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It is very important to install a cold water supply line that is right under the unit or within 4 feet of the machine. A separate shut-off valve on the water line for the machine is strongly recommended for any emergencies, future preventive maintenance, or possible servicing.
The water line should also have a backflow preventer as determined by local building codes. Customers should seek the advice of a local licensed plumber as 1st-line is not aware of all local laws.
In addition, pressure reducer should be installed and set to maximum 40 pounds of water pressure - the reason is that on some espresso machines, the water pressure in excess of 45 pounds may open the internal valves and cause major water leakage.
On commercial espresso machines, the water connection always consists of a 3/8" diameter water line. It can be attached by using a 3/8" compression by 3/8 NPT male thread fitting. To ensure a leakproof thread, wrap teflon tape around the NPT threads. Stainless steel hoses supplied with each commercial espresso machine are British standard measure; Therefore, the fit between the hose and fitting (NPT side) will be very tight and may need slight cross-threading. Tighten the hose nut until the hose no longer swivels from the nut.
It is important to locate the unit as close as possible to the drain, preferably a floor drain.
The drip tray usually drains into a black box (known as a catch basin), which in turn, drains into a vinyl tube. The vinyl tube from the black box must be kept as vertical (steep) as possible since there are always coffee grinds that will drain. In general, for every foot of hose that goes horizontal, the drain hose needs to drop one inch in the direction of the drain. If the vinyl tube is installed horizontally for more than one foot without the one inch drop, there is a greater potential for the vinyl hose to clog with grinds. This usually occurs when the vinyl hose is installed horizontally between the machine and the counter. Keep the vinyl drain hose from being pinched and connect it to the floor drain.
It is vital that proper power is readily available prior to installation. Please note that grinders require 110 volt receptacles to be located nearby with a connection to a circuit breaker independent of the espresso machine circuit breaker. For proper operation and un-interrupted operation, all commercial espresso machines should have dedicated circuits.
Most espresso machines offer measurements at the base of the unit. These measurements do not include extra working space needed for outward steam wands, portafilters, groupheads, accessories at the top of the machine, etc. Therefore, when planning space for an espresso machine, please make sure to add an extra 4 inches of space from the back wall of the espresso machine or grinder, minimum 12 inches for each side, and minimum 6 inches in front of the espresso machine. This recommendation is only a general rule of thumb, and the measurements could be more, but usually not less.