Is this water pressure regulator good for Profitec 700 ?

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Snoroqc

Postby Snoroqc » Jan 11, 2019, 12:43 pm

Allo,

First post.
I just replaced my Breville Express with Profitec Pro 700. I did not tell the girlfriend how much I spent for it. :lol: I'm worry if she sell the machine without talking to me before...:o In fact, I respond ''more than my first car''.

I would like to plumb the machine. I saw the plastic one from WLL an other retailer is selling for +-140$ in Canada. I don't like the whole plastic thing and the price. I found this one after (extensive) research (even the local plumbing store dont have a clue about that :roll:) .
https://plumbingonline.ca/products/honeywell-ds06-101-sut-lf-u
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.supplyhouse.com/product_files/Honeywell-DS06-101-SUT-LF-Product-Overview.pdf
What you do you think ?

keepitsimple

Postby keepitsimple » Jan 12, 2019, 6:19 am

I don't have that particular model of pressure limiter (mine is a Watts) but our plumbing fittings over here are different from yours as most domestic plumbing is either 15 or 22 mm pipe, so the model I have won't be available to you anyway.

However, Honeywell is a well respected brand at a bit of a premium price, and should be good quality. You really do want one that you can fit and then rely on for a long time.

I think the coffee machine suppliers can get away with fairly high prices for what they supply as many of their customers will just automatically buy from them with the machine.

Like you, I much prefer brass fittings to plastic (possibly for no legitimate reason !)

As it has a port for a gauge, I'd definitely get one and fit it anyway. They aren't expensive.

Kellyk

Postby Kellyk » Jan 12, 2019, 6:26 pm

I don't think 25 PSI gets you low enough.

Snoroqc

Postby Snoroqc » replying to Kellyk » Jan 12, 2019, 6:51 pm

Manual said 0.5 to 2 bar. 2 bar is 29 PSI. So 25 should be ok. Do I miss something?

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BaristaBoy E61

Postby BaristaBoy E61 » Jan 13, 2019, 12:57 am

Welcome to HB.

While the Honeywell device looks fine, I might prefer this one as it allows for 3/8in pipefitting. Smallest size for Honeywell is 1/2in.

https://www.chriscoffee.com/Pressure-Regulator-Valves-with-Gauge-p/334gg.htm


Keep in mind that even with the Honeywell regulator that you will have a 'line pressure gauge' - the pump pressure gauge on your Pro 700 will indicate line pressure after the regulator.
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"

jasonmolinari

Postby jasonmolinari » Jan 13, 2019, 1:12 am

If you're just a little handy you can get a very cheap pressure regulator from a place like McMaster Carr.

https://www.mcmaster.com/4545t612

That's the one I have. It's $30. Add $5 or so for fittings and you're done. You can set the pressure by looking at your pressure gauge on your machine as. Barista boy says.

If you want a gauge the regulator can have one added. They're inexpensive as well.