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    See Dirt Run! Inc.
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    Beth Borrego & Rod Rodriguez
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    Germantown, Maryland, United States
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    Offering full service wood restoration for anything from historic log homes to decks. I am also a fr
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    Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)

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  1. Brown Carpet Troubles

    Not sure if anyone here specializes in carpet cleaning. Hopefully the responses will draw someones attention who may have come from that industry to help. Rod
  2. Sometimes...

    Great video. Just wondering if you have tried these brushes. 3 hole siding brush Our guys love them. Rod
  3. Good on you for making it all this time never the less John. Rod
  4. Paint Issues

    Interesting to know. I have not experienced this in any of the homes we have and hopefully will not. Manufacturers also formulate for the specifics of the climate zones they are selling to. As we are in the north east, this could put us out of the issue. Rod
  5. Water shut off inline

    Unless you are talking remote start for an engine, the ball valve is the best option. Adds weight for the user but functionality to shut off the flow for whatever reason (changing guns, surface cleaners etc.) makes it a one man job. Rod
  6. You get what you pay for. The low end units we found to have short life spans. Consumer based products like you have described are imo designed to have a limit. They need to sell units and so built in failure by design is part of it. I have no experience with electric units as our company cannot be held up by an outlet tripping off with no back up and always requiring a generator defeats the purpose of going green. We buy higher end belt drive combustible engine units and they last for years with proper maintenance. What is the specific need of a 'pressure switch'? The units we buy have unloaders that function the same. The motor continues running but the flow is controlled by the gun. Rod
  7. Paint Issues

    Then my assertion of improper preparation or condition created by the person who painted them sounds to be the issue. Not the paint. Rod
  8. Paint Issues

    There may be no bleach residue but from my experience, it looks like chemically induced damage. Whether it was bleach or something else is yet to be determined. Understanding which paint it is and the basis of it (oil, latex, acrylic, hybrid etc.) will help to understand which chemical did the damage. Other things play into paint failure and preparation is the leading cause. Now, this may also indicate an underlying condition of damage induced before the paint was applied and is now revealing in the surface. Class action...I would think this one through. It may be a simple issue of another contractor, home owner/diy etc. induced condition. I have seen similar on siding that looked even but upon washing found streaks that appeared like someone had thrown a chemical over it. Home owner was emphatic that nothing ever happened like that and claimed to be the only owner. I don't know if that is true, but simply washing and a condition revealing afterwards indicates that the damage was already there or the chemicals used in the cleaning created it. A paint would not fail in this manner. The photo clearly shows liquid (as the shutter was upside down when it happened) flowing on it. Dig for more information. Rod
  9. Paint Issues

    This looks like oxidation from bleach residue. Rod
  10. Eliminating "Racing Stripes"

    We typically apply chems to assist in the cleaning. When we get the remnants of like what you are seeing, simply reapply a 50/50 bleach and water (or stronger as you deem necessary) to finish cleaning. If the driveway is as bad as you see, hot water can help as a future consideration. I know your machine is a cold water unit but just to put it out there that colder temps make for less effective cleaners as well. Food for thought. Rod
  11. Paint Issues

    Cannot open the file type. Do you have it in a jpeg ? Rod
  12. We don't do exhaust hood cleaning so I will let others who do address your degreaser question. The one we use is by TDI called BD-10. It's an industrial strength degreaser liquid. Many use powdered versions of degreasers to mix onsite as they need. Glad to hear you are taking the world by your own leash. You'll never go back once you find your way. Best of wishes and hopes for prosperity. Rod
  13. I have heard others who like Hotsy but no personal experience to draw from. I know that isn't helpful but going into 20 years and owning Hydrotek pressure washers has been a great investment in terms of reliability and service. I know they are more expensive than others but perhaps that is a decision you are having to make on a first unit. Budget. Return On Investment is key. How long will it work before it begins to experience problems and what is the down time like? Are there repair providers for the brand you are looking into locally? Remember, the farther you have to go to get it repaired equates to the downtime and mobilization expenses of the vehicle and your butt time. What is it that you do presently? Rod
  14. Biggest problem I have heard comes from a company that services them. They break down and are not as well designed. I would suggest you look into buying from a distributor locally and I would suggest Hydrotek as the pressurewasher of choice. They are local in california as well, so you may look at some savings that way. On the east coast, we have to pay shipping and markup fees. Rod
  15. Marking the passing of a friend

    We found out today that a good friend lost his battle with cancer. Rick Petry of Windsor Wood Care died of lung and liver cancer this past weekend prior to Christmas. He was a member here on TGS and was a contributor to it's knowledge base. We will miss him. Rod & Beth