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Title: Ideal 55 Squirt Update
Post by: Rebel on August 30, 2019, 04:02:17 PM
Question on side door lock..The 55 Squirt machine I have does not have any way to bolt L bracket with nut to liner.There are no screw holes in liner for bracket. Only those for shelf. When I picked machine up, the door was wired shut with wire running from door bolt to shelf screw. Am I missing something here ? Want to install L bracket but am afraid to drill liner for screws. How was this side door locked when liner was never drilled for bracket ?


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Slapshot42 on August 30, 2019, 11:12:40 PM
The “L “ bracket lock fastens with (2) carriage bolts to the pre cool shelf.  There are NO holes drilled in the main liner.

http://soda-machines.com/discussions/index.php/topic,21675.0.html


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on August 31, 2019, 08:57:41 AM
Slapshot...thanks for info.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on August 31, 2019, 11:02:34 AM
The “L “ bracket lock fastens with (2) carriage bolts to the pre cool shelf.  There are NO holes drilled in the main liner.

http://soda-machines.com/discussions/index.php/topic,21675.0.html

Guess I'll see all this when shelf and bracket arrive. Looking at pic above the brackets two bolt holes are on side...same side that goes against liner. Just dont see how it attaches to shelf. Guess I will and will look like an idiot for asking.lol


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Slapshot42 on September 01, 2019, 11:44:33 PM
When you get the shelf it hopefully make sense !!


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 02, 2019, 12:08:42 PM
Am sure it will. Do appreciate.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 03, 2019, 10:24:57 PM
When you get the shelf it hopefully make sense !!
SliderBob sent pics today and now understand L bracket and how it attaches to shelf.
Had no idea there was a piece of angle on bottom left side for L bracket.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 16, 2019, 07:10:02 PM
All seems to be running well. Got new stat in today and ran it a few hours. Cycling every 15 minutes. Cut in on 1st setting was 44° and cut out at 35°. #2 setting cut in about 42° and cut out at 33°. Thats with no rack installed yet.
That seem about right to you guys ?


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: cohammer on September 16, 2019, 07:54:42 PM
Sounds good to me , I think my 35 was in at 40 and out at 31 , but not sure hw accurate the thermometer is .


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 17, 2019, 10:36:57 AM
Sounds good to me. We'll see how well it does after installing rack. Thanks for reply.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 18, 2019, 11:45:03 AM
Got the picture posting thing..lol
Got new thermostat installed inside. New drain line using 1 1/8th heater hose cut about 2" long and then smaller hose inside due to hole in floor is smaller than liner hole. After getting drain in I poured liquid rubber inside recessed area around hose inside liner. Worked perfectly.
Also painted Squirt script. Painter never showed up so did it myself.  Amazing what you can do with 1/16 wide fine line masking tape. Can make turns I never imagined possible.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 18, 2019, 12:05:07 PM
New drain.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 18, 2019, 12:11:43 PM
Script done.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 18, 2019, 12:14:33 PM
Wiring for new thermostat.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Side Door Lock
Post by: Rebel on September 18, 2019, 12:20:34 PM
And all cool with new thermstat.


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Squirt Update
Post by: MoonDawg on September 18, 2019, 01:46:24 PM
       I see you re-located the thermostat, it looks nice there.  Did you also re-locate the capillary tube?


Title: Re: Ideal 55 Squirt Update
Post by: Rebel on September 18, 2019, 02:20:34 PM
       I see you re-located the thermostat, it looks nice there.  Did you also re-locate the capillary tube?
Prob is now just above shelf. May leave it there, may not. We shall see. Thanks MoonDawg.