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    Not likely, as UV-C works only in line-of-sight...

    Not likely, as UV-C works only in line-of-sight and you indicated that the AHU is away from the linen closet...
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    Kold-Draft rumored to be sold

    Heard a rumor that Kold-Draft was recently sold to the Legacy Companies (http://www.thelegacycompanies.com/). Any legs to this story?
  3. Slime is mostly an airborne contaminant problem

    Bars and pubs have yeast in the air from beer on tap. Convenience stores often have baking on site, which releases yeast into the air. I was talking to a guy from Australia at NAFEM last month and...
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    Why does Manitowoc keep coming out with other...

    Why does Manitowoc keep coming out with other cleaning technologies, such as their new Luminice, if the Guardian works? I know that the Guardian is NSF Certified (at least some indication that the...
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    Don't call it "Cali" once you're there and you'll...

    Don't call it "Cali" once you're there and you'll be fine. Only people who aren't from California say that.
  6. Going "green" might be a strategy to...

    Going "green" might be a strategy to differentiate yourself from competition in a crowded market. A few years ago we had a key customer who required us to become ISO 14001-compliant (we do some...
  7. How successful has Facebook been for your company?

    I'm curious how successful Facebook campaigns have been in the HVAC industry.
    Do you generally target specific local segments, general advertising, or both?
  8. There certainly are handheld airborne ammonia...

    There certainly are handheld airborne ammonia detectors, but in your case it would probably be much cheaper to commission an Indoor Air Quality firm to sample the air in the area rather than...
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    I just can't understand this guy. I've tried to...

    I just can't understand this guy. I've tried to explain it to him that it would be much cheaper for him in the long run to let me come in every 5 weeks to do a "normal" cleaning, instead of doing a...
  10. What kind of ozone treatment did you use? ...

    What kind of ozone treatment did you use? Make/model/dosage during the 12 hours? I have had a few good results using ozone generators- especially after nothing else worked.
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    I didn't realize that the Honeywell/RGF...

    I didn't realize that the Honeywell/RGF transformers had a problem. Were these units recalled? What do you estimate the failure rate was? Just curious.
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    Ice machine in a Subway restaurant

    There are many factors that could influence the recommended ice machine cleaning interval in a Subway restaurant, such as climate, water quality/filtration, and store volume. I have a customer that...
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    Who the buyer is actually could be very important...

    Who the buyer is actually could be very important to a number of parties. For one, one the service side, I could see a number of players having reservations about Warburg Pincus owning Hussman. ...
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    I had heard earlier this year that Ingersoll-Rand...

    I had heard earlier this year that Ingersoll-Rand was seeking buyers for Hussmann, and at a significant loss as compared to what they paid for the company in 2000 ($1.8 Billion).
    Perhaps they found...
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    Correct- Ingersoll-Rand owns Hussman.

    Correct- Ingersoll-Rand owns Hussman.
  16. Will the Ice-O-Matic and Scotsman brands ever merge?

    I know that they are both part of Scotsman Industries, owned by the PE firm Warburg Pincus, and they have their own design (albeit with some common parts). I've always been curious, though, why they...
  17. Looks like the price of the bagger will be ~$15K....

    Looks like the price of the bagger will be ~$15K.
    Link:
    http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110511/NEWS02/305119939
  18. Could Kold-Draft be winding down their business?

    They have invested everything into their new bagger, and basically discontinued everything else. They've had several lay-offs in the past year. After so many years in business, it's sad to see this...
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    Thanks you all for your valuable recommendations...

    Thanks you all for your valuable recommendations and feedback about anemometers.

    And now my research really begins...
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    Anemometer Purchase: Recommendation

    I have used anemometers in the past, and am looking to purchase a new one to take various air velocity measurement, probably a hot wire. I would like to have data logging capabilities, and it needs...
  21. We generate leads from a few sources: Craigslist...

    We generate leads from a few sources:
    Craigslist can be a great source of leads- it's even free in many markets (negative is the potential for SPAM- do not list your email address on the posting...
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    The clock starts over each time you ask about...

    The clock starts over each time you ask about professional membership status! Didn't you get the memo?
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    Sticky: On the map! Cool feature.

    On the map! Cool feature.
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    If you don't see the value or potential of social...

    If you don't see the value or potential of social networking platforms like LinkedIn, then don't even waste your time.

    There is the potential to achieve a number of things through LinkedIn, such...
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    Let me know how this works out for you. Some...

    Let me know how this works out for you. Some day, I imagine that I'll apply for professional status as well- would like to understand the process from the perspective of an applicant.
  26. Consider charging hazard pay. Your basic rate...

    Consider charging hazard pay. Your basic rate includes a set of assumptions, which should include "normal" working conditions. I might be willing to work under some of the extreme conditions...
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    Won't do it ANYMORE and haven't done it EVER are...

    Won't do it ANYMORE and haven't done it EVER are two different things...
    The pictures that I've seen from the Atlanta installation look just like the pictures I saw in the document that icemeister...
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    itsiceman- these numbers are just from what I...

    itsiceman- these numbers are just from what I have collected from observations of different areas around the country. I have never seen any public numbers- I'm sure that there are some association...
  29. Air filters aren't that bad

    I'd rather a filter be catching and trapping debris than my lungs!
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    2011 Commercial Ice Machine Market

    I have read that the current market share for the commercial ice machine business look like this:
    Manitowoc: 40%
    Scotsman: 20%
    Hoshizaki: 20%
    IceOMatic: 10%
    All others: 10%

    Those number seem...
  31. Frequency of Required Ice Machine Cleanings is Subjective

    When I was in restaurant operations health inspectors didn't specify what number of cleanings was adequate. They were more concerned with what the establishment's internal policy was, and if that...
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    Slime in Ice Machine at Subway?

    I know that many Subways have Manitowoc or IceOMatic ice machines (at least from what I have seen in the field). Check with Manitowoc to see if you can have the Luminice retrofitted onto their ice...
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    Ice cleaners

    I was just posting on another thread when I saw this inquiry.

    On the subject of ice machine cleaning, most of my experience suggests that ice machines quickly become dirty or slime ridden from one...
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    UPDATE: Someone in Atlanta showed me the Luminice

    They had slime problems in the past- to the point where their 4 Manitowoc ice machines needed to be cleaned every 3 weeks (and it was reportedly a major cleaning). They installed Luminice about 2...
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    Manitowoc Luminice- any one seen it?

    I saw this gadget at NAFEM in Orlando earlier this year.

    Has anyone seen it? Does it work well?
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    Ice Wand is worthless

    The Ice Wand is a complete waste of money. I would never recommend one of those to my customers- they don't do anything to prevent the need for cleanings. I have a few customers that tried Ice Wand...
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    I got rid of slime in ice machines

    Try Icezone from Biozone Scientific. This is the only product that I have found to work. It works in Subways and in bars- places where yeast can be out of control and wreak havoc on ice machines.
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    I would also add, if possible, find out what...

    I would also add, if possible, find out what exactly you are allergic to. UV-based systems can work wonderfully for specific applications, but they probably won't solve all of your problems.
  39. Ambient temp in attic too high- install temp. control attic fan?

    I've been servicing ice machines for a restaurant and the ambient temperature is simply too high and there are countless problems as a result (~95 degrees F- essentially in the interstitial space...
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