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    Mike's got mad skills
  1. Hooking 2 machines together

    Still going strong. I've had my MAXIMA 36" surface cleaner for about 18 months now and I have been running my 20Hp 8gpm + 13Hp 5gpm machines together to push 33Hp 13gpm @ 2800psi ever since. IT IS THE DADDY!! Nozzles are (2) 25075's For those of you that have two machines and a surface cleaner and still have not tried hooking them together... DO IT!! It's like having an extra employee without paying for more labor.
  2. Hooking 2 machines together

    Don't give up Scott. I upgraded my concrete cleaner from a 24" stainless steel pushing 10.5gpm @ 3500psi to the Maxima 36" pushing 13gpm @ 3000psi. I am combining my 20hp 8gpm + 13hp 5gpm = 33hp 13gpm @ 3000psi. Nozzles are (2) 25075's It is so fast you can walk behind it like a lawnmower.
  3. WOW - ad from local Craigslist ...........

    Hi Ken, I put your website address on my links page as you requested. Links
  4. 5000psi 4.5 GPM machine?

    Yep, like everyone has already wrote. Get the 8gpm 3000psi or (2) 5.5gpm 3000psi machines. Whichever suits your budget.
  5. Hooking 2 machines together

    Jason, what kind of surface cleaner do you have? I haven't seen any swivels that are rated more than 10gpm. I would think 14gpm would put too much stress on it??? Guess not if you have been doing it a while.
  6. New business equipment question

    Don, do you already have good guns and chemical injectors? More than one I hope.. Always have a back up! Do you have a water tank? 200ft garden hose for intake, 200ft high pressure hose? Hose reels? I agree with Scott about getting a good downstream set-up. If you have enough money to get a surface cleaner I would recommend the two wand over the three wand cleaners. Since you have a 5.6gpm, the two nozzles will need to be 3gpm each on a 20 inch flat cleaner. Smaller nozzles like 2gpm nozzles on three wand cleaners tend to get clogged more often. I recommend the Turbo Tech Terminator Turbo nozzles. They are the best.
  7. Looking for pump

    Like Anthony and Russ said, you need more high pressure hose. 200ft minimum and a good hose reel.
  8. Replacement For Honda 13hp-gx390

    I hear ya Jeff.
  9. Best Method to Remove Loose Paint

    Excellent Joel, I will have to try it sometime.
  10. Clean Windows Included In Price?

    Great thread Ken. Very impressive work/sales pitch. Does your aluminum brightner contain hydrofluoric acid? I have heard it's very toxic, but I guess if you cut it down it's not a big deal.
  11. Best Method to Remove Loose Paint

    I was checking out the Eacochem website. The stripper cream says it is not as effective on latex. http://eacochem.com/specs_strippercream.shtml Maybe the Stripsol or LCS would work better if you are removing latex. http://eacochem.com/paintstripping.shtml
  12. Best Method to Remove Loose Paint

    Joel "I just got finished stripping the paint off of an entire house, wood siding. I used Stripper Cream from EacoChem. It's a mix of sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. Assuming it's only one layer of latex paint, just roll the stripper cream on, let it sit a day or two, and pressure wash it off. No scraping involved at all and it will remove ALL of the paint, not just the loose stuff. Then neutralize with NMD-80, also from EacoChem. NMD-80 is hydrochloric acid. I diluted mine 4:1 water to acid, but that was on wood. You may have to dilute more when putting it on cinder block to keep it from eating through the masonry. I suppose any acid will work to neutralize. Watch out for that stripper though, it's very hard on the skin. I have a couple of new battle scars now...:)" I like John and Joel's ideas. Combine the two and you'll probably get great results. The best turbo nozzle I have used is the Turbo Tech Terminator http://www.mobicleaninc.com/tab1/store/category/9xup/Spray_Nozzles.html
  13. Replacement For Honda 13hp-gx390

    Here's another Honda clone, probably Chinese. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ELEC-START-16-HP-SIDE-SHAFT-GAS-ENGINE-TILLER-MOWER_W0QQitemZ270076640400QQihZ017QQcategoryZ79670QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem What do you guys think. Looks really good - 16hp for $300, can't beat that. If only it lasted as long as a Honda
  14. Chemical pit

    http://chappellsupply.com/palletpaks.htm Jeff, do these pallet paks look good for what you need? Already has a frame and looks like you can move them around easy with a forklift. Put a two inch hose on that with a good poly valve. You could fill a 55 gallon drum in 30 seconds! I wish I had a warehouse, chemical companies won't deliver to residential locations.
  15. Opinion please

    Congradulations Don, you are already years ahead of most professionals who start out on 4gpm washers or smaller. That machine really rocks! Gutters: To get gutters really clean I prefer to hand brush them with an extension pole, good brush, and a butyl degreaser in a five gallon bucket. A pressure washer doesn't remove the stubborn black streaks effectively.