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  1. mrotto

    Have a prototype!

    So once in a great while I run across a door that is just a tad taller than either my Seal A Door standard or Seal A Door tall door drapes. When I would run across this situation I would need to stack styrofoam blocks under the poles to keep it in place but that #1 looked unprofessional and #2...
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    what inflation?

    so I give a 12 oz bottle of StainX to every client with my label attached of course. Been doing that like forever. Everybody loves the stuff. Anyway, my price last September was 2.19 per bottle. When I called for a new order the price is now $4.32 per bottle! WHAT? six cents short of...
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    HOST FREESTYLE Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning! FREE Shipping $1795

    Host FREESTYLE carpet cleaning machine Includes 1 set of Zebra brushes shown Will provide additional pictures at any angle you wish upon request. . Ships to lower 48 States Serial Number T-8747
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    HOST RELIANT Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning Machine

    Host RELIANT carpet cleaning machine In Like New Condition! Includes 1 set of white brushes shown Power cord is straight with three prong plug. Free shipping to lower 48 States Compare to $4978.00 new! $1695.00
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    Just need clarification....

    I have a Brush Pro 20 LM that I use for commerial carpet and a Brush Pro 17 for residential. Just wondering what the LM is for. My guess is that it means Low Moisture and is not to be used in Rug Pits immersed but still can be used for tile cleaning. But I cant find anywhere on the internet...
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    If there is one thing you could improve on, what would it be?

    for me, its taking more time to inspect/price the job. I will be the first to admit that I am more of a technician than an businessman so Im more interested in getting started. Yesterday, I had an all day job, big house. I always do a walkthrough with the customer, write the sales slip and...
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    Bit me in the butt...

    I take the approach to carry cleaning agents on the truck that I most likely will need on a day to day basis. The truck gets hot inside so the effectiveness of some agents can be affected by heat over time. So I get to this job last Friday and find that the customer put down adhesive strips...
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    how often do you replace your...

    just curious. How often should you replace your vac hose? Im maintenance minded as having something fail on a job is more expensive (and more frustrating) than just keeping up on things. I replace the first section of solution line every two years religiously. But I dont have a schedule...
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    Best place to buy

    Model L-21 Float Switch (used for waste tank shutoff systems) made by Harwil Corporation. I got a couple years ago but didnt write down from where. thanks
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    upholstery foam

    one thing I really like about the SS upholstery tool is the clear head. You can see what your pulling out of the fabric. So my job last week was cleaning a bunch of furniture. It didnt look that dirty and the owner keeps her home immaculate. So after applying a cleaning agent and brushing it...
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    got out of the van this morning and was hit hard, but just kept going...

    my garage is heated so the first exposure to the weather today was when I got out of the van this morning. Went to check my phone to see. No problem.
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    starting a Titan 575

    Three year old Titan with Kubota engine does not start in cold weather even though I have a door drape covering it. I have to jump start it from the van engine. So what i have been doing is starting the machine before I set up while the van is still warm. Put in a new battery which did not...
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    Whats the best way to liquify a powder prespray?

    I havent had problems with my powdered prespray dissolve in water until lately. No changes. same powder. I tried hot water in a separate container and shaking hard but still have granuals in the liquid. Thing is that it plugs the strainer in the hydroforce and does not allow any liquid to go...
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    whats your opinion?

    inflation and supply chain problems are causing prices to rise. People are reevaluating their priorities since Covid hit and are starting new businesses. So which of the following do you think will happen in the future? 1. More cleaners will go out of business because more people will not...
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    customer asked...

    cleaned for a customer the other day and she said she had her son over for a few weeks. It was summer and he wore shorts. Seems her leather footrest has discolored due to sweat as there is no discoloration on the seat part. Since I am not an expert on leather, I told her I would post it and...
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    Host Freestyle Dry Carpet Cleaner $1750

    Host Freestyle Carpet Cleaning machine. 3 years old. Barely Used. Like new! Includes White Brushes. As close to new as you will find!
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    WARNING!

    Today went to a new customers house, did the walk through and setup as usual. Turn the machine on, etc and walk to the first room to clean only to find a 2 foot puddle of water on the carpet and the water coming out of my solution hose. Seems my shutoff valve was just a tad bit open and the...
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    email from my CPA

    was sent in July, but since the Bill is closer to getting passed, I thought I would share... IRS Ready to Audit More The IRS funding, which is already set to increase in 2022, could get a...
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    home size ultrasonic machine recommendation?

    can anyone recommend a home size ultrasonic machine/brand?
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    What worker shortage???

    my brother in law works at Kimberly Clark, a large mill. Back in the day, if you got a job at Kimberly Clark you were set. High wages, 401K, Health Insurance, the works. He tells me that they are having a hard time finding workers (not that working in a mill is a high skill position mind...
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    A row of used Truckmounts

    Went to Jon Don Chicago today to have my machine checked out (electrical issue) When I pulled in the parking lot there were 20-25 carpet cleaning vans lined up by the service door. I was thinking that maybe they were having a seminar today. Turns out every truck was sitting there waiting for...
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    Titan 575 stalls for 5-10 seconds

    2 1/2 years old with 1700 hours. Engine sputters for 5 to 10 seconds then keeps running perfectly. Only has happened three times in three months that I am aware of. First start of the day, second job, start of job, middle of job does not make a difference. My thoughts is a bad waste tank...
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    Rob could make a killing...

    if he could have his chemist come up with a deodorizer that was so strong and concentrated that it would knock down the odors inside the waste tank. I dump my waste tank in the garage floor drain at my house and needless to say my wife isnt too happy when I get home at the end of the day...