Danruth Senior Member Joined: 2 Mar 2014 Posts: 31 Location: Nashville Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto III Grinder: Mazzer Mini Electronic B
Posted Fri May 30, 2014, 3:34pm Subject: draining a Duetto III
I am about to move across the country and was wondering how to drain the boilers on my Alex Duetto III. It will probably be sitting for a month or so while I try to find a place to live at my destination. It seems like just leaving the water in the boilers doesn't seem like a good idea thanks Dan
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,172 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2 Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,... Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Fri May 30, 2014, 7:03pm Subject: Re: draining a Duetto III
I intended to refer you to the Vibiemme DB manual, as it was written by Randy Glass (frcn), is very thorough and probably would be helpful. However, I decided to skim it first for this topic, and it pretty much says...don't store it where it will freeze. Having said that, if you don't have that manual, you should download it (you can get it from Stefano's EspressoCare) just for the thorough explanations it offers which are applicable to any DB system.
Though I own the Duetto II, it's pretty much the same beast. I once had to replace my hot water pipe. It comes out of the bottom of the steam boiler. As soon as you loosen the fitting, the boiler drains completely, so you could do it that way, if you want to...and there may be something on the bottom of the brew boiler you could use to drain it.
Before doing this though, I'd recommend talking to the techs at CCS.
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
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