Help me design and build a spout!

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#1: Post by ejs »

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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#2: Post by JR_Germantown »

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.



#3: Post by Scott_G »

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


#4: Post by ejs » replying to Scott_G »

Thats the same as the 'paint gun reservoir' which I am not a fan of.

I am aiming for something like the doserless rancilio uses. ... ssSIDE.jpg


#5: Post by ejs »

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


#6: Post by sprin001 »

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...


#7: Post by ejs »

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

Nuova Simonelli MDX doserless mod - need help


#8: Post by sprin001 »

382 seems unreal...


#9: Post by sprin001 » replying to sprin001 »

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.


#10: Post by ejs »

Let us know what you find out!