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    I'm taking care of their Hardt Inferno 3500...

    I'm taking care of their Hardt Inferno 3500 rotisseries also. For a self-cleaning oven that requires 4 or 5 steps to be performed by the operator, the back burners are always clogged with soap...
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    I am Dave@recoinc.com. And thank you.

    I am Dave@recoinc.com. And thank you.
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    Bad Bozo, you saved my evening. I almost never...

    Bad Bozo, you saved my evening. I almost never walk away from a piece of equipment, and it was driving me nuts. The computer sucks, the logic is clunky, and service accessibility is only an...
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    Costo Combi Ovens: Eloma Genius T6-11

    I am looking for input from anybody that has experience on Eloma combi ovens, evidently Costco is quite fond of them. Their factory is in Germany and they have reps here. I started with an error...
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    If you have a wheel from a hobart bandsaw, the...

    If you have a wheel from a hobart bandsaw, the planetary shaft fits perfectly into its hub. Then some 4x4's set across the bowl support arms will allow you to use the bowl lift to raise and lower it....
  6. Hose to pipethread fitting, screw it into a pvc...

    Hose to pipethread fitting, screw it into a pvc male or female adapter.
  7. Thread: What I truly hate

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    On the other hand, we get exposed to the kind of...

    On the other hand, we get exposed to the kind of bacteria that never sees the light of day...it must increase our resistance to disease, I haven't been sick in over 10 years...
  8. Thread: Beverage Tech

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    I did 20 7-Elevens in Eastern Washington for 3...

    I did 20 7-Elevens in Eastern Washington for 3 years. Did their postmix (soda fountains), coffee brewers, hot chocolate, FCBs (slurpee units), cash registers (right before they were made obsolete),...
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    C'mon, Ecto! Show us your bailiwick!

    C'mon, Ecto! Show us your bailiwick!
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    wrong thread

    wrong thread
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    The oven came to me set at 625 for 7 minutes,...

    The oven came to me set at 625 for 7 minutes, double the temp and half the time that the take & bake said to do, and it was about the best pizza quality I have seen.
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    682451682461Today I finally got to test the CTX...

    682451682461Today I finally got to test the CTX DZ33 pizza oven. It doesn't employ a blower, only radiant plates and it gives the option of four heating zones: top left, top right, bottom left, top...
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    I do the self-contained refrigeration equipment,...

    I do the self-contained refrigeration equipment, but more of the food-processing type. We DO test equipment with product whenever necessary, like bakery revolving-rack ovens. I once baked 72 dozen...
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    In-House Techs, Post Your Shop!

    This is where I am considered the Small Equipment Division of our company, Refrigeration Equipment Company, Inc. of Yakima, Washington. It
    is a work in progress, but I call it home. I'd like to...
  15. Thread: Excited to learn.

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    1.) Fix the equipment and physically prove to...

    1.) Fix the equipment and physically prove to yourself that it is fixed. 2.) Fix the customer. Make sure they are satisfied and then get a signature.
  16. Thread: Simple device

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    I invented a combination service valve...

    I invented a combination service valve wrench/crescent wrench that sounds like yours, so far...after finding out all the roadblocks and huge amount of money involved to bring it to market, I retired...
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    I have a Supco M-501 megger, and it can be used...

    I have a Supco M-501 megger, and it can be used not only to identify current leaks, but as a crystal ball to let your customer know of an impending compressor failure, or any motor for that matter....
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    Back when I didn't know better, I did something...

    Back when I didn't know better, I did something similar, and ended up having to do a long, slow jump about 15 feet. I landed squarely on my feet and thought I lucked out. I cracked both heels and...
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    The main problem I have with steamers is calcium...

    The main problem I have with steamers is calcium buildup from improperly filtered water. Boilers have a way of making the suspended solids in hard (or any) water come out and deposit in sheets on...
  20. In Washington, 06A is commercial refrigeration. ...

    In Washington, 06A is commercial refrigeration. 07A is appliances. We got tagged by a Labor and Industries spy for working on a simple light socket in a hot case, because it was beyond the scope of...
  21. Yes. Commercial refrigeration is 06A, hotside is...

    Yes. Commercial refrigeration is 06A, hotside is 07A. You used to be able to "grandfather" over to it, no more.
  22. In my state (Wa) they make it impossible to get...

    In my state (Wa) they make it impossible to get licensed for hot side from just a commercial refrigeration license. You have to get hired and work under a journeyman's license endorsement for...
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    And the Hertz. You can count the 60 cycles in a...

    And the Hertz. You can count the 60 cycles in a second if you're licensed.
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    A 3D parts printer on the truck would be nice.

    A 3D parts printer on the truck would be nice.
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    I want to give this a bump. We are again looking...

    I want to give this a bump. We are again looking to expand and this previous job posting still applies. Any Hobart guys looking for a change and a raise?
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    I've noticed this on some of the newer cheapo s/c...

    I've noticed this on some of the newer cheapo s/c commercial refers. They call for a very small charge...7 oz or so, and when you start it up it acts just like it's undercharged, but if you leave it...
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    Can't tell too much from the pictures, but it...

    Can't tell too much from the pictures, but it looks like the outside arm of the cradle on the end closest to where the racks exit. The scratches look like metal on metal going back and forth. I...
  28. How about these guys from India and such, coming...

    How about these guys from India and such, coming and buying hotels and 7-11's? Many of the ones I've come to know are fluent in at least 5 languages. I guess they know a little bit more than I do.
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    That might be where the filters used to go...

    That might be where the filters used to go...
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    It should flow freely. Blast it.

    It should flow freely. Blast it.
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    On the upside, doing a chain gives you the...

    On the upside, doing a chain gives you the opportunity to master the equipment you'd be working on. Get the Service Manual, talk to the manufacturer's in-house techs. Take covers off, run...
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    I've seen resistors similar to this on the...

    I've seen resistors similar to this on the contactor coils of electric chicken fryers. They call them quencharcs, and are a type of bleed resistor to dissipate stored charge and prevent arcing. I...
  33. Got a fearless Refer Tech covering it. Thanks...

    Got a fearless Refer Tech covering it. Thanks for looking.
  34. Blodgett Combi Oven in Salt Lake City --Service Call Needed

    My company is in need of a commercial appliance technician to troubleshoot and repair a Blodgett B14G-
    AB combi oven, located in Salt Lake City. Problem is that the fan won't start unless started...
  35. Did an older KFC walkin cooler, the evaporator...

    Did an older KFC walkin cooler, the evaporator drain was missing and the condensate was running down into a tote full of chicken....they said they'd done it that way for years....
  36. There is a bakery case by Structural Concepts...

    There is a bakery case by Structural Concepts that uses a dual pressure control to regulate temp, but serves the added function of sounding an alarm if the condenser gets plugged and trips the high...
  37. Thread: R290 VS R22

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    R290 does not contain the added odorant that...

    R290 does not contain the added odorant that grilling lp does.
  38. Thread: R290 VS R22

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    Do a search on ebay for R290. 20 pound tank of...

    Do a search on ebay for R290. 20 pound tank of R290 under $200. They say it's the equivalent of 30 lbs of R22, too.
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    How about the clutch? There are a couple of...

    How about the clutch? There are a couple of clutch plates that work just like a car's clutch and they get worn out eventually. If you're getting into the tranny, you're going to be removing the...
  40. Thread: turbo air leaking

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    The evaporators are really chintzy. We replace...

    The evaporators are really chintzy. We replace them frequently.
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    I recently rebuilt one of these for a customer....

    I recently rebuilt one of these for a customer. The first deadweight holds back normal operating pressure. If its outlet gets plugged, as they do from lack of cleaning, the secondary weight vents...
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    Yeah. Maybe someday we'll be able to harness the...

    Yeah. Maybe someday we'll be able to harness the power of the sun to grow plants!
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    Buckwheat Converted to Islam

    Buckwheat from the Little Rascals has converted to Islam. He now goes by Khareem of Wheat.
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    We've gotten linear actuators from Grainger. Easy...

    We've gotten linear actuators from Grainger. Easy fix. I put a rolling rack under the lift platform with a couple 2x4s to hold it up for me.
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    I don't know of any good reason to grease the...

    I don't know of any good reason to grease the electrical connections. Must be leaking in unless they're making the bakers do their own "service".
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    I have worked on these in the past in Safeways. ...

    I have worked on these in the past in Safeways. The most frequent problem I had was burnt contacts in the ice cube relays. You can follow the diagram to identify which ones they are, but if they...
  47. Why? It's hard to imagine the need for...

    Why? It's hard to imagine the need for refrigeration in Antarctica.
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    The Feds have admitted that cannabis can not only...

    The Feds have admitted that cannabis can not only stop cancer, but it is effective in destroying a certain type of inoperable brain tumor. They will now have to reclassify cannabis as no longer a...
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    Stay thirsty, my friend. Stay

    Stay thirsty, my friend.




    Stay
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    It's me. The whole thing just blew my mind. And...

    It's me. The whole thing just blew my mind. And that's WITHOUT sampling! Not allowed.
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