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    Thanks, samservice. It is old, but what we do is...

    Thanks, samservice. It is old, but what we do is restoration. First I do the primary cleaning/sanitizing, testing and identifying problems, then I have Hobart come to our shop and check them out. ...
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    It is a meat autowrapper/weigh/tag system, Hobart...

    It is a meat autowrapper/weigh/tag system, Hobart model UWS, a/n 34-1296-876. Thanks in advance.
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    Deciphering Hobart Serial Numbers

    Does anybody know whether Hobart includes date of manufacture in their serial numbers? I called our local Hobart and they said the last three numbers were the date of manufacture. None of the units...
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    Air Wall Adjustment Specs For Hobart DRO 2G

    I am in need of a chart showing the airwall gaps in a Hobart DRO 2G Bakery oven, s/n 680307291. Made by Hobart Canada, does not have ML number. I have most of the other ovens' charts, can't seem to...
  5. Everybody thinks fascism is just Nazi cruelty. ...

    Everybody thinks fascism is just Nazi cruelty. It is the union of government and industry. We live in a fascist nation.
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    Don't forget to add Freon! Always add Freon.

    Don't forget to add Freon! Always add Freon.
  7. Thread: JUST NASTY !!!

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    I think people DO get sick from it. We just...

    I think people DO get sick from it. We just never hear. Doing service in small remote towns with well water is even worse. In addition to the popular maintenance-free program, there are all kinds...
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    As an in-shop tech for a company that rebuilds...

    As an in-shop tech for a company that rebuilds equipment to custom orders, I can attest that ice flakers are not your normal icemaker. The wear they show at the end of their usefulness tells a story...
  9. I don't work in residential, but I do have the...

    I don't work in residential, but I do have the honor of helping oversee several apprentices in commercial service, and as far as speed is concerned, I do have some things to offer. Probably every...
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    I have noticed a big difference in toggle,...

    I have noticed a big difference in toggle, rocker, and infinite switches over the years, and it always comes back to the contacts burning out. They come from the usual foreign sources, and I don't...
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    That's a pretty cool idea. Sent from my...

    That's a pretty cool idea.

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    What will you use to power the light? Could you...

    What will you use to power the light? Could you tie it in to the timer so it's obvious to turn the gas off? Maybe a siren, or a bell...I feel your pain.
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    If I understand you correctly, by no power you...

    If I understand you correctly, by no power you mean it does not utilize electrical power. A light would require something to run it, but how about just using a timer with an alarm? Somebody is still...
  14. 5 years seems pretty optimistic for everybody to...

    5 years seems pretty optimistic for everybody to get smart all of a sudden. Really, the more I see DIY work done in my field (commercial food service and refrigeration), the more I have customers...
  15. Thread: Door Gaskets

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    Besides aging and oxidation, I find the thing...

    Besides aging and oxidation, I find the thing that wears out gaskets sooner is sticky food residue all over the surfaces, and eventually they start tearing. Gaskets kept clean last longer.
  16. Thread: Got shocked

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    this has prompted me to take another look at arc...

    this has prompted me to take another look at arc flash and how it can melt whatever you're wearing right onto your skin, making the burn worse than if you weren't wearing anything at all. Cotton is...
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    Knowledge is power. They can't bully us into...

    Knowledge is power. They can't bully us into doing something that we are not sure of, additionally, we can't be forced to do anything illegal, like jumping out a safety for a "special" customer.
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    The expense of the motor plus seals, shipping,...

    The expense of the motor plus seals, shipping, labor, ... not much room left for making a buck. Parts town can give you an idea of motor cost. More than half the cost of new, I start steering them...
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    Your old or current employer probably has a copy...

    Your old or current employer probably has a copy of it. I was able to make myself a new laminated card with a photocopy reduction of what they had on file.
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    Good luck. Hobart is pretty tight with their...

    Good luck. Hobart is pretty tight with their service manuals.

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    Well, I'm confused. What is a 120 volt unit with...

    Well, I'm confused. What is a 120 volt unit with a 3-phase motor and inverter bits? Could OC be overcurrent?
  22. Didja see the "wall of shame" entry today on lp...

    Didja see the "wall of shame" entry today on lp being used in r22 units? Maybe a sniff test would be in order.
  23. I have replaced a foam pack in the previous...

    I have replaced a foam pack in the previous model Cornelius FCB, but it was not cost effective compared to getting a factory-refurbished replacement. It looks like you have accessed the diagnostic...
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    Central Washington State

    Well established, Yakima-based company has opportunities for some well-rounded, self-actuating technicians. We are currently seeking an 07A (WA) experienced commercial appliance technician,
    an...
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    Another thing is that a water regulator up on top...

    Another thing is that a water regulator up on top would help to tone down the water volume, if this hasn't already been done.
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    The elements do not cycle like the fans do. They...

    The elements do not cycle like the fans do. They cycle if the setpoint is reached as it normally would. Have you inspected the elements and the water spray with the cover off? If they're scaled...
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    Had a walk in cooler rooftop condenser fan go out...

    Had a walk in cooler rooftop condenser fan go out in the middle of the night, and the carpet cleaner guy had a BIG one of those. We did the same thing to get through the weekend. Easy fix on...
  28. Each barrel has its own electronic expansion...

    Each barrel has its own electronic expansion valve. Are they both working? There is a pretty good service manual on these. The unit's electronics include a self diagnostic program where you can...
  29. Why You Can't Drain an Ice Machine to the Crawlspace In A Residence

    I need some help from my Residential Technician affiliates here. I have done commercial R and food equipment for 20+ years and have repaired a Manitowoc undercounter shotglass cuber for a customer,...
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    I kinda like it. I work in a small shop area...

    I kinda like it. I work in a small shop area with limited drain access, where I rebuild all kinds of food equipment. This could be useful to expand my usable test stations. Welcome to Washington. ...
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    I have had the opportunity to have one of these...

    I have had the opportunity to have one of these humiliate me. 2 out of three times it ended up being the relay board, the other one time it was the telephone cords that connect from the board to the...
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    Thanks so much for the excellent input and...

    Thanks so much for the excellent input and response. My factory guy started with the wrong orifice size due to not dividing the total btu's by the number of burners. We've all been there. You are...
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    High Elevation Gas Orifice Deregulation

    Can anybody point me to a chart for resizing gas orifices (nat & lp) in high altitude? I have a Blodgett DFG100-3-S stacked convection oven going to live at a resort in Montana at 7,500 feet...
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    Probley a quart low own Freon, too.

    Probley a quart low own Freon, too.
  35. Thread: Leak repair

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    There's nothing wrong with a bandaid to stop the...

    There's nothing wrong with a bandaid to stop the bleeding while you arrange for the final fix. In this case it worked.

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  36. Thread: Leak repair

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    Sorry, Joe. I was there and saw it. No leak with...

    Sorry, Joe. I was there and saw it. No leak with soap bubbles. Refrepairman, do you often call bs without investigation?

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  37. Thread: Leak repair

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and describe a...

    I'm going to go out on a limb and describe a repair I observed my 31-years-experienced refrigeration mentor perform on a charged R22 supermarket case that was fully charged. It had an obvious...
  38. In addition to the 06A you have to have an 07A to...

    In addition to the 06A you have to have an 07A to work on the hot side. Something the Electrical Unions met in the middle of the night to vote into law without ANY representation from the...
  39. Thread: Hobart 5712

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    The first one of those I did took me 3 days and...

    The first one of those I did took me 3 days and lots of unbillable parts and freight to fix what I broke. I learned and only billed what was right. Absolutely no help from Hobart.

    Sent from my...
  40. Thread: Hobart 5712

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    Actually, I meant to question your model number...

    Actually, I meant to question your model number but assumed you meant a slicer like a 2712, 2912, etc.
  41. Thread: Hobart 5712

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    If you're seeing that you have to drive the shaft...

    If you're seeing that you have to drive the shaft out from the bottom after you remove the plastic pulley from inside, that would be correct. You can lay the slicer up on its back, remove the feet...
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    Probably a couple of hours once you're set...

    Probably a couple of hours once you're set up.Sometimes the screws can be aged from heat and break off. Just plan for what can go wrong. Maybe some high temp wire and terminals. Good luck.

    Sent...
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    You will need to separate the griddle plate from...

    You will need to separate the griddle plate from the base. Use a prybar, some 2x4 blocks and gradually lift it off to where you can pull the sensing bulbs off the bottom of the plate. Once it's...
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    A coil that is filled with that greasy lint has...

    A coil that is filled with that greasy lint has decreased airflow, and the defrost doesn't complete itself. After the ice is gone, I usually find a layer of crud.
  45. It sounds like you'll have to remove the griddle...

    It sounds like you'll have to remove the griddle plate to get the new cap tube in. I use a prybar for lift and a series of 2x4 blocks to get it up for access, or I get a guy or two to help me tip it...
  46. Thread: Old EPA card

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    I lost mine and got a copy of it from my...

    I lost mine and got a copy of it from my employer. Shrunk it to wallet size, laminated it, voila. New card. But yes, I tried to get a copy from the original testing company (got mine in 92) and...
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    Pressure Fryer Hairline crack

    I am/was restoring a Henny Penny pressure fryer (600C body with computron 8000 controls) for a customer hellbent on getting this old thing done, who also OK'd a pretty large estimate. In the process...
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    It's been a while, but I used to use MP-66 for...

    It's been a while, but I used to use MP-66 for this.
  49. Thread: Vulcan proofer

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    You have to be right. This thing doesn't have a...

    You have to be right. This thing doesn't have a separate humidity control, it's only source of water is what is in the pan, so no water, no steam other than what the hot food contributes. Maybe...
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    It's just too True to be good.

    It's just too True to be good.
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