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    Buckwheat Converted to Islam

    Buckwheat from the Little Rascals has converted to Islam. He now goes by Khareem of Wheat.
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    We've gotten linear actuators from Grainger. Easy...

    We've gotten linear actuators from Grainger. Easy fix. I put a rolling rack under the lift platform with a couple 2x4s to hold it up for me.
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    I don't know of any good reason to grease the...

    I don't know of any good reason to grease the electrical connections. Must be leaking in unless they're making the bakers do their own "service".
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    I have worked on these in the past in Safeways. ...

    I have worked on these in the past in Safeways. The most frequent problem I had was burnt contacts in the ice cube relays. You can follow the diagram to identify which ones they are, but if they...
  5. Why? It's hard to imagine the need for...

    Why? It's hard to imagine the need for refrigeration in Antarctica.
  6. The Feds have admitted that cannabis can not only...

    The Feds have admitted that cannabis can not only stop cancer, but it is effective in destroying a certain type of inoperable brain tumor. They will now have to reclassify cannabis as no longer a...
  7. Stay thirsty, my friend. Stay

    Stay thirsty, my friend.




    Stay
  8. It's me. The whole thing just blew my mind. And...

    It's me. The whole thing just blew my mind. And that's WITHOUT sampling! Not allowed.
  9. New Green Service Opportunities in Washington

    I recently went on one of the most interesting service calls I have ever been on, to a legal cannabis farm in Eastern Washington. The call was to look at a double stacked convection oven they had...
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    Good to have some of you Hobart guys around. I...

    Good to have some of you Hobart guys around. I work for a small company that does mainly commercial refrigeration--service, refurb and install, but I split off 20 years ago to run a small equipment...
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    clogged water filters and scaled elements can do...

    clogged water filters and scaled elements can do that
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    Would a piece of shoelace work in a pinch?

    Would a piece of shoelace work in a pinch?
  13. Thread: My Wife's Friend

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    I finally got my wife to understand that doing...

    I finally got my wife to understand that doing freebies devalues what I do for a living, and that my free time is mine and is not for sale. If somebody needs my services it starts with a phone call...
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    Hobart Motor Running Backwards

    Maybe broken off lower fan blades? Can't see how they'd get into the inside of the motor, though. Isn't that motor sealed in the top end?
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    I see All Points still carries valves, safeties,...

    I see All Points still carries valves, safeties, pilot assemblies and such, you might check them out.
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    Some of that congealed grease could have ignited...

    Some of that congealed grease could have ignited if the burners were clogged enough to cause flame rollout. Once it gets going it really burns well. I rebuild equipment all the time to fill custom...
  17. Thread: Patent Protection

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    I have found that NOBODY will cause your...

    I have found that NOBODY will cause your invention to move forward based on future earning potential without large money causing it to move up front. Provisional patents require a real patent to be...
  18. Thread: Patent Protection

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    Patent Protection

    I have tried to go through the patent process with a couple of my inventions only to find it extremely expensive. I did find out that revealing your invention publicly, even to one of those...
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    Thanks, samservice. It is old, but what we do is...

    Thanks, samservice. It is old, but what we do is restoration. First I do the primary cleaning/sanitizing, testing and identifying problems, then I have Hobart come to our shop and check them out. ...
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    It is a meat autowrapper/weigh/tag system, Hobart...

    It is a meat autowrapper/weigh/tag system, Hobart model UWS, a/n 34-1296-876. Thanks in advance.
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    Deciphering Hobart Serial Numbers

    Does anybody know whether Hobart includes date of manufacture in their serial numbers? I called our local Hobart and they said the last three numbers were the date of manufacture. None of the units...
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    Air Wall Adjustment Specs For Hobart DRO 2G

    I am in need of a chart showing the airwall gaps in a Hobart DRO 2G Bakery oven, s/n 680307291. Made by Hobart Canada, does not have ML number. I have most of the other ovens' charts, can't seem to...
  23. Everybody thinks fascism is just Nazi cruelty. ...

    Everybody thinks fascism is just Nazi cruelty. It is the union of government and industry. We live in a fascist nation.
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    Don't forget to add Freon! Always add Freon.

    Don't forget to add Freon! Always add Freon.
  25. Thread: JUST NASTY !!!

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    I think people DO get sick from it. We just...

    I think people DO get sick from it. We just never hear. Doing service in small remote towns with well water is even worse. In addition to the popular maintenance-free program, there are all kinds...
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    As an in-shop tech for a company that rebuilds...

    As an in-shop tech for a company that rebuilds equipment to custom orders, I can attest that ice flakers are not your normal icemaker. The wear they show at the end of their usefulness tells a story...
  27. I don't work in residential, but I do have the...

    I don't work in residential, but I do have the honor of helping oversee several apprentices in commercial service, and as far as speed is concerned, I do have some things to offer. Probably every...
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    I have noticed a big difference in toggle,...

    I have noticed a big difference in toggle, rocker, and infinite switches over the years, and it always comes back to the contacts burning out. They come from the usual foreign sources, and I don't...
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    That's a pretty cool idea. Sent from my...

    That's a pretty cool idea.

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    What will you use to power the light? Could you...

    What will you use to power the light? Could you tie it in to the timer so it's obvious to turn the gas off? Maybe a siren, or a bell...I feel your pain.
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    If I understand you correctly, by no power you...

    If I understand you correctly, by no power you mean it does not utilize electrical power. A light would require something to run it, but how about just using a timer with an alarm? Somebody is still...
  32. 5 years seems pretty optimistic for everybody to...

    5 years seems pretty optimistic for everybody to get smart all of a sudden. Really, the more I see DIY work done in my field (commercial food service and refrigeration), the more I have customers...
  33. Thread: Door Gaskets

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    Besides aging and oxidation, I find the thing...

    Besides aging and oxidation, I find the thing that wears out gaskets sooner is sticky food residue all over the surfaces, and eventually they start tearing. Gaskets kept clean last longer.
  34. Thread: Got shocked

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    this has prompted me to take another look at arc...

    this has prompted me to take another look at arc flash and how it can melt whatever you're wearing right onto your skin, making the burn worse than if you weren't wearing anything at all. Cotton is...
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    Knowledge is power. They can't bully us into...

    Knowledge is power. They can't bully us into doing something that we are not sure of, additionally, we can't be forced to do anything illegal, like jumping out a safety for a "special" customer.
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    The expense of the motor plus seals, shipping,...

    The expense of the motor plus seals, shipping, labor, ... not much room left for making a buck. Parts town can give you an idea of motor cost. More than half the cost of new, I start steering them...
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    Your old or current employer probably has a copy...

    Your old or current employer probably has a copy of it. I was able to make myself a new laminated card with a photocopy reduction of what they had on file.
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    Good luck. Hobart is pretty tight with their...

    Good luck. Hobart is pretty tight with their service manuals.

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    Well, I'm confused. What is a 120 volt unit with...

    Well, I'm confused. What is a 120 volt unit with a 3-phase motor and inverter bits? Could OC be overcurrent?
  40. Didja see the "wall of shame" entry today on lp...

    Didja see the "wall of shame" entry today on lp being used in r22 units? Maybe a sniff test would be in order.
  41. I have replaced a foam pack in the previous...

    I have replaced a foam pack in the previous model Cornelius FCB, but it was not cost effective compared to getting a factory-refurbished replacement. It looks like you have accessed the diagnostic...
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    Central Washington State

    Well established, Yakima-based company has opportunities for some well-rounded, self-actuating technicians. We are currently seeking an 07A (WA) experienced commercial appliance technician,
    an...
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    Another thing is that a water regulator up on top...

    Another thing is that a water regulator up on top would help to tone down the water volume, if this hasn't already been done.
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    The elements do not cycle like the fans do. They...

    The elements do not cycle like the fans do. They cycle if the setpoint is reached as it normally would. Have you inspected the elements and the water spray with the cover off? If they're scaled...
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    Had a walk in cooler rooftop condenser fan go out...

    Had a walk in cooler rooftop condenser fan go out in the middle of the night, and the carpet cleaner guy had a BIG one of those. We did the same thing to get through the weekend. Easy fix on...
  46. Each barrel has its own electronic expansion...

    Each barrel has its own electronic expansion valve. Are they both working? There is a pretty good service manual on these. The unit's electronics include a self diagnostic program where you can...
  47. Why You Can't Drain an Ice Machine to the Crawlspace In A Residence

    I need some help from my Residential Technician affiliates here. I have done commercial R and food equipment for 20+ years and have repaired a Manitowoc undercounter shotglass cuber for a customer,...
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    I kinda like it. I work in a small shop area...

    I kinda like it. I work in a small shop area with limited drain access, where I rebuild all kinds of food equipment. This could be useful to expand my usable test stations. Welcome to Washington. ...
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    I have had the opportunity to have one of these...

    I have had the opportunity to have one of these humiliate me. 2 out of three times it ended up being the relay board, the other one time it was the telephone cords that connect from the board to the...
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    Thanks so much for the excellent input and...

    Thanks so much for the excellent input and response. My factory guy started with the wrong orifice size due to not dividing the total btu's by the number of burners. We've all been there. You are...
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