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  1. There have been other threads about that: ...

    There have been other threads about that:

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1582831-Would-nt-draining-on-roof-be-more-efficient&highlight=condensate+roof+drain...
  2. I was just messin'. It actually IS called the...

    I was just messin'. It actually IS called the "ice damper" on that baby ice machine.




    While there may actually be an issue with one of the sensors or the bin switch, I normally recommend...
  3. FWIW: I just checked in the manual for the ice...

    FWIW: I just checked in the manual for the ice damper flappy thingy, but couldn't find it. :whistle:
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    Not something I shop for. I'm one who keeps an...

    Not something I shop for. I'm one who keeps an OEM paper trail for liability's sake.

    However, here's a place that might save you some money. Mostly on the electronic controls side of the...
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    I once had a HL200 (a countertop Legacy mixer) in...

    I once had a HL200 (a countertop Legacy mixer) in my shop for repairs. It was acting all kooky by displaying weird, indiscernible things on the control panel AND on the VFD. As such, it wouldn’t...
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    I said that yesterday. Then I woke up this...

    I said that yesterday. Then I woke up this morning just thinking today would be the day.

    YUP.

    Layed off for a projected eight weeks.
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    The resort I work at employs around 2500. Nearly...

    The resort I work at employs around 2500. Nearly 3000 rooms. Eighteen restaurants, food or beverage outlets, a commissary and two high-process banqueting kitchens. Main business focus is...
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    You made me look. Yep. They are part Star...

    You made me look.

    Yep. They are part Star Manufacturing since 2006. Within 80 miles of me in Smithville TN. Wells and Toastmaster are made there too. The Middleby Corp. acquired ALL of them in...
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    I serviced an electric hot top GE range for many...

    I serviced an electric hot top GE range for many years at a day care here in the Nashville area. They knew me, but would still judiciously remind me that "Elvis Presley bought that for us" to place...
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    NO. Like most cooking equipment manufacturers,...

    NO. Like most cooking equipment manufacturers, they offer basic mechanical controls, solid state...and computers.

    Solid state is just a step above mechanical controls, but usually require 115v...
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    Of COURSE! That's why they're more expensive!...

    Of COURSE! That's why they're more expensive! :grin2:

    I take it you're talking about basic gas millivolt fryers. They all pretty much all use a RobertShaw RX Series K-body thermostats, which are...
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    He said 404A, not 410A. As for EITHER ONE...

    He said 404A, not 410A.

    As for EITHER ONE concerning flammability, Google says:


    R404A is non-combustible, but toxic gases can be produced by thermal decomposition in a fire.

    R410A is...
  13. Thread: Just Wondering

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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
  14. Thread: Rebuilt ovens

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    Awesome work, VanMan! I've only done that...

    Awesome work, VanMan!

    I've only done that ONCE - some twenty years ago...when I was only a novice, fresh-out-of-the-military forty-year-old who still had some spring in my step. Me and a bit...
  15. Thread: Water heater

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    My guess is some cheesy...

    My guess is some cheesy plumber/so-called-technician replaced a gas one with an electric one...then charged them for a GAS one. A typical H/O without proper knowledge would likely never know the...
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    Well, I'll be darned! ...

    Well, I'll be darned!

    https://www.hobartservice.com/media-center/news/hobart-service-offering-free-online-access-repair-and-maintenance-service-manuals
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    WOW! I wasn't expecting THAT when I opened this...

    WOW! I wasn't expecting THAT when I opened this thread! Thank you, but I'm still learning TOO!

    Nonetheless - SandShark, I think you pretty well covered it. :cheers:
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    Never seen one that was. A little bend of each...

    Never seen one that was.

    A little bend of each handle would facilitate each valve's operation, but I've also always been critical of such crap work.
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    ::DD:

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    Been awhile since I've worked on a Southbend, but...

    Been awhile since I've worked on a Southbend, but I remember they use an HSI for ignition and a rather longish flame-rod which does a 90 turn near its end to protrude over into the flame of far left...
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    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191016005...

    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191016005558/en/Parts-Town-Heritage-Foodservice-Group-Strengthen-OEM
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    No. However, they do seem to have...

    No. However, they do seem to have behind-the-scenes affiliation with certain equipment manufacturers. That's evidenced by calling those certain manufacturer's tech support line and end up getting...
  24. Thread: Carrier QC

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    That reminded me of a related story. While...

    That reminded me of a related story.

    While at a Sonic working on an electric fryer, I saw fit to explain to the female manager why I'd need to return another day with parts. I showed her that...
  25. What's the voltage rating of your HSI and...what...

    What's the voltage rating of your HSI and...what resistance do you read through it?

    Some HSIs can still glow when bad.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDfEVt1rRJU
  26. (Double post)

    (Double post)
  27. Yup. Look HERE: ...

    Yup.

    Look HERE:

    http://www.crescor.com/service/providers/colorado#search-results

    That's a list of service providers in your area.
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    LOL! I'd love to...but I won't. ...

    LOL! I'd love to...but I won't.
    Although...I'd actually dreamed of doing that some fifteen years ago when my former company had a branch on Oahu.

    Nope. My recently-purchased little house...
  29. Thread: Filthy Rat

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    Grill marks from an oven? I shoulda guessed. ...

    Grill marks from an oven?
    I shoulda guessed.

    BadBozo, I'm ready to join you in the "RETIRED" ranks!

    This period of emails because WE'RE too slow (so a 1000 emails gets better results) ,...
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    By the way - ALOHA! My fondest lifetime...

    By the way - ALOHA!

    My fondest lifetime memories were made from living on Oahu. Late eighties to early nineties.

    I was lucky to live there when their music was at its best. Willie K. Iz. ...
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    Well, I'm no computer geek, but I'm thinking you...

    Well, I'm no computer geek, but I'm thinking you can't corrupt an EPROM by installing am iffy control board to it. The board is the RAM. Any updates you do with the stick only gets saved on the...
  32. Thread: Filthy Rat

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    I don't know how I missed this nearly year old...

    I don't know how I missed this nearly year old post. What a friggin' MESS!

    VanMan, I have nothing to compare. However, we did have a particular cook set a SCC101 oven on fire...TWICE!

    This...
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    That doesn't look like a normal Cleanjet+Care...

    That doesn't look like a normal Cleanjet+Care screen.

    How does the back of the control board look? Any signs of corrosion or bridged connections around the IC chips?
    You might need to take it...
  34. Yup. The biggest problem I've seen that causes...

    Yup. The biggest problem I've seen that causes them to leak is improper installation. The hoses don't take hard bends near the ends well at all. Even the weight of the hose imposing itself on a...
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    Hmm. That doesn't sound right. I looked...

    Hmm. That doesn't sound right.

    I looked around on PartsTown and found two of those valves. Part numbers 70.00.374 and 70.00.375. Sure enough, 120v. Rational's parts price list shows those...
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    Absolutely! Here's vid I did years ago about...

    Absolutely! Here's vid I did years ago about that:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDfEVt1rRJU

    That was a 24v HSI. It would glow, but wouldn't ignite the burner.

    I don't remember what a...
  37. Thread: Have you ever?

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    That struck a common chord with me. As they...

    That struck a common chord with me. As they warned me...once you're in charge, you spend 90% of your time on that 10%.

    Nothing like being called by PMO at 3am on a Sat. morning because one of your...
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    In the serial number, the "08D" indicates the...

    In the serial number, the "08D" indicates the date of manufacture:


    08=2008
    D =April

    From your description, it sounds like it's not proving flame - for whatever reason -


    Faulty...
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    https://www.simutechmultimedia.com/

    https://www.simutechmultimedia.com/
  40. As Protocol had stated, Dormont uses that color...

    As Protocol had stated, Dormont uses that color coding scheme to identify between THEIR hoses designed for stationary or moveable equipment. However, not all manufacturers follow that color coding....
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    First thing I thought of was an old swamp cooler...

    First thing I thought of was an old swamp cooler sitting on top.
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    On my computer, must be a sign for a failed...

    On my computer, must be a sign for a failed picture post. I looked on Tapacrap and it show some little icon of a torn picture.
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    I see a picture of a negative sign inside of a...

    I see a picture of a negative sign inside of a circle.

    I think that's HILARIOUS!
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    https://www.racplus.com/features/-is-it-time-to-st...

    https://www.racplus.com/features/-is-it-time-to-stop-using-r404a/8610668.article
  45. That's an old "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants"...

    That's an old "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" test method done with analog meters that was used before a capacitor test mode was incorporated into our modern digital meters. All it does is prove...
  46. I'm not a Taylor tech, but I can troubleshoot an...

    I'm not a Taylor tech, but I can troubleshoot an electrical problem.

    You wrote a bunch of ambiguous statements there.

    So you "test fired" the motor. In my forty years of troubleshooting...
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    I've never worked on one, but would that be a...

    I've never worked on one, but would that be a boilerless combi that uses spritz to generate steam?

    If that's what happens, then that picture depicts exactly what I envisioned could happen...and...
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
  49. Thread: Alto Shaam

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    Here's a service manual. I can't seem to upload...

    Here's a service manual. I can't seem to upload it, so here's the link:
    ...
  50. Thread: Alto Shaam

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    I'm guessing it's a XL-300 or 400. Here ya go:

    I'm guessing it's a XL-300 or 400. Here ya go:
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