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    I have zero experience with the SMAN’s but both...

    I have zero experience with the SMAN’s but both of my FP clamp meters have been exceptional. I’m very hard on all of my tools and they have stood the test of time.

    I went through 2 Fluke 116’s in...
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    The 9 watt is more powerful and can handle...

    The 9 watt is more powerful and can handle bigger/heavier fan blades. If a 9 watt is replaced with a 6 watt it will work but won’t last as long.
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    Why is that method better than just going with...

    Why is that method better than just going with the factory charge? It seems like thatís a little extra work and labor. What are we gaining?


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    This unit was low after all, the cap tube wasnít...

    This unit was low after all, the cap tube wasnít restricted. I ended up pulling the charge, cutting off the first 6Ē of the cap tube, replacing the FD, vacuuming it down and charging it with the...
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    Thanks man. Iím trying to determine if I have a...

    Thanks man. Iím trying to determine if I have a restricted cap tube or low charge. Unit was in a vacuum and I added a few oz but the pressure wonít rise above 10psi (134a). Itís a little bakery case...
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    Display case, gravity coil

    Gravity coils are new to me. Just looking for a technical manual or any info on them. Iím curious about the TD, pull down rate, defrost schedule etc.
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    Disconnect the curtain switch from the board and...

    Disconnect the curtain switch from the board and put a jumper in there and manually open the circuit when the curtain physically opens. If the GFCI doesnít trip then the cause is the switch or...
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    Yes they do. Iíve never serviced one but and my...

    Yes they do. Iíve never serviced one but and my favorite pizza place has two Roto-Flexís. Those ovens just make the best pizza.

    Gotta be quick with the peel!


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  9. Thread: Thermopiles

    by VanMan812
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    Frymaster, Imperial, Pitco, Dean, Southbend,...

    Frymaster, Imperial, Pitco, Dean, Southbend, Anets.... as far as I can tell they all use a Robertshaw 1950 series típile. Maybe the Pitco one is a different manufacturer, maybe. And thatís just the...
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    Lol thatís a hard NO. Even with my fancy...

    Lol thatís a hard NO. Even with my fancy ďKitchenCare Tech IDĒ number I still wait forever for one them to pick up.

    I had some factory Convotherm training in Cleveland recently (which was weird...
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    My boss was just telling me about those machines....

    My boss was just telling me about those machines.

    He was talking about that harvest grid and how it was a pain to replace the wires individually. He said replacing the whole grid really didn’t...
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    Back when I got mine it was the first year they...

    Back when I got mine it was the first year they rolled them out. Those of us in the company that had them thought the tire pressure was kind of strange as well but we always ran them that way.

    I...
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    Iíve never seen a piece of refrigeration quite...

    Iíve never seen a piece of refrigeration quite like that before. What is it and what does it do? Whatís the brand? I canít quite make it out from the pic.
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    Just playing devils advocate here... I service...

    Just playing devils advocate here...

    I service anything and everything any of my customers will pay me to fix. Plumbing, electric, HVAC/R, hotside kitchen equipment, pneumatics, lab equipment,...
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    I can relate to your sentimental feelings towards...

    I can relate to your sentimental feelings towards your employer. But if they donít offer a retirement plan then I say run, donít walk, away from that job. I know itís a hard decision and your heart...
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    I hope you get a positive response but I highly...

    I hope you get a positive response but I highly doubt theyíll do anything. Unless your a large chain (only 100+ stores gets their attention) manufacturers donít even raise an eyebrow. And in your...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/44b41f6c4a2a54bf291e403363a3dbd3.jpg

    Is that it on top of all the wires?



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    I’m assuming you have a Q or S model since the I...

    I’m assuming you have a Q or S model since the I model curtain hanger is pretty self explanatory. On the Q or S model you need to pick out the little white plugs on the upper Evap plate. Then unscrew...
  19. PartsTown has 10 in stock. Not sure if p/n...

    PartsTown has 10 in stock. Not sure if p/n WHKGT-2 is different but thatís what came up when I looked up your model. Well, a KGT-12-T. I wonder whatís different about a KGT-12T-1.




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    I ran into a similar problem just last week. I...

    I ran into a similar problem just last week. I had a Tecumseh condensing unit (couldn’t read the model or serial on the tag) and a Copeland compressor. I had just put virgin gas in, the coil was...
  21. Thread: Rational

    by VanMan812
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    I’m not sure if this link will open for you but...

    I’m not sure if this link will open for you but give it a try anyway.
    ...
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    I couldn’t find either on Robertshaw’s website...

    I couldn’t find either on Robertshaw’s website which is strange since they make them both. But after searching through All Points and PartsTown I was able to determine that they are both 30k btu...
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    I’ve had Chevy Express 2500’s, Ford E-150’s, a...

    I’ve had Chevy Express 2500’s, Ford E-150’s, a Ford Transit and now I have a Mercedes Sprinter. The Merc gets the best fuel mileage but with the turbo V6 diesel it’s a gutless pig. And it drives like...
  24. I got this recently and couldnít be happier. It...

    I got this recently and couldnít be happier. It comes with a couple attachments for the camera tip, one of which is a little magnet that I used to pull a nut out of a heat exchanger.
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    I have a customer with one and there was a period...

    I have a customer with one and there was a period of about 14 months where there was one problem after another. Discharge line rubbed in the condersner cage and dumped the charge, drain lines have...
  26. I’m not surprised Scotsman said it wouldn’t work....

    I’m not surprised Scotsman said it wouldn’t work. First, they want to sell you a new machine and second, they don’t want any liability from any potential accident due to the re-engineering. And truly...
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    I rarely find them in good condition, most are...

    I rarely find them in good condition, most are barely salvageable. I donít think they fetch a lot of money either. But, if the panels arenít solid blocks of ice and the cams (or most of them anyway)...
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    I had a WIF do this to me a few years ago, minus...

    I had a WIF do this to me a few years ago, minus the oil separator.

    CU would run for a few seconds then cutoff on the LPC. Pressure would slowly build over the next minute or so, comp would kick...
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    Thought so, judging by those spray arms. I...

    Thought so, judging by those spray arms.

    I only see that gold tinting on older machines. Iíve never really thought about how it got there. I think if no ones complaining about it... let a...
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    What brand machine is that anyway? Sent...

    What brand machine is that anyway?


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  31. I normally just siphon it out into a bucket....

    I normally just siphon it out into a bucket. Careful! don’t get any in your mouth! It works like a nice vacuum to suck all the crap off the bottom of the reservoir. The fill hose works fine and it’s...
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    Is it just the rinse and final rinse tanks? I...

    Is it just the rinse and final rinse tanks?

    I doubt it has much to do with heat. Is this a gas fired d/w?

    Is there a lot of iron in the water in your area?


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    https://api.ferguson.com/dar-step-service/Query?US...

    https://api.ferguson.com/dar-step-service/Query?USE_TYPE=SPECIFICATION&PRODUCT_ID=2995613

    If you look at page 9 it shows that Propress is rated for 125 psi therefore you couldnít use it on the...
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    I wonder if Propress means that their fittings...

    I wonder if Propress means that their fittings wonít break down from the LP, not necessarily rated for LP pressures. I know my LP tank in the back yard sits at around 150psi during summer time...
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    The caps the manufacturers use are of the Lokring...

    The caps the manufacturers use are of the Lokring variety. I priced one out a couple years ago and it was ridiculously expensive.
    ...
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    Itís that simple and itís not. Thatís exactly how...

    Itís that simple and itís not. Thatís exactly how it should work but when egos get involved all bets are off. People wronged see everyone involved with the wrongdoing as the bad guy. The dealer...
  38. @monkey skull .... what did you find?

    @monkey skull .... what did you find?
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    The company I work for does is an Authorized...

    The company I work for does is an Authorized Service Agency for dozens of manufacturers and pretty much all warranty work is a PITA. It’s the worst part of my job frankly. Ice machine warranty might...
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    Very true. Thereís a big difference between the...

    Very true. Thereís a big difference between the corporate stores and the owner/operator stores. Kudos again!


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    Thatís awesome. Good job man. For a...

    Thatís awesome. Good job man.

    For a McDonaldís right? Nothing against Mcdís but I highly doubt they will appreciate your ingenious work for what itís truly worth.


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    X2 Well done! Sent from my iPhone using...

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    Well done!


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    Doesn’t sound refrigeration related at all. ...

    Doesn’t sound refrigeration related at all.

    Your termination should closed at room temp, not open. Sure that’s not a fan delay switch?
  44. I had my yearly Rational re-cert last week and I...

    I had my yearly Rational re-cert last week and I brought up the VCC to the instructor. He said there are only 4 of them in the US currently and there all in Chicago. He also said they require a...
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    My JB one worked better but they donít offer...

    My JB one worked better but they donít offer replacement seals for them. I talked to an old at JB and he sent me some for free but said if need more Iíll have to buy a whole new tool.


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    They are better, and theyíre only 5-10$ more so...

    They are better, and theyíre only 5-10$ more so itís worth it. I use them maybe once a week or so. No issues so far and Iíve had them over a year.


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    Holy crap man! I have a Yellow Jacket VCRT...

    Holy crap man!

    I have a Yellow Jacket VCRT and it always gives me grief. I have 2 Appion VCRT that are much more friendly. Even with those Iíve found that sometimes I have to loosen the tool a...
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    Iíve seen this several times. Generally more of a...

    Iíve seen this several times. Generally more of a summer time issue when the fans are drawing in outdoor hot/humid air. The worst Iíve seen was a freezer drain that terminated into a floor drain...
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    In my area, 10-15 yrs ago, 90% of all the combis...

    In my area, 10-15 yrs ago, 90% of all the combis were Alto-Shaams. Now the lions share is overwhelmingly Rational. I have installed a couple Alto-Shaams recently though. One thing about them... if...
  50. Iím surprised they didnít have you pull the...

    Iím surprised they didnít have you pull the blanket heater off and replace it. Put a Union on the drain for the next time you have to replace it lol.


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