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  1. John Rockwood

    Rainbow Franchise - Good or bad?

    I remember them back in the 80's more for the CC end of it. Until now had almost forgotten about them. You could have your prospective buyer to find out what % of their income is from franchise fees. So, they are cold calling CC companies to sell their franchise opportunity.
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    $15 • • • DESTRUCTION wage

    If then if you feel I am a very angry man since Biden became president then how can I be a Liberal NitWit as you claim that I am? If I were a liberal then I should be jumping for joy as a result of the election.
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    $15 • • • DESTRUCTION wage

    Go away "Q" push that crap somewhere else. I'm sure you can find sites that cater to "Q" where you can grow in spewing garbage.
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    why you should never buy a TM on Craigslist.

    They will probably give you a killer deal just take out an extra 3K to pay the delivery driver when they deliver after you pay the $ because of taxes, human rights fees and notification clarification. LOL Seller having brain surgery and cannot execute deal from hospital and will be 30 days recovery.
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    Pump clutch question.

    Assuming that the hose was not kinked you should be asking what caused it to collapse? If you need to rule things out then what I suggested should answer your questions. Good luck.
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    Pump clutch question.

    If you do what I suggested it will help you diagnose the problem. If you have constant pressure when the pump is engaged then it may be the clutch not the pump. When the seals go it's a pretty easy fix to replace them. I'm kind of leaning in the direction of the clutch. Another way to check the...
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    Pump clutch question.

    Sorry I thought you had removed it. Getting old sucks LOL. You could turn switch off then hook up wand and see if you have pressure even though it reads zero psi. Normally when the switch is in the off position there will be no pressure. Have you checked the clutch plate to see if it engages and...
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    Pump clutch question.

    I would think that even though you removed the clutch pump you now have a pump with no ability to shut it off. I believe when you turned off the switch the gage went to zero but you still pumping water. Some of the older units that don't have a clutch pump will instruct you to set psi around...
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    Need help locating van transport company

    You could check with your local dealerships. I see quite a few of the set up that you have pictured delivering all the time. Have you tried google?
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    6 weeks in, need more customers

    My largest property manager has 400+ properties at least 90% are single family homes the rest are duplexes and a few 4 plex's. Empty, no price cap, you are the expert and the PM is willing to pay for your expertise. I'll take this one account over any Restaurant. They normally have 8-15 cleaned...
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    6 weeks in, need more customers

    Property Managers (no apts) and Relators. The lack of cash flow will be your worst enemy. You could do some Restaurants that will generate $ on a steady basis. Just remember the night work is only there to generate a cash flow until your business takes off. Sometimes you need to do the crap jobs...
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    How much $$$ per hour

    100 an hour sounds good but I would think you should be concerned more about what amount do you get to keep. 40 hours @ 100 per hour = 4,000 and net 800 or 20 hours @ 100 per hour =2,000 net 1600 which sounds better. the argument should be it's not how much you make it's how much you keep.
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    Dodge ram van/custom truckmount

    You will probably sell it but you will pressed to get 6k for it. Not trying to discourage you but carpet cleaners are generally cheap. I think the problem you are going to have is trying to convince a potential buyer that the vans mileage is true without some documentation to back it up. You...
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    Dodge ram van/custom truckmount

    Sorry, you're right about the TM not having an hour meter. Have not seen a TM in 30+ years with out a hour meter. All of the maintenance is scheduled by the hours first then run time. So you didn't answer my question about when you purchased the van & TM, would love to know?
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    How old should you be?

    Agree, but having a 16 year old running the route and doing the work as owner/operator sure you could do it but it would not be legal.