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  1. 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.
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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,
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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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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