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About centexpw

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    TGS Gold Member
  • Birthday 06/17/1953

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  • Company Name
    Centex Pressure Washing Service
  • First & Last Name
    Michael Tessaro
  • City & State
    San Marcos, Texas
  • Occupation
    Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning
  1. Official TGS 2013 Fall Hunting thread.

    dove season opened a couple weeks ago. If you havent dove hunted its a chalenge. But they eat good. Im old school. Im about processing your own food. Like Allison's daughter said. Its the circle of life. Ducks, deer, fish an occacional hog. Its all good. Doug and Richard, I miss Elk hunting from when I lived in Colorado.
  2. Calender Program

    We have been researching CRM's for a few months. We are going to pull the trigger on Customer Factor tomorrow. 30 day money back guarrentee , unlimited users, merges with QB or stand alone, web based, locked in price for life. Developed by a service contractor. We will keep you updated.
  3. Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning, Hood, Duct, Fan cleaning and degreasing. Rooftop Grease Containment Systems. Fan Hinge Kits.
  4. Calender Program

    Customer Factor
  5. Whats the Best foamer?

    we have a lafferty twin line foamer. It rocks. I wanted a second but they quit making them. So I built a clone. not as trim but it works.
  6. Ball Valves

    We use SS Quick Couplers on everything. 3/8" on hoses, 1/4" on wands. Its a lot easier to chang a wand than change a gun. Less bulky also.
  7. Exhaust for the burner should be as short as possible and as direct as possible. The size should be same size or larger. Bigger is better for the simple reason this is a blower force fed burner and any obstruction in the exhaust will cause back pressure and the burner wont run correctly. You may experience burner firing problems, excessive heat build up, poor combustion, soot buildup. We had a burner which had the same size exhaust but it was about 5' long and it worked fine but the extra length caused a little bit of back pressure on the burner. The burner worked fine but the back pressure caused the exhaust to slow down and the burner chamber got excessively hot, which caused the components to get hot. The Becket ignition module would fail after 300 hrs from the heat. It took 4 replacements to figure it out.
  8. Shop Vac

    To answer Chris question. I had a Stainless Steel vac from Grangers for several yrs and I did replace the motor a couple times. Eventually the plastic parts wore our and the cost to replace them exceeded the value.
  9. Free Labor for training

    It come down to , you cant get something for nothing. You have to Pay to Play. Labor for learning just isnt a fair trade. The knowledge you would receive would far out weigh the labor spent.
  10. Free Labor for training

    How about some free foamer plans also.
  11. So you're calling me out again? Obviously Marko you dont know anything about Chemistry, Physics or Thermo Dynamics. My comments were directed to sdelight's question, not you.
  12. sdelight, Fill out you signature please. About your question. Ive been in this business a few years and thought I would add my .02. Check out the sponsors of this and other forums. You can get a really good deal on a high quality machine. When picking a machine water volume is more important than psi. 3000psi/5.2gpm is far superior than 4000psi/4gpm . The water picking action of the gpm does the cleaning not the psi. Heat is another issue, it takes twice the gpm/psi to clean with cold water as it does with hot water. And anything over 200 deg is over kill and useless, and also dangerous. Over 200 deg in down streaming you will boil your chemical out of suspension, which makes it less effective. 180 - 200 is the sweet spot for heat. Hot enough to clean but not dangerous. We run all 5.5/3000 machines but dial them down to 1000 - 2000 psi for KEC. With an exception of a couple of electric 3/1000 we hook up to hot water for special jobs. Also when purchasing a machine get a belt drive vs direct drive. The pump will last longer. In this business time is money, the less the machine is running, the sooner you finish, the more money you make. Most hoses are rated 3000, 4000, 4500 psi. If you have a 4000 psi machine you will need >4000 hose. We run 3000 psi machines with 4500 psi hose. The hose lasts 4 times longer and rarely do we have ruptures or breaks.
  13. allow an hr to check in and check out. Our experience an hr check in takes 15 minutes. Waiting for the gate to open may take 45.
  14. Federal Country Clubs I mean Prisons are a cake walk. Everybody gets background checked Inventory all tools and equipment. I make multiple lists so we can count before we make it to the sally port and are missing something. No cell phones or cameras. You can bring a pocket knife if its on the list. We bring in razor scrapers. Payment is by CC or ORCA. The pay is excellent. Sometimes they send trusties to help us. We try to get in and out between counts. We have been stuck in the port for 2 hrs waiting for the count to be right. Depending on the security level they are on determines the amount of guards assigned to you. After a couple trips figuring out the system its easy.
  15. Van or trailer?

    Our F250 burned, Something caught fire in the headliner near the third brake light. It traveled real quick to the cab where the fire expanded. It then moved to the cargo area where it caught the fuel on fire. The rest is history. We have replaced that vehicle with a 2500 HD extended cab with a 8' utility bed. I have a garage to park it in so security isnt an issue. Having a skid in a van had its issues that I didnt want to revisit.