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About BigDogMaine

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    TGS Newbie
  • Birthday 09/03/1980

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  • Company Name
    Big Dog Pressuer Washing and Pipe Jetting
  • First & Last Name
    Paul Durepo
  • City & State
    Limestone, Me
  • Occupation
    Firefighter/ Pressure washer
  1. PWNA Conference is it worth the cost?

    Steven is that in the form of an offer?? Your only 5 hours away.. John I have tried to add additional information but it won’t let me add any more to the signature line on the edit page. As far as the classes go wood, environmental and roof would be $700 for all three. That’s not exactly cheep. For me to spend any amount of money I need to know I can get a return on it or I won’t be in business very long.
  2. I am doing the math today on becoming a pwna member and going to the convention in Orlando in October. With flights, rent a car, hotel and classes I’m figuring $2100 with out food or the wife. My question is am I going to come back with $2100 worth of knowledge.
  3. Biding a collage shop job Help!!

    Thanks for the welcome adrian. I have done searches both on the TGS and every such engine I could fined and very little about useing Negative or positive air when doing anything but mold, asbestos removal or confined space entry. Just got a call back form MDEP and they have no regulations saying there is a need for NAM when cleaning shops when not removing asbestos or mold. I am baffled by this education facility and their request it make the price of the contract go threw the roof!
  4. Biding a collage shop job Help!!

    I fixed it up AA have a seconded go at trying to read it and see what you think.
  5. Biding a collage shop job Help!!

    Sorry hard for the dyslexic kid to spell. Spell check think biding and bidding are both rite and phonetically they are both rite right write to me. I will file a complaint with Bill Gate’s today! If I get the job I can go get my Dragon Talk and Type and communicate again hopefully. I had to pawn it last week to buy surface cleaner dam priorities………………
  6. Biding a collage shop job Help!!

    No advise? I at least excepted you need more experience to bid on that. Lol - - - Updated - - - No advise? I at least excepted you need more experience to bid on that. Lol
  7. Have you had any job that required you to use a negative air machine. I have been invited to bid at a collage on a diesel shop cleaning job top to bottom. I think I will need many NAM to create a negative work area it’s a big shop 100’x80’. This is something common in mold and asbestoses removal that you do room by room, but I have not seen it in any of my cleaning jobs yet. This is a strait up cleaning job nothing else! Has the collage over engineered their contract or am I missing something and negative air can be achieved much easer than I think? Any advice would be great!!
  8. Waste water management plan

    I am look to see if someone will share their waste water management plan with me. I am look to see what you are using for a layout and content. We have developed our plan to be complient with the clean water act but I am struggling with the layout. Any help would greatly appreciated.
  9. Mall with painted cement what method would you use?

    Great advice I will give them a call. Your right on the money the building is 25' tall not to 250 need to drop a 0 on my SF numbers.
  10. Good day grime scene! I’m looking for a little advice on a job I’m quoting for a mall. The surface was is corrugated painted cement 1300 lf long with lots of spider web and black streaks. The building was built 15 years ago and has had no cleaning or painting of any kind. I was able to clean the spider webs with little effort but the only thing I could find to clean the black streaks was gutter clean. I worried about the cost for 325000 sq ft. Any ideas on this would be appreciated.
  11. Water Tower Cleaning Help!

    There are going to be many thing that come in to play like how close the power lines are, other dwelling, and how easy or tuff it will be to move the lift around. I would not be quoting it at 1500 and be able to do any type of quality work. The lift rental could be that much!! As far as chemicals contact the water towers paint company and follow the engineer’s recommendation. The paint job is expensive no need to take additional risk and it probly something you already have on you rig.I’ll be around my phone all day today but not the rest of the week if you would like my 2 cents!!If you give me a call 207-540-6853 i will talk to you about the one we did last year.
  12. The tank was not being painted just needed to be cleaned. When talking with the paint company the recommended having the tanks cleaned every 2 years on the out side to prolong the life of the paint. They said if cleaned on a regular basis they could expect the paint to last 5 addition years, As for what I used? I pump sprayed on 8% Sodium hypochlorite and crystal simple green. 8% was because that’s what the water district had on hand. Pump sprayed because when I tried to downstream it was not strong enough. D/S the simple green crystal. Simple green crystal is something like 18% stronger than simple green and has no scent or color. I’m shore there are cheaper and better working product but it worked really well and was what the paint company and my customer wanted. Your all right when pricing lifts. If your going to get jobs like this you need to find a way to rent a lift cheaper. That’s the key.
  13. I will post some tonight
  14. I would like to thank you guys for the advice. The job was a success and my customer was very happy with the outcome. The tank had not had anything done senses 1998. We worked with the engineers from the paint company and followed their recommendation on the pressure and chemicals to use. Luckily Christopher I had the good senses not to tear the paint off because I was hoping to get the other three tanks they have in their town to clean. Typically we don’t do any paint removal unless asked too. I’m shore you know that the paint on the towers are more like the prices of a new big rig vs. a car. On every job we do we do our homework so we don’t wreck our customer propriety. As for real world experience I’m the engineer for our ladder truck in our full time department so I do have many hours of real world experiences working with highs in tuff conditions. Greg R of course you were right on the money some days I try to overcomplicate what I can do with the P/W when all I have to do is let the machine and chemicals do the work. Are day got short in October and I had some tuff moves with the lift and the power line so I was almost 5 day after towing the lift out of the mud. The power company was great to work with and come and covered their lines to make the jobsite safer. Up north October is not the ideal time to be doing this but the customer needed it done before winter so we accommodated them.