Help me design and build a spout!

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ejs

#1: Post by ejs » Jul 06, 2017, 1:44 pm

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.

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JR_Germantown

#2: Post by JR_Germantown » Jul 06, 2017, 1:48 pm

I don't have an answer, but I'm watching this because my old Cunill Tranquilo had a similar issue, but the funnel eventually broke off.

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Scott_G

#3: Post by Scott_G » Jul 06, 2017, 5:30 pm

The exit chute for the G60 fits the MDX, so that's where I'd suggest starting.

ejs

#4: Post by ejs » replying to Scott_G » Jul 06, 2017, 7:02 pm

Thats the same as the 'paint gun reservoir' which I am not a fan of.
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I am aiming for something like the doserless rancilio uses.
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ejs

#5: Post by ejs » Aug 14, 2017, 5:49 pm

Prototype #612- Part of the original doser and a small stainless cup.
Pretty ugly. Works OK but still searching for something that looks original.
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sprin001

#6: Post by sprin001 » Aug 14, 2017, 7:01 pm

Having a Nuova Simonelli MDX, I'm very interested in this. I still have the plastic chute hooked up but removed the bottom doser and am dosing into a bowl then transferring to portafilter. I am getting excellent shots, but the process is a bit clunky and less than appealing. What paint reservoir is imaged above, that seems it would work well enough for me...

ejs

#7: Post by ejs » Aug 14, 2017, 7:17 pm

There is also this person with the funnel, but it was $382.

Nuova Simonelli MDX doserless mod - need help

sprin001

#8: Post by sprin001 » Aug 14, 2017, 7:46 pm

382 seems unreal...

sprin001

#9: Post by sprin001 » replying to sprin001 » Aug 14, 2017, 7:48 pm

I will call SCG, they sometimes have spare parts on supply for less than what the supplier would charge. I don't like my current process that much, but not 382$ worth of dislike.

ejs

#10: Post by ejs » Aug 14, 2017, 8:46 pm

Let us know what you find out!