Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Beth n Rod

      The Grime Scene Terms Of Service and Forum Rules   08/23/2007

      Terms of Service Warning: The contracting trades are an activity in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ALL Users must read and agree to these Terms of Service before using this site. This web site is dedicated to the contracting trades, an activity which is inherently dangerous. You should not depend on information gleaned from this site for your personal safety. Your safety depends upon your own judgment based on competent instruction, experience, and a realistic assessment of ability. There are no warranties, either expressed or implied, that the information on this website are accurate and reliable. Your use of this site indicates your assumption of the risk of death or serious injury and is an acknowledgment of your own sole responsibility for your safety. The following terms and conditions are in reference to the The Grime Scene web site and discussion board (www.thegrimescene.com), here in referred to as "The Grime Scene". These terms and conditions apply to all sites, services, and resources within the The Grime Scene. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS The Grime Scene provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (referred to as "TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. You may review the most current version of the TOS at any time in the Announcements. In addition, when using particular The Grime Scene services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
      [*]DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE The Grime Scene provides users with access to informational resources including communication and interactive resources pertaining to the contracting industry. Under no circumstances shall The Grime Scene be liable to any user on account of that user's use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive and exemplary damages (even if The Grime Scene has been advised of the possibility of such damages). Such limitation of liability shall apply whether the damages arise from use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site, from inability to use the site, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the site or services offered on the site (including such damages incurred by third parties).
      Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or goods received through or advertised on the site or received through any links provided on the site. .Such limitation shall apply, without limitation, to the costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, or lost data. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. The Grime Scene makes no warranties as to the accuracy of its information and due to the volatile nature of the information contained within The Grime Scene. The Grime Scene can not screen or authenticate all articles, posts, listings or other information.
      [*]TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP & USAGE RESTRICTIONS Site Membership Membership is available to any person over the age of 13 who registers and accurately provides all the required information, provides a legitimate electronic mail address and obtains a unique The Grime Scene member name and password. Membership is non-transferable. The use of web-based email accounts may be denied due to abuse.
      All membership information must be accurate and belong to the person registering. Invalid, incomplete, or falsified information can result in the immediate termination of all membership privileges for that user and, possibly a permanent ban, restricting the member from using any of The Grime Scene’s services at any time.
      Usage of this site is restricted to persons under the age of 13. (you must be over 13 to participate here)
      The Grime Scene is not responsible for the content of any member's posts, and the views expressed on The Grime Scene are the responsibility of the posting member and not The Grime Scene. The Grime Scene does not preview member posts in any way before they appear on the site. Any link posted to a third-party internet address does not imply an endorsement of that site or its content by The Grime Scene.
      The Grime Scene forums are for the discussion of the contracting trades and related topics. While the administrators and moderators of The Grime Scene will attempt to keep all off-topic messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of The Grime Scene Room nor the moderators will be held responsible for the content of any message.
      The Grime Scene forums may contain profanity.
      As a condition of buying and selling items listed in any forum of The Grime Scene, Buyer and Seller agree that The Grime Scene is not brokering or otherwise participating in any purchase or sale. The Grime Scene has no knowledge of the terms of sale, the condition of any items offered for sale, the accuracy of any aspect of the sale or the use to which any item shall be put. Buyer assumes all responsibility for proper use of any item so purchased. Buyer acknowledges that improper use of some or all of the items offered for sale on The Grime Scene may cause serious injury or death. Buyer shall seek qualified assistance and instruction in the use of all items purchased.
      Pornography of any type is not allowed.
      The owners, administrators, and moderators of The Grime Scene reserve both the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, and the right to suspend or delete any user account for any reason we feel is in violation of the TOS, both explicit and implied.
      Membership in The Grime Scene is a privilege, not a right. We reserve the right to deny service to any person at any time without cause.
      [*]INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY It is the policy of The Grime Scene to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. The Grime Scene will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Should a violation of intellectual property be discovered, the document(s) or messages in such violation will be removed in a timely manner after any and all investigating has been completed to prove the authenticity of such a claim.
      [*]PUBLIC CONTENT ON THE GRIME SCENE Any and all content posted for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of The Grime Scene are the responsibility of the creator. The Grime Scene makes no claims or warranties about such information or its authenticity. Upon posting any content on The Grime Scene, you grant The Grime Scene the non-exclusive right to publish, modify and use such content solely for the purpose of displaying such content.
      [*]LIMITATION OF RE-USE You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes or noncommercial purposes any portion of the services or content contained within The Grime Scene and its subsidiary sites. In order to use any content, graphical art, photos or files owned by or published by The Grime Scene, direct, written authorization must be obtained from The Grime Scene with no exceptions at any time for any reason.
      [*]LEGAL RESTRICTIONS This agreement shall be constructed and controlled by the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising hereunder will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland. Each member agrees to personal jurisdiction by tile state and federal courts of the State of Maryland.
      The Grime Scene reserves the right to change, modify or update this TOS agreement at any time without notification. Membership in and the use of resources contained within The Grime Scene constitutes full agreement and acknowledgment of the restrictions, limitations and terms set forth in this agreement.
      [*]Forum Posting Rules The following is a list of basic guidelines about what is and is not allowed while posting on The Grime Scene. These rules are in addition to what is listed in our Terms Of Service . Please read through all of these sections before using our site and contact us if you have questions. Users shall treat each other with respect at all times on The Grime Scene. Name calling, personal attacks, or other inappropriate behavior will not be allowed and may cause your account to be banned.
      Advertising on our site is specific to Contractors and to those Manufacturers and Distributors serving our industry. All Manufacturers and Distributors must have a signature, and should not solicit in the main forums. Please use the vendor area. Members who try to sell products and/or services to contracting professionals in the main forum area may have their accounts privileges suspended or revoked.
      No pornographic material or links to pornographic material may be posted on this site.
      Profanity shall be kept to a minimum. Words that appear to be blanked out with stars (*) are not allowed.
      You may only post material and content that you own. Posting copyrighted material, trademarks, and other violations of the DMCA is prohibited. Anyone posting an article must credit the author and provide a link to the original data.
      These rules may be altered at anytime without notice so please check the Announcements often.

Beth n Rod

Administrators
  • Content count

    17,287
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    159

Everything posted by Beth n Rod

  1. Cleaning my jobsite during COVID 19 crisis

    The majority of us work in the out doors so distancing is easy. I'd like to hear what the hood cleaners are doing since they are close together when working on them indoors. Wearing gloves and washing hands helps cut down the spread. When people sneeze or cough, the area should be sprayed with a disinfectant and the surfaces addresses as you already have been doing. The virus is transmitted through air, can last on surfaces and is contained in the droplets of a persons respiration. Have people take their temperatures at least once a day. Twice if possible. Look for spikes and isolate that person or send them home. Rod
  2. It happens. Injectors are funny that way. Have a great season! Rod & Beth
  3. Great. My source Tracy Handl from North American Pressure Wash Store was asking the same questions and the result would have been your action. Get a new one.
  4. I'll see if I can get a tech in the thread to help. Rod
  5. How about the chem line going to the injector? Is there an adjuster valvle/knob on the machine (some units have them)? If you rule out everything, what remains must be the problem. I gave up on downstream injectors decades ago because of this. Not saying you should as there are good uses for it. Rod
  6. Can I assume you have taken the unit apart and cleaned out the ports? Ball should seat first, spring on top then the adjuster cap. If that doesn't help, buy a new one. https://www.pressurewashoutlet.com/collections/chemical-injectors Tell Tracy I sent ya~ Rod
  7. You may need a rebuild kit. They are cheap but if you can, change from metal to ceramic. Also, is the spring still in it? Rod
  8. Plastic Sheeting Fixation

    German is the parent language to English so your post is well understood. Welcome to The Grime Scene! If you could post a picture example of one of the hoods, perhaps. Most use a lathe strip to wrap the plastic over then clamp but I'd need to see some examples of the hood and plenum to get a better idea. Rod & Beth
  9. Small Cedar Fence

    Given that the majority here service fences already installed, there is little to consider beyond washing and sealing. Much comes into account when pricing fence cleaning/sealing. There is neighbors, landscaping, hills, trees, bushes etc. that have to be contended when performing the services and therefor take longer and require more logistically to complete. Many don't want to have to deal with their neighbors who will likely be affected to some degree by the service spray into their yards etc. There is much to consider in the estimate and that is where it becomes hard to sell. Rod & Beth
  10. The best hood cleaning school

    K.E.C. (Kitchen Exhaust Certification) is offered through Phil Ackland's Program which is what we took to get certified. http://philacklandtraining.com/ Rod & Beth
  11. Pressure Washing Guys

    For us, it was a full time business decision and has been very successful. Started out just washing decks and houses but it evolved into many other items such as driveways, walkways, pool aprons and more. Began with just myself and hired temp labor as needed for the first year and by the second year began hiring more full time employees albeit it seasonal in our region. Beth bought 3 power washers units and we kept one for the business and sold the other 2 to pay for the first. (That didn't work) We ended up taking those back and they became back ups. What we did that was the most important was to become members of PWNA (Pressure Washers of North America) and took some courses in various aspects of pressure washing to get up to speed from people who have been doing this for years. Bought a surface cleaner (still in our arsenal today) and other various implements of destruction and plowed into building a client base that now is paying for itself by just email reminders and post cards on a regular annual or every 2 year basis as their project would require. Now, we have 1 truck with a 1 gun hot water unit and 2 Sprinter vans (1 equipped with a dual gun hot water pressure washer, the other is a multi purpose vehicle) and various equipment to handle most anything our customers need to have service for. Pricing is crucial and keeping track of your costs will help you to price accordingly and keep it profitable. One person can start out on a part time basis using the contacts you already have at your disposal and build from there either word of mouth or some advertising. There is a great deal of competition in this business but there are enough homes in this to go around. Learn not only how to operate the unit but about cleaners specifically and what each is capable of or not suitable for. That is important. Rod & Beth
  12. New Concrete should be test spot pressure washed first off. You could damage the cream if the cure is not complete. Usually about 6 months to a year from time poured. Otherwise, the damage to the cream from washing is irreversible. Muratic is very strong and may be part of the reason for the uneven result. Try phosphoric acid based detergents instead. Deitrich Technologies is a great place to start. http://www.diedrichtechnologies.com/ Rod & Beth
  13. I am not sure on that one. Many companies do fleet washing but are not specific on the bays or the engine compartments...I think for environmental reasons and reclamation costs. Rod
  14. Abrasive blasting

    Anything more you'd like to share about the dry ice blasting unit? Curious... Rod
  15. How to remove pet hair and urine from carpet?

    Not a typical question for this type of forum but I'll try to help here. Our company used to perform janitorial services and carpet cleaning so our source for the products was a local janitorial supply company. They have per urine/odor cleaners/eliminators that can be used to spot clean. I suggest looking for one close to you and asking their personnel for their recommendation of which product suits your situation. Rod
  16. Old concrete

    Hi Steve. Cleaning concrete driveways works best when adding cleaners to address the stains specifically. For overall dirt and grime, a degreaser and bleach do the trick. For leaf stains alone, a mild oxalic acid after prewetting helps to lighten them if you are spot treating. Otherwise, increase the strength of the bleach and possibly apply by using a pump up sprayer to focus on the dirtiest areas. A surface cleaner helps because it uses a rotating bar to spin and clean much more surface than a wand can cover. It's not about the pressure, it's about the method and the cleaners. Let me know if you have any further questions or would like to add specifics on what the stain(s) are composed of that are not coming out. Rod
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Cleaning mold of Log Cabins

    This is our specialty, Log home restoration and cleaning. Rod
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Starting up washing business.

    I will get back to you if someone else doesn't before me. Rod
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
×