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  1. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day.

  2. The X-Jet debate

    I used an xjet the 1st 5 years and switched to down streaming this past year wondering why I waited so long. I down streamed the entire year and didn't miss the bucket at all. So why did I switch back to the xjet last month? I was using more 12.5% bleach per week. My ratio xjetting was 2 gallons bleach and 3 gallons water. Down streaming was reversed, 3 gallons bleach with 2 gallons water.It was taking more chemicals per house using .0040 tip, even though I love using this tip especially on windy days. I also noticed that when down streaming my rinsing was not completely free of soap out of the line. This was noticed primarily when rinsing the windows. The last reason is, I purchased a new titan reel at the begiining of the year (which I hate ) and the bleach running through the house reel rusted out the center bar creating a pin hole leak.My supply house replaced the bar for free.My last reel lasted 5 years using the xjet but it also wasnt a titan. So long story short.. Xjet uses less chemicals for me , Quality of rinse is better due to no soap in the hose,Less wear on the equipment with bleach being a corrisive.
  3. My Phone stopped ringing

    There is always a decline in July and Aug. It picks back up in Sept. This has been the norm for me in my local area the five years I have been doing this.
  4. Ok, constructive feedback. I have attended three round table events and feel alot of time and effort was put in each one. Its good to netwrok with local and out of state contractors at these events. The one thing I would like to see more of , is an open floor discussion since it is a round table event to talk about our trade. The best info I get out of these meetings is when I float around to the small groups off by themselves talking about tips and experiences each one has had.Similiar to the talk on this board. I feel that there is little open floor discussion for people to ask questions or share experiences that may be helpful to the next guy. It almost seems that the most part of the roud table event is spent listening to reps trying to sell their product like a paid advertisement or looking at a 100k machine that know one can afford.
  5. Who's working

    I started pressuring wahing 5 years ago and it has grown every year.This year I think I created a monster.Its kicking my A$$. I am part time and have worked out a 15% discount for a neighborhood HOA.They are charging home owners that have green on the homes.They have lined up 30 houses for me. I have been doing 4 to 5 a day. Now there is another neighborhood that has heard about my discount and wants to do the same thing. All this and I have two deck and a fence job to do. Last week we also cleaned 11,800 linear ft of vinyl fence ( over 2 miles). The home ower paid 40k for the fence and doesnt have anything in it? I have been using 30-50 gallons of bleach a week and thought I was putting a dent in my competitor market. The supply house told me they buy 220 gallons a week.oh well.The sad part is I am having to tell people who call me that it could be a month before I can get to them and if they are willing to wait I would put them on a stand by list.Suprisingly most are willing to wait? Time to raise my prices.
  6. The work is in Wilson and further east. I have already talked to Chad the day I sent the email out. The work needed is flat work. Chad I have not forotten I am waiting for my conatct to call me back with the district managers info.
  7. I have been asked to clean 2 KFC in wilson NC that have the chance to lead to another 4 stores in surrounding areas. To far for me for the time and effort. Any interested can PM me and I will give you the info.
  8. extention poles and brushes

    Window Cleaning Supplies and Equipment And Pressure Washer Supplies, by CWC Supply extension pole called unger
  9. John The only time I have problems is when the gutters have been painted and not the original finish.The streaks are harder to remove.
  10. Barlox runs me about $50 for 5 gallons. It only takes a couple of cap fills in 5 gallon of house wash. I buy it local from a supply house.
  11. Travis Didn't mean to side track your questions. James can you pm me if you have any suggestions about screens. Or anyone else.
  12. Hello Guys and Gals

    Pacman, Protective insurance located downtown Apex. I have a policy with them through Erie. Call Amy @ 362-8518. Whats yor company name. Sounds like you go to MVP with that Landa. James and Diego are great.
  13. Since Ready seal is the topic of the thread I have a question. I have a screened in porch that has a 2x4 that runs along the bottom of the deck where the spindles are attached. The screen is butted against the 2x4's on all three sides. The only way I now how to stain the outside of the 2x4 is through the screen because I do not want to take the screen off. My question is how will ready seal react with screen. Can I clean the sceen after the wood dries with mineral spirts? Any suggestions
  14. strange encounter with competition

    In my neck of the woods it is a little different. For one I have been able to meet local pressure washers thanks to various bbs sites such as The Grime Scene. I have become friends with three or four other pressure wahers some part time and some full time. We give work to each other and share chemicals. I have been asked to help on large jobs and did work for one guy while he had surgery. These guys are not my competitors but alies. There is plenty of work for all of us. As far as part timers having cheaper prices that is not always so. I am having to watch my priceses due to a full time company that has three rigs and a crew of three or more english chalenged employees on each rig. There are some full timer companies one in my neighborhood that will not speak to me because they feel I am taking money out of their pocket. This is there loss not mine. Like the old saying goes keep your friends close and your competitors closer
  15. Hey all you Canadain's

    Who has the cup Just a reminder