Recent content by Mike Jones

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    GM undercoating melting under van!

    Just an update on the issue of the undercoating on our new carpet van melting and dripping on customer driveways, and what i've learned. GM has refused to do anything about it. They said there is no special warranty that they have agreed to with Hydramaster. It is the job of Hydramaster to...
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    what melts carpet?

    maybe. but not just any acid. Typically acid is going to attack something mineral, not plastic, right? That's why acid (muriatic and others) ship in plastic containers. But we might test muriatic since i have some at home, just out of curiousity.
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    what melts carpet?

    i agree completely- the heat from a fitting or hose can brown grass and do other damage but like you said, the damage is clearly something dripping, not a fitting laying on or being dragged on the carpet. The search continues.. Thanks for your thoughts!
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    what melts carpet?

    we cleaned a commercial carpet saturday. monday the customer reported white spots that looked like something was dripped in one area and melted the carpet. This is not bleach. We don't use bleach or anything that would bleach the carpet. The fibers are actually melted and the white is the...
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    GM undercoating melting under van!

    as far as i know, GM
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    GM undercoating melting under van!

    It's apparently the catalytic converter creating so much heat. GM is pointing fingers at the installer of the Hydramaster. The installer, Bay Area Floor Machine, is saying/doing as little as possible. Meanwhile our new carpet machine sits.
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    GM undercoating melting under van!

    bought it two months ago new.
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    GM undercoating melting under van!

    We just purchased a new Chevy van and were doing a carpet job only to discover that the undercoating of the van was melting and dripping all over the customers driveway. Anyone experience this?
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    portable presprayer vs hosed presprayer

    We run two men per van and thinking about changing from a hosed sprayer to a portable sprayer (battery). Any preferences out there?
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    CDS 4.6 (2002 model) in excellent condition, in van with bad motor

    For sale, cheap! Just blew up the motor last Saturday (runs but knocking and smoking badly). 2002 GMC Savanna 3/4T, 196k, located San Jose, CA area. price is cheap! need to know whether you want it complete with hoses, reels, wands, etc or just van and unit. ALL PROFESSIONAL MAINTENCANCE...
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    upright vacuum choice

    If you can't read the original post, or choose to ignore it, why are you here?
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    upright vacuum choice

    3 year warranty is impressive. Have you had experience with it?
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    upright vacuum choice

    Ok, so most of you have no knowledge of a good UPRIGHT vacuum. Anyone here knowledgeable about UPRIGHT vacuums?
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    upright vacuum choice

    thoughts on best UPRIGHT vac for janitorial? we mostly use sanitaire sc886. It has a number of weaknesses/design flaws but we have mostly been able to correct those or deal with them through a little innovation. Have you found a more durable UPRIGHT vacuum? BACKPACK fans -please don't hijack...
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    when to replace pressure hoses

    I like that plan. That keeps the older hose out of the premises at least, while not discarding hose prematurely.