RE: Grease trap advice?
I am sure the building inspector will have the specs for your size place.The only job I was ever fired from was a Ponderosa steak house I worked at when I was 15 in the 70's. Cleaning the grease trap was the nastiest job in the place,and a fat smelly slimy guy who washed dishes,and ate off of almost all the dirty plates had the honor of cleaning the grease trap,and it didn't faze him a bit.Well,we just got a new manager,a little, ugly ,bossy ,wisp of a man,with a heavy southern accent(This was in NJ,where we only heard YA'LL on TV,LOL !)
Well he tried to make up for his diminutive size by barking orders like a drill sargent.One day the guy who cleaned the grease trap was off,and the manager barked at me to clean the grease trap,and the other employees started to tease me.I asked him really nice if he could ask someone else,or wait till Mr disgusting came in tomorrow to clean it.He said "Boy,you either clean that grease trap or your fired! I told him to go F%$# himself,and stormed into the bathroom to change out of my uniform,and rolled it up into a ball,and cornered him in the walk in cooler,and threw the uniform in his face,and Mr big mouth didn't know what to do against an enraged 15 year old,but say "if you touch me I'll call security" Like I said A wisp of a man.I punched out my time card so hard I knocked the time clock off the wall,and stormed out of the mall.I got a job in a pizza place on the other side of the mall the same week,and told them the whole story,and they laughed,and told me "don't worry,we have a plumber clean the grease trap,but if you pull that here we'll kick your ass!Lol!",and they would have!.I worked at that Sbarro's for two years,and loved it and was sad when I left to go to school.I learned the pizza business inside out there ,and what I learned there helped me open my own restaurants later in life.Thank God for grease traps!!!Lol. I did have a grease trap back up in the kitchen of one of my restaurants on a busy Friday night(because I hate to clean grease traps!!),it was nasty and the plumber took 2 hours to come,and charged me $300 to clean it out and snake the drain,and we had a smelly mess to clean up.Moral of this rambling rant,Don't yell at a hot headed 15 year old to clean your grease trap (for minimum wage),and properly maintain it!