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  • Best method for benchtop water filtering?

    Hi all
    Just wondering what the preferred method is for filtering/treating water for a non plumbed HX machine - we have good quality (fairly soft) town water here in Cnetral NSW where we live, but I know that you need to be careful with what you put into the tank. Any suggestions?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

    I use a Brita jug but am going to have to be more diligent in changing the cartridges.

    I took my Expobar to Di Bartoli today for a a service as a few little jobs had mounted up on my to do list and a new problem pushed the list into "it would be better it Renzo did it" territory.

    Ive only ever put Brita filtered water into this machine for the last 2.5 years and Sydney water is supposed to be pretty good.

    Earlier on I asked if using the Brita was overkill and I got a few replies that suggested it might be.

    Well when Renzo started dismantling the machine it was obvious it would definitely need the descale Id been planning.

    Heres a picture of a part, it was quite a surprise to me.

    Renzo swapped it for another one already cleaned because he wants to keep mine for an example of how even Brita filtered Sydney water is no guarantee of an internally clean machine.

    It will be getting a more regular service from now on.





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      Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?


      Hey TG, so you finally took my advice and descaled!

      Am not surprised by the deposits. Sydney water isnt as good as it used to be. I suspect we have higher quantities of calcium and the low dam levels couldnt have helped. Brita is said to reduce, not eliminate carbonate deposits. I dont think they state by how much. So regular descaling is a good routine to get into, though Im sure Renzo would have told you all this.

      Bombora supply great descalers and water filtration products. We use them in our store.

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        Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

        Originally posted by 5345404051535F56565555300 link=1238140961/2#2 date=1238155173
        Sydney water isnt as good as it used to be.
        Obviously.

        Originally posted by 5345404051535F56565555300 link=1238140961/2#2 date=1238155173
        Brita is said to reduce, not eliminate carbonate deposits.
        Already understood.

        Originally posted by 5345404051535F56565555300 link=1238140961/2#2 date=1238155173
        Bombora supply great descalers and water filtration products.
        I have some of their descaler, but as I said, it was on my to do list and I got Renzo to do it instead.


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        • #5
          Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

          I can highly recommend the Bombora main-line water filter systems TG....

          If you have one of their recommended home systems fitted using a special water-softening filter cartridge, it pretty well eliminates all signs of scale build up in the boiler, the element and the HX (the item in your photo above, I think).

          We dont have particularly soft water where we are, relying on a spring fed reservoir that percolates through granite and sandstone. After two years of use, there is absolutely no sign of scale built up in any of our water boiling/heating appliances and at the cost of a single cartridge every year, it is way cheaper to use than replacing Brita Filters every couple of weeks or so.

          This is similar to the system we have.... http://www.bomborasupplies.com.au/pr...at=3878&page=1 and this is the filter we use.... http://www.bomborasupplies.com.au/pr...at=3877&page=1

          Recommend that you check them out mate.... 8-)

          Mal.

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            Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

            Thanks all
            Will do!

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            • #7
              Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

              Originally posted by 54797D717C100 link=1238140961/4#4 date=1238159554
              Recommend that you check them out mate
              Something to consider when Im back to work.

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              • #8
                Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

                Came across this thread wondering about using the brita water thank... and looked at Bombora website... wondering about using a benchtop system like this?

                http://www.clean-machine.com.au/Coun...ng_Filter.html CFS117S Benchtop Filter System, 5 Micron Softening Filter

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                • #9
                  Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

                  I have been using Bombora products about 2 years now.

                  They are fantastic and the service is awesome. Here is what I use, I am in Melbourne though.

                  http://www.clean-machine.com.au/Benchtop_Filter.html

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                    Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

                    Originally posted by 636F7A7A663D79660E0 link=1238140961/7#7 date=1304748029
                    Came across this thread wondering about using the brita water thank... and looked at Bombora website... wondering about using a benchtop system like this?
                    Thats the one ive got and its been one of my best ever coffee related purchases.

                    Its easy to fit, is easy to use, is unobtrusive and produces excellent flitered water without missing a beat.

                    Well worth the investment.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best method for benchtop water filtering?

                      Seems pretty easy to setup and anything that helps give the machine a longer life (and better coffee) is a good thing!  Will definitely buy one from Bombora. 

                      Now, just need to find the right machine at the right price

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