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    >Have a new tab welded on Hoo boy, I can see...

    >Have a new tab welded on

    Hoo boy, I can see you don't work for one of the PT Holdings group companies. :)

    Safety, safety, safety (And cover your behind)

    After the glass failed due to heat...
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    I recently worked on an Alto, a 202-class gas...

    I recently worked on an Alto, a 202-class gas unit, a few months out of warranty. Poor thing eats an ignitor every year or so. It's had computer failure, and more.

    Anyway, the inner door glass...
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    Although not much help, I feel your pain. I had...

    Although not much help, I feel your pain. I had one one the big 202-class things, I forget the model number. I finally had to walk away from it, and no one else would touch the thing.

    We got the...
  4. Like our industry needs more stress...

    So, since being brought into the PTH (PT Holdings) group of companies, the push is on for safety.

    Now that PT Holdings has brought in a second, large(r) funding source, we *vill* be safe. Plans...
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    Aha, I think we are talking about 2 different...

    Aha, I think we are talking about 2 different "hood"s here.

    A typical OVEN hood is directly attached to the oven, extending a short distance over the oven door. It has no previsions for makeup...
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    In general, I've never seen a rack oven control...

    In general, I've never seen a rack oven control any make-up air unit. All it had control of was the flue draft inducer, and on occation the overhanging hood fan if it was forced exhuast.

    I looked...
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    > We did not need a floor jack, and dont see a...

    > We did not need a floor jack, and dont see a use for it.
    > It dropped to the floor pretty bad.

    Well, thar ya go. :)

    I remember using a 4x4 of a certain length and the floor jack to raise it...
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    Bring a couple of strong friends and a floor...

    Bring a couple of strong friends and a floor jack, that puppy is heavy.
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    I believe there is a very small hole in the...

    I believe there is a very small hole in the bayonet shaft, opposite where the pin protrudes, that you insert a small punch into to tap out the pin, if it isn't too destroyed. I've had to heat the pin...
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    > I can't see UP to see if...there's no HOOD? I...

    > I can't see UP to see if...there's no HOOD? I take it there's no hood...is there?

    Nope. The only hood is about 20 feet away, full of unmoveable equipment.

    > Is that a Chinese restaurant?...
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    An exhuasting issue :)

    This is a view of the top of a double stack of *GAS* full sized Southbend convection ovens I had the pleasure of working on today.

    (Sorry again, the rotation when uploaded gets confused)

    Notice...
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    Oh, the perils of this job...

    So, like, I'm The Mixer Guy. If a call comes in to repair a mixer, guess who's going.

    We get a call at a new customer, pizza shop/pub-ish place. It's like 120 miles away. No brand name known, or...
  13. Troubleshooting 101, per my old boss: It...

    Troubleshooting 101, per my old boss:

    It worked yesterday, it's not working now. What has changed?

    There's our job in a nutshell...
  14. Just when you think you have a clue...

    ...a job like this comes along, and you look like, a, uh, Bozo. :)

    Late last year, we got a call to start up 2 new Lincoln 1451 conveyor pizza ovens. And asap.

    As usual, fat, dumb, and happy,...
  15. >That care pump will be fun to replace. But hey,...

    >That care pump will be fun to replace. But hey, at least the left side of the machine is accessible!!

    Naa, it's an 8 year old SCC beauty, no care pump anywhere.

    This was our first service...
  16. Heheh. Remember that photo the next time you...

    Heheh. Remember that photo the next time you order room service at your Holiday Inn.
  17. Naa, that's the way UltraFryer bases are- lots of...

    Naa, that's the way UltraFryer bases are- lots of open area underneath.
  18. Nightmare install location for Rational

    Helped a tech out with this jewel of an install the other day...

    (Can't seem to get it turned around properly...)


    689151
  19. >pump on the new AM15 is a fraction of the HP...

    >pump on the new AM15 is a fraction of the HP that was on the AM14, so it doesn't
    >clean as well due to "water saving "flow pressure.

    Ummm, my bullcrap detector is ringing off it's hook. :)
    ...
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    Piper Products seems to be the current owner of...

    Piper Products seems to be the current owner of Servolift stuff.

    They list a model 501-3 on their site, a 3-well roll-around unit.

    Can't say if the elements are the same...

    www piperonline...
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    >The part # is 00-274230-2 and list is 964.79 and...

    >The part # is 00-274230-2 and list is 964.79 and they are in stock...

    Partstown: "List Price: $ 1929.58"

    I think the 240/460 motor is a different number? That one is 208/240.
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    >Has it always been this way? It seems like it...

    >Has it always been this way? It seems like it has gotten worse as of late.

    No, Hobart used to give discounts off list. And the office they had in Winsor, CT, was staffed by knowlegeable folks....
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    Update: My Gm aparently was going to give the...

    Update:

    My Gm aparently was going to give the customer a big discount, and went to order the motor. It appears it *is* NLA!

    I didn't hear any more about it, so I'll see tomorrow.

    Can you...
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    Hobart vs The Rest of the World

    Dramatic, yes, but after yesterday, I dunno. I realize Our Company (tm) gets no discount off list price from the 'Bart, which makes our list price double or more Hobart's. But, man...

    I'm on call...
  25. >Let me clarify. The water faucet symbol with a...

    >Let me clarify. The water faucet symbol with a question mark will flash. I think it comes on after so many seconds
    >of trying to fill the steam generator. So maybe I have water pressure issue?
    ...
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    [sigh] No. Just no. If you have 24 volts, you...

    [sigh]
    No. Just no. If you have 24 volts, you *have* 24 volts. Meter, megger, mighty moe, whatever.

    If the megger showed leakage to ground, you wouldn't have 24 volts. And if it was leaking to...
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    > I'm taking time off this week to rethink my...

    > I'm taking time off this week to rethink my position here as it is

    Oh? Thinking of venturing out into the real world, are we? :)

    If I were you, I wouldn't hesitate dialing or emailing...
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    I wonder if the gas pressure is dropping over...

    I wonder if the gas pressure is dropping over time...

    Things to check...
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    My notes say that the burner input air hose is...

    My notes say that the burner input air hose is off or perforated, or there's some strong reverse airflow (duh), and check burnerbox at tripleweld for hole.
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    Oh gawd. We have nothing to do with any branch...

    Oh gawd. We have nothing to do with any branch but our own. :)

    I remember something from the last class I wrote down regarding this. I'll see if I can dig up my notes.
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    HSPPAN is the Panera model, custom times embedded...

    HSPPAN is the Panera model, custom times embedded in the controller.
    HSPPUS is the general US version, generic times in the controller, changeable.
    Both have identical innards, and computers, it's...
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    2 additional notes to all this from the...

    2 additional notes to all this from the trenches...

    It has been made clear to us, in no uncertain terms, that we are a new company, new attitude, cost cutting, cost control and growth is...
  33. 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...
  35. 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?
  36. 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...
  39. >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...
  40. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. >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...
  45. 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"...
  48. Now this, this is what I call documentation!

    I just love Henny Penny fryers. :)

    View from the backside of the control computer.

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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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