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Machine Install Instructions:
If you are purchasing a new machine from us, or the manufacturer you have purchased the machine from is having us do your install, please look over the following instructions and ensure if you have completed the required items for install. Many manufacturers will have us refuse install if the site is not prepared. Please call if you have any questions or are unsure you have completed the requirements.

Filtration:
Most manufacturers require filtration of your water source for your machine warranty to be valid. We have an excellent and cost effective solution for your water filtration or you can sometimes purchase it from the manufacturer. If you purchase it elsewhere please keep in mind you will need to supply replacement cartridges on a regular basis (6 months). If you purchase from us we can replace them on your tune up schedule, as we keep them in stock at all times.

Water:
The filtration we sell connects directly to either 3/8" pipe thread or 3/8" poly line (compression).
A standard sink shutoff valve that you can get from any hardware store will need to be installed within a few feet of the machine. It will look like the picture below:

If other filtration is obtained, then the connection may differ, however we have adaptors for most sizes and styles of connection. If no filtration is installed the valve will remain the same and, depending on the machine, some adaptation may be needed.

Electrical:
Most commercial machines run on 220v AC, a suitable power outlet will need to installed with the correct double circuit breaker. We recommend a standard L6-30 twist-loc 3 prong 30 amp outlet and plug which is readily available, sufficient for most machines, and will look like the picture below:

Some machines require only 20A, we prefer to stick with a 30A outlet and plug just to be on the safe side.
If your machine is 110v then the outlet will look the same but be an L5-30. Please obtain the matching plug to whichever outlet you put in as most machines do not come with a plug. We do carry the plug that fits the L6-30 if you are unable to find one. Please keep in mind that, although they look the same, 30A and 20A plugs and oultets are NOT interchangeable. The diameter of the prongs is different.

Countertop:
You will need a clear and level counter with enough space for the machine.
We can supply you with dimensions of the machine you are purchasing, or you can obtain the manual from the manufacturers website and they are usually listed in the beginning or end. There will need to be a 2.5" hole in the countertop for the various supply lines and drain tube. This can be a bit of a trick as each machine is different, it will need to be under the machine and a ways away from the drain, but not too far, so that the drain can get some drop before going through the counter. The drain tube must have constant drop or it will back up and overflow the drain box.

Drain:
This can be just about any form of drain, most machines use a 5/8" ID or smaller drain tube. The drain needs to be able to hold that size tube, and it should be directly under the machine, or fairly close, so the drain can have constant drop.


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