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  1. I'll bet you're skinnyer than me, as it looks...

    I'll bet you're skinnyer than me, as it looks like standard 6x6 floor tiles, I'd have made a little more room inbetween 'em. :)

    I don't see the leg hold-down locator thingys on any of the units....
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    The Foodservice Borg has arrived

    ... and I've been assimilated.

    So. The foodservice repair industry is consolidating, in what looks like a large front line battle with the manufacturers.

    I have it on good info that Whaley...
  3. If it's 3 phase, is the pump motor turning in the...

    If it's 3 phase, is the pump motor turning in the right direction?
  4. Looks like a nice enough system, especially the...

    Looks like a nice enough system, especially the BLending part of it.

    >The BL Series features an adjustable blend valve

    Depending on what your paticular steam needs, you may have to blend in...
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    >I think your right, voltage is voltage. But if...

    >I think your right, voltage is voltage. But if it doesn't have the amperage along with it

    Measured voltage doesn't *have* amperage. Amperage is a function of load. And if you have excessive load,...
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    >and 24.4 VDC out of the rectifier to the switch...

    >and 24.4 VDC out of the rectifier to the switch

    >Again I have the correct voltage being supplied, measured at the motor leads 23.1 VDC

    Just. Stop. Right. There.

    So, either the switch is...
  7. >In my state (Wa) they make it impossible to get...

    >In my state (Wa) they make it impossible to get licensed for hot side

    Are you saying that, to work on the internal components of a hot-side appliance, one must be licenced?

    How many states are...
  8. Make sure, meaning, measure with a meter, that...

    Make sure, meaning, measure with a meter, that they don't have the proofer temperature set too high. If it's over 115 or so degrees, the dough will begin baking in the proofer. It will not rise as...
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    I don't recall exactly where I got them, as I've...

    I don't recall exactly where I got them, as I've had them for years, but a quick Googling shows:
    ...
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    I have the usual numbered drill kit, but what I...

    I have the usual numbered drill kit, but what I use most is the small tapered broach in it for pilot orifices.

    I also have my own larger locking/adjustable square carbide tapered broaches.

    I...
  11. Did you know: single-use high limit safeties?

    At a recent Rational update / refresher course, Klaus stated in no uncertain terms that if a boiler or chamber high limit safety trips, for whatever reason, it must be replaced. And that replacement...
  12. >I guess I won’t ever see that Henny Penny...

    >I guess I won’t ever see that Henny Penny Badbozo posted. Frymaster is pretty well entrenched within our kitchens. At last >count, thirty-five of their vats at work here.

    I'll say it again: I...
  13. I never cared for that Henny Penny purge solenoid...

    I never cared for that Henny Penny purge solenoid open to the air on the KFC fryers I've worked on. Most of the time it would get stuck open or stuck closed. At least it was easy to cap off. :)
    ...
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    It aparently my week for RoboCoupe shop work. ...

    It aparently my week for RoboCoupe shop work.

    Another one came in, a smaller plastic body commercial Robocoupe, forget the model right now.

    Spun her up, whoa, bearings were shot, howls like all...
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    Sad little mixer/chopper

    Just a heads up if you see one of these things. Run away. :)

    So a newer field tech brings this little mixer/chopper in to the shop from a good customer's friend. Got a non-responding "pulse"...
  16. Now this, this is what I call documentation!

    I just love Henny Penny fryers. :)

    View from the backside of the control computer.

    657611
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    Following up on my Rational scc 62 with a dead...

    Following up on my Rational scc 62 with a dead display.

    Pete says if this happens, pull the SD card fully out, power unit up- it should run. If it does, replace SD card. If it doesn't boot,...
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    >Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of...

    >Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

    Ha! Love it. I was always amazed, back in the day, when people would be looking down...
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    Yeah. I run Linux and OSX at home; occationally...

    Yeah. I run Linux and OSX at home; occationally Windows, and only for this reason: At the shop we are not allowed to insert external devices (usb sticks, phone) into any of the Windows (7!)...
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    Yeah. The old scc control was nice. :) To nuke...

    Yeah. The old scc control was nice. :) To nuke it just pull the battery out, pull the network cable out, baddabing you're good as new.

    The dubyaee control will only stop the current program. If...
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    How my last job of 2015 went...

    Easy peasy. Go out to this new assisted-living center and start up their new Rational WE '62e combi. We only got the call on Wednesday late, they need it started up Thursday to open for the state...
  22. These days, you need to be a computer programmer...

    These days, you need to be a computer programmer and accountant to run the "tool" our company has us use these days, our Tablets.

    Weekly "updates" that break things: trip charges that say...
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    >Who the hell sat around bored enough to...

    >Who the hell sat around bored enough to think.... hmm .. i wonder if current travels thru fire ?

    Hmmm, looks like this guy is the first to patent the effect, for the British Gas Company...
    ...
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    >Ahhh...I think the HSI just lights the fire and...

    >Ahhh...I think the HSI just lights the fire and has nothing to do with proving flame.


    No, they use the HSI as the flame sensor also.

    Pretty clever as if it did light the flame, it's *in*...
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    >I gather from your location in your profile and...

    >I gather from your location in your profile and your statement ABOVE - that you've found that southern beach for your wife.

    Ha! No, not really. About 10 years ago we moved from Ole Massachusetts...
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    Back up north in ole Massachusetts, we worked on...

    Back up north in ole Massachusetts, we worked on a ton of bakery stuff, large commercial places and Dunkins, etc. Small deck ovens to those monster 5-pan rotating jobbers. Takes 3 men to pull the...
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    >By the same token, I still don't understand the...

    >By the same token, I still don't understand the purpose of a LOAD CONTROL infinite switch on Vulcan convection oven

    I had a chef explain it to me thusly: I have these delicate things to cook. ...
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    > (After all, that is how all modern commercial...

    > (After all, that is how all modern commercial electric ovens work.)

    Weeelll, no, not all. See, bakery deck ovens are special animals, and the chefs that use them correctly get all anal about...
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    Looking over the schematic for that unit, what...

    Looking over the schematic for that unit, what they are doing with the "levers" is setting the relative heat "power" to the top and bottom element sets, by switching them in series/parallel/whatever,...
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    Make sure your thermostat bypass setting is ok. ...

    Make sure your thermostat bypass setting is ok. It might be going out and popping when coming back on, blowing out the pilot. Sound about the right timing, 30 minutes, for that to happen.

    Has...
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    Very good, EC. I've always marvelled at that...

    Very good, EC. I've always marvelled at that connector, looked like stone-age engineering on a space shuttle.

    I'm working on a '202 Eloma combi (Don't get me started). Almost identical blower...
  32. I feel another episode of Bake WhoaBeGone...

    I feel another episode of Bake WhoaBeGone coming... :)
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    That was what the manufacturer told me when I...

    That was what the manufacturer told me when I called about a monster-sized oven I troubleshooted many months ago.

    I mean this this was big enough to drive a dump truck into.

    I was getting...
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    >Deep fryer Right-o, however it should just...

    >Deep fryer

    Right-o, however it should just explode off your tounge in it's full glory:

    Frymaster MJ burner, with new style "glow-in-the-dark-flue-fire-it's-going-to-do-that-now-exhuast" metal...
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    >Ok, I give up. Something that cooks food ? ...

    >Ok, I give up. Something that cooks food ?

    Something that *frys* food. :)

    And why do you have popcorn on the shop cart in back there? Hell with a shop like that, throw in a never-empty coffee...
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    The Newz from Bake WhoaBeGone

    ( With apologies to Garrison Keiller)

    It's been a quiet week, here in Bake WhoaBeGone; in the valley of the high plains of the SouthEast United states shoreline.

    We've been installing and...
  37. >They are pretty similar to the care control scc...

    >They are pretty similar to the care control scc ovens

    You don't have to open the computer door and flip a switch to access everything. Yay!

    And the adjustable alarms sounds are always a hit.
  38. I dunno, I've been replacing ignition modules all...

    I dunno, I've been replacing ignition modules all over the place at a steady rate on most gas models for a while now. One day air and steam work, next day air goes into gas reset. Burner lights,...
  39. Rinse aid / soap dispenser board. Hobart would...

    Rinse aid / soap dispenser board.

    Hobart would prolly say Hobart on it.
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    Thought you all might need a giggle...

    Saw this today in a, uhh, Silver Cow Pen, who, aparently do some of their work themselves, and perhaps work with what they have lying around.

    This is a Garland 2-door convection oven. ...
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    Vulcan used the square style extensions.

    Vulcan used the square style extensions.
  42. Just put a new capacitor in there, you're done. ...

    Just put a new capacitor in there, you're done.

    Believe me, I'd like the drive, but the travel charge from the right coast will kill ya. :)
  43. Last week I started up a new Blodget BCX, uhh,...

    Last week I started up a new Blodget BCX, uhh, 14E, I think. A nice spritzer style electric combi, and they had a plumber install a reverse osmosis system on the spritzer supply.

    It had a big ol'...
  44. Most of ya'll need to purchase a sense of humor. ...

    Most of ya'll need to purchase a sense of humor. :)

    I was not actually suggesting you bring along a chicken in your toolbag.

    Now that I consider it, most of my customers know me as a clowning...
  45. Saw this quote in a computer tech forum...

    (This was from a guy who repaired computers, it seems like it would be cool for us to do... :)

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    I actually used to have a "sacred rubber voodoo chicken" that I'd bring with me when someone...
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    Great catch there, man. Some of our guys would...

    Great catch there, man. Some of our guys would never have even tugged on the wires, much less figure out what spoke to whom, etc.

    Sounds like the South Bend range oven I just fixed, brand new-...
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    Just last week I had to change out 2 of these...

    Just last week I had to change out 2 of these ignition boxes on different machines.
    Best thing to do is go to function test (scc) or flue gas setup (we) and watch the microamp reading for that...
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    Coldelite is an older brand now owned/serviced by...

    Coldelite is an older brand now owned/serviced by Carpigiani. Parts are still available.
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    Not actually adding anything useful, just a...

    Not actually adding anything useful, just a question/comment:

    Man, lately getting parts out of Hobart is about impossible. We put in a NDA part order on an in-stock part, check back a week later...
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    The only fryers I dislike are those H50...

    The only fryers I dislike are those H50 Frymasters. Such a pain to work on.

    Gimme your basic 4-burner tube fryer. "Yep, leaking at the tube weld, need a new pot/fryer"
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