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    > No worries, I plan on staying young, lol. ...

    > No worries, I plan on staying young, lol.

    Sigh. So did I son, so did I... :)
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    And thar you go. Their strategy is explained very...

    And thar you go. Their strategy is explained very well in that article.

    It would be terrifying to me if I was still in the biz...
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    Gaaa! Don't get old, kid, and reply in a forum...

    Gaaa! Don't get old, kid, and reply in a forum after getting back home from a 10-hour drive from Pensacola, FL. :)

    Yes, I meant to say Heritage was bought by PartsTown directly, and not by the...
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    (A little info...) The PartsTown purchase of...

    (A little info...)

    The PartsTown purchase of Heritage was done differently from the Whaley buying Fesco/etc/whomever purchases.

    Heritage was bought by TechTown, not the service group...
  5. Thread: Filthy Rat

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    > BadBozo, I'm ready to join you in the "RETIRED"...

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

    As long as you have something to occupy your time, it's not bad. If I didn't spend just hours and hours on my computers, or not have older...
  6. Thread: Filthy Rat

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    > that the grilled chicken, ..., was done in a...

    > that the grilled chicken, ..., was done in a factory and reheated at their restaurants.

    Don't I wish! :) No, the chicken was fresh (ish?) and raw, grilled to perfection on specially stamped...
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    > Any chance an ignitor will glow but not be hot...

    > Any chance an ignitor will glow but not be hot enough to ignite fuel?

    Yes, I've seen it, mostly on Southbend convection ovens, but unlikely- the ignition module will usually error out and...
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    Dear gawd. :) And your current job is just too...

    Dear gawd. :) And your current job is just too boring for you? No benefits? Three kids not a busy environment enough, too? :)

    > find someone that was trainable and had some common sense

    Ok,...
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    > May I ask what was the best way you found to...

    > May I ask what was the best way you found to get new clients?

    Just to be frank, I've always been a humble employee for several places over the years. I retired a little over a year ago after...
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    > No one knows how to work on this equipment ...

    > No one knows how to work on this equipment

    There are thousands of knowlegable factory-trained techs working on commercial kitchen equipment every single day. A small percentage might be enticed...
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    They do have a few parts listed, including the...

    They do have a few parts listed, including the oven thermostat/safety you mentioned (~$490!) and pilot assy, casters, etc.

    If I was still working, undoubtably my manager would have sent me on the...
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    Man, what a trip through the interwebs chasing...

    Man, what a trip through the interwebs chasing this thing for fun. :)

    This rig is distributed and sold by Admiralcraft, yes, the old AdCraft company. It's one of their Black Diamond series of...
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    Have you set the new thermostat's bypass...

    Have you set the new thermostat's bypass correctly? Main flame might be going out, then coming back on with a poof.
  14. Aha. Darn, I was hoping for a worldwide repair...

    Aha. Darn, I was hoping for a worldwide repair tech uprising! Putting our collective thumbs into the eyes of clueless design engineers who make the junk we work on. :)

    Never mind then...
  15. Ummm, to do what, exactly? You are speaking to...

    Ummm, to do what, exactly?

    You are speaking to folks on here from several countries across the globe. Shall I fly in from Georgia, US? Better have coffee and croisants waiting. :)

    Do you have...
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    Sounds like it's got to be that. Yeah, pull the...

    Sounds like it's got to be that. Yeah, pull the water level probe on the boiler and see if it's way over. Be careful.
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    Two things are puzzling here: >Definitely not...

    Two things are puzzling here:

    >Definitely not a clogged drain. Steam shoots out the vent too so dont think that's clogged.

    First, what "vent" are you speaking of here? The vertical vent piping...
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    Have not run across that paticular problem. Have...

    Have not run across that paticular problem. Have had *many* issues with these beasts though. We all here generally hate these machines. :)

    What first comes to mind (other than the computer being...
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    > Anybody remember when KFC started using the...

    > Anybody remember when KFC started using the Blodgett Excel ovens?

    Yes, indeed. What a mess. And that liquid cleaning solution would burn holes in your uniform.

    And when I heard they were...
  20. TI 1809, and Service Bulletin 2-2018

    TI 1809, and Service Bulletin 2-2018
  21. > I got three right now that I've proposed to...

    > I got three right now that I've proposed to forklift into one of those construction debris dumpsters.

    So, you can be the worldwide supplier for used defunct Rational parts? For a while anyway.
    ...
  22. >That's a C-line 1995 model 480v CCC202. A...

    >That's a C-line 1995 model 480v CCC202.

    A couplethree years back, we had a downtown Savannah hotel call up and say their chef had gotten 2 used Rationals (for free!) from somewhere, TN maybe, I...
  23. > Mine are version G Just toss those old...

    > Mine are version G

    Just toss those old puppies out! :)
  24. Yep, 1809 it is. Just came to my email (again)...

    Yep, 1809 it is. Just came to my email (again) today.

    >On your next visit or service call to ANY SelfCookingCenter® WE type 102G or 202G built since 9/2011
    >please adjust Hot air burner blower...
  25. FYI - Rational Gas Units, updated blower speeds, new kits

    I see Rational has reissued it's older service bulletin from earlier this year, and updated part numbers for hot air burner assemblies and replacement instructions.

    If you have *any* gas fired...
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    I hope to live long enough to see Augmented...

    I hope to live long enough to see Augmented Reality become commonplace in this industry. Imagine wearing a pair of (safety :) ) glasses while working on a fryer- urgent emails and texts appear in...
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    >need to get through to their technical support?...

    >need to get through to their technical support? Do you wait at the shop or in your office until they
    > call you back? Do you take the calls in the field on your cell phones while you're on job...
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    The plastic cap you removed to get to the front...

    The plastic cap you removed to get to the front bearing area, is what holds the whole assembly in place, as long as the sprocket is loose on the shaft.

    I always put an old hand nut on the end of...
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    Anyone here remember the old Blodget (I think)...

    Anyone here remember the old Blodget (I think) oven that used a glass vacuum tube delay device to perform the safety function along with a carborundum HSI? At one point the tube was like $300 and...
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    I always hated the Vulcan and Montague door...

    I always hated the Vulcan and Montague door switch positioning at the top. Just guarenteed to burn up and break. And they pass the full motor current through the lever switch.

    Then again, some of...
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    > Are you saying Blodgett uses strictly solid...

    > Are you saying Blodgett uses strictly solid state controls?

    Blodgetts were (are?) available with either a digital display temp/timer control board, which are really, really bad, or analog...
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    I've never seen a serving line so close to the...

    I've never seen a serving line so close to the cooking equipment. Must be deafining there with the hoods fired up.
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    > Why would they design a ventilation system...

    > Why would they design a ventilation system where the make-up air is unconditioned?

    Because the makeup air is going right back out the exhuast fan. Cooling that air is very costly.

    > Are a...
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    That there is, once again, some great thinking...

    That there is, once again, some great thinking outside the box. Take a photo with your pnhone showing the curved glass, as they might disagree with you on the warrantee coverage. I'd bet as the glass...
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    Blodgett DFG's for sure, but only with analog...

    Blodgett DFG's for sure, but only with analog controls.
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    Might I suggest a Turbo Encabulator? They wear...

    Might I suggest a Turbo Encabulator? They wear out often, I'm told. I've put a lot in over the years. :)
  37. If I were not such an old fart, I might. But at...

    If I were not such an old fart, I might. But at almost 63 years, my knees just aren't up to the task anymore, and my tolerance for corporate crap precludes me from taking a "training" position, that...
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    > If I was some untrained, knuckeheaded young...

    > If I was some untrained, knuckeheaded young cook who doesn't know any better, I'd be looking at the Care drawer as a great place to
    > pour stuff in - like the fat from the bottom of a hotel pan....
  39. Yeah, it's just shocking seeing branch managers...

    Yeah, it's just shocking seeing branch managers needing degrees is what struck me moreso. It's clearly to "straighten out" the lax policies of the unwashed people who actually work on things. And I...
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    Sheeze, I'm getting old. Grant was the new kid...

    Sheeze, I'm getting old. Grant was the new kid seems like just yesterday. If Pete is still there, send him an email.

    Man, I'm thinking, what would I do in your boots.

    Any chance the care tray...
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    Wow, looks like you've covered all the bases. I'd...

    Wow, looks like you've covered all the bases. I'd be on the phone to Rational for sure. Reflash the software to the latest version and retest before calling though.
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    With the unit at rest, pull open the drawer...

    With the unit at rest, pull open the drawer slightly, drain down the boiler a little, then activate the care pump for 10 seconds, watching the drawer. Does it freely keep up with the incoming water...
  43. Big business gettin' bigger, out with the old, etc...

    Man, I see GlassDoor has a Whaley advert for a company *president* now. Guess the 2 folks working together as co-presidents is not working out. And I also see an advert for Area Managers, and they...
  44. > cheapest junk you can find go right to the...

    > cheapest junk you can find go right to the internet. Katom, Webstuarant etc will be happy to sell

    I used to get a kick out of mom&pop owners who would drop off tabletop fryers at the shop for...
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    Did you get a chance to remove the battery and...

    Did you get a chance to remove the battery and the com cable to do a hard reset?
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    Ok. While I'll admit you are demostrably correct...

    Ok. While I'll admit you are demostrably correct with Rational's left side spec of 2 inches to a wall, I am troubled, however, that a tech who works on these units often would, apparently be...
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    > Castered or not, the OP’s 101 only requires 2”...

    > Castered or not, the OP’s 101 only requires 2” on the left side.

    They are showing you that if it's set into an alcove, you only need 2 inches to the left, with the understanding (The wrench on...
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    >Actually 2” is all they require That's on...

    >Actually 2” is all they require

    That's on castered table models. From a manual:

    Minimum clearance left/ right/ rear 2” (50
    mm) (except floor models).if on castered
    stand with flexible...
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    > next to a wall with 1" gap Shoot the...

    > next to a wall with 1" gap

    Shoot the installer! Rational specifies when a unit is installed, you need 20 inches to the left.

    Truthfully, if I was still a tech, and was called to that machine,...
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    They don't go over every service error code at...

    They don't go over every service error code at training class- it would take a month. It's all in the book. They focus more on the physicality of the components- removing a motor, etc.

    Usually SSR...
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