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    Hose.

    Never ever use the cheap garden variety hose when washing down a market case.


    I was defrosting this pluged drain line today. No problemo ... right?

    Well all of a sudden I was out of water pressure.
    I mean, it was gone! My hose was so limp, I dont think Viagra coulda helped it.



    I thaught; "Some sucker turned off my hose in the Meat Dept."
    So I head up the isle, looking down at that sorry lookin' limp hose ....










    And then I saw what was wrong.


    She blew apart halfway up the isle. HOT WATER spewing outa the other end of the hose....




    You never saw me move so fast for that Meat Dept. sink..... I shut er down and drove over to United and bought out all they had on the shelf for good quality black rubber hose.

    Never use the cheap hose. Always choose the quality rubber hose, if your gonna do market work.

    (and now you know why)


    (I bet they're still mopping up the isles tonight ... even after what they attempted this afternoon.)


    Defrosting cases .... What A Mess!!!




    In the end, the manager said they would finish the job AFTER HOURS! snicker , snicker ....

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    At least they have a really clean floor now.
    Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things!

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    Confused

    Well R12, you have only been in the markets now a few weeks, but you are traveling down the sacred path that we have all traveled. I have had the same awakening as I would bet most of the others have. It would not be any fun if we warned you about all of the snakes that lie in wait for you in the future.
    Just know that they are there.

    Keep up the good work.

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    I know the feeling, and it's not good. I had this happen twice in one night with different hoses. Unfortunately, the store had high city pressure and only one water valve so I couldn't mix in some cold water. Ended up taking off the spray nozzle and used insulated gloves to stop my hands from burning. All in a typical day's work....

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    I never hose a case, tell the store to pull it, close hand valve, return in AM to check it and see why it didnt defrost. If store insists on hosing it, i let them do it themselves

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    Your job is too cushy.

    Most stores I'm in don't have the manpower to do my work and aren't willing to wait. Besides, I live by Mccool's motto: Will melt ice for $114/hour.

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    The stores im in dont have the manpower either, they have to pull a kid from stocking shelves.

    Ever see a frozen coil break due to hot water hitting it - not a fun situation.

    I will let store staff hose it while i watch, but i will not hose it myself

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    The cusomers that I always admired were the ones that wanted to defrost the coils themselves. They would pull the product and then have some bagger or other low wage employee try to melt the ice. Probably 90% of the time this guy would get impatient and begin chipping away at the ice with some sort of sharp object. Yep we have all been there .... the after hours emergency call that the case is ice up.. and oh by the way I think we have a refrigerant leak too............


    hahahaa

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    I think they named a Lake after me.


    "Lake Temple", after the store in that city which was flooded last week.
    Or was it ... this week ....?


    That tale is being spread all over the network of their stores.

    Now every one is afraid to defrost their own cases. And they no longer want the work performed during regular business hours! So from now on, thanks to Lake Temple, we get paid overtime for all the case de-icing / defrosting we do!


    "Lake Temple" .... it does have a nice ring to it....

  10. #10
    Originally posted by shaun66
    I never hose a case, tell the store to pull it, close hand valve, return in AM to check it and see why it didnt defrost. If store insists on hosing it, i let them do it themselves

    "Hand Valve" .... HAND VALVE .....?


    What HandValve???

    These cases were put in by technicians who were OBVIOUSLY on some sort of training course with the court system or juvenile hall!

    There Ain't no hand valves on ANY of these cases, not anywhere!!! None of my stores have hand valves!


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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Originally posted by shaun66
    I never hose a case, tell the store to pull it, close hand valve, return in AM to check it and see why it didnt defrost. If store insists on hosing it, i let them do it themselves

    "Hand Valve" .... HAND VALVE .....?


    What HandValve???

    These cases were put in by technicians who were OBVIOUSLY on some sort of training course with the court system or juvenile hall!

    There Ain't no hand valves on ANY of these cases, not anywhere!!! None of my stores have hand valves!

    That sucks, I just gave "The Importance of Hand Valves/ Meaning of Life!" speach to or installers and sales guy. This was after I leak checked a 150' line set the we installed last year. The system didn't have any valves installed for isolation. Not even a suction service valve, just a king.
    Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things!

  12. #12
    Originally posted by sparks
    Originally posted by R12rules
    Originally posted by shaun66
    I never hose a case, tell the store to pull it, close hand valve, return in AM to check it and see why it didnt defrost. If store insists on hosing it, i let them do it themselves

    "Hand Valve" .... HAND VALVE .....?


    What HandValve???

    These cases were put in by technicians who were OBVIOUSLY on some sort of training course with the court system or juvenile hall!

    There Ain't no hand valves on ANY of these cases, not anywhere!!! None of my stores have hand valves!

    That sucks, I just gave "The Importance of Hand Valves/ Meaning of Life!" speach to or installers and sales guy. This was after I leak checked a 150' line set the we installed last year. The system didn't have any valves installed for isolation. Not even a suction service valve, just a king.

    Tell me about it!!!

    I am learning real quick "What Sucks" and What Rocks!

    For the most part ...everything is just fine right now.

    Nobody's on my back, I'm getting a feel for how the company operates, I'm earning a living.


    There are a couple of things I need to gain more familiarity with. And in due time, I will.


  13. #13
    Originally posted by R12rules
    Originally posted by sparks
    Originally posted by R12rules
    Originally posted by shaun66
    I never hose a case, tell the store to pull it, close hand valve, return in AM to check it and see why it didnt defrost. If store insists on hosing it, i let them do it themselves

    "Hand Valve" .... HAND VALVE .....?


    What HandValve???

    These cases were put in by technicians who were OBVIOUSLY on some sort of training course with the court system or juvenile hall!

    There Ain't no hand valves on ANY of these cases, not anywhere!!! None of my stores have hand valves!

    That sucks, I just gave "The Importance of Hand Valves/ Meaning of Life!" speach to or installers and sales guy. This was after I leak checked a 150' line set the we installed last year. The system didn't have any valves installed for isolation. Not even a suction service valve, just a king.

    Tell me about it!!!

    I am learning real quick "What Sucks" and What Rocks!

    For the most part ...everything is just fine right now.

    Nobody's on my back, I'm getting a feel for how the company operates, I'm earning a living.


    There are a couple of things I need to gain more familiarity with. And in due time, I will.

    Heck with that kind of freedom why not install the hand valve instead of standing there with the hose for two hours. It will be an improvment to the store and it will be more fun to install the valve than to deice the case. Value engineering at the field level.

    I don't know, thats just what I used to do.

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