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  2. you can also use a commercial high-pressure washer for this purpose, just be careful about the quality of the machine and try to select something which is powerful enough and has a durable high-pressure pump.
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  4. All products today are designed to fail. The thing to keep in mind is the maintenance aspect of each. Some will require stripping in order to keep it looking uniform. Others can be washed and recoated without stripping. Armstrong is one of those. DEFY. I have applied it to a couple of decks and neither homeowner liked it. Matter of fact, they stopped using me for a time and went with another contractor. They have both since returned but I contribute their dissatisfaction to DEFY. TWP is another in the line of oil based products that is easy to maintain as well. But remember, they will need to be cleaned and recoated every two years. Rod
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  8. I had already ordered some percarb and citrus and was going to test a spot to see. Ah, either way can use the cleaners for my sons baseball pants!!! Any suggestions on a deck stain, looking at maybe something a little more than a semitrans so that it lasts longer. Any experience with the Defy Extreme products? Last time I used AC which worked well but didn't really last as long as I thought it would. Thanks
  9. If you used a bleach product to clean with, there is no bringing back the original color with additional washing. My suggestion is to select a stain that you like and expect extra absorption. ie; coverage rate will be lower than normal. Rod
  10. Any recommendations on the deck issue above and stains? Should I just rewash with the percarb? Thanks.
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  12. We service ansul systems but I put a training powerpoint together for training employees , was wondering if someone on here may want to try it out , before I actually offer the trianing to others than my employees
  13. Like I said in my post that is how I cleaned the deck last time when it wasn't a last second decisyto do so. This time I used the Olympic Deck Cleaner. Deck looks more washed out now, maybe a brightened will bring it back? As for the existing deck it is facing NW about 4.5' above ground. There is some cracking but not a lot. It was last covered with Armstrong Clark Semitrans about 7 years ago. There is no other moisture source near the deck like a pool or hot tub. It gets direct sun from about noon until maybe 5 during the summer but full shade in the morning. Any feedback would be great. Thanks
  14. I don't know if this helps but, what we found was that most of the Ansul companies didn't want to play around with hood cleaning So, We hooked up with them and they go do the Ansul and if the system needs to be cleaned, They leave one of our cards and the nice part is that they send us pictures. It's great for us! Especially getting information from someone who knows what a filter is. If we go to a customer and they're Ansul is coming due or is due, We leave one of their cards. We've even done the same with Landscapers and Pest Control. It makes for a nice little network.
  15. Boy, Those sure are nice vehicles. We decided to use utility trucks. At the end of this year we're bringing on a boom truck with a bucket. The Good Lord knows, I can't stand climbing ladders especially after I had one fold on me while I was climbing it. I like the trailer idea simply for the fact that if we're at a work site and need something, We can disconnect and go get it while the crew continues working. We have a unit similar to the one installed in the van however, We were asked by the city to shut it down by 11 p.m. ( That kind of put us in a bit of a pickle) so, We've contacted Steam Jenny and their setting us up with an all electric unit. We've taken a look at the AR Blue 630 Hot TSS and the thing I don't like about it is the fact that we have to connect it directly to the customers hot water heater however, we did order one for each of our trucks to keep as a backup incase of an emergency. Our trucks will be getting full wraps early this summer. The company doing it is just backed up because racing season is starting up here. For the price he charges, We're willing to wait. Rod, Sorry to hear about your foot. When we first started, I had a company deliver 55 gallons of chemical to us. We didn't have a dock and the driver said he lower it down to me. Honestly' I don't know what either one of us were thinking. He got it to the edge of the semi and I was in the back of the truck. He started to lower it and the barrel slipped. It landed right on my foot breaking everything in it. Actually had to go have surgery. LoL!! I honestly wasn't expecting it to be so heavy but 55 gallons x roughly 8lbs to the gallon. I should have thought that one out better. I had to have the crew come get it because it went through the tailgate like a hot knife in butter. I hope your feeling better!!
  16. Anyone out there inspecting and servicing ansul systems with the hood cleaning , or interested in learning ?
  17. Industry standards for deck cleaning involve a 2 step method. Cleaning/stripping with a sodium hydroxide based product and then neutralizing with oxalic acid or combination of oxalic and citric acid. This returns the wood to its normal pH and renders the cleaner/stripper inactive. Stains....that's a question for the environment of your deck. Tell me about what is around. Hot tub, trees, bushes up close. Is the deck ground level, <2' above ground or higher? Is it on the north, south, east or west side? Is there a pool nearby? Understanding the environment is the first step in deciding what will serve best. Next. How old is the deck? Does it have a lot of checking (longitudinal cracks)? Splintering/feathering? What was last installed on the deck for a coating or sealer/stain? Rod
  18. Also any recommendations on the best stains for PTW would be great. Last time I went with the Semi Trans but I think I'm looking for a more solid stain so it lasts longer. TIA
  19. What I thought was something I had not done for about 5 years turned out to be almost 8 when I came back to this site and found pics and posts from the last time I did this. Anyway, last time I used Stainsolver, citric neutralizer and AC Semi-Trans. So last time I researched and researched and went this route. This past week rolled around and I found I had a free day so I decided I was going to clean the deck and then seal it later. This time my research consisted of going to HD & Lowes and getting Olympic Deck Cleaner. While it did clean the deck the wood looks more washed out now instead of PTW and this is probably due to the presence of bleach in the product. Any suggestions on how to get the wood in a better state before staining or do you think anything else is needed? I still have to clean most of the rails as I ran out of product. Thanks for any additional information. This forum was very helpful last time when I actually took my time!!!
  20. internet seems to be where people look now a days, do not forget yard sighs, proximity fliers, and the most important of all constant contact with past customers
  21. I used site4contractors and was very pleased dealing with Carl. Go with a proven proffesional http://www.sites4contractors.com/
  22. I want to be the very best I can at my service I offer, I would never wash a home with a 12 volt, maybe a stucco home to apply chemical but rinse with a 10 gpm for sure
  23. just remember to always under promise and over deliver
  24. Welcome back! Rod
  25. Not new just finding my way back. Hi everyone!
  26. My go to lately has been EBC great product.
  27. I had the same thing happen here recently lucky for me it was just a valve not seating correctly.
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