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Resin Water Softener

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Make a more delicious espresso drink today! This in-tank, rechargeable water softener will do the trick. It will remove more of the mineral content from your questionable tap water before it hits the boiler and waterworks.
Resin Water Softener for Espresso Machines

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Make a more delicious espresso drink today! This in-tank, rechargeable water softener will do the trick. It will remove more of the mineral content from your questionable tap water before it hits the boiler and waterworks. It will work on any espresso machine that has an intake hose down in the water tank. Simply hook it up to the hose and you are good to go.

You can also recharge these resin water softeners by putting one in a glass with a few tablespoons of kosher salt (or any other non-iodized, additive-free salt) and water solution. Depending on your usage and water quality, this could be as often as once per week or less. With the Resin Water Softener, it's easy to keep your espresso machine in tip-top condition!

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The Resin Water Softener for espresso machines fits tank style models with an intake hose.

Width 1.75 inches
Depth 1.75 inches
Height 4 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.0750
Filtration

With a Resin Water Softener you'll have crisp, clean water and the right amount of minerals to extract that ideal espresso shot.

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Resin Water Softener
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Len Cus asked: I am looking to use this as a replacement for an RDL espresso machine with an in tank resin filter. Though the description states it can be used this way, it is difficult to see whether there is a nozzle for the hose attachment. Can you please confirm? Thank you Aug 1, 2013
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Jeremy B: I just bought one a couple weeks ago, and I'm using it in my Bezerra water tank. There is a nozzle on the filter that my intake hose connects to, very much like other filters that I've found. Aug 2, 2013
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Alisa M: it fit on the tubing of my machine....there is a nozzle on one end for the tubing to connect. Aug 2, 2013
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Gerard P: On my machine, an ECM Giotto, I just squeezed the tube over the end of the softener. Aug 2, 2013
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Jeb B: Yes. Hose slides right on. Only brings my water from 125 down to 100 TDS though. Aug 3, 2013
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J A: It works fine -- just as you want it to -- it's an in-tank filter. Aug 5, 2013
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Sela F: Yes, there is a nipple on top for the hose attachment. Aug 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am looking to use this (or something similar/more effective) with my machine in London. My neighborhood's water appears to be incredibly hard (15 Grains/264 PPM) so I'm wondering if this would even work considering the super high grain level. If not, are there better systems out there? I don't really want to ruin my machine because of London's terrible water... Jan 2, 2014
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Stan S: Hello from the Colonies
My water is right up there with yours at around 12-14
I had the resin softener in my Silvia and it seemed to work fine. Because of the excessive hardness, I recharged it with a salt water flush weekly. I suspect that may be overkill but it can't hurt.
When I moved to the Quickmill Alexia a few months ago, I decided to go with two 10" filters. One softening cartridge and one particle cartridge on a utility sink off the kitchen. The hardness was reduced to 1-2 grains. The main reason was to have soft water for the Technivorm and the electric kettle. I found the hardness strips not accurate enough and am using the Hach 5B Hardness test kit which is accurate to 1 grain.
So, the resin filter appeared to work well and I had no issues.
Hope this helped.
If you need any other info, feel free to ask through Seattle Coffee Gea

Hope this helped
Best,
Stan
Jan 2, 2014
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Tatiana H: This is the water filter I'm currently using and so far it's good. I don't have any build up in my espresso machine. I don't know how hard the water is here but I know from time to time I see build up on my dish drying rack but I have yet to see build up in the espresso machine. Jan 2, 2014
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Alisa M: There is not much worse water than in Arizona, and we have found this to work well. The only problem we encountered was that there were not ridges on the part that hooks into the plastic tubing and it kept coming out, so make sure that your tubing is narrow enough to hold it. Jan 2, 2014
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Loraine L: I would look for something else to use in addition to this. I don't think this small device can handle what you are describing. I am sure it will help though.
Jan 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: How often does the resin water softener need to be changed? Or can it be cleaned? If so, how? Feb 5, 2013
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John H: It depends on the hardness of your water and the amount of water used. Do a web search "how to calculate water softener capacity" and there are sites that tell you how to calculate how long this will last. But note this is for a much larger unit.

If you have very hard water and are using this for a coffee shop you will need to use a system designed for household. It can be regenerated by using salt water. Just dissolve some salt in warm water. then you will need to push this through the container. Then flush it with some bottle water for best results.

If you are using city water also add a carbon filter to remove the chlorine.
Feb 6, 2013
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Matthew W: I've read in various forms that you can recharge the cartridge by soaking it in a salt water solution. I use a cup that will hold the cartridge fully submerged, then dissolve as much non-iodized salt as the warm water will take, then submerge the cartridge overnight. I then rinse it a little just to get the extra salt crystals not absorbed by the resin, and re install. I can tell the resin is still working after a year because the water in the tank is soft (wet surfaces feel like they have soap on them). Feb 5, 2013
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Teri KStaff: This Resin Water Softener does need to be recharged from time to time, based on your usage. For an average use of about 2 drinks a day, I'd suggest recharging the filter once a month. This can be done by soaking the filter in water with a few tablespoons of kosher salt (or any other non-iodized, additive-free salt). Feb 5, 2013
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vito M: You can recharge it by soaking it in kosher salt water.

Let it sit for a few hours, then flush with clean water.

If you attach a straw or hose to it you can pull clean water through it and till there is no longer a salt taste.

Feb 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can this filter be used with the Silvia? Jun 3, 2014
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Stan S: Absolutely. My tap water is very hard. The resin filter worked great. The boiler stayed in very good condition. I probably didn't have to regenerate the filter as often as I did, but the 5 minutes that it took once a week was good insurance.
Mixed a saturated solution of table salt or kosher salt and dropped the filter in for 5 or 10 minutes. Then flushed with clear water until the salty taste was gone.
Jun 5, 2014
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Jeremy B: If the Silvia pulls water through a hose from the water tank, which I believe it does, then this water softener would work just fine. Jun 3, 2014
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John B: I am using this filter with the Silvia. The intake hose on the Sivia has a "V" shape tip that only loosely fits the filter, but I am not too picky. If you are picky, you may want to put a tie wrap around it. Jun 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this work for the la speziale machines with the water tank? Aug 15, 2013
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Stan S: I have a Quickmill Alexia with removable water tank. As long as the La Speziale's boiler input hose will fit over the nipple on the resin filter, it should work.
My filter has worked perfectly. I recharge it by siphoning 2 cups of Kosher salt saturated water through it about every two weeks. This is followed by siphoning 4 cups of distilled water to remove the salty water.
Sep 4, 2013
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Jeremy B: Does your machine have a hose placed down in the water tank to pull the water into the boiler? If so, I would think it would work just fine....my Bezerra machine does and it works great. Sep 2, 2013
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Gerard P: I'm not familiar with them but if it has 2 soft plastic tubes that go into the resevoir it should work. You would attach it to the longer tube. Sep 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: hello - I need some info regarding this little softener. How is it installed? I have a Pasquini Livia 90 with a reservoir. May 8, 2013
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Teri KStaff: This Resin Water filter attaches to the hose of your machine. For an alternative that just sits loose in the tank, check out the Rocket Resin Filter, at the link below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rocket-espresso-water-reservoir-filter
May 9, 2013
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This seems to work well. I don't know for a fact that this device his helping with mineral build up, (have not had to clean it yet). Our water did not have a real high amount of minerals, so this device does not seem to add the salt taste that some report. I think if your water has a high mineral content, then this device would have to work harder and could add more salt flavor to your drink.

It is good piece of mind IMO, and I only plan on recharging it once a month. This is based off of the rate of softening required for my water.

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(Posted on 11/19/10)

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