My city water is on the soft side and after experiencing espresso in my glamping setup with bottled water, I decided to “un plumb” my machine with this.
Everything needed to install this was in the box save for some mounting screws. This is in my kitchen, so I placed the bottle in the cabinet under the machine, and mounted the flojet pump and the accumulator on the wall of the cabinet. It worked great and leak free out of the box with the correct fitting for the LMLM.
The accumulator is great! I love that the pump doesn’t run all the time and only for short bursts.
Now I can experiment with any water that I want to try!
The biggest drawback is the noise. The Flojet pump is like a big vibratory espresso pump. The way i initially mounted it seemed to make it louder.
Since it doesn’t have to be vertical, I got some 1 inch neoprene and placed that in between the pump and the cabinet floor. That made it a lot quieter.
All in all, I’m very happy with the purchase and the experience at Caffewerks!
The pump system came quickly, easy to set up and works like a charm! Great purchase for my espresso machine set up!