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    2sac- Close, middle eastern cuisine hvacguy55-...

    2sac- Close, middle eastern cuisine

    hvacguy55- about an hour outside of Chicago

    I was not here to work on any of this equipment, and wouldn't touch any of it with a 10 foot pole, just for fear...
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    Not sure where to start here

    All pics were taken this summer at a local restaurant

    http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q564/danbb/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20130812_110556_608.jpg
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    Maybe they got tired of refilling the AUCS? I...

    Maybe they got tired of refilling the AUCS? I don't know how though, since it seems like the aucs usually quit working before the little bottle is empty
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    yeah, a manitowoc should have just copper under...

    yeah, a manitowoc should have just copper under the caps
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    Beware though, some municipalities forbid wells...

    Beware though, some municipalities forbid wells for any water, as it cuts into their "water monopoly", make sure to read the contract that was signed before tying into the city water
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    Nothing has changed in Chicago... Literally,...

    Nothing has changed in Chicago... Literally, NOTHING. It is nice here in Northwest Indiana, just across the state line from Chicago, where both the good guys and the criminals are armed. Sure beats...
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    code here requires unions to be installed before...

    code here requires unions to be installed before the tank, so everyone seems to use dielectrics
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    I don't see dielectric unions between the copper...

    I don't see dielectric unions between the copper and the tank either
  9. Thread: Scotsman IMO

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    expansion valve or charging problems could cause...

    expansion valve or charging problems could cause the barrel temp to go too low, freezing the ice too solid and making the auger unable to turn. The motor or gearbox could be bad, causing the auger...
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    http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

    http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
  11. Thread: cleaning ice mkr

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    depends on your water and air quality. Get one...

    depends on your water and air quality. Get one that's easy to clean, which rules out two major brands right away, if you have a choice. Avid Scotsman prodigys like the plague, and I would also avoid...
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    Run the back of your fingernail in a direction...

    Run the back of your fingernail in a direction perpendicular to the slats, does the plate have a good, consistent ring to it or do some of the slats have a more dead "pinging" sound to them
  13. When you consider the huge amount of heat being...

    When you consider the huge amount of heat being either rejected or absorbed by the outside unit, any gains or losses are not going to be significant, probably not even noticeable
  14. Thread: E 15 warning

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    Yeah, and if that's not bad enough, you ever seen...

    Yeah, and if that's not bad enough, you ever seen a small engine carburetor that has run on this garbage? I think it wastes more resources since most people are inclined to replace engine-powered...
  15. Thread: E 15 warning

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    I've known for a long time that ethanol is for...

    I've known for a long time that ethanol is for drinking, not for fuel:hijacked:
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    From the source I found, the refrigeration units...

    From the source I found, the refrigeration units had their own compressor room in a separate location. This one appears to be only air conditioning, and was pumped down into the condenser for the...
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    344371 From what I read, and taking wide...

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    From what I read, and taking wide liberties, and a little time on MS Paint, here is the system as I imagine it. Seem reasonable? Thoughts? Drawing it out to try to explain to OP
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    OK, it appears that the refrigeration unit was...

    OK, it appears that the refrigeration unit was about a 5-ton capacity unit, water cooled receiver/condenser, and all the refrigerant (20-50) lbs had been pumped into the condenser, which was removed,...
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    From the plans, it appears that there was a...

    From the plans, it appears that there was a boiler room in the basement too, and is likely what fed the radiator seen in the picture. I doubt whether the compressors in the room directly behind the...
  20. Avoid a new Indigo till they've worked the bugs...

    Avoid a new Indigo till they've worked the bugs out, most Manitowoc undercounters are pretty reliable, just beware that they like to bust the bottom evaporator moldings and our distributor has told...
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    I'm no chemist, but methyl chloride doesn't sound...

    I'm no chemist, but methyl chloride doesn't sound very flammable to me. It would probably decompose at high temperatures, causing irritating and possibly deadly gas, but I don't think it would start...
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    Yeah, but with all the technology, they still...

    Yeah, but with all the technology, they still can't get them to run worth a d*mn. I just had another service call this week with an ice thickness probe popsickle going on
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    Does that machine live outside?

    Does that machine live outside?
  24. Thread: School shootings

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    When's the last time you have heard of a crime...

    When's the last time you have heard of a crime committed with an automatic weapon? As for semi-auto, you're talking probably 75% of the guns in America, good luck with that. The places with the more...
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    Different, a normal walk-in cooler/freezer...

    Different, a normal walk-in cooler/freezer compressor won't survive too many harvest cycles on an ice machine, most of the ice machine compressors don't even cross reference on Copeland's site, you...
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    No one will empty the ice bin in advance, and...

    No one will empty the ice bin in advance, and they all complain about not having ice, so we usually use the garbage bag method. I know it's not right, but otherwise we have ticked off customers. For...
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    "netsh interface ip delete arpcache" on Windows,...

    "netsh interface ip delete arpcache" on Windows, but I do have to ask, what does this have to do with refrigeration and icemaking?
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    I've seen them running with the entire grid...

    I've seen them running with the entire grid missing, a few slats missing won't hurt anything
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    How old is it? Manitowoc's warranty on the...

    How old is it? Manitowoc's warranty on the evaporator is 5 years
  30. Thread: WTF

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    I lost it at "transporting lab animals without a...

    I lost it at "transporting lab animals without a permit":grin2:
  31. http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?880392-As-...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?880392-As-of-7-20-11-this-forum-is-not-to-be-used-for-equipment-related-discussion
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    I don't think an ice machine is going to like the...

    I don't think an ice machine is going to like the temperature glides seen in these "drop-in" replacements. At best, you might get the charge correct for a single given temperature, but I doubt you...
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    Don't they have a microswitch that won't let the...

    Don't they have a microswitch that won't let the machine run unless the valve is closed?
  34. 404a would probably require a new TXV at the least

    404a would probably require a new TXV at the least
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    That would be a waste, simply add some slick 50...

    That would be a waste, simply add some slick 50 to the oil, run it for 100 miles, then drain all the oil out... the oil is no longer neeeded
  36. Last time I worked on a house this age, I ended...

    Last time I worked on a house this age, I ended up just cutting the pipe back until I had a piece that would take solder, one fitting, however, got the 15% treatment because my flux kept washing out....
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    I stopped using that stuff a long time ago, I...

    I stopped using that stuff a long time ago, I just top them off with a good quality dexron VI fluid, it holds up better with all that coolant there
    Oh, be sure to check it idling in neutral though,...
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    I love how they say that it is inconspicuous and...

    I love how they say that it is inconspicuous and fast to just cut out a bad component without recovering the gas first:gah:
    then they start talking about the eventual phaseout of R-410a. The scam...
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    If you are bidding a job, it doesn't matter what...

    If you are bidding a job, it doesn't matter what he can get the equipment for, you are buying, marking up, and installing the equipment, not him. If he insists on buying equipment and having you...
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    I'm sorry, we weren't trying to be mean, its just...

    I'm sorry, we weren't trying to be mean, its just a natural response to dry to put someone down when you know that they're the best electrician to walk the face of this earth. We are actually...
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    So you're proud of my work?:grin2:

    So you're proud of my work?:grin2:
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    Yeah, I heard that he's got to be one of the best...

    Yeah, I heard that he's got to be one of the best and most qualified electricians on this site, we should really be learning from him:grin2:
  43. the results make me feel the need to drink...

    the results make me feel the need to drink heavily now
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    Tell her to wrap it in insulation too, just so it...

    Tell her to wrap it in insulation too, just so it doesn't get too warm?
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    Unfortunately, that's an all too common diagnosis...

    Unfortunately, that's an all too common diagnosis on Manitowoc's flakers, their cubers are some of the best in the industry, but if you want a reliable flaker, look at Hoshizaki
  46. Thread: Scotsman cme256

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    What's the manufacturer's model and serial number...

    What's the manufacturer's model and serial number for the bin?
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    I'd try pulling the auger out of the evaporator...

    I'd try pulling the auger out of the evaporator first, there should be bolts near the top, holding that bearing on, once those are out you can lift the whole auger and bearing out and see if that...
  48. Thread: Sealtite snake

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    Ah, that makes sense, I though they had pulled...

    Ah, that makes sense, I though they had pulled the coax cables from the satellite through the sealtite and through the condensing unit's disconnect to get it into the building
  49. Thread: Sealtite snake

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    Are they running those data cables with the high...

    Are they running those data cables with the high voltage power to the condensing unit?
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    Don't use 15% on steel unless you are certain...

    Don't use 15% on steel unless you are certain that it doesn't contain phosphorus, it will make the steel brittle and prone to cracking
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