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    I love idiots plus fire

    The title says it all... For some reason, you have to click on the second one.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy_Qwp7K6J4&list=WL&index=16

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    Didn't see your post- sorry. Just google cap...

    Didn't see your post- sorry. Just google cap start wiring diagram, and look at my components in the pictures. If you figure it out by yourself, you will understand how it works. Then you will have...
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    Check out Micromatic- lots of good info and a...

    Check out Micromatic- lots of good info and a good discussion board.

    http://www.micromatic.com
  4. Hoshizaki Ice Machine Control Circuit Board 2A1410-01

    I'm selling a used Hoshizaki Ice Machine Control Circuit Board 2A1410-01 on E-bay- I took it off a machine I sold and recently pulled out of service due to evaporator damage. Board is in perfect...
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    What I use for checking fractional HP compressors

    664591664601664611I built this rig about 30 years ago, and it has served me well. Had to replace wires and clips over the years but still use it once a week. It will do anything an Annie can, (had...
  6. Thread: Farmer/HVAC tech

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    A post office I used to service had a locking...

    A post office I used to service had a locking cover on the thermostat, but there was a box with a fire extinguisher directly under it. Then during A/C season, the staff would put a hot mug of coffee...
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    As I remember, Hoshizaki licensed the rights from...

    As I remember, Hoshizaki licensed the rights from Kold-draft to make the machine in Japan, but then began selling it in the US. Kold-draft had a fit (they were still viable in those days). That was...
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    Get the number off the bad relay, google/e-bay it...

    Get the number off the bad relay, google/e-bay it and replace.
  9. Thread: R-12 Replacements

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    I agree- MP-39 worked for me,never had a problem...

    I agree- MP-39 worked for me,never had a problem related to it. Still have a few systems running it- hope my 50# inventory takes me to retirement.
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    Old advise is still good advise

    This operation sheet has been posted on the wall of a very old w/i I have serviced for 30 years. Not quite sure how old it is, but I would estimate it would be from the early 50's. (Icemeister, what...
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    Embraco also has factories in Italy, Slovakia,...

    Embraco also has factories in Italy, Slovakia, and China.
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    Always change the contactor with a compressor...

    Always change the contactor with a compressor change. Have it on the invoice from the wholesaler with the compressor even if you have one in stock. First it is good policy, second, if there is an...
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    IIM and DG When they went into cold product in...

    IIM and DG

    When they went into cold product in the 90's it was all True equipment and I was doing True warranty at that time. All was good until IIM took over. I had a few "are you kidding me"...
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    Here is a video of an old one before electronics-...

    Here is a video of an old one before electronics- cut to 1:40 to see the harvest.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwqdajeS1Ug
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    Kold Draft it is! When they were stacked like in...

    Kold Draft it is! When they were stacked like in the movie, working on the cams and springs on the bottom machine was a pain.

    Small trivia point- back in the 80's Hoshizaki licensed the rights to...
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    Ice, I know you probably had one of these as a...

    Ice, I know you probably had one of these as a pet, but please get back in your chair and use your indoor voice http://kebawe.com/smellies/smellie_groupjump.gif

    Living in the Northeast in the...
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    Young refer techs under 30...

    From the great movie, Goodfellas, can any of you young guys identify the ice machines in the famous Copacabana scene at 0:58? Gruppies, please hold back. http://kebawe.com/smellies/smellie_lol.gif...
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    Relay replacement video

    I did a video on that exact subject years ago-


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtkFviy-aWY
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    Two situations I am aware of- A local...

    Two situations I am aware of-

    A local university uses r-12 as an inert gas in some chambers in their electron microscopes. They told me conversion would be 30K or more. Happy to have me show up...
  20. Thread: Hoshzaki guys..

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    Get the brush from your Hoshi distributor, mine...

    Get the brush from your Hoshi distributor, mine was a little pricey, but I don't remember what I paid for it.
    NOT $90 tho. It is very sturdy, mine is over 10 years old, and looks new.

    Seriously,...
  21. Thread: Hoshzaki guys..

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    Try using Nu-Calgon clear cleaner (not the nickle...

    Try using Nu-Calgon clear cleaner (not the nickle safe). It is 75% phosphoric acid and it is the strongest on the market.

    Since the damaging build-up of minerals is on the sides of the channels...
  22. http://kebawe.com/smellies/smellie_cry.gif Ice...

    http://kebawe.com/smellies/smellie_cry.gif Ice is the link king- good intentions on my part, but we all know what they are worth!

    Seriously, lots of good info in the educational forums.
  23. Everything you need is right here- Forum:...

    Everything you need is right here-

    Forum: Refrigeration Load Calc Software
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    Sadly, I agree. No partners.

    Sadly, I agree. No partners.
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    I am partial to a poured concrete pad, vs one of...

    I am partial to a poured concrete pad, vs one of the pos foam jobs. Do you do that for your customers too?
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    Sound logic. Try this first.

    Sound logic. Try this first.
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    Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    Go to advanced search, by clicking on the...

    Go to advanced search, by clicking on the "magnifying glass" with nothing in the field. There you will see search for user name.
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    134A + 404A... was that the nameplate info?

    134A + 404A... was that the nameplate info?
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    Just to add-

    All my parts have to come UPS, and I have found fan blades are the worst thing to describe on the phone. This works for me-

    1) Rotation is either clockwise or counterclockwise shaft end (CWSE -...
  31. Thread: hoshi f450mah

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    Parts are available. The last one I did, you...

    Parts are available. The last one I did, you order the lower bearing assy and the upper extruding head (which has the upper bearing) and return the old assemblies to the factory for credit.

    Part...
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    I remember a company back in the 80's in...

    I remember a company back in the 80's in Buffalo... owned by two guys, one was white, one was black-

    Salt and Pepper Refrigeration!
  33. Thread: just curious

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    Did you mean can't do it? ...

    Did you mean can't do it? http://kebawe.com/smellies/smellie_wink.gif

    In 45 years in the trade, I have never met a female tech, a few at the counter and they were fine, but never stayed long.
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    Frost free flare nuts

    In my experience, it's the freeze/thaw cycle that splits or cracks the flare nuts. These types of nuts let the water drain and alleviate the problem.
  35. Thread: potential relays

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    Current relays on fractional HP, and potential...

    Current relays on fractional HP, and potential relays on 3/4 - 1 HP and up.
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    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns...

    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

    Will Rogers

    Read this-...
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    You never posted the mod number of your machine,...

    You never posted the mod number of your machine, so I'm guessing it is a 404-A machine with an E board. The machine goes into harvest and stays in this mode until the suction line thermistor reaches...
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    Looks like an old floor furnace . See the rod...

    Looks like an old floor furnace . See the rod attached to the gas valve knob? You used it to control the gas valve/pilot without getting in the crawlspace.

    Just guessing, but I would say early...
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    The fan is hiding between the coil and the...

    The fan is hiding between the coil and the compressor.
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    The line is the capillary for the pressure...

    The line is the capillary for the pressure control. Yea, the pressure control is likely original too- black metal, not even black plastic!
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    Classic Victory Reach-in

    I have serviced this school account for 30 years, and have always loved this Victory cooler. I'm guessing it's about 60 years old (note the label tag, when there is no zip code, you know it's old),...
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    A coil sensing thermostat (constant cut-in like...

    A coil sensing thermostat (constant cut-in like pecmsg said) would be the best solution. Ranco A12-700 or 701.

    A lot of residential units will run with the power to the defrost timer supplied by...
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    Check continuity on the float. The reed switch...

    Check continuity on the float. The reed switch might be stuck closed. I assume you cleaned the inside of the float chamber and the float.
  44. Thread: PTC issue

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    Here is a good article from RSES on all...

    Here is a good article from RSES on all fractional HP start relays.

    http://www.rses.org/assets/rses_journal/0514_Compressors.pdf
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    For what it's worth-

    I have worked on a number of Hoshi sandwich or pizza tables, and it looks like the evap changing would be a lot easier than a True.

    They all are sub-par, due to " I want to spend as little as...
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    I have found when you have a harvest problem on a...

    I have found when you have a harvest problem on a Hoshi KM, first pop off the top-

    Pull the distribution tube, funnels, and fill tube- are they clean?

    Look down thru the evaporator and check...
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    I serviced a Master-bilt gelato case recently,...

    I serviced a Master-bilt gelato case recently, with a small leak. Mind you, this is a $18,000 case. The manufacturer used a braided line on the suction side for pulling out the condensing unit. ...
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    This is mine-

    I built this rig about 30 years ago- over the years it has served me well, with a little maintenance. The four clips on the right are common, start,run and ground. The two blacks are for the...
  49. Thread: A liittle help...

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    A liittle help...

    This should probably be in the commercial section, but not much activity there.

    Normally I just do commercial refrigeration, but was called out by a well driller I know, who does ground source...
  50. Try using a rheostat on the heater circuit.

    Try using a rheostat on the heater circuit.
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