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    Legionnaires Desease

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    Neglected water filter on ice machine

    What are the possible results of neglecting to change a water filter on an ice machines production, operation? The ice is not used for human consumption

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    When it plugs, no ice.....

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    Warped evaporator plates
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    Quote Originally Posted by uffdanow00 View Post
    What are the possible results of neglecting to change a water filter on an ice machines production, operation? The ice is not used for human consumption
    Not for human consumption? How can you control that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Not for human consumption? How can you control that?
    I had several customers who ran into this issue after ice was promoted to a food product some years back. The state health inspectors in Florida were satisfied with just a "Not For Human Consumption" sign posted on the machine when it was sold in bulk (not bagged) and to be used strictly for cooling. These stores would give free ice to fruit picker foremen who brought their crews to their store each morning to stock up for the day.

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    Thanks for the great info everyone, the ice is used for science experiments but you are correct, I wouldn't be there to stop someone from carelessly using it

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    I have a Golf Course/Club House that HAD a terrible terrible filthy dirty disgusting horribly neglected ice machine/bin setup. The ice was STRICTLY for filling the coolers on the Golf Carts, but not for human consumption as they say. I took the Chef by the hand and showed him the "innards" of his "not for human consumption" ice maker. I have been doing a typical routine on that icer for the past 4-5 years, and now I get free coffee.

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    Dirty ice in contact with Beer, Soda, Food can contaminate the product it touches. Thus Not for human consumption ice should not be used as such.

    Bio Safety Labs can have a machine labeled "Not for Human Consumption". It is used for cooling samples. No food or drink should be consumed while in the lab.

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    So, let's say the ice machine does not get heavy usage and the customer wants to minimize the cost of replacing the inlet water filter, doing it less frequently, could you test the filter by timing how long it would take to fill say a three gallon bucket and compare that with minimum flow requirements that the manufacturer wants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uffdanow00 View Post
    So, let's say the ice machine does not get heavy usage and the customer wants to minimize the cost of replacing the inlet water filter, doing it less frequently, could you test the filter by timing how long it would take to fill say a three gallon bucket and compare that with minimum flow requirements that the manufacturer wants?
    I'd look for a pressure drop across the filter. How much ice does it drop a day?

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    Why not eliminate the filter? It obviously is not doing much.

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    I'm new to this machine and have basically no ice machine experience so I'm pretty ignorant, what would be an acceptable pressure drop? I m not sure about the amount of usage. They have a distiller though, maybe I'll have them run the water through it first🤔

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