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gajetjunkie
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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:11pm
Subject: Wife says espresso machine out of kitchen or else!
 

My wife loves a good cappuccino but does not like the machines required to make one, taking up her precious counter space.  I had to find a solution that would make us both happy.

So I found an old armoire , stripped out the insides , added a light fixture . a mirror , 2 cheap premade bathroom cabinets , a countertop cut down to fit , a bar sink & faucet , and a flojet water pump for a 5 gal water bottle , and a 5 gal waste tank.

I just put em all together added the mazzer & oscar and abra-cadabra an espresso bar in the living room!

The next 2 posts are of the inside of the armoire. Sorry I'm a newb at posting pics. I have'nt figured out how to do it on 1 post.

What do think?

Murray

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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:12pm
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The inside .

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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:13pm
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The plumbing.

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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:14pm
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NIIIIIIICE!!!!!!!!!!!

This one sure qualifies for "Top 10 Signs You're a Senior Member."
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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:28pm
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I love it!  I wish you could build one for me.  The only other thing I'd add would be a small fridge for unground coffee and some milk.

And I'd put it - or one like it  - in the bedroom, so I wouldn't have to walk all the way to the kitchen before I've had a dose of coffee in the morning.  (not that my house is so big, but I'm really not a morning person until I've had my coffee)

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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:29pm
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Wow... Engineering... I love it.....

Extreme makover...watchout....

good stuff...

 
DOM...evil genius ...Up to no good in espresso at all times... VIVA la parts de Espresso
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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:32pm
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I like it--now there's no excuse not to have a machine in every room of the house!!  Is the bottled water the source for the sink faucet, as well as the espresso machine?  And is the tap water cold, or do you have it hooked up to one of those under the counter heaters?  And how does the disconnect work for the waste water bottle?

I'm curious how long the 5 gallons lasts, but of course that depends on a bunch of factors.  Any idea yet?



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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 1:52pm
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ChrisJ Said:

I like it--now there's no excuse not to have a machine in every room of the house!!  Is the bottled water the source for the sink faucet, as well as the espresso machine?  And is the tap water cold, or do you have it hooked up to one of those under the counter heaters?  And how does the disconnect work for the waste water bottle?

I'm curious how long the 5 gallons lasts, but of course that depends on a bunch of factors.  Any idea yet?



Chris

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The bottled water is for the sink only, my espresso machine is a pour-over. The flojet pump is made for plumbed in espresso machines and all you need is a T fitting to your espresso machine. The tap water is cold, no heater . If you have a machine with a hot water tap you have instant hot water.  To empty the waste water tank  you just tilt it toward the back and slide it out . For the waste tank I use a square 5 gal culligan drinking water tank. I just started using it a week ago , I have about 3-4 doubles a day , and I've only used about 1 1/2 gal.

Hope I didn't leave out anything.

Murray
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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 2:07pm
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Now THAT is very cool!
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Posted Mon May 10, 2004, 2:13pm
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wow! business on the outside, party on the inside. i love it!!!
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