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Robert Hinderliter posted a topic in PWNA News, Events, and InformationPWNA is asking for professional comments, suggestions, corrections, or questions to our Cosmetic Cleaning BMPs which will be revised in about 90 days 120 days when we run out of present inventory of DVD/CD. I will post them in small topic groups allowing about 24 hours for professional comments. The compete series is posted on pwna.org at Environmental Guidelines | The PWNA Thank you for everyones input. Vendors are welcome to respond to this page and list their products or services. Please include quotes above your information.
Robert Hinderliter posted a topic in Look What's NewPOD Pricing: POD #1; 55-Gal Sludge/Hydrocarbons Pod, #MTSHP-16.1: $795.00 This pod is needed for large amounts of sludge and filters down to 800 Microns with separation and adsorption for Hydrocarbons. Continuous running 16 GPM pump injects air into the waste stream to aid in Hydrocarbon Separation and interception in POD #2. POD #2; 55-Gal Hydrocarbons/Silt Pod: #MTHSP-16.1: $795.00 This pod is needed for silt smaller than 800 Microns and filters down to 200 microns necessary for the HSSP-25.1 with separation and adsorption for Hydrocarbons. Continuous running 16 GPM pump injects air into the waste stream to aid in Hydrocarbon Separation and interception in POD #3. POD #3; Hydrocarbons/Silt Separator POD: #MTHSSP-25.1: List Price: $1,375.00 This is the main pod, if you have fairly clean waste water then this pod may be enough, it is rated for 25 GPM. It needs to have enough life between cleaning to meet your requirements and with no Oil Sheen on the discharge waste water; for example a sidewalk without grease and dirt loads. PODS #1, #2, and #4 add to the capability of the MTHSSP-25.1 POD #3 so it can handle any job up to 16 GPM for anything from building and houses to heavy equipment and garage cleaning. If the MTHSSP-25.1 will not give you enough life before clean out is required with no oil sheen then you will need to add POD #2, If POD #2 will not give you enough life before clean out is required with no oil sheen then you will have to add POD #1. If POD #1 will not give you enough life before clean up is required then you will have to do a better job of capturing pollution (sand, rocks, dirt, hydrocarbons, etc) on the washing pad and precleaning. Extensive Developmental Testing was done with all four pods being used and field testing has been done with only part of the pods by a contractor in Washington, DC proving that all of the pods are not needed in every situation. If you are going to add the MTHSSP-25.1 to your present system then the Silt in the Waste Water before the MTHSSP-25.1 needs to be no larger than 200 microns and passed through an Oil Absorbent Material like a boom on the wash pad. If the remediation’s of the waste water is a critical issue or doing recycling then POD #4, Quality Control Pod, needs to be added. Note: The MTHSSP-25.1 is patented technology with US and Canadian Patents and has been used in Commercial Kitchens for years. POD #4; 55-Gal Quality Control Pod: #MTQCP-16.1: $795.00 This 16 GPM Pod is needed for additional remediation of the wash water, mainly for recycling, lower discharge parameters, and quality control. In most cases it will not be required except for "Image" and recycling. Note: 55-gallon PODs 1, 2, & 4 (single use pickle barrels with lids) were the minimum size that would work efficiently, as there was not enough dwell time in smaller pods for separation to occur, smaller versions of MTHSSP-25.1 were also tested but would not handle our pollution level and flow rate. Also, Primary Separation Towers smaller than 12" (17-gallons) did not work satisfactory. In order to reduce the size from 1,500 gallons (common for this type of equipment) to less than 200 gallons all of the following technologies were utilized: Filtration, Adsorption, Adhesion, Air Encapsulation & Floatation, Vertical and Horizontal Separation aided by Gravity & Centrifugal Force, and Coalescing. The pods can be separated up to 20 feet but need to be stationary when in operation (like on a parked vehicle). For flows greater than 16 GPM continuous, you will need more than one system. The PODs are independent of each other, so that you can start out with POD #3, the basic pod, and then add the other PODs as necessary. Also you can add any POD to your present system to increase your capability. Introduction Offer Order all 4 PODs for free freight within the 48 contiguous states. For additional information call Robert M. Hinderliter at: Cell: 817-366-3041 or 800-211-0286
Jim Gamble posted a topic in PWNA News, Events, and InformationJust in: PWNA was requested to attended the MS4 Regional Event to help our fellow contractors in Region 6. Fort Worth, Houston and other cities was there in force. Heads of Depts. was in attendance. A new stricter issue for our industry was being considered. Robert and I feared the worse. Robert Hinderliter was able to provide to them years of research and Lab results of our industries washing run off. By providing this information, which was back up by boxes and boxes of cold hard facts and lab results, Robert Hinderliter was able to reverse their motives of increasing current restrictions to the states, county and cities. Head officials from such cities and counties as Houston and Dallas was present as well as State and County officials. They finally all agreed with the PWNA that further restrictions are not necessary at this time. This is a great win for our industry and a great win for the pressure washers who operate in Region 6. I myself is scheduled for several conferences for the Bay Area, Los Angeles and the surrounding area as well. The costs for these meetings that Robert and I attend comes from our own pockets and we are not comp for any costs such as hotels, food, rental cars or airfare etc. by the PWNA or any other source. The purpose for these conferences, ( Conferences meaning more than 40 and less than 2,200 in attendance) are to work with the "EPA Agencies of enforcement" on the issues that strike at the heart of our industry. To give a clear voice for our industry to the agencies who police us daily. Because of Roberts reputation over the years for the industry, Robert was requested to share the views of our industry as a whole. This speaks Volumes !!! Regional 6 includes: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. If you would like more information about what’s coming out in the (2nd) 5 year plan for the states, please submit your request to the PWNA and ask for Robert Hinderliter. Since it seems that our attempts of verbal communication gets twisted at times though no one’s fault, we have decided to ask you to make your requests on this subject in writing. We hope that this action will promote "A clear voice of understand" on the subject. Thank You.
Jim Gamble posted a topic in Bargain BasementI have been asked several times if I would consider building any of our units for our fellow contractors. In regards to our Pressure Washing Trailer units, Our Pressure washer design IS NOT for sale. I just would not forgive ourselves if someone got hurt even though we have double and in some cases, tripled the standard safety features that are found on any of the major pressure washer manufactures to date. Our units are running at 68% power and are simply a beast compared to whats out on the market. For example, just by replacing the pumps and suppling another fuel line to the boilers, you can almost double the specs. These easy modifications could possibly make the unit dangerous in my opinion. So though I am honored that you ask, however, I must respectfully have to say no for this reason alone. I hope everyone who is interested will understand. In regards to our filtration units, I may consider building a smaller unit for others who would like one built outside our area of influence. Please note that these units are not cheap. The trailer shown below is powder coated to 16 mil thick. The piping is "K" copper 2 inch. Hydraulic self levering computer controlled 72k capacity jacks. Generators are Kubota Industrial grade 20kw. The list goes on and on. All items are Industrial Quality. So if you are looking for a great commercial filtration at a great buy, then these units respectfully may not be what you are looking for. These units will be made to exceed your written requirements for decades to come.
A few days ago, Ron pulled back up a thread "Parking Garage Cleaning videos California Pressure washing" at ***. This thread has our videos for garage cleaning in the thread. Since Ron's action on this thread, a few members have ask questions about Parking Garage Cleaning filtration units which some contractors currently use and freely talk about in open forum as having problems with their design. However, when the questions got serious, no one has respond or attempted to answered those questions for the last two weeks. So the question was asked again.... but still no answer. Everyone must be working which is GREAT !!!!! I completely understand. HOWEVER, I MUST take a moment and Thank Ron. My site, which averages 130+ hits a day, got an extra 200 hits on top of the 130. I know this is only temporary, but it is nice to be pulling in over 300 hits a day from your site even if it is only for a few weeks. When I tracked it back, most of those 1 - 200+ hits came from *** at one time or another. Again, Thanks Ron for the ratings !!!
Jim Gamble posted a question in Flatwork & BuildingsIn some cases, the difference in Parking Garage Cleaning temps DOSE NOT matter when it comes to dirt. However when it comes to oil, that may be a different matter..... I have been told that there is no evidence that 325 degree's has any impact for oil removal. For me to " Prove it ".... Well, I have made a short video showing just what it can do. Granted, most cannot hit 325 degrees. In fact, some days even our 1.1 million BTU boilers have trouble hitting those temps at 4,000 PSI with 6 GPM running through each of them. This is just to show that by having a hotter boiler, one may be able to clean better VS a smaller boiler. Parking Garage Cleaning has many ways to clean them. I am not saying that we have the only answer, but we do have a system that works, and works well. Something I forgot to mention in the video... Sub use 30" Steel Eagle surface cleaner WITH A DEUBLIN SWIVEL... A VERY GOOD SURFACE CLEANER... I HAVE ONE AND I LIKE IT. We use it for sidewalks, soft cement, and smaller areas. We used a modified Turbo Twister ( NOT STOCK ) with a 15 HP Motor. Both cleaners had 0 degree nozzals. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=" name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
Jim Gamble posted a question in Flatwork & BuildingsOK, So we talked about the fire Sprinkler system and how this could be a major set back for not only you but the client as well. We have noticed that the fire dept. is now charging fees for just this type of mishap. These fees, depending on your location, can be as high as $1,000 for a Three alarm, hook and ladder call. I know, we had one. Another issue that may arise from cleaning a Parking Structure is the flow switch from the water supply. You must disconnect that switch BEFORE you use any water inside the Parking Garage. www.GarageCleaning.Net Jim Gamble 510-612-0437
Beth n Rod posted a topic in Industry News & EventsEPA Releases Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Survey Tool Tool designed to help beach managers identify sources of bacterial contamination at their beaches June 2, 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a new tool available that will help keep more Great Lakes beaches open for swimming. The Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Survey Tool is designed to help beach managers identify sources of bacterial contamination at their beaches so they can address them. It was developed and piloted at beaches around the Great Lakes but can be effective at any beach. Many Great Lakes beach managers have said they will use the survey at their beaches this summer. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this new national clean water tool will help beach managers be pollution detectives upstream to prevent beach closures downstream," said Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin H. Grumbles. This tool was developed as a result of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration's efforts to identify sources of contamination at Great Lakes beaches. EPA provided a grant of $525,000 to test the effectiveness of the tool at 61 beaches around the Great Lakes during the summer of 2007. A beach sanitary survey is an evaluation of the beach area and surrounding watershed for existing and potential sources of pollution. Information collected may include the number of birds at a beach, slope of the beach, location and condition of bathrooms, amount of algae present, location of storm water outfalls and soundness of residential septic tanks. EPA also announced a $222,240 grant to Wisconsin to monitor its Great Lakes beaches and provide information to the public. Beach water monitoring enables beach managers to better protect public health. When bacteria concentrations reach unsafe levels, beaches are closed or advisories are issued. The grant is part of $9.5 million awarded to 35 coastal states, tribes and territories nationwide in 2008. This is the eighth year grants are being made available since Congress passed the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health BEACH Act in October 2000. EPA estimates Americans make 910 million trips to coastal areas each year, spending about $44 billion. A decade ago, state and local monitoring and notification programs differed across the country. These grants are designed to consistently protect and inform the public before swimming. The Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Survey Tool can be found online at Beach Sanitary Surveys | Beach Monitoring & Notification | US EPA. Source: EPA June 2, 2008