And I consider that to be a bad thing - BUT it totally dominated our new kitchen - so I decided that it was better off placed in the room next to the kitchen.
But that made it much easier to connect directly to water - so now it is connected. And I have adjusted the brew pressure to somewhere between 8 and 8,5 (I think). And what I have noticed is that the blonding occures much later in the shot! I believe that is at good thing - and it has also made the espresso taste better both according to me and the missis ;-)