

Enjoy!

 
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 9:23am
Subject: Re: Leg placement on Rocket 58 double boiler
 

chantalfelten Said:

Thank you - I actually just received my beauty this afternoon :)...

I have actually not started her up yet, but am excited for tomorrow :)....

The machine does fit on the 15 inch counter, but as you mentioned correctly, she sits flush against the wall - is there any issue with the machine being against the wall? I assume it is fairly well insulated ...but I guess I will find out tomorrow....

If it doesn't work out, I have another spot picked out for her ..

So excited

Posted December 27, 2013 link

You are probably OK with the R58 the way it is.  It is a heavy machine and does not move around a lot.  But is is possible to move the machine if you push the portafilter handle over too hard.  Or, if you have a 1st generation R58, the drip tray is very tight and the machine could pull forward when you remove the tray.  That could cause a leg to slide off the edge of the counter.  

If you are concerned, I'd think an extended piece of counter top material (Corian or such) or a piece of stone slab could be made up to slide under the R58 and effectively extend the counter out an inch or two.  The new slab could sit right on top of the existing countertop.  Should not cost too much.
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