goomer | TruckMount Forums #1 Carpet Cleaning Forums

CONNECTING CLEANERS WORLDWIDE

Joined:
Feb 16, 2009 at 4:05 PM
Messages:
1,008
Trophy Points:
83
Positive ratings received:
920
Neutral ratings received:
0
Negative ratings received:
0

Post Ratings

Received: Given:
Like 482 11
Agree 241 41
Funny 48 4
Winner 80 2
Disagree 0 0
Thanks 53 2

Share This Page

    1. Ed Valentine
      Ed Valentine
      Goomer;

      Your threads are always interesting and informative to those who lack.......(intelligence-??!)...knowledge!

      Good going!
      1. goomer
        goomer
        Thanks
        Seems to often be a little of each.
        Frustrating to see the same questions over and over again get over-complicated answers that do not address the basics involved, which should always be understood before anything else.
        Aug 2, 2017
    2. Brian Wilson
      Brian Wilson
      Try a heat gun and a paint scrapper. There is a tool called a gum-getter that tells you use the tool with alcohol. The heat gun works best
    3. Jimsteam
      Jimsteam
      Frank
      The Jaguar IS NOT user friendly on steps . 1-3 steps Ok .Too much mass reaching out over the stairs. Even Ed stresses how you can leave the Jag at the bottom of steps and run a 1000 ft (LOL) of hose instead of dragging the Jag up and down stairs.
      1. goomer
        goomer
        I kinda figure that looking at it.

        The fact that I consider it a dual 20a machine coupled with my absolute necessity to be able to carry all my equipment up stairs, and multiple stair-cases, often several times a day, rules it out for me for residential work.
        Jul 23, 2016
    4. allinthesteam
      allinthesteam
      Sorry I worded that wrong. I just want hotsy 555ss 1300 psi 2.2gpm to be used for carpet cleaning at 400-500 psi. Possible ?
      1. goomer
        goomer
        First off, the pump would need to be adjustable from 1300 down to 400+.

        The flow switch that fires the burner would have to be able to be work under the lower flow of CC tools.
        There are lower flow switches available, but I am unfamiliar with your unit to know if it can be changed to a lower-flow fired switch if necessary.....they are usually pretty standard switches that are changeable.
        Jul 21, 2016
      2. goomer
        goomer
        Assuming these issues can be taken care of, all you have to do is adapt the hose fittings to standard CC fittings and it's plug-n-play right to your tool.
        Jul 21, 2016
    5. allinthesteam
      allinthesteam
      I see you have knowledge of pressure washers. Any ideas how I can convert my hotsy pressure washer to heat exchanger unit ?
      1. goomer
        goomer
        Not sure if it would be feasible.
        Changing such a unit to a heat-exchanger would obviously require adding one of two heat exchanger units.

        Excuse my NYC French, but how the fook and where the fook are you going to mount them?
        Can they handle higher pSI?
        Will they offer enough BTU to keep up with the high flow and HIGH VOLUME of a PW pump?

        .
        Jul 20, 2016
      2. goomer
        goomer
        Keep in mind, LOW FLOW heat-exchange CC units are suppoted by the heat generation of 15-20 Hp engines in general, not smaller 6?hp engines found on PW
        specific units.
        No need to contemplate any further if you can't remedy these 2 fundamental limitations
        Jul 20, 2016
    6. Grn Steamer
      Grn Steamer
      I was looking for the thread where you posted the info regarding air cooled small engine oil, and for the life of me can't find it. Do you have a specific oil that you like for a generator? Thanks man.
    7. Jimsteam
      Jimsteam
      Suction can overtake most APO pumps. Majority of the time I will shut of vacuums after level is above the APO inlet then start (prime) the APO. Once flowing I'm golden and can restart vacuum.
      FYI New Jagaur has a different APO set up.
    8. Jimsteam
      Jimsteam
      http://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-502203-Model-010121022034/dp/B00004RA4Z
      I super glue a piece of drywall sandpaper over their filter and drop the whole assembly in a 1 gallon paint strainer bag. This pump is NOT designed to run dry however I average around a 1000 hours before it dies.

      The pump rests at the end of the hose/wire inches above the bottom of the recovery tank. Needs a check valve.
    9. Jimsteam
      Jimsteam
      My Orecks eats up the fiber pads very fast ,also. (MB)
      From Rcks fiber plus to the cheapo white burnishing pads. Ricks cotton pads (Tuways) for the Oreck are only OK for agitation .
      Considering placeing a cotton pad between the Oreck and Fiber Pad. Any ideas ?
      Been using our 60lb 13inch 175 a lot more lately.
      1. View previous comments...
      2. goomer
        goomer
        Depends on the condition of the velcro.
        On my original machine, which some fudgetard swiped out of my van a couple of months ago, the velcro was a somewhat worn, so it didn't cause too much damage pulling them off.
        Jul 23, 2015
      3. goomer
        goomer
        Had to get a new machine, and the fresh velcro hooks really imbed themselves, and pull and break fibere loops as the pad needs to be practically torn away from the driver.
        Jul 23, 2015
      4. goomer
        goomer
        Only reason I still keep red pads on hand is the cheap price.
        JonDon case of 5 reds for 13 bucks.

        Cheap enough to just use them on smaller jobs and just toss them afterwards and save the micros for everything else.
        Jul 23, 2015
    10. Rick Imby
      Rick Imby
      Have you done much CGD with agitation and a porty?
      1. goomer
        goomer
        Sure, lots of it.

        The vast majority of commercial accounts/jobs I come across with CGD needs a scrub somewhere. if not all of it, especially if street level, and especially after a good NorthEast winter.

        Just about every entry from street level will always need it due to the high concentrations of soot/grime/auto fluids/salt...etc present in such a big active city.
        Jul 14, 2015
      2. goomer
        goomer
        Once a layer of all this grime has been accumulated, in my opinion, it has to be broken up and suspended mechanically.



        I value my commercial accounts enough to not skimp anywhere on quality and I price accordingly knowing I will by agitating.

        Agitation never lets me down.
        Jul 14, 2015
    11. mikalpd
      mikalpd
      Thanks for posting the pics below, nice setup
    12. Lancet913
      Lancet913
      How does that M-5 with the Shazaam booster do for ya? How long of hose runs do you usually do?
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • About

    Home Page:
    http://www.pelhambaycarpetcleaning.com/
    Location:
    Pelham Bay, Bronx New York
    Real Name:
    Frank Mendo
    Years In Business:
    2
    Equipment:
    Boosted Mytee M-5
    Pelham Bay Carpet Cleaning

    Stats

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009 at 4:05 PM
    Messages:
    1,008
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Positive ratings received:
    920
    Neutral ratings received:
    0
    Negative ratings received:
    0
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • About Us

    Carpet Cleaning Forum, Water Restoration Forum. Free information on marketing, truck mount repairs, bookkeeping, modifications, instructional videos, truck mount machines and accessory ratings and reviews for Cleaners all over the world!
  • Quick Jump

    Open the Quick Navigation

  • Like Us On Facebook

  • Carpet Cleaning Training

    The TMF team works very hard to keep this forum alive and ticking, we would appreciate it if you would test our our chemicals or get online training at TMF Academy.

    TMF ACADEMY TRAINING