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Dave O

Cleaning behind the filters and time needed.

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Hello everyone

When cleaning hoods are we supposed to clean behind the filters? Also do we really need ladders because I am scared of heights.

Also I know someone who can clean a 20' Hood single story, 2 fan system, with filters and a pizza hood duct and fan in under 4 hours by himself. This includes filters and shining. Is this possible?

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Clean behind filters? I did not know you could take them out! I clean the filters when I clean the hood. Why do you need a ladder? Are you too short to clean the hood and filters while you stand on the floor?

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I don't think it's safe to take those filters out. You should just clean what you can easily reach.

Don't take unnecessary risks!

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I don't think it's safe to take those filters out. You should just clean what you can easily reach.

Don't take unnecessary risks!

You are right Thad. Safety first. Besides, how can you be a Certified Low-Baller if you take all that time trying to clean what you cannot see? And if the exhaust catches fire, the evidence will burn up anyway.

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Fire is cleansing.

Plus most restaurants need a remodel every few years anyway and why shouldn’t the insurance company pay for it?

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Clean behind filters? I did not know you could take them out! I clean the filters when I clean the hood. Why do you need a ladder? Are you too short to clean the hood and filters while you stand on the floor?

Thank you Douglas for responding.

Yes they come out. I lifted up on one by accident once and it popped out and actually fell in the open fryer.

I learned to start covering the fryers with the customers large garbage bage from their shelves. They have those big ones for the whole cans, and well they actuall fit over the fryer.

Actually I can just reach the hood while cleaning if I stand on all the cooking equipment. I thought I need a ladder to go on the rood though. Someone mentioned that we had to go up there.

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Sure it's possible if y don't care about quality

So your saying that no one could clean a 20' Hood single story, 2 fan system, with filters and a pizza hood duct and fan in under 4 hours by himself? This includes filters and shining.

He also says he can clean a complete pizza oven by himself in under 4 hours.

I am so confused about these times as I need to adjust my pricing. Charging 137.50 for the 20' hoods and then having to clean more will eat into my profit.

Thanks for helping me

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I don't think it's safe to take those filters out. You should just clean what you can easily reach.

Don't take unnecessary risks!

I appreciate the honest response. That is what I thought also. No sense in busting my butt when they never go behind filters anyways.

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You are right Thad. Safety first. Besides, how can you be a Certified Low-Baller if you take all that time trying to clean what you cannot see? And if the exhaust catches fire, the evidence will burn up anyway.

I dont lowball. I charge pretty good I thought. 137.50 for a 20' hood is pretty up there. I do the 37.50 part to make them think they are getting a deal. I figured if it was 140.00 they would think it was too much. I know I make more than my lowball competitor who does it for 99.00

Also that is what we figured that the fan goes on when there is a fire I heard and that it owuld suck the evidence out of the building like fire and smoke and things.

We dont put stickers on just in case so there is no way of anyone knowing

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Fire is cleansing.

Plus most restaurants need a remodel every few years anyway and why shouldn’t the insurance company pay for it?

I know right

We used to paint stainless with that stainless color you can get from HD. If you cant get all the stuff off with the purple cleaner. You know the one that smells nice? You can always paint over it, but make sure you use painters tape so it doesnt get all over everything else

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You're waaaaay over thinking this. You're gonna get yourself hurt!

Thanks Thad you seem nice. Maybe sometime we can meet up and I can buy you lunch and we can have some drinks and pick up some snapper

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Hey Dave O,

Why don't you fill you signature? Then you'll get answer that will probably make sense since everything that you've posted up to now does not...

Just my 2 cents,

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Hey Dave O,

Why don't you fill you signature? Then you'll get answer that will probably make sense since everything that you've posted up to now does not...

Just my 2 cents,

Oh yes I tried it won't allow me.

Thanks though for insulting me on a new forum. I thought I was making sense because Thad and that nice guy Douglas answered my questions properly.

I should probably check the rules again because I feel i was just insulted, and may have to talk to the owners of this board.

I notice that in your pics you remove the filters, but is there any reason you dont take pictures before and after looking up the duct instead of from the side? Just curious if I should do it that way. I was thinking of taking before and after pics, and you being a pro I want to follow in your footsteps. Thank you so much my Canadian friend

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Stephane is right, Dave. Newbys have to tell about yourself, what experience you have, who taught you to clean hoods, all that personal stuff. If you don't shape up, we will not let you play with us anymore. But, if you are nice, I will personally enter you in the FREE FOAMER CONTEST!

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Hello everyone

When cleaning hoods are we supposed to clean behind the filters? Also do we really need ladders because I am scared of heights.

Also I know someone who can clean a 20' Hood single story, 2 fan system, with filters and a pizza hood duct and fan in under 4 hours by himself. This includes filters and shining. Is this possible?

I dont lowball. I charge pretty good I thought. 137.50 for a 20' hood is pretty up there. I do the 37.50 part to make them think they are getting a deal. I figured if it was 140.00 they would think it was too much. I know I make more than my lowball competitor who does it for 99.00

Also that is what we figured that the fan goes on when there is a fire I heard and that it owuld suck the evidence out of the building like fire and smoke and things.

We dont put stickers on just in case so there is no way of anyone knowing

Oh yes I tried it won't allow me.

Thanks though for insulting me on a new forum. I thought I was making sense because Thad and that nice guy Douglas answered my questions properly.

I should probably check the rules again because I feel i was just insulted, and may have to talk to the owners of this board.

I notice that in your pics you remove the filters, but is there any reason you dont take pictures before and after looking up the duct instead of from the side? Just curious if I should do it that way. I was thinking of taking before and after pics, and you being a pro I want to follow in your footsteps. Thank you so much my Canadian friend

Sorry if you felt offended by my comment Dave but it's not about disrespecting you or anybody else but take a look at the posts you did... Does it make sense to you?

Of course the filters need to be taken out to do the cleaning if it's not done you're doing the same thing the owner does which is cleaning only what can be seen! Yes a ladder will be necessary since you have to go on the roof to clean the fan, if you clean it of course (if you're affraid of heights: you should think of another business...). As per what you wrote you only clean hoods and don't do the fan, if it's the case 137.50$ just for a 20' hood is good you're not doing the complete job... If you are then sadly I would consider you as a lowballer because there's no way for a KEC specialist to make a living at this kind of rate.

Concerning my pictures, if you went on my website those are only for example of what I'm doing... Every jobs that I'm doing have before and after pics of the hood, the duct and the fans that are given to the customer after the jobs are done!

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Stephane is right, Dave. Newbys have to tell about yourself, what experience you have, who taught you to clean hoods, all that personal stuff. If you don't shape up, we will not let you play with us anymore. But, if you are nice, I will personally enter you in the FREE FOAMER CONTEST!

How come I was never entered on that drawing?

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Sorry if you felt offended by my comment Dave but it's not about disrespecting you or anybody else but take a look at the posts you did... Does it make sense to you?

Of course the filters need to be taken out to do the cleaning if it's not done you're doing the same thing the owner does which is cleaning only what can be seen! Yes a ladder will be necessary since you have to go on the roof to clean the fan, if you clean it of course (if you're affraid of heights: you should think of another business...). As per what you wrote you only clean hoods and don't do the fan, if it's the case 137.50$ just for a 20' hood is good you're not doing the complete job... If you are then sadly I would consider you as a lowballer because there's no way for a KEC specialist to make a living at this kind of rate.

Concerning my pictures, if you went on my website those are only for example of what I'm doing... Every jobs that I'm doing have before and after pics of the hood, the duct and the fans that are given to the customer after the jobs are done!

140 bucks for a 20' hood wow out here in california that would be imposible and yes filters off and cleaning the whole system is the way it should be done.

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This free foamer sounds interesting.

I am sorry Stephane but I notice in your profile you are friends with this guy name Ron Muskrat or ********** I think it is. He just looks like strange company to be friends with.

I read in the forums about some guy named MBRYAN. He sounds like he has a big head and ego to go with it.

I was just trying to learn something from all of you and be good friends. I need to support all of my kids, and figured this industry was a quick buck.

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I need to support all of my kids, and figured this industry was a quick buck.

I'll be honest with you, If you were thinking this industry was a quick buck like you said you're wrong... A lot of investment needs to be done in order to run a legitimate KEC company, a lot more than a ladder, rags and scrappers! Here's my best advice to you, get yourself a KEC training or get hired by a KEC company in order to learn how it's done and than you'll be able to make up your mind about this industry!

I am sorry Stephane but I notice in your profile you are friends with this guy name Ron Muskrat or ********** I think it is. He just looks like strange company to be friends with.

My friendship or knowing Ron ********** has nothing to do with this posting but I'll say this I never had any problems with Ron ********** in any way!

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Man this thread is getting heated in the Kitchen!

Is this the Dave Ott from the way back machine? What's happening Dave long time no see..

P.S

Dave you have been on the TGS for a while but will need a signature rules is rules.

Thanks

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The Muskrat? MBryan? Moronish nonsense questions? He's playin' ya guys. I think it's the reemergence of the infamous RacerX.

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