Help me design and build a spout! - Page 2

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sprin001

#11: Post by sprin001 »

It ain't Good! The metal doserless funnel really does cost 382$, without any additional electronics. Lol that's almost half the price of the grinder... I'd be interested to know which hvlp sprayer fits this machine but it might take me a while to figure that out.

maximoe

#12: Post by maximoe »

ejs wrote:I need to add a spout to my MDX that is clean, screws into the 2 original screw holes, and doesn't look like a 1st grade science project.

The doser was removed from the machine a while ago because it was holding so many grounds and I only make 1-2 shots a few times a week.

I tried that paint gun reservoir and it looked ridiculous and did not work well. I have tried a dozen other ideas as well, all with varying degrees of success- Plexiglas, wood, old tupperware, thin metal...

If anyone has any ideas, please chime in. I have run out of things to try.
I've done a 3d printed rocky catch tray (Rancilio Rocky Mod)... and may wind up doing a doserless for my new Mazzer Mini Timer.

Send me the diameter of the other hoppers and I'll whip up a few ideas.

Cheers,
Moe

sprin001

#13: Post by sprin001 » replying to maximoe »

If you come to a production piece, I'd be happy to reimburse you and pay for the time you put into it :)

ejs

#14: Post by ejs » replying to sprin001 »


ME TOO.

Scott_G

#15: Post by Scott_G »

sprin001 wrote:382 seems unreal...
It is, and I wouldn't have done it if the grinder had cost much more than $70 :D The plastic chute that goes inside the original chute was well worth the ~$30, though.

If there is enough interest, you may be able to order some custom funnels from a place like https://www.toledometalspinning.com for much less than Nuova Simonelli.

ejs

#16: Post by ejs »

The funnels are not hard to find, harbor freight sells one that I played around with for $7 or $8.

gor

#17: Post by gor »

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This one on the little Fiorenzato F4 works really well

maximoe

#18: Post by maximoe »

sprin001 wrote:If you come to a production piece, I'd be happy to reimburse you and pay for the time you put into it :)
ejs wrote:ME TOO.
Any chance you guys can get me the inside radius measurement? or the others shown here: https://imgur.com/gallery/5boCC

maximoe

#19: Post by maximoe »

Let's call this Version 1, showed in green to show the shape, 100% guessed on dimensions just to get an iteration out.

Give me a yay/nay on:
  • looks
  • function
  • whether you want it removable easily
  • want an insert in the lid to put your tamper on top of?
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sprin001

#20: Post by sprin001 »

maximoe wrote:Let's call this Version 1, showed in green to show the shape, 100% guessed on dimensions just to get an iteration out.

Give me a yay/nay on:
  • looks
  • function
  • whether you want it removable easily
  • want an insert in the lid to put your tamper on top of?
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I think it looks pretty cool, I'm unsure of how the function would be yet. The tamper on top would be slick, I already have a stand but that would help minimize footprint even more. I don't have calipers, but doing my best eyeball with measuring tape is the ID is 4.5 inches. The length from top to bottom on the doser chute is 5 inches. Let me know if there is anything else you need in terms of pictures/measurements and I'll do my best.