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    Solution for short cups under hot water wand

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    Hey guys,

    I often use the hot water wand to fill cups either for long black or, as pictured, hot water.




    Since all my glasses and I'm assuming all glasses period would be significantly lower than the wand, is there a solution available for this messy issue?

    Moving the wand over the tray blocks the extraction lever, so it's cumbersome, I can't use tall tumblers, that's silly.
    Is there an attachment available that hooks onto the tray and hangs off the side?

    Or an extension for the wand?


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    Get a block of wood and sand and finish it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Get a block of wood and sand and finish it?
    I am an ex cabinet maker, so should be able to do that, but as lazy as this sounds, I cbf

    I thought there may be an existing solution and one that's more elegant.

    My preference is for a longer wand rather than raising the cup up.
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    My thoughts as im lazy, upturned milk jug!
    Wifeys thoughts, whered he get those glasses!

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    I can't remember where I got the glasses, sorry
    I'll try find out (from wifey).


    Could a replacement steam wand be used as the hot wand wand?
    Because it's the perfect length (that's what she said).
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    Bobsac, can't help but admire a man who keeps his car that close to his coffee machine!

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    Smart people, wifeys...

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    I don't know how I suddenly remembered this, but they are 'Duralex Giggone's'. The glasses.

    They are perfect for traditional latte's (imo).
    I prefer a latte to have about 1/3 the amount of milk so I use a smaller glass.

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    I think a steam wand would fit the top ball fitting. Not sure about the bottom thread.
    You could get a extension made from the straight section of a steam wand- if the bottom threads are the same, you only need to cut to length and thread the top.

    You could remove the screen and push some silicone tube onto the pipe end.. just move the flexible pipe from one cup to the next.. not really sure how well that would work
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSac View Post
    I am an ex cabinet maker, so should be able to do that, but as lazy as this sounds, I cbf
    That might be more than the OP is willing to take on...

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    Sorry I've got to ask... What's wrong with holding the glass while you fill it? then simply setting it down in the desired spot once filled?
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    Mal, you're right, as much as I have to admit it, I'm lazy and I've every intention to complete all the projects that are piling up in my lists 'one day'.

    I work 70 hours a week and I've no motivation to do these kinds of things. That's my excuse, it's pathetic but it's honest and accurate.


    I'd prefer a $100 solution that shipped to me.

    Holding the glass up is fine, but I think a hot water solution that has a wand the length of the steam wand is better.
    I have no idea (I'm sure there's a good reason) why the hot water wand is so short.

    Even better would be a hot water wand that doses, adjustable in ml or time.
    Does any machine do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSac View Post
    I have no idea (I'm sure there's a good reason) why the hot water wand is so short.
    So you can fill mugs and pots with it as well as use it to rinse things off.

    Even better would be a hot water wand that doses, adjustable in ml or time.
    Does any machine do that?
    Yup, many commercial machines do.


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    Forgive me but I read this earlier today and it made me think of this thread,

    "Mt Everest, think about it, every single corpse on the mountain was once a highly motivated person, Stay lazy my friends!"


    (no offence intended I so see the funny side of it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSac View Post

    Even better would be a hot water wand that doses, adjustable in ml or time.
    Does any machine do that?
    Rocket R91 does volumetric hot water delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Rocket R91 does volumetric hot water delivery.
    Cool, unfortunately I will never spend that kind of cash on a coffee machine. I ran a successful cafe in a machine worth a fifth of that!

    Hopefully that tech flows down to the $2K machines when I'm up for a replacement ����

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    So you can fill mugs and pots with it as well as use it to rinse things off.



    Yup, many commercial machines do.


    Java "A reason for every thing and every thing for a reason." phile
    I don't think the Expobar Leva Office I have is suitable for filling anything more than a cup at any one time, it just loses temp too quickly.

    Bob 'I'm about to be schooled in the technicalities of my own machine' Sacamano

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    Having pulled a good thousand shots on an R Nine One, unless I am mistaken and have missed something there are no volumetrics for the hot water control. It's push to start and push to stop.

    One bonus though is that you can adjust hot temp when plumbed. If the water isn't >100 deg C, no spitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeinator View Post
    Having pulled a good thousand shots on an R Nine One, unless I am mistaken and have missed something there are no volumetrics for the hot water control. It's push to start and push to stop.
    Works both ways. It's push to start and again to stop. If you just push and leave it running it will stop automatically if you have programmed a volumetric amount. You program the hot water amount the same way as you program the 1 and 2 shot volumetrics.

    See from the 21m:20 sec mark of this clip.
    https://youtu.be/31GFyA-DXXg?t=1283



    One bonus though is that you can adjust hot temp when plumbed. If the water isn't >100 deg C, no spitting.
    Yes that's definitely a great feature.
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    Well there ya go. Thanks!

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    put the glass on the drip tray? thats what i do. if glass is too tall, angle it in, then angle it out. Have never needed to fill right to the top for this not to work.

    On the famea E98 A1 I had there was a valve inside that you could adjust to introduce an amount of cold water into the path so you could adjust the temp of the hot water (obviously not easy to keep changing that temp).

    Cheers

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    Bob wifey wants those giggone glasses, what size are yours? pls pls and thanks



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