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  1. Insurance

    1 million typically. Best case is to look into this with an insurance agent who could shed some light on some possible scenarios you may want to cover in the event of an issue from ladder issues, falling off a roof, fire, chemical burns/spills/exposure etc. Rod
  2. Starting up washing business.

    Take a look at this site: http://www.barens.com/ By the way, sorry for the delay. Very busy and not much time to check in and post. Rod & Beth
  3. Cleaning mold of Log Cabins

    This is our specialty, Log home restoration and cleaning. Rod
  4. Starting up washing business.

    Those hex caps should have a seal ring inside which helps prevent them from loosening. The unloader already installed should work fine for your needs. The return to tank would bypass off the unloader. I don't believe this particular model has the proper fitting to incorporate a bypass so it would have to be modified with those parts to make it possible. Rod
  5. Starting up washing business.

    The 'bolts' your refer to must be tightened to a specific torque and only with the appropriate sized wrench to avoid damaging the hex head. I wouldn't suggest thread lock unless the manufacturer specifies. Reason is, if the head of the pump is all that ever needs to be replaced, it becomes impossible without damaging the bolts and making removal impossible as well. I can't see the set up in place but the typical arrangement is to mount the pw'er next to the tank and then install a bypass hose to return water to the tank when the trigger gun is not in use. Rod
  6. Starting up washing business.

    I will get back to you if someone else doesn't before me. Rod
  7. landa 4-3500

    Both are relative to the tip size. Go by the pumps specs. Given 4.5gpm and 3500psi your nozzle to match the max output should be 4.21 Whatever fan degree is optional ei; 15°, 25°, 40° Rod
  8. Cleaning mold of Log Cabins

    There is a great deal involved in log home cleaning. It is not for the novice or those unaware of the weaknesses of them. I would suggest looking into log home suppliers and their products for further research which will help introduce you to many products used and why. Rod
  9. cleaners

    Here is a google search to show you the unit. It is installed on the outlet side of the pump so that when you switch to low pressure soap nozzle, it will engage the unit to start sucking soap into the line and mix it with the water flowing through. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=downstream+injector Rod
  10. cleaners

    You can use a downstream injector for any chemical. I just would make sure none ever goes through the pump. Rod
  11. How to bring back the shine?

    Not much I can help with in this case without photos of specificity and more details of the type of surface(s) being cleaned. Rod
  12. Gutters

    There are a number of them that people use and most find best according to their desired method of application and removal. F-13 Gutter Grenade is one. Gutter Butter is another I am aware of. The rest found in a search are mostly 'consumer' grade. Perhaps others may chime in ... Rod
  13. 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
  14. What does it take???

    This is a relevant thread for many and I feel that the information divulged by the participants can be constructive because without each other, there would be no meeting the demands of the niche business we are all involved in. So, what does it take to keep your business with a vendor? Rod!~
  15. Sometimes...

    Great video. Just wondering if you have tried these brushes. 3 hole siding brush Our guys love them. Rod
  16. Good on you for making it all this time never the less John. Rod
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Paint Issues

    This looks like oxidation from bleach residue. Rod
  23. 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
  24. Paint Issues

    Cannot open the file type. Do you have it in a jpeg ? Rod
  25. 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