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Everything posted by orsd

  1. Also, just FYI, the 608 certificate (which is nice to have so you can shop at refrigeration suppliers and be legal) costs like 25 dollars and takes a couple hours. It’s open notes too so as long you have at least a room temeperature iq you should pass it on the first try. Plus you can do it online.
  2. Perfectly doable with full line. Not saying it’s easy, but it’s doable.
  3. Bad idea. You will have a hell of a time loading machines without a lift gate. Plus, the trailer will act as a long lever and will move up and down as you are trying to load a machine, which is very unsafe. The only trailer I would use for moving machines is a drop deck, where the deck lowers to and sits on the ground for easy loading, and stability.
  4. Awesome! Glad you found the issue, wiring can be a real pain.
  5. If you need a Dutro now you will need to shell out the 800 bucks. I got mine used for 180, but that was a rare deal. Put it this way, I’ve seen maybe 1 other Dutro for sale used for less than 400 in my major metropolitan area in 6 years. And yes, they last golpher forever. Guy I bought mine from said he bought it used from a another guy 25 years ago.
  6. A lot newer and can run credit card readers. Some 157s can as well. 147s need a retrofit board (3-400) to be CC capable.
  7. Too expensive if they are used and not refurbished. For refurbished machines with warranty that is about right but used machines should be half those prices, especially in SoCal.
  8. Did it start all of a sudden? All selections or just 1?
  9. I'd be more concerned about the poor earnings. Avg. about 3.75/mo. Pretty bad IMO even for gumball singles.
  10. They are rebuilds, I believe.
  11. https://www.vendingworks.com/dixie-narco-model-5591-2145-em2001-5800.html Don't ask me. I'm guessing they probably take decks that have a good compressor but a pinholed evap or something and fix that.
  12. Healthy does great in places like that with requirements for healthy and a captive audience. But outside of that it doesn't work, people in an office have cars and are willing to drive to the nearest gas station to get their fix. That's not to say that you can't have anything healthy in the machine, but they should only be there if they sell. Usually stuff like peanuts, pretzels, and beef jerky do ok. Depends on location.
  13. Call your local Johnstone or refrigeration parts house. They can look up an interchange compressor. However it is cheaper to just get the deck rebuilt. Put it this way, the compressor alone is 4-500. By the time you flush the system and evacuate and refill, you are looking at probably a 8-1000 dollar bill for a refrigeration tech to do it on site. Meanwhile, a factory new deck is 800. A rebuilt deck is only 400 from vending works. (600 if you want a new compressor.) Or in you want to roll the dice, a used pull is like 250. Literally no reason to replace the compressor.
  14. You can update a 2145 to be a 5591, and there are a lot of machines out there that have, but it may not be worth it at this point.
  15. Check for burned out or flickering lights in or near the machine.
  16. Yes. However they go stale pretty quick so don’t bother with peanuts unless it’s a high volume location, and you can sell at least half a globe per month. Also the salt makes everything rust badly.
  17. Nope, dollar tree might get them for 60c. Its just volume they profit off of.
  18. If you really want them try calling around to local sheet metal places, see if they can make it. Or fabricate something yourself using thin plastic sheet.
  19. Faygo used many different machines from different companies. But in general, prices can be changed, the method varies on the make and model of the machine. Its kind of like how Fedex has trucks with their logo on them, but the trucks are made by different companies like Ford, Kenworth, Mack, etc. Also, you can buy replacement generic graphics to replace the faygo ones.
  20. Only other thing is the gear and screw on the back might be different, but you can swap them from the old mech to the new.
  21. https://www.tapplastics.com/product/plastics/cleaners_polishes/novus_plastic_polishes/428
  22. Nothing on that list. Lube gums stuff up. Cleanliness is the name of the game. And whatever you do, NO WD40. golpher isn't lube. Only things that need lubrication are hinges (use plain old oil, 3 in 1 or Zoom spout turbine oil has a convenient squeeze bottle, but you can use motor oil too.) T handle stud (grease or oil,) and the inner door gasket on soda machines(light, light wipe of vaseline.) Maybe a bit of oil on the coin return plunger. The motors are lubed for life, and coils and rotors don't need lube. Also lubing a coin mech is a good way to gum it up, as the oil and grease attracts dust from coins and turns into goo.
  23. Yes, you can set different prices with this machine. I am not aware of any company that makes what you are asking for. More importantly, it will not work with this particular machine, as it has drop sensors to ensure that a product has vended. This sensor is not designed for light objects, and a charger in a plastic container may not be heavy enough to trip it. I would suggest getting a snack machine instead.
  24. You need a golpher ton of harnesses. Motors should be ok, you'll just use one of the switches and not all 3 (forget which). But the main thing that makes it un viable to convert is the cost of harnesses.
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