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    Beth Borrego & Rod Rodriguez
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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. Bumping the thread to see if anyone can help... Rod
  2. Prewet the composite first since you have to neutralize the wood rails. Rod
  3. Good to hear but it would depend on the severity of the rust to do that. Those elements are not active on rust typically. You got lucky. Acid is the way to go. Try tennis ball feet on wrought iron in the future, or clear coat with a Rustoleum product. Beth
  4. Your gauge should be after the gun. The tip after the gauge to determine the pressure according to the nozzle size designated for your pump. Rod
  5. You're Welcome Mike. Rod
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. No idea but his website is still up. Try this link. http://www.pressuretek.com/contact-us.html Rod
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Great Job!...We shall now dub thee.....Crazy Mike. Rod
  12. Bought 2 Titan sprayers. 1-440i and 1-640i back in 2006. With only minor up keep and hose/gun replacements they have performed without any problems as long as the proper cleaning regimen is followed. Replaced pump seals a couple of times. Next time I will let a shop do it instead...I messed it up. Now it leaks. Rod
  13. I looked on the website you mentioned. There is nothing detailing exterior gutter cleaning to be found. My questions revolves around the statement : You first clean the gutter primer, rub & rinse , liquid dish soap. What are you referring to as 'Primer'? Rub and rinse with what? Liquid dish soap is not a go to product for cleaning black streaks off of gutters. So, can you get a bit more detailed in your instructions? Rod
  14. That's the most ridiculous thing I have seen in a long time. Not good advice. Beth
  15. Add a mildewcide and japan dryer to just what you intend to apply and make sure there is no more than the wood can accept and wipe off the excess. Rod