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  1. Try using a rheostat on the heater circuit.

    Try using a rheostat on the heater circuit.
  2. Thread: Koolaire

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    Yes, water level control. Here is the service...

    Yes, water level control. Here is the service manual. See page 57 for a picture of the sensor. It looks pretty basic, without all the useless bells and whistles of the Indigo. And yes, X3 n the...
  3. Thread: Koolaire

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    Thanks for the input.

    Thanks for the input.
  4. Thread: Koolaire

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    Koolaire

    So the Koolaire ice machine (by Manitowoc) line has been out there for a while.

    Anyone have field experience with them?
  5. Some bigger shops in Buffalo- MESMER...

    Some bigger shops in Buffalo-

    MESMER REFRIGERATION INC.
    519 HAMBURG ST.
    BUFFALO, NY 14204
    PHONE 716 855 0575

    TDH Refrigeration
    55 Boxwood Ln
    Buffalo, New York 14227
  6. And cork insulation.

    And cork insulation.
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    Because you are predicting the closing of the GA...

    Because you are predicting the closing of the GA facilities with no facts. As I remember, when Hoshi started building in the USA, pumps and boards were imported from the home company until they...
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    This from http://www.icemakers.com.au Today,...

    This from http://www.icemakers.com.au

    Today, Hoshizaki Electric Company operates 6 plants in Japan, 2 in the United States, 1 in the United Kingdom and 1 in China. The total Hoshizaki group...
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    Back in the early 70's I hooked up an old...

    Back in the early 70's I hooked up an old Kold-Draft (I took in trade) in my newly started ice delivery business. I threw in some clear cleaner, let it run over-night, and came back in the morning...
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    You want an old school toaster?

    Get ready to pay, but they are still available.

    http://www.toastercentral.com/
  11. Thread: Ohm's Law

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    Ohm's Law

    Here is an interesting visual of Ohm's law.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUPSGvWr6xE#t=666
  12. Thread: Accumulators...

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    I think we are talking about something a little...

    I think we are talking about something a little smaller than a rack. http://kebawe.com/smellies/smellie_lol.gif
  13. Thread: Accumulators...

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    Here is what they look like inside-

    This is a bullet type accumulator showing the inside. Note- It doesn't have the j tube with the weep hole for oil return like it's bigger brother on a larger condensing unit. No way for it to get...
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    http://www.tcrefsystems.com/

    http://www.tcrefsystems.com/
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    Give it a bit of a think- if the cap/drier is...

    Give it a bit of a think- if the cap/drier is restricted, the only place for the refrigerant to go is the condenser (can't make it to the evaporator), so the liquid refrigerant stacks up in the...
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    508021
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    The coil likely has plugs on the ends, and since...

    The coil likely has plugs on the ends, and since there is no oil in a new evaporator, moisture should not be a problem.
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    Sounds like a dirty evaporator and/or a leaking...

    Sounds like a dirty evaporator and/or a leaking check valve.
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    Take the time to read the rules- Equipment...

    Take the time to read the rules-

    Equipment Owners- Guests are allowed to post questions to our industry professionals relating to help with your existing issues or future equipment strategies. You...
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    A price would be nice!

    A price would be nice!
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    This? ...

    This?

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1328321-Stocking-Tecumseh-current-relays&highlight=start
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    Here is the PFD for adjustments to the Ranco A12...

    Here is the PFD for adjustments to the Ranco A12 series stats.

    If you have to adjust these on an older stat, be aware that the linkage is probably wearing out.
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    I agree if the system is flat, use an access...

    I agree if the system is flat, use an access stub.

    But if you are taping into a charged system and use a tap-

    Make sure the line is straight and clean (use a little sandcloth).

    Lube the...
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    Remember- if you do general warranty work for...

    Remember- if you do general warranty work for unitary equipment manufacturers, you are directly supporting the on-line dealers who are cutting your throat on new equipment pricing. They have no...
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    Lots of Wegmans in my area. I have never talked...

    Lots of Wegmans in my area. I have never talked with a company tech, but Wegmans is always at the top of the Fortunes best place to work list.

    I know that's not much, but hope it helps.
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    Here is some good info from National...

    Here is some good info from National Refrigerants-

    Decomposition can occur with any refrigerant when it gets hot enough (generally above 700 F). Refrigerant can decompose in systems or containers...
  27. Thread: best window box ?

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    Mikey- I have had good luck over many years with...

    Mikey- I have had good luck over many years with Comfortaire. Bet I sold a hundred of the old 3 ton Power-aires, but alas efficiency ratings have made them obsolete.
    ...
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    Manitowac's new Kool-aire IM line uses 410-A.

    Manitowac's new Kool-aire IM line uses 410-A.
  29. Thread: Door Gaskets

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    For custom work contact Central States Services. ...

    For custom work contact Central States Services. For unique problems they are the best. Ask for Dennis.

    http://www.centralstatesgasket.com/index.html
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    OP said condenser was clean.

    OP said condenser was clean.
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    Suction pressure of 22# gives you a saturated...

    Suction pressure of 22# gives you a saturated suction temperature of 25 deg. Way to high for a domestic refrigerator. Sounds like a weak compressor.
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    An electric heat gun is handy to have with you. ...

    An electric heat gun is handy to have with you. As you press in the arrow dart you can CAREFULLY warm the gasket.

    As Dad said, pull the old gasket out slowly... if you break the dart channel, you...
  33. Thread: R22 still used?

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    You are incorrect- Since 2010, the EPA has...

    You are incorrect-

    Since 2010, the EPA has banned sale of "new air-conditioning units containing R-22".

    Production of R-22 has continued since 2010, and in 2013 production and importation of...
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    I use a Triton T2 and have been very happy with...

    I use a Triton T2 and have been very happy with it.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=triton+t2
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    I think they lost their mojo back in the 80's. ...

    I think they lost their mojo back in the 80's. That's when the manufacturers started switching to 502 from 12, and began using circuit boards vs. the old mechanical controls.
    Instead of the old...
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    What does the customer want? Cheapest price or...

    What does the customer want? Cheapest price or an upgrade?
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    At least, the customers don't complain.

    At least, the customers don't complain.
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    A box that old, that small... unless you are...

    A box that old, that small... unless you are trying to get an education vs. a profit-

    It's time-


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTuAV036yY
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    What are the dimensions of the case? Does it...

    What are the dimensions of the case? Does it have a CPR valve?
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    Have you tried adjusting the TXV? Are you sure...

    Have you tried adjusting the TXV? Are you sure you have the right valve?
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    Is this a cold wall freezer? What is your...

    Is this a cold wall freezer? What is your suction pressure after the new valve was installed?

    409-A is not a good replacement for R-12 at low temp- better to use MP-66 (R401-B).

    Try not to...
  42. Yellow Jacket 19110 and a gauge- good to go!

    Yellow Jacket 19110 and a gauge- good to go!
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    I read this years ago- google Willis Haviland...

    I read this years ago- google Willis Haviland Carrier: Father of Air Conditioning by M Ingels.
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    You didn't mention if the evaporator was clean. ...

    You didn't mention if the evaporator was clean. That's the #1 cause of freeze-ups on Hoshi's.

    Also, try cleaning the screen on the water inlet valve before replacing.
  45. 1) have you tried Mani's replacement TXV? ...

    1) have you tried Mani's replacement TXV? Special design for them- same for replacement compressors.

    2) No need for a sight glass- charge by weight.
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    Try Central States Services for custom or...

    Try Central States Services for custom or standard gaskets. Dennis has always treated me very well. Good pricing and quality work. If you have an odd-ball problem, he can be a wealth of...
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    You get my 1000 post cherry! These units are...

    You get my 1000 post cherry!

    These units are made in Spain, and a few years ago, I got a call at a local bar for harvesting problems for a unit purchased on the internet. The owners wife bought...
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    This is like pulling teeth. New York State...

    This is like pulling teeth. New York State covers 54,556 square miles. Care to be a little more specific?

    And newbies wonder why no one gives a #$@!

    DETAILED INFORMATION what you can do, and...
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    Low tech answer to a wet problem

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0_oKHARhXw
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    The owner got f*&ked by the installing contractor...

    The owner got f*&ked by the installing contractor (hope it's not you).

    I have found most bar owner/operators have no idea about the proper dispensing of draft beer. Your customer sounds like a...
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