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    PressureWasher.net ..Sirocco Perfomance Vacuums
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    Jerry McMillen
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    Jerry McMillen is engineer/patent holder of the Sirocco Performance Vacuums, VacuBerm, and BullDog Pro Pressure Wash systems.. the Best in reliability and Long-Term-Low-Cost ever.
  1. A coating is only as good as its prep.. before a paint.. sandblast or phosphatize, (or both,) and prime. before a powdercoating.. sandblast and prime, ..and test it for chipping to prove the process.
  2. surface cleaner questions

    thanks to all for pitching in here.. no one needs to overspend, or get underperforming equipment especially with all the experience in the Power washing forums. Several tools are capable, but knowing which to choose for efficiency at YOUR "jobsites" is Key. Vacuuming surface cleaners don't all work the same. Some alloy a heighrtened build-up ofwater under the deck, .. DEcreasing the "quality of clean" you get with your available water spray. Our design is the most "CFM-efficient".. so running longer hoses is made easier. As our 21" Vacuuming Surface cleaner is being discussed here, I'll add.. maneuverability and the weight-efficiency of our tool (at 35lbs. with the sidekick wand) is capable of really fast-paced cleaning.. Just add your two 4gpm 4000 psi machines together for 8gpm, we'll put a 3 nozzle spray-bar in it with 25degr. nozzles, and you can go like heck.. a fast walk ! When you can afford the basic vac, like our PEV2 (less than $3000.), ..it will be easier to control water, AKA.. "You won't have to rinse." ..And, the faster you can do those compelling demos. Demonstrating Faster cleaning looks more efficient AND affordable ! .. and wins larger contracts. If you follow the lead of common sense BMP's and equipment functionality, you will succeed quickly. I teach a Wash Water Control seminar in which 3 full hours is soley about making more money. call for more.
  3. filtering wash water dos NOT have to cost a ton.. We specialize in custom, totally modular systems.. We build filtration which will allow recycle for reUse just fine for proteting a pump, and controlling the soap content is a bit o'finesse, but quite doable. We have developed systems larger and more capable than ever. Sorry they are not yet on my website. call for details.
  4. The Truest path to Strength.. is the elimination of weakness. Upgrades are great value added.
  5. actually.. I believe the standard seals are good to 160 degrees, ..but several mfrs "say" 145.. to get'em through the warrantee period easier.. .. because very FEW "assemblers" in this industry know how to "plumb" a pump to resist Bypass Overheat.
  6. How do you define your business?

    Ummm.. In the context of previous discussion.. Pollutant: An unwanted or otherwise disruptive substance that is added to, or falls upon as contaminant to a surface, air, soil, or water. ..I guess that's what I get for stepping into a thread "sensitive to" defintions. Eh? gotta go.
  7. How do you define your business?

    As you guys are choosing a category here.. I sincerely hope you are all on this one common page.. You are "Pollution Control Specialists".. Pollution happens, ..to every exposed surface, .. for every exposure reason, .. and if it wasn't there, and accumulating, you would not have a job in ANY category. This industry is NOT about "polluting" ..it is about the control of pollution. Anyone that does not "get" that by now, is a potential polluter, doesn't understand marketing, and doesn't understand "the JobSite" As a "JobSite focused" supplier to this industry.. I guess I would categorize by business as PollutionControl Equipment Specialist.
  8. best deal on synthetic oil for your pump.. Wal-Mart has Synthetic gear oil.. 85w90wt.. equivalent to rating of SAE30wt hydraulic oil.. ..but higher temp and stress-capable by a longshot. ..and with more stable viscosity.. fewer oil seal leaks :{) OMg.. that's a can of worms I just opened.. here's the comparison chart to answer your next question..
  9. good question.. The "added heat" into the pump should indicate more frequent service in the back-end.. Just use synthetic oil in your pump, and don't worry as much.
  10. Teaching "sustainable Cleaning" is what I do.. call me sometime.. .. or come to one of my events ..And yes, I can read minds (almost). I know your Jobsite "that" well. :{)
  11. you could run a 12" surface cleaner real nice with your existing machine.. and an "instant Capture version" ..with a decent vac system too ! call with any quesation.. I'm a technical guy that likes to help.. just read my posts :{)
  12. Shop Vac

    a commercial grade of real commercial grade will be more profitable. Performance is always a leader. I know of a used PEV2 and OWS for sale in New England.. How long a hose do you want to be able to run ?? BTW.. The lids on our Waste Tanks last 8 to 10 years
  13. OK.. Just a few days left, and just a few seats. Sign up and ..Be Here !!
  14. If we know the timing of arrivals, we can promote ride-sharing, etc.
  15. seats are still available !! For the guys driving in.. ..Let me know if you're staying at the Crown Paza, and certainly what day's you'll attand either way. Fly-ins.. send me your itinerary, ..via info@PressureWasher.net