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matchu420

New member
Ok so, im trying to get some equipment gathered up so when I get trained (if I can find somewhere)I'll be ready to go clean some hoods. im not familiar with this hot water pressure machine and I can't find any information out there on it (looks pretty old) but here's the information I have on it.

the motor is a Marathon Electric Diesel
40 amp
230 volt
3450rpm
50hz
5.20 hp? (worn off and can't read)
has a Webster ignition transformer

the burner is a Wayne Combustion Systems (formerly Wayne home equipment)

on the outside cover the overall model looks to read STIIG-C

like I said I can't find any information out there on this thing but I thought maybe someone here could tell me in short order what the scoop is on it...any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

matchu420

New member
oh, I guess I should clarify..by "the scoop" I just wanna know if it would be wise to buy something like this to clean hoods with...my neighbor is selling it for $270 as is, which In this case means it works but the fuel regulator is broke so the waters just not hot. I tried to upload a picture but it wouldn't work from my phone...thanks again.
 

Badzuk

New member
The first problem I see using this machine to clean hoods is where are you going to pull power from? 40amp 230 is not something you can just find by the back door of every restaurant. If you can find it it is probably under the very hood you are cleaning, which would present another tripping and electrocution hazard. If you are good with electric you could create your own sub panel and use alligator clips to tap directly into the restaurants breaker box after removing the cover, but again this is inadvisable and dangerous, especially if you don't understand what you are doing.

That being said you may be able to repair and convert the burner over to more user friendly voltage, and then replace the 230v pump motor with a gas motor and have a decent unit to work with.
Just be cautious using old equipment that you don't understand or know how to repair. Nothing worse than getting stuck in the middle of the night with a broken machine and no way to repair it. Makes for a bad night and possibly a worse morning if your not out of the way when the kitchen staff shows up.
 

Christopher

Moderator
Fast simple answer.......buy a professional hot water rig that burns diesel or propane for heat, stay away from the "friend" deals and the toys from the stores.

If you want to be a pro and have professional equipment that will last and make you money, there are great vendors here that post here that will get you setup the right way the first time for what you want to do. Too many people try to save money buying toys at the hardware store that don't hold up to commercial work and end up getting out of the business and selling the equipment for about 1/2 the price they spent buying it (used is used), spending more money for the right equipment to do the good job or a combination of the above once they see how dirty, stinky and filthy the work is and how they bring it home and their equipment reaks of rotting food grease that stinks up their garage or house where they park the rig. That rotten food grease soaks into the hose nicely, your boots, gloves, uniforms, etc.....

Stay away from electrical rigs, that is a recipe for disaster in many, many ways, especially if the equipment is old or older.
 

Rance

Active member
Fast simple answer.......buy a professional hot water rig that burns diesel or propane for heat, stay away from the "friend" deals and the toys from the stores.

If you want to be a pro and have professional equipment that will last and make you money, there are great vendors here that post here that will get you setup the right way the first time for what you want to do. Too many people try to save money buying toys at the hardware store that don't hold up to commercial work and end up getting out of the business and selling the equipment for about 1/2 the price they spent buying it (used is used), spending more money for the right equipment to do the good job or a combination of the above once they see how dirty, stinky and filthy the work is and how they bring it home and their equipment reaks of rotting food grease that stinks up their garage or house where they park the rig. That rotten food grease soaks into the hose nicely, your boots, gloves, uniforms, etc.....

Stay away from electrical rigs, that is a recipe for disaster in many, many ways, especially if the equipment is old or older.

Great advise Chris!
 

matchu420

New member
Fast simple answer.......buy a professional hot water rig that burns diesel or propane for heat, stay away from the "friend" deals and the toys from the stores.

If you want to be a pro and have professional equipment that will last and make you money, there are great vendors here that post here that will get you setup the right way the first time for what you want to do. Too many people try to save money buying toys at the hardware store that don't hold up to commercial work and end up getting out of the business and selling the equipment for about 1/2 the price they spent buying it (used is used), spending more money for the right equipment to do the good job or a combination of the above once they see how dirty, stinky and filthy the work is and how they bring it home and their equipment reaks of rotting food grease that stinks up their garage or house where they park the rig. That rotten food grease soaks into the hose nicely, your boots, gloves, uniforms, etc.....

Stay away from electrical rigs, that is a recipe for disaster in many, many ways, especially if the equipment is old or older.

Thanks for that Chris...I don't know why I always try to go for the cheapest way out, especially knowing how many times I've been burned on those deals. I think I'm putting enthusiasm before logic here (electric diesel) just so I can get going and start making money. I think I'll take your advice and just get some good equipment. I think I'm going to have enough worries trying to get this thing going and if I just step up to the plate I can eliminate "equipment" as a one of those.. With that being said whats a good versatile set up that I can use for both residential and hood work?
 
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