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  2. Gotcha. I thought you meant it hadn't been sealed yet. Then the dark patches are where water is showing it has gotten into the wood. Not a sealer failure, just an eventuality since the deck can't be sealed on all sides once it is built. Rod
  3. Yeah, I just thought putting up the contact page with a contact phone number would be useful. You may have compared the numbers by now as well. Maybe he got a better service plan and changed but one would think he'd notify his customers in some way of that change. Rod
  4. Last week
  5. Thanks Rod I knew the web site still up and running just was not sure why number was no longer avail Have been calling him for years thank you though
  6. The picture is AFTER it has been stained and it does make it look darker than actually is. It was stained within 2 weeks of cleaning due to multiple reasons, mainly rain and time!!!
  7. No idea but his website is still up. Try this link. http://www.pressuretek.com/contact-us.html Rod
  8. Wow. Quite a long time. You may need to rewash it as it looks like the deck is starting to darken up in spots. My suggestion is to take 1 gallon of water, 1/4 gallon of bleach and apply to the horizontals. Allow to work and lighten up the darkening areas and rinse. Neutralize with citric acid again and rinse once more. What this does is address any biological growths starting up in the wood fibers and makes sure they can't grow under the sealer once you get to apply. Rod
  9. Today I attempted to contact Pressuretek by phone and received one of those annoying answering machines messages this number is no longer in service. Any one knows what is going or what happened to Bob
  10. Titan seems to be the choice that I am leaning towards
  11. and the final result with rain on top!! will get a dry pic too once it stops raining long enough to dry the deck out!!
  12. Thanks for the explanation on how the safety valve works. I took it apart just to see and it looked like there was some muck preventing it from closing. It has a little brass piston or valve with a gasket disc on the end. It looks like the only thing that could fail would be the o-rings or that gasket disc. Everything else is brass. Parts are hard to source for this thing. Seems like there is only one place online from the U.S. and a couple other places are overseas. Thanks again!
  13. If the Thermal Safety valve is leaking, it needs to be replaced. It's purpose is to protect the pump in the case of water recirculating for prolonged periods of time without the trigger on the gun being pulled. As water recirculates, it gains heat from the pump and over a few minutes can get to temperatures that will eventually harm the pump. The valve allows a discharge of water once it reaches a pre-set temperature allowing cool water to enter and releasing the heated water. Once the water temp drops enough, it usually shuts off and allows the unit to continue to function. Now, if it is the pressure relief valve, it has to be replaced every time it blows. It is a safety function of the unit to prevent the machine from exceeding it's operating pressure. It has no re-set ability. The foil seal will burst and cannot be repaired. Rod.
  14. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section being that I'm currently just a homeowner but thought it was the best category. My father-in-law recently acquired a Karcher hds 1200 be from a friend's place of work. It supposedly was stored away years ago but ran fine then. Supposedly doesn't have very many hours on it. Father in law couldn't get water to come out of the hose so he gave it to me. There was just muck in the handle. The engine starts but one side has weak spark. New coil will be here tomorrow so I'll know more on it then. It does idle up but was bogging a tad. I guess what I'd like to know is what would you recommend be done to this 1993 machine? Should the pump be rebuilt or only if it shows signs that it needs it? Is there any maintenance that should be done to the heating system or anything else? I did change engine and pump oil already. What's the maximum amount of money I should throw at it? It doesn't seem like there could be too much wrong because it did idle up pick up pressure. I shut it down right away due to the weak spark and engine bog. One thing I did notice is that when started water was coming out of the holes on the safety valve (part number 6412267) right away before warm up. If I get this pressure washer in good working order is it one that could get someone started in a part time cleaning business? With my main job I usually have enough time off during warm weather where I've been considering doing something on my own. If this machine could do just that I figure it may be worth a try. I would probably stick to residential and maybe farm machinery. I'm a busy body and work non-stop around the house even when I'm not working I might as well try and make some extra cash. Anyways, I figured I had better start a thread because I know I'll have more questions about it. I'm okay with the engine work it's just the rest of the unit I might need some help with. Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
  15. The formula is not magic and it does not remove completely all coating. So there wa a lot of sanding involved in this process and before you take on a job make sure you charge accordingly. I started the process by using 12 ounces of HD80 and 8ounces of 633 ADD. Then I power washed the deck and applied Knock Off. This type of stripper has to be applied by airless sprayer and left overnight make sure you cover the deck after application. Also protect the house and vegetation as well otherwise you will have a mess on your hands.
  16. Thank you Rod LOL
  17. my 20ish years old titan 440 is still running hard. Changed the packings a couple times. run MEK thru it once a year to keep it new inside. Can't beat that ball valve.
  18. Great Job!...We shall now dub thee.....Crazy Mike. Rod
  19. This is a deck that was formerly coated by garbage product from Lowes Olympic Renew. I told myself I would never be crazy enough to take on a mess such as this and I did it anyways. This is how it turned out
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  21. Thank you Troy for your input
  22. Troy you some pictures of finished product we can see
  23. Troy that is great news I use Graco airless sprayer and I have been waiting for this news for a long time thanks for the info
  24. Graco recently released a new line of Fine Finish Low Pressure Tips, which allow you to spray at about half the pressure as the old Fine Finish Tips. I thought this might be useful info for those who've stayed away from using an airless to apply stains & sealers due to excess overspray, as well as for those airless users looking for an improvement. I've used their old fine finish tips for years to apply stain, and I'd agree that even with a small tip and the pressure turned up just enough to create a good spray pattern, that overspray was often an issue. Since it's been steady rain here in Portland, OR for most of the spring so far, I've only done 2 stain jobs, but on both occasions I've had the chance to use the new Fine Finish Low Pressure Tips, and the difference is amazing. I'd definitely look into them if you're using an airless. Here's a link for those interested. Graco Fine Finish Low Pressure Tips
  25. Graco 395 or Titan 440 is pretty standard. I've been a painting contractor for 28 years so I have quite a few smaller pumps. They also sell a Graco 390 and Titan 400, both of which are good little pumps, and cost a little less than the 395/440 respectively. .
  26. F 13 gutter grenade or your house wash mix depends on the severity of the dirt and tiger stripes etc on the gutters. You will need the above cleaners and a brush that's how you clean exterior gutters. Been cleaning gutters this way for 20 years sometimes you may need to get right up on the gutters and use your hands and elbow grease. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
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  28. Rod thank you for quick reply. I was leaning towards a Titan 440i I heard a lot of good reviews on these machines. Thank you.
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