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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    Oh no doubt, but the one who asked is using filtered city water, so waste on that small of a scale isn't a concern. The only way to eliminate waste is to either build the entire system into a fridge such as how we have done, or install a glycol loop on the remote faucet line. Edit.. I just...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    FYI insulating the line won't do anything. Regardless of how thick the insulation is, the soda in the line will still warm up to room temperature because there is nothing to keep it cold. The only reason to insulate the line is if there is a glycol loop bundled with it. Basically you have...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    I said "up to 110psi" because thats what the system could potentially see with a continuous carbonator. I went back and reworded it. ;) With force carbing it would be a lot lower (keep in mind lower pressure takes longer to carb), but it all depends on your personal preference, and the temp of...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    You can absolutely do it by force-carbing. The only difference is that it can go empty. Unless you keep an eye on the level and start one charging when the first one is starting to get low, you'll be without seltzer for however long it takes to force charge. Pitfalls (applies to all systems...
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    Setting up a post mix soda dispenser

    Those kinds of fountains when you see them in stores usually have an automatic icemaker that sits on top and dumps directly into the bin, or else you see the employees dumping buckets of ice into the top (many moons ago I worked at a restaurant that used manual fill). There is no refrigeration...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    Yeah that's true.. In my soda gun, if you look at the passages molded into the clear acrylic, right after the soda button the soda passage splits into a fanout of 10 smaller passages that reduces the velocity without knocking the CO2 out of suspension. That makes it 'flow' out of the nozzle...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    It's not standard, there are no 'extensions' you can buy. With mine I took the motor end off.. Then I took a 25ft orange extension cord and cut the female end off about 6" from the end. I installed the female end on the motor just like the original, then spliced the original onto the male end...
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    McCann carbonator - new loud noise

    When I first started reading it definitely sounded like cavitation in the pump from restricted supply water.. :) I'd make a strong bet that your slime problem is due to your non-chlorinated spring water supply.. You might consider pulling the whole thing apart and sanitizing it. That screen...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    OK, a couple things.. First, this is potable water you are dealing with. DO NOT use just any old hose, make sure it is NSF certified beverage hose. Non-certified hose can contain chemicals like BPA and traces of petroleum and heavy metals that can leech into the water (especially carbonated...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    Funny you mention freezing lines. Mine has frozen the line from the pump to the tank several times, and my fridge is at 41. It turns out, the cold air flow from the freezer dumps right down the back of the fridge compartment where the hoses are. I haven't found a cure yet because I can't...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    If you mount the Big Mac tank in the fridge, you won't have any issues. The tank holds over a gallon. I can fill my half gallon travel water jug easily with no offgassing issues. The only other way to do it without chilling the whole tank is with a cold plate. However those devices are...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    Ehh, I see your logic, but it honestly wouldn't make any difference. I'm one of those people who brings the glass to the refrigerator and pours something with the door open. Standing there with the door open spraying the soda into the glass is business as usual for me, LOL! Besides, I was...
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    Dedicated Spring Water Soda Water Machine Build

    Good god I totally forgot about this.. I don't understand why in a year, this last reply is the first one that triggered a subscription email.. Anyways I've had good performance from my system so far. I have been going through a 20# tank in about 6-7 months - but I think there's a few...
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    DIY bag in box syrup

    This would carbonate the syrup though, no? Not saying it wouldn't work, but I would think it might adversely affect the characteristics of your syrup and how it dispenses through the gun. And that's aside from the fact that the existing BIB system would have to be changed in order to...
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