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  1. I had a customer that complained of ceiling tiles...

    I had a customer that complained of ceiling tiles getting so wet they would collapse and fall to the floor. I found the insulation on the suction lines for his cooler and freezer fully saturated so I...
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    Thanks ECtofix! Yes, it’s a DIRTY job but...

    Thanks ECtofix!

    Yes, it’s a DIRTY job but somebody has to do it! It’s all of that bearing dust that does it. It’s so fine, almost like soot, that it makes a terrible mess. The little oven unbolted...
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    That looks similar to a Picard (I think) that I...

    That looks similar to a Picard (I think) that I looked at a couple months ago.

    Middleby hasnít made revolving ovens in many many years. From what I understand Cutler bought that division from...
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    Rebuilt ovens

    Recently I rebuilt 2 Middleby Marshall revolving ovens and I thought you guys might like to see some pics.

    These ovens, located at a state university, were about 3-4 years overdue for being...
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    Neat thread Wayne. Fluid dynamics has been an...

    Neat thread Wayne. Fluid dynamics has been an interest of mine for the last couple of years.

    I think laminar flow is always present in a vena contracta due to the Bernoulli Effect. And yes it is...
  6. That was my exact recommendation. I personally...

    That was my exact recommendation. I personally like the Koolaire machines. But hey, what do I know...

    Yes, that machine is still running 502. That unit is from 1985. Kind of cool that it still...
  7. Agreed, those were some tough ice machines. ...

    Agreed, those were some tough ice machines.

    Funny you bring up its replacement. Iím currently in a little battle with the higher-ups about what they want to replace it with. I forget the brand...
  8. Iíve heard of inspectors complaining about the...

    Iíve heard of inspectors complaining about the scoop laying in the bin and just recently I had two separate service calls to fix the drains so they had a 2Ē air gap. The most common one has to do...
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    True, the comparison is volumetric but also I...

    True, the comparison is volumetric but also I think itís linear with capacity in regards to each compressor. Iíd have to look at more data to prove what the value would be but I wonder if that...
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    Iíve seen a few R22 compressors running 404a and...

    Iíve seen a few R22 compressors running 404a and I get a call from coworkers every once in while saying the same thing. The systems all seem to work ok too. After reading this post it looks like an...
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    Some of the guys at work have the surge. Iíve...

    Some of the guys at work have the surge. Iíve played around with it and it was a little quieter Iíd say. Like it didnít hit as hard. But it did seem to drive screws faster. A little heavy in the hand...
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    Does it start a rinse cycle when the rack hits...

    Does it start a rinse cycle when the rack hits the final rinse switch? If it is initiating a rinse cycle check for 120v at I4 on the I/O module. If you have power there and it won’t time out then the...
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    Thanks for the feedback. When your driver...

    Thanks for the feedback. When your driver eventually goes and you upgrade to the brushless version you will love it. At least I did when I got the brushless impact.

    And yes, the FL12 is an...
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    Drill or impact

    For the past seven years Iíve always used a little Bosch 12v 1/4Ē impact driver. It drills holes just fine and it breaks stubborn nuts and bolts free easily.

    One of the things I donít like is its...
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    Probably too late but that model uses an external...

    Probably too late but that model uses an external style gear driven hydraulic pump that is not designed to pump water. Pretty much every fryer filtration pump shouldn’t be pumping water. Will it pump...
  16. Thread: Buying tools

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    We donít have a tool allowance of any kind where...

    We donít have a tool allowance of any kind where I work. They do purchase the bigger expense tools like recovery machines and what not. They also purchase anything ďtrade specificĒ since we arenít...
  17. Thread: Buying tools

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    When the employer buys you guys the tools are...

    When the employer buys you guys the tools are they yours? Say you quit to go work somewhere else, are these tools yours to take?
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    This? ...

    This?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191121/828cd9debecbea1a9342d69738a549b8.jpg




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    So what I like to do to try and find an...

    So what I like to do to try and find an intermittent problem when a unit is running fine is create issues and see if the customer recognizes the failure when it happens.

    So in your case I might...
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    They’re pretty much junk. Parts can be hard to...

    They’re pretty much junk. Parts can be hard to come by, specifically hardware. Everything about them is cheap, even the stainless it’s made out of is thin.
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    I use the DuPont piping guide when I want to know...

    I use the DuPont piping guide when I want to know the capacity of a receiver. Actually, I google the hell out of the receiver and or condensing unit first. If I don’t find anything, then I turn to...
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    Congratulations on 30 yrs. and (hopefully soon)...

    Congratulations on 30 yrs. and (hopefully soon) retirement.

    I can see now how PartsTownís business deals donít really effect you at all. The company I work for and myself in particular are in a...
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    Are you an ASA for any manufacturers? Sent...

    Are you an ASA for any manufacturers?


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    I get it. I just have this feeling like Iím the...

    I get it. I just have this feeling like Iím the little mom and pop hardware store and Home Depot is coming to town.


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    I think thatís only partially true. Itís hard to...

    I think thatís only partially true. Itís hard to get the new restaurants as clients when all of the warranty work goes to some company backed by Partstown. What about parts sales? Partstown is...
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    I did not know that they were also supplying HVAC...

    I did not know that they were also supplying HVAC parts. Iím not really all that surprised.

    And yes, Partstown does offer part identification for certain manufacturers. Basically, they go to a...
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    Not yet. They started out as an OEM parts...

    Not yet.

    They started out as an OEM parts supplier to the commercial food equipment service industry. Then they started buying up service companies. Then other parts suppliers.
    ...
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    Partstown getting bigger

    PartsTownís parent company PT Holdings has acquired Heritage.

    Itís amazing to me what theyíre doing. They bought 3Wire last year and Whaleyís the year before. Theyíre gobbling up service...
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    Your door might not be sealing 100% (could be...

    Your door might not be sealing 100% (could be bowed glass) causing the Clean tab solution to leak past the door seal during a clean cycle. Now that drain thatís clogging up... it barely has any slope...
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    So is the refrigeration day 24hrs minus total...

    So is the refrigeration day 24hrs minus total defrost time? What about off cycle time?




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    Refrigeration day

    I remember reading about a ďrefrigeration dayĒ a while back but I donít remember the particulars. I believe the day is 18 hrs long?

    Can someone explain it for me. Defrosts, off cycle, etc.
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    Well how about that! I canít remember seeing a...

    Well how about that! I canít remember seeing a damper system in this model before, even on newer ones. I wonder if itís an option.

    Well Iím glad you solved the problem.


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    Near the end of your post you say the ďflames...

    Near the end of your post you say the ďflames light, swirl around, and almost snuff out. Then the control drops outĒ

    Sounds like the gas is dropping out before flame is proved and then the control...
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    Does it leak during the rinse cycle, wash cycle...

    Does it leak during the rinse cycle, wash cycle or both?

    Worn out door hinges or door can prevent the door from closing tightly.

    Wash arms that spin slowly can cause a little leakage too.
  35. Every piece of Hobart equipment has a ML# which...

    Every piece of Hobart equipment has a ML# which is kind of like a bill of materials. Depending on the age of your mixer it will be either a 5 or 6 digit number. Can you tell us your ML.

    Hereís a...
  36. Whatís your background? Tech? Business owner? End...

    Whatís your background? Tech? Business owner? End user?


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  37. The hub drive is live with the planetary. If the...

    The hub drive is live with the planetary. If the planetary moves the hub moves. If it doesnít thereís a beveled gear that could be broken. Or the actual hub is sheared in half. Best to have a tech...
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    That’s exactly how my shop would handle it. So...

    That’s exactly how my shop would handle it. So silly...
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    I forgot about them. They may actually be the...

    I forgot about them. They may actually be the worst brand out there.


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    I’ve been doing a lot of Avantco warranty...

    I’ve been doing a lot of Avantco warranty lately.... total junk. Turbo Air is on the same level. Continental, True, Victory and Bev-Air are mid level units. I prefer Delfield equipment myself....
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    Iím not sure and I donít think Iíll ever really...

    Iím not sure and I donít think Iíll ever really know exactly what happened. Both failed compressors were under warranty so he couldnít cut them open to see what broke or dump the oil to see the...
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    Iím not sure what charge amount was put in or how...

    Iím not sure what charge amount was put in or how he did it. The unit has a headmaster so HOPEFULLY he followed the proper procedure for calculating the charge weight.

    I donít think the internal...
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    [QUOTE=EjBreeze;25770233] Lol! Thatís too...

    Lol! Thatís too funny.


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    Yes, thatís 100% a spritzer style combi. Pretty...

    Yes, thatís 100% a spritzer style combi. Pretty much every spritzer looks like that unless the customer has a good filter system and regular maintenance.

    The gas units end up with more scale...
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    Yikes! Looks like an Alto-Shaam CTP.... 10-10 Iím...

    Yikes! Looks like an Alto-Shaam CTP.... 10-10 Iím
    guessing? Is a new filter system your first quote for this new contract?!


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    He for sure didnít separate the lines and he and...

    He for sure didnít separate the lines and he and I discussed that. Because imo if you donít separate the TXV you wonít get a good nitro push through the system. I can see where the slow moving nitro...
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    Yep, especially with two evaps. Sent from...

    Yep, especially with two evaps.


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  48. Yes, higher FPI for med temp, lower FPI for low...

    Yes, higher FPI for med temp, lower FPI for low temp. Thatís what I meant to type out originally. Thanks you for the explanation!


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    Multiple compressor failures

    I got a call from a tech in another office today for help regarding a WIF that has had multiple compressor failures. I donít have a lot of data and Iíve never been to the site so bear with me.
    ...
  50. I remember learning all of this from you guys...

    I remember learning all of this from you guys before but Iím forgetting this stuff faster than I can use it. Help me with a few things...


    The correction factor regarding the evaporator going...
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