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    Laminate floor cleaning

    Not the most professional choice but Simple Green has actually worker wonders for me on laminate floors. I usually mix it like 1:8 if I want a strong clean.
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    What's your best carpet cleaning "tip & trick"?

    This is the biggest reason I will never run a female QD at the end of my like. I can't be trusted to not turn on the valve at least once a day. Do I pay an extra $10 a year because I smack the end on so many things to relieve pressure? Yup. Is it cheaper than 100 walks to the van and back? Probably.
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    What Do You Own And Why

    Direct drive is good for a new van with a warranty. Slide in is great for used vans you plan to go through while your TM still has life in it. My old boss has shuffled one slide in through 3 trucks already.
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    Do you run 8-1 or 4-1 Hydroforce inline sprayer?

    Strong concentrated solution is great until it's drying before you even get the wand up.
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    jon don

    A Steamway 4100LX gas tm, a prospector 500 portable from jon don, and a jaguar cub from cross american. I've also used nautilus portables, multi steam slide in units, and both butler and hydramaster cds direct drive machines.
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    jon don

    I've used a few different types of gas tm, both slide in and direct drive, and my number one issue that stalls me out is usually wiring failure. Loose or shorted or broken connector. Little things that can happen on any machine. I've had both tm's and portables catch on fire. Either way you go...
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    Saphire Summit

    I was curious about the dds. Deciding between that or a butler for a setup in the future. The dds looks nicer but butler being 15 mins from my house is a pretty nice perk in itself. Opinions?
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    Do you run 8-1 or 4-1 Hydroforce inline sprayer?

    Personally never had an issue with my 8-1 setup. And my general daily prespray doesn't have any enzymes or oxidizers that go bad so even a day or two later I don't see any real noticeable difference in the cleaning results. That said if I have a job that needs that extra push I either mix what I...
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    Tell me you’re a carpet cleaner...

    My natural instinct is to look at the floor in any building or home I enter.
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    Fringe Cleaning

    I used to do fringes with a fine fabric prespray, light scrub, then extract with an upholstery tool. Dry with a fan and fix any browning with a peroxide and light agitation.
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    I'm finally in business next month! Toilet adapter?

    https://www.kleenpro.com/toilet-pumpout-cover/ It took me a while to find it but I knew I had seen one before, but very rarely. Also John makes a good point. I don't personally dump on people's lawns, but you should always be using some type of in-line filter to catch the lint and debris that...
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    I'm finally in business next month! Toilet adapter?

    I've never seen one like that. I thought you meant one of the ones that clamps to the top of the bowl. If you want a filtered one like that, a piece of pvc pipe will work. Cap and glue one end and drill holes all around it. Line the inside with a bit of mesh or screen to catch the chunks. Top...
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    New 2020 Transit 250 ewb/el Carpet Cleaning Rig

    That's the way to be. Even if my engine, blower, pump, and heater all blew at once it would only be 8-10k to replace everything brand new. Less than half the cost of a new one. Truly amazing how much some wires and a frame work out to cost.
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    I'm finally in business next month! Toilet adapter?

    They're a bit of a pain to work with. Just put your hose under the seat and close both lids on it to hold it in there, and wipe it down when you finish the job.