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    Is Lang even in business? I remember servicing a...

    Is Lang even in business? I remember servicing a kitchen on the 20th or so floor in the Security Pacific Bank building. Their front line was a Lang. Also serviced a few Langs on boats.
  2. Thread: Rebuilt ovens

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    Yep. Though this type of oven is long gone in my...

    Yep. Though this type of oven is long gone in my neck of the woods. Revent and Baxter has most of the institutional feeders here. Dang I probably wood have lost money just bidding to haul that...
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    How about the two door Traulsen warmer with the...

    How about the two door Traulsen warmer with the strip heaters. I have a customer with around 75 of them still in use and pushing 30 years old.
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    How about the old savory toaster or the Hatco...

    How about the old savory toaster or the Hatco upright toaster. Built like tanks.
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    The old big pizza ovens. I have to agree.

    The old big pizza ovens. I have to agree.
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    Up in my top 3.

    Up in my top 3.
  7. Thread: Rebuilt ovens

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    Were parts still available or did you need to...

    Were parts still available or did you need to have some fabricated? Also did you make the money you thought you were going to make when you started? I find taking on a job like this you run into...
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    Can you remember the good stuff?

    After a life time of repairing cooking equipment I can still count on ten fingers the truly "Best in Class" pieces. You know the ones that lasted 20-30 years or more if in a school setting. I doubt...
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    How old is the fryer? That is a nasty job. ...

    How old is the fryer? That is a nasty job. Better you than me :)
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    I had a local vendor that would give me 40% off...

    I had a local vendor that would give me 40% off on stero and champion list. Without notice, he just stopped. So did my buying from him. So I ask myself, "Do you want to make 10% or nothing?" I...
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    Full credit account. And a vintage one :) It...

    Full credit account. And a vintage one :) It just takes a few seconds to check prices. Maybe the price displayed is different for different folks. If that is true they are leaving sales behind. ...
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    They are considerably higher. Like today I was...

    They are considerably higher. Like today I was pricing Stero parts with them , Heritage and Allpoints. They were the highest of the three.
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    You should. It is the largest site that needs to...

    You should. It is the largest site that needs to worry about us small guys. Most of those in control can't fix a toaster.
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    No just 30 years self-employed. And about to...

    No just 30 years self-employed. And about to retire. Any tech should think if their work will offer the retirement that they seek. I doubt many companies will respond.
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    Not at all. Now is the time to excel in service....

    Not at all. Now is the time to excel in service. Show up when they call and handle their needs then and there. My customers don't have the time to do this searching for better prices themselves. ...
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    Restaurant are not my key focus. Dodging the...

    Restaurant are not my key focus. Dodging the bankruptcies is hard enough. Manufactures and secondary suppliers still offer a retail price. The busiest establishment trust you if you are fair.
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    If your techs are better in both knowledge and...

    If your techs are better in both knowledge and customer service then there is nothing to worry about. I go head to head daily as an owner against a new tech or a tired tech and they lose every time....
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    You missed one. Whaley Foodservice. Who's next?...

    You missed one. Whaley Foodservice. Who's next? Seems no one wants the service end.
  19. Something more useful. Your warmer is grounding...

    Something more useful. Your warmer is grounding out. It could be in a compent or wiring. A person with the knowledge to walk through the steps should be able to find it quickly.
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    Make sure the plugins connector strips for the...

    Make sure the plugins connector strips for the Fenwall module have a solid contact. I hate this Southbend model. This seems like a common problem with these. I'm not sure what you mean with the...
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    Add poor ground to this list.

    Add poor ground to this list.
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    And this is the reason I started my business 30...

    And this is the reason I started my business 30 years ago. To work for me. Most tech's I have talked to and seen try over the years could not manage a business so working for a company is their...
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    [QUOTE=VanMan812;25769807]Yikes! Looks like an...

    [QUOTE=VanMan812;25769807]Yikes! Looks like an Alto-Shaam CTP.... 10-10 Iím
    guessing? Is a new filter system your first quote for this new contract?!


    LOL, It has a RO system maintained by them...
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    My New PM Account.

    Previously this was a Hobart PM account. Needless to say, they lost this "Major" Univerisity. Too bad, so sad.

    810891

    810892
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    Good for another 3 1/2 years :) Next time cut out...

    Good for another 3 1/2 years :) Next time cut out the lip on the top with a grinder and drop in a Wells Mod-100 units. It takes me about 1 hour per well to do this and it turns out very clean..
  26. It would help if we knew the make and model of...

    It would help if we knew the make and model of your dishwasher. Also, have you done a pressure test? Are you sure the lack of pressure is your problem and not volume? Is there a pressure regulator...
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    That was a long time ago. I owned a video game...

    That was a long time ago. I owned a video game route set up in different food establishments. I had about 200 machines that I repaired when they broke. I knew I already had the contacts and was...
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    That's cheap. I remember when I bought part...

    That's cheap. I remember when I bought part manuals for their complete line. 6" red binders. That was 25 years ago and it still cost me a grand. I still have those. Maybe I should put them up on...
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    Hobart should stick to selling parts and contract...

    Hobart should stick to selling parts and contract out their service. Every time I bid for a contract and I ask who they are using now and they say Hobart I just smile.
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    If your current job isn't seeing to you getting...

    If your current job isn't seeing to you getting the certifications that you wish then leave them. Most companies are hard up for help these days and are willing to pay up. If you excel beyond your...
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    The school district should look for another sales...

    The school district should look for another sales rep. He shares the blame with selling them this junk.
  32. Has this oven been used without the bottom and...

    Has this oven been used without the bottom and flame spreader pan? I think so. That's a fire hazard to continue to use in the condition shown. What is that saying? The last man to work on it gets...
  33. Thread: Truck stock

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    I would stay with common items that have been...

    I would stay with common items that have been used for years unless you are working on a specific chain. No surerer way to loose money than to stock items that will never get sold. And make sure...
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    Give this a read. ...

    Give this a read. https://www.stero.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/F45577-SG-SU-Service-Parts-Manual.pdf
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    Nice plumbing work but I am going to complain...

    Nice plumbing work but I am going to complain about the necked down stainless hose you are using. Probably inadequate for your machine. Now if you used a full port 3/4" stainless hose it would be...
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    See if the washer sits level and is not over...

    See if the washer sits level and is not over filling.
  37. Thread: Thermopiles

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    It really depends on where you are going to use...

    It really depends on where you are going to use it and the aggressiveness of the pilot.
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    Hobart Model: LXIGC sanitizer pump dwell

    I'm trying to set the dwell on the sanitizer pump which currently is at the lowest setting of 1. Using the program buttons on the PCB on the pullout tray I can navigate to the sanitizer pump dwell...
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    Thanks VanMan. I went back today and found the...

    Thanks VanMan. I went back today and found the top half of the wall plug was dead and tripped the breaker. I did check out what you suggested and all was fine. I observed all three cooling fans...
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    Alto Shaam CTP-10-10G

    The F20 position 15 amp fuse blows after 3-5 hours. Is there a common problem that is associated with blowing that fuse? Thanks.
  41. Make sure the fill and rinse solenoids along with...

    Make sure the fill and rinse solenoids along with the drain are not leaking water. Have you compared your equipment TDS reading against a portable meter to see if your equipment is reading...
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    I remember the wolf. I still have a few...

    I remember the wolf. I still have a few customers that have these.
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    Most small range convection ovens alway present a...

    Most small range convection ovens alway present a problem. I never met one that held up like a full size convection oven.
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    Yes Blodgett isn't in that group of three I...

    Yes Blodgett isn't in that group of three I mentioned. The old Blodgett DFG's where a great oven as with the older wolf ovens. These were 30-40 year ovens. And in some schools where sanitation is a...
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    The Montague 2-115 A(G) has no PC boards unlike a...

    The Montague 2-115 A(G) has no PC boards unlike a Blodgett DFG 100, or Hobart, Wolf or Vulcan Convection oven which all use S/S temp controls and ignition. BTW which are the same oven just with a...
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    My suggestion would be a Montague 2-115 A(G) . ...

    My suggestion would be a Montague 2-115 A(G) . They are going to cost you but I think they are the best ones on the market today.
  47. Go work for yourself. Your personal service will...

    Go work for yourself. Your personal service will kill these big guy and you will have fun making them look bad. I've been doing it for 30 years and it gets easier every year. On a side note the...
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    It sounds like you are getting a ghost voltage...

    It sounds like you are getting a ghost voltage reading meaning under load the voltage is not present. I would look to see if this is happening because of the neutral or the hot leg.
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    Hobart to sell parts only online?

    A friend who is a long time employee at Hobart tells me soon you will only be able to buy parts online through their website. If you call them you will be referred to their website. All those part...
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    Also check the tubing for blockage running to the...

    Also check the tubing for blockage running to the gauge and the two pressure switches. I had blockage on the gauge side and it was showing the wrong pressure. The low water float is only required...
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