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    LOL! He musta decided to do it backerds. ...

    LOL! He musta decided to do it backerds.

    That"s the only thing I ever replaced before on those, but as I recollect, it didn't take SIX HOURS!

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    Several of our...
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    Well this time I finessed may way through it. But...

    Well this time I finessed may way through it. But if it'd been an INBOARD ELEMENT? Ahhh...I'd probably have figure something out.

    They JUST ran gas into that little kitchen JUST for two sparkling...
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    Today was my first time...

    I can troubleshoot Frymaster fryers in my sleep (exaggeration). Older, standard ones anyway. LOVs & ATOs...eh, not so much. I worked on exactly one LOV. But where I'm at now - never again.
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    Is it possible that the tstat's sensing bulb...

    Is it possible that the tstat's sensing bulb isn't properly secured and got jimmied around - or maybe even resting up against a heat exchanger tube?

    Just something I'd check.
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    Grew up in Abilene. You got me thinkin' 'bout...

    Grew up in Abilene. You got me thinkin' 'bout "Lowake Steak House". Dad took us there a few times a year back in the '70s. I think I want to go back to the '70s for a steak at Lawake's tonight.
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    AHHH! Steak's not in my budget today and ya'll...

    AHHH! Steak's not in my budget today and ya'll decided to fire this thread up again!

    New truck tires today...and cheap chicken for me. Grilled, of course.
  7. I didn't know that. Thanks. When reading some...

    I didn't know that. Thanks. When reading some articles about that acquisition, I'd only seen how their business had proliferated since 2003 with online parts sales. Their very existence was...
  8. AH...I got carried away after mastering too many...

    AH...I got carried away after mastering too many brews (or maybe they mastered me?).

    Looks like they put the FESCO guys to work in trying to "prime" their forum with some dialog. Looks artificial.
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    Well THANKS! I 'm not the best here though...by...

    Well THANKS! I 'm not the best here though...by a long shot. I just try to help...and have a little more time on my hands to do so.
  10. Looks like they grabbed some techs, told them to...

    Looks like they grabbed some techs, told them to bring in their tech training manuals or merely their expertise, then told them to MAKE UP QUESTIONS for what they know. THEN...the tech sitting in...
  11. That's friggin' hilarious! I'd just suggested to...

    That's friggin' hilarious! I'd just suggested to somebody YESTERDAY that it'd be in Parts Town's best interest to have a forum for techs. They've been innovative in so many other ways (Parts Spin...
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    Hey HVAC2015, welcome to the club. Read what I...

    Hey HVAC2015, welcome to the club.

    Read what I wrote HERE regarding what your expectations should be in doing PMs.

    It's a great way to learn the equipment, but you better be ready to fix it too.
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    I worked on those allot...ten years ago. So all...

    I worked on those allot...ten years ago. So all I can offer is a hardy "Well I can't help much." I'm way out of practice on Groen combis.

    Here's a copy of their Groen Combination Oven Service...
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    LOL! I sleep just fine! Forget the images of...

    LOL! I sleep just fine!

    Forget the images of ones in McD's or Sonic. These are much more accessible. They pretty much cruise right along trouble-free. Only our newer ones still have filter...
  15. Craig1, did you remove the magnetrons to inspect...

    Craig1, did you remove the magnetrons to inspect the antennas?

    I ask that because I went through a TurboChef SOTA recently, which I pretty much had to rebuild. During initial testing, the mags...
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    I'm guilty...I guess. I replaced a W/I freezer...

    I'm guilty...I guess.

    I replaced a W/I freezer condensing unit and changed the system over to 404A. Added a new TXV to go with it. The evaporator was OLD (half-round shaped), but solid. Install...
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    Good tutorial. We only have a three-pot set of...

    Good tutorial.

    We only have a three-pot set of Vulcans with open burners and I want to see them disappear. They're junk.

    Our only other open burner units is a set of Frymaster MJ-45s - early...
  18. Thread: Glue metal

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    Only what I'm forced to do when the other guys...

    Only what I'm forced to do when the other guys aren't around. I'm so bad that it's discouraging. I've welded SO very little.

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    Our shop is well equipped for it though. We have a huge...
  19. Still needing a "commercial food equipment repair...

    Still needing a "commercial food equipment repair technician", food equipment technician", "commercial cooking equipment technician", "commercial food service technician", "commercial food equipment...
  20. Thread: Glue metal

    by ECtofix
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    We usually have something to weld once every...

    We usually have something to weld once every couple of weeks, but the other guys usually do it. I'm just the brains in the outfit.:eek2:

    We have some big fancy welder in the shop with a hord of...
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    Well, I did my part and went way beyond my call...

    Well, I did my part and went way beyond my call of duty.

    I did MUCH research. I brooded over manufacturer's websites, brochures and spec sheets. I read numerous on-line food equipment oriented...
  22. More than likely the company will be footing the...

    More than likely the company will be footing the bill to replace those tools.
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    Thanks for sharing, phxurs. I have to ask...

    Thanks for sharing, phxurs.

    I have to ask though. I noticed that you joined in 2003. Prior to this, your last post was in 2009. Then...you show up out of the blue and posted an answer for a...
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    Just to clarify, a "STANDING pilot" denotes what...

    Just to clarify, a "STANDING pilot" denotes what you found under that griddle - having no safety and therefore a constant gas flow despite the lack of flame. Like the "pilot tubes" you described...
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    Unfortunately fascinating. I wouldn't have...

    Unfortunately fascinating.

    I wouldn't have known until y'all talked about it. 133 (I think) Targets opened in Canada three years ago, then ALL closed now since their announcement for doing so...
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    You must become "ONE" with the flame. If it was...

    You must become "ONE" with the flame. If it was a Vulcan-Hart unit...the VULCAN mind meld.
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    That's when 300 psi or so out of a nitrogen...

    That's when 300 psi or so out of a nitrogen bottle can be your "friend". Blast it through the gas supply tube...and then again directly at the pilot burner to clear the primary air passages. ...
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    Yup. On griddles - used to be all I'd ever see. ...

    Yup. On griddles - used to be all I'd ever see. However, about 3/4 of our griddles have PSVs (TS11s) at our property now (all new in 2010). That may be the wave of the future for conformity &...
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    Yup! Good call. Had a tilt skillet doing that...

    Yup! Good call. Had a tilt skillet doing that recently (tilting too far back), but not something you'd expect in an oven.
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    Doesn't surprise me. Only in the last month did...

    Doesn't surprise me. Only in the last month did I discover a continuous-feed food processor we have that's made by a Swedish company called "Hallde" - has a Hobart twin brother on the other end of...
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    I HATE those problems! Mexican restaurants run...

    I HATE those problems! Mexican restaurants run their ranges full bore, so were always a problem with that.

    I can only throw a few possibilities at it since I'm not there to see it:


    Pressure...
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    PiLOTS? Plural? Meaning...more than one...as in...

    PiLOTS? Plural? Meaning...more than one...as in a stovetop or griddle??? No pilot adjuster valves to meter gas flow to the pilot burners?

    :eek2: x2
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    Thanks for the feedback, Protocol. I haven't had...

    Thanks for the feedback, Protocol. I haven't had a chance to research and compose my recommendation. It was upon my own ambition to do so, but other priorities have ensued.

    What little research...
  34. Is that you, smeq? You look unusually happy...

    Is that you, smeq? You look unusually happy compared to most people.

    :bhave:
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    I've never been schooled on those. You'd figure...

    I've never been schooled on those. You'd figure by flame rectification, but not what I read from this VULCAN Signature Series S & P Manual. Check page 20.

    From what that says, by a change in...
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    I've never divulge much of my background in this...

    I've never divulge much of my background in this in this forum, but this seems like a good place. I don't mean to sound narcissistic. It's just all that has to do with why I'm here, so bear with me....
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    I had to think on that and came up with...CMA...

    I had to think on that and came up with...CMA maybe? Yes, now that you mention it, a drain pump was an option I think - for machines having a high loop in the drain hose like a washing machine in...
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    Yup...that doesn't happen NEARLY as often as...

    Yup...that doesn't happen NEARLY as often as you'd think.:yes:
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    I think our local Hobart has a revolving door for...

    I think our local Hobart has a revolving door for new techs rolling in. Some newer installs we had the last few years required warranty calls. I'll ask about so-and-so who was here last and learn...
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    A motor operated ball valve is most common with...

    A motor operated ball valve is most common with cam actuated micro-switches to synch it with the timer.

    Sure seems I've seen a separate drain pump on something out there. Those machines that...
  41. Various sizes of saddle valves to braze onto...

    Various sizes of saddle valves to braze onto reach-in lines that came with no service ports.
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    The front water sensor probe is the stubby probe...

    The front water sensor probe is the stubby probe sticking through the front under the strainer screen. The longer probe next to it under there is a temperature probe.

    The dual water probe...
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    Brewmaster, I like the idea. For that matter,...

    Brewmaster, I like the idea. For that matter, I'm trying to compile info on my own for training OUR guys - based on a crude version of my interpretation of a CFESA training syllabus.

    We're...
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    Well lo & behold! I give you that info first...

    Well lo & behold! I give you that info first thing this morning and, in turn, I had to go replace that double probe assembly on a machine MYSELF today.

    In my circumstance, the machine would do a...
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    Water probes are sensing that the unit will not...

    Water probes are sensing that the unit will not drain. If it is, clean the probes. If that doesn't clear it, I recommend replacing the probes.

    Usually it's the dual probe in the right-rear of...
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    ..and to elaborate a little on that. That...

    ..and to elaborate a little on that. That thermostat will back off gas flow to its minimum, which is the BYPASS flame. The bypass flame is adjusted by a separate screw in the body of the 'stat. The...
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    Totally missed your questions here since I was...

    Totally missed your questions here since I was busy typing when you posted it.



    Having a separate shutoff for the main burner is typical (and probably REQUIRED) on ovens that use a stand-alone...
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    Yup, the thermocouple will mount there with no...

    Yup, the thermocouple will mount there with no problem. Just make sure it's securely mounted around the base of the thermocouple where you'd normally use that collar that comes with the...
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    Occasionally, but it's been a few years. Most...

    Occasionally, but it's been a few years. Most newer ones I saw were millivolt systems with a combination valve w/thermopile - which is an entrirely different setup from what you have there.

    Those...
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    Well, the kit isn't to rebuild the burner. The...

    Well, the kit isn't to rebuild the burner. The kit merely provides fittings necessary to facilitate installation of a TS11 pilot safety valve in place of that outdated FMEA mercury valve.

    On...
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