August 29, 2017 – We unfortunately responded to an EBay posting for a 13 ton Carbon Dioxide tank located in Oklahoma City. When we questioned it, the seller said to contact them outside Ebay where we ran into a “Praneet Pande” who had a really smooth line of BS. We were pressured to wire them money to a Bank of America Account which we did to the tune of $10,500 which was the tank and rigging onto our trailer.
Turns out – Universal Wrecking (with their website listing them as being in Tom’s River NJ) is nothing but a group of fly-by-night scam artists polished at the art of pulling scams. Universal Wrecking claims to be located at: 230 Washington Street Suite A3 Toms River NJ 08753 ——- Headquarters of the Scam !!!
Take a look at their website to see who they are: www.universalwrecking.com
—- BEWARE of UNIVERSAL WRECKING CROOKS — THIEVES —
Due to their aggressive nature to get the money wired to their bank account we were admittedly nervous since all the listed numbers come up as cell phones. Here are the crooked players involved:
- Praneet Pande: 703-855-1583. Claims to be their salesman on the road.
- Steve Vesseli: 732-718-1400 Apparent owner of Universal Wrecking
This job was apparently the demolition of a large building in Oklahoma City located at 200 E Britton Rd Oklahoma City, OK 73314. This is owned by the Oklahoman Newspaper and I’m being told that they were the ones that hired all these criminals — the job was 100% mishandled by allowing thieves on site to commit scams with their assets. Who’s to say they didn’t profit from the scams?
We have endless text messages from Praneet and Steve Vesseli saying it’s the other guy’s fault, not us, we don’t have enough money to pay you back, we will mail half back, then make payments, will have a 3rd party attorney contact you, blah, blah, blah.
We have police agencies in three states working on this now so others don’t get robbed by these unscrupulous criminals. Steve Vesseli of Universal Wrecking and his co-hort Praneet Pande are CROOKS / SCAMMERS.
If they are quoting you on demolishing anything — RUN FOR THE HILLS — THEY ARE CROOKS
Please spread the word, share this blog about Universal Wrecking of Toms River NJ- are nothing but THIEVES.
If you’re demolishing ANYTHING or are approached to BUY anything from Universal Wrecking — hit delete. They are criminals and we have endless facts, wire transfer with their banking information, photos, and texts. These are no good, souless pieces of garbage thieves.
Drop us a note if you’re considering using them and we will provide you actual copies of EVERYTHING we described above. We were robbed for over $10,000 by Vasseli and Pande – we don’t want to see others scammed like we were by these criminals.
Tri-State Carbonation Service understands the environmental impact automobiles can have on Mother Earth. They are helping in the fight to reduce emissions by converting their vehicle fleet to run on clean, efficient propane gas.
Tri-State Carbonation Service is going green with propane autogas fleets!
Propane gas was approved as an alternative fuel in the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 1992. Propane gas has been a commercial engine fuel for over 80 years powering more than 4 million vehicles across the world. It is the third most popular engine fuel after gasoline & diesel fuel. Propane is clean, cost effective, safe and a reliable alternative fuel.
Tests by the USEPA show that propane powered vehicles can produce 30 – 90% less toxins and smog-producing carbon monoxide and approximately 50% less toxins & other smog producing emissions than gasoline engines. Visit the US department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center to learn more about propane vehicle emissions.
Tri-State Carbonation Service is proud to be on the forefront of environmental issues by having a propane autogas fleet!
Liquid bulk CO2 is a safer, low-pressure alternative to high-pressure gas cylinders for fountain soda and / or draft beer in bars, restaurants, breweries and more.
How does a Bulk CO2 System work? CO2 is stored on the premise in a bulk tank and provides a continuous, reliable supply of CO2 to your soda and beer systems. This correctly carbonates and preserves draft beer and fountain soda drinks every time they’re poured – from the first to the last! Maximizing the number of pints from each keg or soda while maximizing profits! Deliveries are automatic and conveniently filled through an exterior-fill box. Delivery schedules are determined based on your usage, so you never run out of CO2.
NO MORE – Changing tanks during peak business hours
NO MORE – Flat beer or flat soda
NO MORE – Wasting products and supplies
NO MORE – Damage to your restaurant/bar created by heavily cylinders being dragged throughout the property
NO MORE – Injuries to employees as a result of lifting heavy cylinders
It’s enough! Stop serving flat or foamy beer and soda with Tri-State Carbonation Service’s Bulk CO2 System.
|Cost||Generally less expensive than high pressure cylinders since purchasing in bulk.||No buying power since buying in low quantities|
|Product||Only pay for the CO2 consumed – no residual CO2 left at the bottom of the tank when returned.||Residual CO2 left at the bottom of the tank when returned that you paid for but will not be able to consume.|
|Time||Time saved by eliinating swapping of cylinders. No need to spend time ordering CO2.||Time wasted by swapping out cylinders. Tank usually needs to be swapped during peak serving time!|
|Satisfaction||With bulk, CO2 is always running through the system. No flat or foamy drinks will be served – more satified customers.||Cylinders are replaced after drinks are flat/foamy. By this time, undersirable drinks have been served – more UNsatisfied customers.|
|Waste||With reduction of flat drinks, less wasted of supplies – cups, straws, lids & more.||Customers typically do not consume flat drinks resluting in waste of supplies – cups, straws, lids & more.|
|Space||Bulks tanks only need 24″ of space. Leaving valuable space open for other products/systems.||High-pressure cylinders require large amount of space and must be chained. Typicall 3-4 tanks are needed at a time.|
|Safety||Bulks tanks are not portable. Employees do not move them, reducing the chance of injury.||Cylinders require to be moved. This increases the chance of injury.|
|Damage||Bulk tanks do not damage concrete, doorways, floors, etc.||Cylinders must be replaced when empty, increases chance for damage to concrete, doorways, floors, etc.|
Carbon dioxide is a key ingredient in carbonated beverages that helps determine taste, aroma and level of carbonation. The Bulk CO2 systems cut costs, reduce service delays and preserve and serve great product by replacing outdated and inefficient carbonating systems. Ensure the highest quality beverage is being served to your customers with a bulk CO2 system, from the first drink to the last!
Kegs are stored in a keg fridge. The location of this keg fridge is usually under the back of the bar or in a walk-in cooler near the kitchen. In some restaurants or bars, the beer can be coming from as far as 50 feet away! Without proper beer line cleaning and maintenance, draft beer can become tainted and contaminated.
This is bad for the bar / restaurant owner and the beer lover alike!! Knowing the importance of cleaning beer lines is an invaluable lesson for any restaurant or bar owner.
How do beer lines become dirty?
Yeast – Beer contains yeast. When lines are not properly cleaned, yeast builds up and can clog the lines as well as effect the taste of the beer being served. Yeast build up may result from a small amount left from the brewing process. It can be recognized by its white or grey color and is usually found on the surfaces of the beer system that are exposed to air: faucets, keg couplers and drains for example.
Mold – We all know that mold can be hazardous to your health. Mold also has an effect on beer. When the beer system is exposed to the air there is a risk of mold growing. It can be recognized by its brown or black color and is found on surfaces that are exposed to air: faucets, keg couplers and drains.
Beer Stone – Beer stones are Calcium Oxalate deposits that are created during the brewing process and is a result of combining calcium and oxalic acids or salts at cold temperatures. Beer stones will build up and eventually flake off on the inside of the beer lines if not properly cleaned. They have a negative effect on the taste and quality of beer.
Bacteria – Bacteria found in beer is in small enough amounts that they typically do not present a hazard to human health. However, a bacteria build up can be potentially harmful. In addition, if lines are not cleaned properly the bacteria will negatively effect the taste and quality of the beer.
Effects of Dirty Beer Lines
Why is it important to clean beer lines? Different people have different tolerances to any number of molds and bacteria. Some of the schmutz in an unclean line will cause a different reaction in people who are more sensitive than others. In addition to possibly getting customers sick, uncleanliness will result in the quality and taste of the draft beer being negatively effected.
Some bars and restaurants are hyper about changing and cleaning beer lines. They understand this procedure will result in delicious tasting draft beer that will leave their customers coming back for more!
Do’s & Don’ts of Beer Line Cleaning:
- Do use effective line cleaning chemicals
- Do remember to flush the beer from the lines with water before cleaning
- Do clean lines regularly
- Don’t use just soap and water
- Don’t forget to wear protective gear when handling chemicals
- Don’t forget to flush chemicals from lines with water after cleaning
Dirty keg lines result in poor beer quality and possible customer health issues that should be very concerning for restaurant and bar owners. All this is assuredly passed down to their customers and leads to a unpleasant customer service experience!
Yeast, mold, beer stones and bacteria have different effects on different people. The presence of these items in beer lines will negatively effect taste and quality. Use the correct chemicals and flush the lines with water before and after cleaning beer lines. With regular cleaning of beer lines, restaurant owners can serve their customers with great tasting beer without worry!
When it comes to plant growth, enriching the air with CO2 has benefits for plants. Using CO2 can enhance growth and development. CO2 is the basis of almost all life on Earth. It’s the food that plants eat! And if we go back to what we learned in elementary science class – the plant kingdom is the beginning of the food chain, without CO2 there would be no life on Earth!
Lab and field experience have shown that higher than normal CO2 levels dramatically enhance the efficiency in which plants utilize water, sometimes as much as doubling it in response to increased CO2 consumption.This results in the need for less water to produce the same amount of growth. Increased CO2 usage in plants typically leads to more extensive and active root systems, enables plants to more easily explore larger volumes of soil in search of things they need. Additional CO2 leads to more plant growth!
CO2 Raises the Productivity of Nearly All Herbaceous Plants
Productivity of herbaceous plants will grow by 1/3 in response to a 300 ppm increase of CO2 in the air. These plants use all three of the major biochemical pathways (C3, C4, CAM) of photosynthesis. The more CO2 in the air the productivity of nearly all crops rises. They produce more branches and tillers, more and thicker leaves, more extensive root systems, and more flowers and fruits.
Source: More CO2 Means More Plant Growth, Herbaceous Plants (http://www.plantsneedco2.org/default.aspx?menuitemid=326)
“The rising level of atmospheric CO2 is a universally free premium, gaining in magnitude with time, on which we can all reckon for the future,” Sylvan H. Wittwer stated.
CO2 can be supplied to your plants through high-pressure cylinder tanks or through automated bulk systems. A whole lot more time and resources must be dedicated with high-pressure cylinders. With high-pressure cylinders, the tanks must be exchanged when the CO2 in the tank runs out. By the time the tank runs out the plants are being negatively effective.
In order to avoid the risk of run outs, business owners typically change the tanks before they’re completely empty. This results in a loss of CO2 that was paid for. The alternative to high-pressure cylinders is a state-of-the-art bulk carbon dioxide system. These systems provide a continuous and reliable supply of quality CO2. Bulk systems are automated and take the guess work out of deciding when to refill tanks. Business owners only pay for the CO2 consumed and no residual CO2 that is paid for is returned with the high-pressure cylinders.
Why bother with high-pressure CO2 cylinders when there is an automated solution that does the work for you?!
- There are CO2 benefits for plants! CO2 is the staff of life… It’s food for the plant kingdom which is the beginning of the food chain.
- Increased CO2 promotes enhanced growth and development. By utilizing CO2, growers can take advantage of this naturally produced material and grow larger plants with fewer resources.
- Carbon Dioxide solutions, such as Bulk CO2 Systems, are the perfect solution to your plant growth needs, while minimizing waste and maximizing profits!
Sources: Wittwer, S.H. 1997. The global environment: It’s good for food production. In: Michaels PJ (ed) State of the climate report: Essays on global climate change. New Hope Environmental Services, New Hope, p 8-13.