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  1. Thread: Truck stock

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    I agree with Ecto--stay with oem. One big...

    I agree with Ecto--stay with oem. One big difference between the cold side and the hot side, there is usually a plan b on the hot side--a way of getting by until tomorrow. It wouldn't fly with a...
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    Clogged cap tubes is common with 134a, especially...

    Clogged cap tubes is common with 134a, especially with the spun copper filter driers. Rather than trying to unclog it, we have found running a new cap tube alongside the suction line works pretty...
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    Hydrocarbon refrigerants have an upper explosive...

    Hydrocarbon refrigerants have an upper explosive limit and a lower explosive limit, based on parts per million. The internal concentration of R290 in a system exceeds the upper limit and can't...
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    On R290 systems, there won't be any service...

    On R290 systems, there won't be any service valves. You access it with a piercing valve, and after servicing the process tube has to pinched and soldered shut. A system can only have 5-6 oz of R290,...
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    RSES has a "certification" test to go with their...

    RSES has a "certification" test to go with their training book, which is a pamphlet. I read the book once, took the test and passed. Certificate downloaded. Very common-sense, but I wouldn't want...
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    I used to work on Cornelius FCBs in 7-11-Elevens,...

    I used to work on Cornelius FCBs in 7-11-Elevens, and they had built-in diagnostics and also a service mode that would let you energize each component one at a time. I usually didn't have to break...
  7. Thread: R22 Tank Rupture

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    I've had valves on tanks leak on the first use. ...

    I've had valves on tanks leak on the first use. A shrader cap solved it.
  8. Take the time to find an ideal setting or...

    Take the time to find an ideal setting or settings on your existing setup. Get a griddle thermometer to help find "ideal", then put some white paint or some other mark on the knobs.
  9. Thread: Patent Protection

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    Good to see this old post get bumped. I would be...

    Good to see this old post get bumped. I would be interested in corresponding with your friend, and thank you.
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    We've restored a couple of these this year. ...

    We've restored a couple of these this year. Gelato dipping cabinets are a different beast. They are supposed to be emptied and turned off daily to clear the evap coil, and nobody does it. In...
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    I relocated to Yakima from San Diego 30 years...

    I relocated to Yakima from San Diego 30 years ago. The best perk is being able to own land and have almost no neighbors. I went to Perry in 91 and incredibly found a refrigeration shop right in town...
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    For a very good example of why all this...

    For a very good example of why all this governmental overreach is horrible for society, I would like to suggest checking out a parallel battle for our freaking rights to be left alone that is being...
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    Yeah, it really ruined Carl Sagan....

    Yeah, it really ruined Carl Sagan....
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    "Reefer Madness" was pure (and funny) propaganda...

    "Reefer Madness" was pure (and funny) propaganda with no factual basis. I cannot believe that you are actually citing that.
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    royc, a real shout out to you for having the big...

    royc, a real shout out to you for having the big brass cajones and speaking up for cannabis in THIS forum, hostile territory, for sure. Ever since I put my avatar picture up of me doing a service...
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    First, thanks to Aggora Andy for the wealth of...

    First, thanks to Aggora Andy for the wealth of manuals that you sent on the Eloma Ovens. Now an update: I have been asked to take on another Eloma Costco oven in the region, so it looks like they are...
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    I'm taking care of their Hardt Inferno 3500...

    I'm taking care of their Hardt Inferno 3500 rotisseries also. For a self-cleaning oven that requires 4 or 5 steps to be performed by the operator, the back burners are always clogged with soap...
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    I am Dave@recoinc.com. And thank you.

    I am Dave@recoinc.com. And thank you.
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    Bad Bozo, you saved my evening. I almost never...

    Bad Bozo, you saved my evening. I almost never walk away from a piece of equipment, and it was driving me nuts. The computer sucks, the logic is clunky, and service accessibility is only an...
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    Costo Combi Ovens: Eloma Genius T6-11

    I am looking for input from anybody that has experience on Eloma combi ovens, evidently Costco is quite fond of them. Their factory is in Germany and they have reps here. I started with an error...
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    If you have a wheel from a hobart bandsaw, the...

    If you have a wheel from a hobart bandsaw, the planetary shaft fits perfectly into its hub. Then some 4x4's set across the bowl support arms will allow you to use the bowl lift to raise and lower it....
  22. Hose to pipethread fitting, screw it into a pvc...

    Hose to pipethread fitting, screw it into a pvc male or female adapter.
  23. Thread: What I truly hate

    by smeq
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    On the other hand, we get exposed to the kind of...

    On the other hand, we get exposed to the kind of bacteria that never sees the light of day...it must increase our resistance to disease, I haven't been sick in over 10 years...
  24. Thread: Beverage Tech

    by smeq
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    I did 20 7-Elevens in Eastern Washington for 3...

    I did 20 7-Elevens in Eastern Washington for 3 years. Did their postmix (soda fountains), coffee brewers, hot chocolate, FCBs (slurpee units), cash registers (right before they were made obsolete),...
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    C'mon, Ecto! Show us your bailiwick!

    C'mon, Ecto! Show us your bailiwick!
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    wrong thread

    wrong thread
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    The oven came to me set at 625 for 7 minutes,...

    The oven came to me set at 625 for 7 minutes, double the temp and half the time that the take & bake said to do, and it was about the best pizza quality I have seen.
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    682451682461Today I finally got to test the CTX...

    682451682461Today I finally got to test the CTX DZ33 pizza oven. It doesn't employ a blower, only radiant plates and it gives the option of four heating zones: top left, top right, bottom left, top...
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    I do the self-contained refrigeration equipment,...

    I do the self-contained refrigeration equipment, but more of the food-processing type. We DO test equipment with product whenever necessary, like bakery revolving-rack ovens. I once baked 72 dozen...
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    In-House Techs, Post Your Shop!

    This is where I am considered the Small Equipment Division of our company, Refrigeration Equipment Company, Inc. of Yakima, Washington. It
    is a work in progress, but I call it home. I'd like to...
  31. Thread: Excited to learn.

    by smeq
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    1.) Fix the equipment and physically prove to...

    1.) Fix the equipment and physically prove to yourself that it is fixed. 2.) Fix the customer. Make sure they are satisfied and then get a signature.
  32. Thread: Simple device

    by smeq
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    I invented a combination service valve...

    I invented a combination service valve wrench/crescent wrench that sounds like yours, so far...after finding out all the roadblocks and huge amount of money involved to bring it to market, I retired...
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    I have a Supco M-501 megger, and it can be used...

    I have a Supco M-501 megger, and it can be used not only to identify current leaks, but as a crystal ball to let your customer know of an impending compressor failure, or any motor for that matter....
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    Back when I didn't know better, I did something...

    Back when I didn't know better, I did something similar, and ended up having to do a long, slow jump about 15 feet. I landed squarely on my feet and thought I lucked out. I cracked both heels and...
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    The main problem I have with steamers is calcium...

    The main problem I have with steamers is calcium buildup from improperly filtered water. Boilers have a way of making the suspended solids in hard (or any) water come out and deposit in sheets on...
  36. In Washington, 06A is commercial refrigeration. ...

    In Washington, 06A is commercial refrigeration. 07A is appliances. We got tagged by a Labor and Industries spy for working on a simple light socket in a hot case, because it was beyond the scope of...
  37. Yes. Commercial refrigeration is 06A, hotside is...

    Yes. Commercial refrigeration is 06A, hotside is 07A. You used to be able to "grandfather" over to it, no more.
  38. In my state (Wa) they make it impossible to get...

    In my state (Wa) they make it impossible to get licensed for hot side from just a commercial refrigeration license. You have to get hired and work under a journeyman's license endorsement for...
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    And the Hertz. You can count the 60 cycles in a...

    And the Hertz. You can count the 60 cycles in a second if you're licensed.
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    A 3D parts printer on the truck would be nice.

    A 3D parts printer on the truck would be nice.
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    I want to give this a bump. We are again looking...

    I want to give this a bump. We are again looking to expand and this previous job posting still applies. Any Hobart guys looking for a change and a raise?
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    I've noticed this on some of the newer cheapo s/c...

    I've noticed this on some of the newer cheapo s/c commercial refers. They call for a very small charge...7 oz or so, and when you start it up it acts just like it's undercharged, but if you leave it...
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    Can't tell too much from the pictures, but it...

    Can't tell too much from the pictures, but it looks like the outside arm of the cradle on the end closest to where the racks exit. The scratches look like metal on metal going back and forth. I...
  44. How about these guys from India and such, coming...

    How about these guys from India and such, coming and buying hotels and 7-11's? Many of the ones I've come to know are fluent in at least 5 languages. I guess they know a little bit more than I do.
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    That might be where the filters used to go...

    That might be where the filters used to go...
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    It should flow freely. Blast it.

    It should flow freely. Blast it.
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    On the upside, doing a chain gives you the...

    On the upside, doing a chain gives you the opportunity to master the equipment you'd be working on. Get the Service Manual, talk to the manufacturer's in-house techs. Take covers off, run...
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    I've seen resistors similar to this on the...

    I've seen resistors similar to this on the contactor coils of electric chicken fryers. They call them quencharcs, and are a type of bleed resistor to dissipate stored charge and prevent arcing. I...
  49. Got a fearless Refer Tech covering it. Thanks...

    Got a fearless Refer Tech covering it. Thanks for looking.
  50. Blodgett Combi Oven in Salt Lake City --Service Call Needed

    My company is in need of a commercial appliance technician to troubleshoot and repair a Blodgett B14G-
    AB combi oven, located in Salt Lake City. Problem is that the fan won't start unless started...
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