BWT Bestmax Installation Kit

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BWT Bestmax Installation Kit

The BWT Bestmax Installation Kit is one of the best in the industry! Why? Because this kit not only filters the water, but softens it through an ion exchange. It’s not good enough to just filter the water! This BWT kit removes the requirement of a water softener.

The other reasons are there is an optional meter to measure how much water goes through the filter (which you can program for the filter size you purchase). In addition, there is a flush valve to rinse the paper sediment from manufacturing before it enters and damages your espresso machine.

The optional hose also makes it easy to connect the BSPP connections of most European espresso machines and BWT systems to your American standard water line connections. Make sure to feed the cold water line into this system as well as regulate the water pressure to between 35 and 40 psi for maximum performance and least problems.

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1 review for BWT Bestmax Installation Kit

  1. mike (verified owner)

    We recently purchased and self-installed a BWT Bestmax “M” in line water filter kit from 1st Line. After some difficulty finding fitting adapters, the install was completed. We are between espresso machines in our home. We decided we wanted to have a separate drinking water faucet with cold and insta hot water at our kitchen sink. We will use the cold to fill our espresso machine tank and not plumb a machine even if it has provisions. We tend to make several pour over cups and 1 or 2 long blacks daily. I installed the BWT filter head under our kitchen sink. I connected the BWT filter head plumbing to our cold water in coming line via a tee. My shut off ball valve is a 1/2″ compression fitting . My faucet connection is a 1/2 FIP fitting. I could not find a tee locally. I had to special order a tee with a 1/2″ compression 1/2″ compression 3/8″ compression to fit the optional SS braided hose offered by 1st Line. The connection end for the BWT filter head is British BSPP and difficult to find in the U.S. The optional line from 1st Line has a BSPP connector on one end which was connected to the inlet of the BWT. I then special ordered a 3/8 BSPP/1/4″ push in fitting from another espresso machine dealer (sorry)for the BWT head output. I used a plastic 1/4″ ice maker line provided from the cold/insta hot faucet. We tested our “city” water hardness with a chemical test kit both before and after our whole house Aquasana filter. Hardness was the same both before and after this filter which is primarily for removal of chlorine at 114 g/ml. We then tested from the newly installed BWT system which resulted in 55g/ml. We are quite happy with the result. The water is crystal clear, tastes different and is delicious. We are health conscious and quite happy with the BWT added magnesium. We are now ready to order a new espresso machine and are confident the water quality will make descaling unnecessary. We are currently using the BWT filtered insta hot to expedite our daily pour overs. Looking forward to a new Lelit Bianca.

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    Hi, can you confirm if the pressure regulation valve that you can buy as an option is fitted on the inlet to the BWT filter or on the outlet from the BWT filter to regulate the specific pressure reaching the espresso machine?
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    Q Hi, can you confirm if the pressure regulation valve that you can buy as an option is fitted on t...... Read more answer now
    Asked by Steve on May 7, 2022 9:51 am
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    It is recommend to control the pressure before the system. However, in some cases, this can not happen.

  2. To plumb a Lelit Bianca in the US, am I correct that I don’t need the adapter but do need the connection hose?
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    Q To plumb a Lelit Bianca in the US, am I correct that I don’t need the adapter but do need the con...... Read more answer now
    Asked by Glenn Fischbach on September 27, 2021 1:35 pm
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    The Bianca comes with the adapter to change on the bottom elbow as well as the connection hose which is 3/8th BSPP female. There is a John Guest fitting available.

  4. Looking to plumb my machine and add filtration to the line. What's the main difference between this and the BWT Bestmax Premium filter versions other suppliers carry? I realize there also is a capacity in liters these can filter but wondering how often one should change out filters even if I'm not close to hitting the filter limit? Every year?
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    Q Looking to plumb my machine and add filtration to the line. What's the main difference between th...... Read more answer now
    Asked by Dustin Maust on July 18, 2019 12:37 pm
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    To avoid bacteria and mold growth, all filters should be replaced minimum every 6 months.

    Since we are unsure which machine you have and your usage, we are unsure which product to recommend. We do stock the Premium version, but in most cases these are not needed.

  6. Hello, I recently purchased a BWT BestMax installation kit and M filter from you. I am having difficulty installing this as the threads are British. I purchased every option on the webpage which include a British female to female adapter that does not connect to anything American. I also purchased the hose listed which does connect to the filter head British threads for the outlet. I feel 1st Line should at least provide this information, but would prefer you also handle the appropriate adapters to purchase. 1st Line Equipment does not provide any information regarding these connectors on the website. I did not understand I would need additional British thread to American thread adapters. Where can I purchase BSPP to American fresh water plumbing adapters?
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    Q Hello, I recently purchased a BWT BestMax installation kit and M filter from you. I am having dif...... Read more answer now
    Asked by mike on December 12, 2018 2:21 pm
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    Please note the BWT connection hose does go to a 3/8th Amercican NPT standard. Since your email shows an RV, maybe your connection is a flare fitting for which we do have a

    3/8 BSPP to 3/8 Standard Adapter Flare Fitting adapter. This fitting may NOT work on the BWT connection hose and a different hose may be needed with a female BSPP connection on each side.

    Please note that BSPP to all he different types of American fittings are not made. Hence, there is only a select few conversions available and carried.

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