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C2damofoj

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About C2damofoj

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  • Birthday 10/17/1985

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    Pro wash
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    C.j. Pierce
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    Nashville to
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    Owner
  1. TGS roll call-- State name & website link

    C.J. Pierce www.prowashnashville.com
  2. 4 nozzle vs. 2 nozzle on Big Guy

    Thanks John, I assume you would run 4 2 gpm nozzles using 8 gpm? Also, from what I hear Hydro twister is no longer in business. What type of belt driven surface cleaners do you use (if you don't mind sharing).
  3. Any one have experience with the difference between the two? I'm running 8 gpm hot thru my big guy. I have heard mixed reviews on these. Some people say it makes no difference unless you are using 10+ gpm's, others say they clean better than the 2 nozzle bar with 5.5 gpm's.
  4. Employees or Subs??

    Well said cleanhoods. no matter how much you pay someone, they will never have the same passion for your company as you do.
  5. Employees or Subs??

    Saves a lot of $ in workers comp. premiums to have subs, but comes with a lot of headache. TN is rapidly changing the laws to where its harder and harder to sub contract work. No matter how you have a person set up, they are deemed "sub" or "employee" by the state by a series of questions: Do you provide tools or equipment for their daily operations? Do you control where they work on a day to day basis? Do you direct their daily job duties? etc. The goal here is to force the employer to pay the employees taxes so that they get paid and get paid on time. Its almost always more cost effective to subcontract dangerous jobs, as the w.c. percentages for pressure washing multi story buildings can be 30-50%. In some cases even more. Also it is now mandatory to pay the employees FICA and withholdings, unless they are a true subcontractor. This adds to the burden as it is much easier to issue a 1099 to each person at the end of the year. I have found some benefits of using subs, it nice to have their insurance policy in place to take the blow if something goes wrong. Also, It can actually be a money maker. I have used other pw companies as subs for big jobs, and they have done the same to me.
  6. Would be nice to have a pw that sounded like a Camry though!
  7. Very possible, could make engine run rough from excess backpressure. I know Honda has many muffler configurations for their engines, most of which will bolt right up to any Honda twin. Briggs and Kohler probably make several styles of mufflers as well.
  8. Big EIFS job

    I finally got this job locked down for next spring! OneRestore worked the best for the oxidation stains, I also tried everything that could possibly work from Prosoco. We are going to apply a strong house wash to whole building, then come back and work on the oxidation stains, then seal the entire surface with siloxane. We will apply a strippable masking to all windows prior to spraying the siloxane, should be fun to peel off after the job is complete.
  9. Would you use this?

    We clean a Greyhound terminal monthly. In the spots where the busses sit and idle for hours, there are 4' diameter circles of black soot on the concrete we apply EBC and let dwell for 10 min or so, then brush the spots with a stiff bristle scrub brush on a broom handle. I have done side by side comparisons, the brushing helps quite a bit. Might be able to get it a little cleaner with gas powered broom, definitely save time.
  10. We did some flatwork recently at the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium. I filmed a lot of the cleaning, hopefully will get it edited and make a short video out of it soon .
  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuxK4YtW6jY&list=PL407AB143F3E763E9&index=58 Seems like it would work well with chems prior to surface cleaning. Any one have any experience with something like this?
  12. what about using a small cable that loops around hose before the QC fittings and the 2 cables lock together, that way if QC'S did blow, a cable would keep them from knocking teeth out. Might get burned by hot water, but no lacerations. Any one ever seen anything like this?
  13. Remote fuel tank

    The fuel return line is what makes it all possible. If you run a fuel line from an electric pump straight to a gx390, fuel will push past the needle in the carb and flood it out. Having the return line keeps the fuel pressure at the carb at a very low level. Not sure if this is true for every motor, but it works on a 390 and a 11 hp Generac.
  14. Remote fuel tank

    To answer my own question, all you have to do is install the fuel pump, tee off of the main fuel line to each engine, and run the main fuel line back to your fuel tank. This way there is no buildup of pressure between the time you energize the fuel pump and the time you start your pw. The engines draw only what fuel they need from a constantly flowing source. I run a gx-630 that has its own fuel pump on this rig, I wondered if having 2 fuel pumps would be a problem but she runs fine too. Hope this helps someone!
  15. engine or burner exhaust? I am gathering parts to link 3 engines to 1 exhaust system, and run it thru the floor of my open trailer. Its too easy to get burned with mufflers everywhere. I will probably use a car muffler at the end of the line. Im using 1" gas pipe with weld fittings. They have 45 90 180, long sweeps-endless possibilities for fittings. Thinking about wrapping all the pipe with header wrap.
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