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Topic: advantage to convertable tank/direct connect (3 msgs / 62 lines)
1) From: Mike Chester
In the post I just made, I said that I couldn't think of any advantage to the convertible tank/direct connect system on the Alex Duetto since I plan to leave the machine direct connected.  Of course, as soon as I sent the post an advantage occurred to me.  When it comes time to de-scale the machine, it can be switched over to tank operation and the descaling solution can be put in the tank.  You would not need to disconnect the direct connect and feed it from a bucket.  This is not a difficult thing to do, but switching a valve would be even easier.  
Mike Chester
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
I rigged a permanent valved T by-pass separate intake just for descaling. 
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3) From: Michael Dhabolt
Mike,
Something you might want to check on the Duetto is the plumbing from
the OPV.  It may have been re-engineered on your machine but an
anomaly on a Duetto that I installed a while back is that the OPV
drain was plumbed to the reservoir (the second tube going into the
reservoir).  When installing the machine, it was set up with supply
water 'plumbed in' and the water supply valve in the appropriate
position.  Enough weight was added to the reservoir to depress the
'Out of water' safety switch under the reservoir and all was well
....... until it developed a small drip to the counter under the
machine after several months of moderate in home use. A quick
inspection showed that the reservoir was full of water and
overflowing.  A quick fix was to separate the OPV drain tube from the
pump suction tube and route it to a drain.  A permanent fix would be
to re-direct the OPV drain to the machines drain tray (a little sheet
metal work required).  I continue to be very impressed with the
machine - this problem is not a biggie ... just a little PIA that has
probably been fixed in the newer offerings.
Mike (just plain)
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