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    The auger edges should be sharp to cut the ice. ...

    The auger edges should be sharp to cut the ice. Scratches on the evap should be small enough to not touch the auger. An old guy I used to work with would get old flakers and sand the evap with a...
  2. Thread: Mix 414b and 409a?

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    Most of the time its not about time to do it...

    Most of the time its not about time to do it right. Its about how can I do a decent job for what they are willing to pay?
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    I don't understand Countermans. I generally cut...

    I don't understand Countermans.
    I generally cut the end off the black wire and wire the common through the factory overload.
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    You have an old box with a bad compressor. ...

    You have an old box with a bad compressor. Chances are you can't get that compressor anymore anyway,so you have to engineer a solution. A slightly larger compressor will have slightly higher evap...
  5. Thread: Tor-Rey

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    Don't ask TorRey anything. They are idiots. Get...

    Don't ask TorRey anything. They are idiots. Get a Case catalogue and figure it out. Get specs from a reliable company and try to copy them. Working on a TorRey is a fun time engineering a...
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    Lot of smaller cheaper boxes use Supco timers...

    Lot of smaller cheaper boxes use Supco timers these days. About 1/3 the cost and 1/10 the space needed. Probably just as good as those Korean digital controllers.
  7. Thread: Mix 414b and 409a?

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    Shoot a little of your gas in the system. If the...

    Shoot a little of your gas in the system. If the SH and SC go wacky, you know you messed up. Then you can tell cheapo,the last guys messed it up bad and give him an estimate on charge to recover...
  8. Thread: X-13 Blower Motors

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    I have replaced 2 dozen this summer. First thing...

    I have replaced 2 dozen this summer. First thing I noticed. The model tag said max external staying 0.20 inches. These were 14 SEER Goodman airhandlers. Goodman says it's a motor defect. I am...
  9. Thread: Ohm reading

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    Check the setting on your meter if it is not...

    Check the setting on your meter if it is not autoranging. Reading are suspect
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    You only see a temp drop on a restriction after...

    You only see a temp drop on a restriction after the sub cool is used up. Many times the guy before you shot in a little gas because the suction was low. There will not be a temp drop until you take...
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    I work with freezers as well, but I have a set of...

    I work with freezers as well, but I have a set of 410 gages and the other 3 sets. You can't even see 5 psi on a 410 gage. I used to be a stickler about POE Gages on POE refrigerant, but not any more
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    Never made a dime off my NATE as a tech, but I...

    Never made a dime off my NATE as a tech, but I did not pay for it either. As an owner, I am thinking about taking the test again
  13. If you charge vapor out of the can, the last shot...

    If you charge vapor out of the can, the last shot will not be the same as the first shot of 410. 507, I would not worry about that label
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    Tor Rey has no tech support. They could not...

    Tor Rey has no tech support. They could not build a box in a True engineer gave them detailed instructions. The controller tech support could tell you how to manipulate the controller, but I just...
  15. After it fills with water turn off the water...

    After it fills with water turn off the water valve and see if it makes ice. If the valve is open with no applied voltage replace valve
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    You have to be able to get to the bottom part of...

    You have to be able to get to the bottom part of the fitting. So, probably not but worth a try
  17. Pecmsg, the 16 watt will not last as long as the...

    Pecmsg, the 16 watt will not last as long as the 9 watt, but it will outlast your warrenty
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    You can set differential on electronic thermostat...

    You can set differential on electronic thermostat so it can work as air-stat or coil-stat
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    Tor Rey has no tech support. You need to find a...

    Tor Rey has no tech support. You need to find a manual for the controller
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    There are 3 codes. Local code, national code,...

    There are 3 codes. Local code, national code, and the code of the person on site
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    It might not have any known problems, but pull...

    It might not have any known problems, but pull down takes longer a t high ambient
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    1 800 465 5720. Tech support. You will have to...

    1 800 465 5720. Tech support. You will have to give them your cell number, but they usually call back while you are on site
  23. Thread: Hard start kit

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    Hard start is fine, but real start relays are...

    Hard start is fine, but real start relays are better. Pats store should be able to tell you which parts you need
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    bbeerme is right on the TXV. sounds like you...

    bbeerme is right on the TXV. sounds like you have gaps in your box. Check all box penetrations for caulk Electricians forget to caulk inside their conduit too.
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    the Alco soleniod manual says for maintenence:...

    the Alco soleniod manual says for maintenence: disassemble and clean yearly or more often if needed.

    But buzzing might be from the coil being loose on the shaft
  26. Thread: Fryer Problems

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    Nobody said that unloaded thermopiles must have...

    Nobody said that unloaded thermopiles must have 150 mV, 100mV loaded.
    Test don't quess.
    Replacing extra parts can be a good thing, but there are lots of restaurants that don't want to spend any...
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    Have seen a couple restaurants with swamp cooler...

    Have seen a couple restaurants with swamp cooler on the kitchen make-up air
  28. Thread: Pitco Frialator

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    I think the last conversion cost me around $25 or...

    I think the last conversion cost me around $25 or $30, buying parts at the store.
    Pitco wanted about $75 for the kit plus shipping.
  29. Thread: Fryer kicking off

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    test before replacing

    Anybody that says change without testing is not right.

    Your job is to inform the costumer, then follow their instructions
    1st find out what is not doing its job.
    2nd jump out a part if...
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    I would change the cap tube I have soldered...

    I would change the cap tube
    I have soldered them. I will not patch them if the bad spot is outside the 100% liquid part of the tube
  31. Thread: southbend

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    southbend

    I have been having gobs of problems with southbend equipment. Most of the problems deal with non ignition on GS and GB series convection ovens. We go out and it is working then we get another call...
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    Blame who you want, but it was AMERICANS that...

    Blame who you want, but it was AMERICANS that decided it was better to save a few buck than to save jobs. Now they have no money to buy those cheap imports and have pushed most of the manufacturing...
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    Funniest thing Ronald Reagon is the GOP hero,...

    Funniest thing Ronald Reagon is the GOP hero, but most of his policies have been ridiculed by the current GOP.

    I bet if you had a poll at a GOP/TP convection, Reagon policies would get very...
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    2 problems exist in the american system 1) non...

    2 problems exist in the american system
    1) non profit companies are perceived as charity and we are too proud to use them.
    2) too many people are worried that somebody else is getting over on them....
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    did you clean the float sensor eyes? I had one...

    did you clean the float sensor eyes?

    I had one acting up like this. The connection @ the soleniod was bad. I always push on the wires @ connectors
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    PLus he has to pay all the tax on that can.

    PLus he has to pay all the tax on that can.
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    First this box is made to run. it should have...

    First this box is made to run. it should have long run cycles. You can't change anything and hope to get immedeate response. you will have to wait for it to stabalize before checking your changes....
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    I think you need to figure out if the low head is...

    I think you need to figure out if the low head is causing the low suction
    or if the low suction is causing low head.

    also
    Remote ice machines are very sensitive to charge. It is hard to...
  39. Thread: headmaster valve

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    not to start any arguements, but it is all a...

    not to start any arguements, but it is all a difference in intended cause and effect. Sometimes it is hard to tell which comes first.

    As long as we agree, headmasters increase head pressure in...
  40. Should work well. Pay back time could be a short...

    Should work well. Pay back time could be a short as 10 or 15 years
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    Try putting a pan in the bottom of a standard...

    Try putting a pan in the bottom of a standard cooler to drain the evap into. It needs to have an overflow to drain the extra water out of the box.

    If that does not work a small 220V condensate...
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    I had one that the seal on the thermister was...

    I had one that the seal on the thermister was cracked. I would get water in the bulb sometimes. I quess the heat and off time dried it out. so it worked when reset. Found it by soaking the bulb in...
  43. Thread: Fixin' Stupid....

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    Worked at a store that had problems on the log...

    Worked at a store that had problems on the log everyother night. I could not find a problem.
    Turns out the stock guy turned off the fans while loading the box.
    He was fired
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    I was explaining load lines to the manager and...

    I was explaining load lines to the manager and moved product to leave a small gap between bottles on a Federal display box. He acted like he was listening to me. He hollered at a bus boy. Tells...
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    I would leave defrost on it just set for 15 min 2...

    I would leave defrost on it just set for 15 min 2 times a day.
    I have seen many beer caves with low temp evaps. I like to change the TXV, but have seen them with low temp TXVs.

    Never seen...
  46. Thread: Manitowoc

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    Had a Mani that was giving us problems. I pulled...

    Had a Mani that was giving us problems. I pulled the recepticle and tightened all the lugs. I tightened all the grounds too. It worked 2 more years, then started acting up again. Boss gave them...
  47. Rack have better run time as well. We put in a...

    Rack have better run time as well.
    We put in a system with 2 5HP compressors on LT and 2 5HP compressor on MT. Only had one condenser. Engineer said it could be up to 60% more efficient than...
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    its the only way to charge quickly easiest way...

    its the only way to charge quickly
    easiest way to find resticted cap tube too

    Of course, if I am topping off, i don't
  49. Thread: Here's one for ya

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    first off size the valve by the compressor...

    first off size the valve by the compressor capacity.
    second a semi on a small box? I would check the load size. Supply house can do that for you with box dimensions.

    If you getting liquid back...
  50. Thread: headmaster valve

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    the real purpose is to bypass the condenser. In...

    the real purpose is to bypass the condenser. In cold weather the receveiver is enough to condense freon. backing up liquid in the condenser is a side effect. It is a real problem in charging the...
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