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Topic: Modiification wasRE: coffee maker (49 lines)
1) From: MSMB
OK.  I am trying a modification on an old  Melitta Quick Brew that I have.
It is 1400 Watts, but the problem was (from what I understood) the way the
water tub goes straight down through the device (or actually it is nearly
straight down; something like that.  In any case, there is a clear plastic
tube in the water filler tank and two tubes under the coffee maker that
circle around the hot plate.  I assume that the cold water goes down a hole
in the filler tank into the clear plastic tubes underneath the hot plate for
heating and up the plastic tube that goes through the filler tank, which
leads to the coffee basket.  So, do I insulate all of these plastic tubes or
just the one going up through the filler tank.  And since that tub is in
contact with the water that I will be drinking, what do I use for the
insulation that is healthy? Just another layer of rubber tubing? It might be
loose and catch some water inside between the original tubing and the
insulating one. What insulation do you use?


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