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  1. #1
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    Worked on an ice machine today

    Manitowoc 2 evap water cooled system. Left hand bin sensor was bad. Man, what a P I T A that was! Got it done though.

    How do they expect you to get to that damn thing????
    Of course the clip broke off. It seems to be staying on there OK so I'll just hope I don't have to go back and replace the evap side just for that stupid clip.

    Anyhow, It's over for now. Another 12 hour day. Spent 1/2 on the roof freezing rebuilding a RTU and the other 1/2 in a basement full of condensers and a big ice machine sweating.
    R2B4BTU

  2. #2
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    Otto a refrigeration guy

    Come on over to the dark side buddy

    Personally, I friggen HATE ice machines..........I give ya a ton of credit for gettin' er up and runnin'

  3. #3
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    I actually do a lot of small refrigeration. PITA but it's a living.
    Made my own cap tube for a beer line glycol chiller the other week. Worked out nicely. The original cap tube was too tight for the POE oil and kept causing a restriction. Went to a larger tube and all is well so far.

    I would still rather be on a snowy roof than a hot cramped restaurant/bar basement.

    It's 9:15 PM, past bed time now. Gots me a snowy roof to be on at 0800 tomorrow.

    TTFN
    R2B4BTU

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    How do they expect you to get to that damn thing????
    ive come to the conclusion they just dont care

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 33 View Post
    ive come to the conclusion they just dont care
    Build them; Sell them, & getm out the door.

    Who cares if they work, we don’t have to fix em!

  6. #6
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    I love ice machine work. Give me the old hot kitchen with the greasy condensor, the basement with 2 5 hp condensing unit sitting side by side and it is 105 degrees in that basement. I love it. Ok so i might be a little off but I do like it. I guess it is all in a days work.

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