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  1. Learned something new today

    Adrian, what kind of shop had the throttle wire? I had my throttle wire break last year and the local shop had a new one for only $25 so I got it as I needed it, sure could have just changed out the wire but never even thought of them being replaceable. Thanks.
  2. That does look like a good idea. I would try it but I don't have a table saw but one day if I get one I will make one of those pumps to try it out.
  3. Dealing with Heights while Powerwashing

    The funny thing about working up high is that sometimes people that are not afraid of heights sometime change their mind when it is windy and the basket sways to the sides from 4' to 10' when you are up high. Looking down from my 60' bucket truck was not too bad because I was used to working in 60' to 135' manlifts back at the refinery but it does take some getting used to when you are up over 80' for the first time. I agree, the higher up jobs always pay more but make sure that the people that will be up in the basket don't have a problem up high, have experience, training and know how to do the job besides the proper safety equipment.
  4. I would also recommend a 1" hose from the tank to the pump, even though the pump inlet is probably 3/4" or 1/2", the flow to the pump from the tank should be as much as possible. I have had 4 different pump mechanics from different dealers tell me the same thing, it will help your packings last longer. I had a 3/4" supply hose for many years until I heard about this and changed it out to the larger hose. You will probably not see a difference but it should help the pump last longer.
  5. Political post dealing with Guns,Zimmerman/Martin

    I am glad that Zimmerman was out doing his job as there were recent property break-ins. When you have had your property, tools and other personal items stolen, you are wanting more security, more patrols so this does not happen. I would like to have a nite watch here where I live and I would not mind someone even being arrogant being a rent-a-cop as long as they are doing their job looking out for people out late at nite that should not be there and possibly going to steal stuff from people. There are many ways of looking at what happened, look at them using the race card when they did not even have a clue that Zimmerman was half hispanic, that shut up some people but the media kept on trying to fuel the fire. The media was trying to make this into a huge media event so they can sell more commercials and air time and possibly had their own agenda if we really known what was going on. I heard years ago that Colorado had the lowest crime rate in the country and that was because a lot of people carried guns with them all the time. Kind of makes sense that with so many guns, the people about to commit crimes would probably think that they are likely to get shot and killed by someone with a gun, maybe that is part of the low crime rate they had back then? It is a tragedy for the family and it hurts when we lose someone we love, I have lost family members from natural causes, old age, medical issues, double-murder, cancer and mechanical issues with vehicles. Sometimes it helps to just try to go on with your life and remember those you lost and how much you love them and how they are in a better place.
  6. Political post dealing with Guns,Zimmerman/Martin

    I agree Guy 100%. It is a shame that so many people out there will run to call something racism when there is none at all. I is also a shame that the media, especially Yahoo will post pictures of a guy when he was 13 and innocent looking instead of his current picture in a hoodie and bragging about fighting all the time to manipulate the media the whole time. It does seem like the current administration is trying to manipulate things in a way that removes guns from the people and we all need to stay on top of this, no matter your background as this is part of the constitution and we all need to protect it because if we lose this part, the rest might slowly go away also. Again, great post Guy!
  7. February PCC Magazine now online

    I just saw this, great article about Scott Stone and his huge new contract Allison. This article shows how professional Scott Stone is and how he positioned his company to be able to win a huge contract like this, it is great that an honest and reputable guy like him earned that contract. It is great that you are writing articles that are helping to promote the industry. Keep up the good work Allison.
  8. Pressure Washing Institute Forum (Administrators?)

    You can access the site, just call Ron M., his phone number is listed in his signature under all posts he makes like other moderators like myself. I don't know how the registration thing works but call Ron and he can help you out.
  9. Professional Pressure Washing Rig - For Sale

    Thanks guys, this thread keeps me laughing. hahahahahahaha
  10. Time for a new trailer

    Something to think about is at the bottom of the tank where the bulkhead is, you usually will not get that last bit of water out, for example on my 325 gallon tank, at the 60 gallon mark is where it will start cavitating the pump, it will not pull anymore water out of the tank at that level. I agree with Guy, you can get by with a 200 gallon tank or maybe even 150 gallons but I would not go lower than that unless the tank is taller instead of wider so you can access all the water you can before it cavitates the pump.
  11. An old reliable.

    I stopped using Gilmour because of their lifetime warranty......the hoops you had to jump through to get something repaired/replaced. They want you to ship the part to them and pay for return shipping. The pump assembly was about $18.00 for shipping each way and I only paid $39 for the whole thing brand new. I still have 3 of those Spray Docs in the shop somewhere, I had 3 of them thinking that they would last a while but like all pump up sprayers when used with strong degreasers, the seal at the bottom of the pump goes out, the cup/seal inside the pump goes out, the seal around the cap (cap and pump assembly) goes out and then the gun seals/springs go out. The first time some seals went out they just shipped them to me and I fixed the sprayer and things were good. Then they wanted you to ship the part to them for them to repair and pay for return shipping. When you add it up, the cost of shipping something there and back is about the same as buying the sprayer again. I offered to just buy the seals but they would not sell them to me which does not make any sense to me and neither does paying that much for shipping each way when that is about the same as buying the sprayer again each time the seals go out. This is why I switched to the Roundup labeled sprayer at Lowes and I can get the seal kit at both Lowes and Home Depot for the same price. I have no problem paying for quality (my first hot water skid was a brand new Hotsy 1295SS along with the trailer, tank, hoses, reels, oil water separator, generator, etc..... but I do have a problem with shipping parts to be repaired when I can do the repairs here and just order the parts but when a company does not want to do that then they just lost another customer and a different company gets a new customer because of not wanting to ship or sell seal kits. I started using the Roundup labeled sprayers from Lowes a couple years ago and the whole seal kit is about $6.99 which is not a bad deal. I would like to try the Gilmour brand again if I can find a place to get the seals that go out and not pay a fortune for them. The 2 gallon sprayers I have been using are doing ok but I will be changing out the guns for bigger guns and bigger hoses on them. Maybe if Gilmour changes how they do things I might be interested.
  12. An old reliable.

    Here is an idea, is there a strainer that you can put on the end of the hose inside the tank? I live in a very windy city and we have soapberry trees and other types of trees that release little flowers and small leaves that will blow into the pump up sprayer tanks when you are filling them out on a job or at the shop and the little pieces of trash eventually make it to the gun/nozzle and clog things up so you have to stop what you are doing and clean the gun/nozzle on some brands of sprayers. I have seen small strainers in fuel tanks of weedeaters and other small equipment so trash does not make it further down the line. There are chemical strainers for 1/4" and larger hoses but I have not found anything smaller that will fit those tiny hoses inside pump up sprayers. I have 4 sprayers on the trailer that I use daily and I would think that there might be other guys out there that have similar issues. Any idea where to get something like this Tracy? Thanks.
  13. An old reliable.

    That looks like a nice pump up sprayer, how much is the gasket/seal kit to replace the worn out gaskets/seals when they start swelling from degreaser over time?
  14. Professional Pressure Washing Rig - For Sale

    That was very funny Steven! hahahahahahaha Have a good one.
  15. Professional Pressure Washing Rig - For Sale

    Thanks for the info Steven. I agree, the MTwasher rig is a nice trailer rig and I hope he sells it with the truck.
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