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  1. Jim Davisson

    Ice , Snow and Avery

    Wow! Glad to hear that you are doing well despite the terrible weather.
  2. Jim Davisson

    Couple of questions

    All great advice above, as far as running an inverter you will have to have a large 4-6 battery bank or 2-3 hundred pounders and a 160 amp+ battery combiner with a high output alternator to run it off your truck without an electric heater running. There is a lot of wasted energy in the form of...
  3. Jim Davisson

    Wintering Titan 575, and hydrapond.

    I'd recommend removing all the water from the water pond. Then draw/pump the antifreeze from a 5 gallon bucket until you are streaming pure antifreeze from your solution line, then put it back in the 5 gallon bucket and recirculate it. Glycerin freezes well below zero, never seen it pop a gauge...
  4. Jim Davisson

    Wintering Titan 575, and hydrapond.

    If you thoroughly put rv antifreeze in everything staying in the weather, you won't need a heater.
  5. Jim Davisson

    Who's encapping/bonnet cleaning wool with a detergent with peroxide in it?

    They really don't do much well except scrub wool great and I always have one with me. I can quickly go over it with an Ironman at the very end. The capillary action of fibers takes place in the first half of drying, when enough water is actually present along the length of the fiber to carry...
  6. Jim Davisson

    At what point should you buy new trucks?

    One and two truck operations tend to hold on to equipment and vehicles longer and wrench 'em Fleet operations buy new again when they make the last payment. The economy of scale factors in. I personally don't want to do the fleet/employee thing anymore, it doesn't fit my lifestyle now.... for...
  7. Jim Davisson

    How to pick the right Truckmount

    Here's is what we found dual wanding in residential, we were just as fast with better attention to detail if we only used a single wand. If you are vacuuming, scrubbing, then cleaning most jobs, two organized guys can do better with just one wand. If you are just prespraying and cleaning, dual...
  8. Jim Davisson

    Who's encapping/bonnet cleaning wool with a detergent with peroxide in it?

    Believe it or not Oreck brand "cotton looking only" bonnets are pretty darn good on wool. Just enough grab without overheating.
  9. Jim Davisson

    My new 13 inch scrubber find on Craigslist

    Clear tube is for the chemical injection, I keep the chemical concentrate inside the tank. The black bumper is for when it falls over it doesn't land directly on the pump. Trust me you are going to knock it over, usually loading or unloading and not while using it in the job. It does balance on...
  10. Jim Davisson

    My new 13 inch scrubber find on Craigslist

    You stole that! I love the orange brush for grout. The brush diameter is small enough to drop in and actually work.
  11. Jim Davisson

    Can I use USOR on Upholstery?

    Foam degradation can occur in high ozone concentrations, it can turn into dust. It's a fine line between great and fail.
  12. Jim Davisson

    Can I use USOR on Upholstery?

    Over the years I have found the urethane foam cushions the hard part of urine on furniture, cleaning the fabric is cake (unless it's leather). 1) treating closed cell foam full of wiz is tough 2) drying closed cell foam normally on site is next to impossible I recommend they buy new seat...
  13. Jim Davisson

    My new 13 inch scrubber find on Craigslist

    @goomer the plumbing is simple and doesn't need the upstream injector or check valve if you want to just mix the chems in the tank. The ball valves are necessary to use the precision spray gun without the front jet spraying. I like the ability to just put hot water or hot water and sodium...
  14. Jim Davisson

    My new 13 inch scrubber find on Craigslist

    Yes, it has a pump on a momentary switch for the TG 5 conejet on front, upstream chemical injection and a separate on/off switch for continuous spraying with the hand-held spray gun.
  15. Jim Davisson

    My new 13 inch scrubber find on Craigslist

    This mornings job inside a banks corporate headquarters. High production in residential over retail and no hoses! This Oreck dry is 43 lbs and with water in the tank up to 60. The coil sprayer line that lives in the tank makes stairs and precision spraying a breeze. I don't want to clean...
  16. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    Your 100% spot on, perfecting your system is the key to speed, TM or portable as long as the equipment can keep up. It takes quite a while to get everything set up for efficiency (logistics and equipment), but once you get it right you can turn and burn.
  17. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    To me, one pass sloooow with a high flow wand equals multiple passes with a regular flow wand and flushes better IMO.
  18. Jim Davisson

    Deodorizor

    Newline PeachSolv is my go to deodorizer and a huge customer favorite. It's also a pretty decent solvent spotter that stinks pretty. It can be cut with water if you shake it as you use it if you want a very mild fragrance.
  19. Jim Davisson

    DIY repairs

    I held on to my 98 for so long because I could fix anything on it and be back to work in the morning. Buying a running parts van meant I never had to wait on certain things and we put the old part back on the parts van to keep it running around the yard. These days you can't even check the...
  20. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    Just remember porty warriors, not one TM manufacturer builds a high CFM piece of equipment and vents it at 10" Hg.
  21. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    John, operating lift with a digital gauge in the tank. Luky, you get to a point where you know what it takes for efficiency your jobs. I scrub my way across a room and dry pass only my back to the other side. My style of cleaning naturally clears the vacuum lines for max air flow when I need...
  22. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    My own measurements show a decrease of 20 cfm ATM and a 1" hg increase in the lift in the operating range while drawing 2 less amps on the trailing motor. I liked the performance so much after a full week of use I didn't switch it back.
  23. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    I'm currently using a 2 stage 6.6 behind an LX and love it all the way around. Used 150' Friday night on tile and CGD at 1.75 GPM and tore through it... Maybe had 100° at the wand, chemicals and time did all the work.
  24. Jim Davisson

    Pile Reversal

    I've encountered pile reversal the most in hotel hallways or ground floor homes with a crawl space or basement. In almost every case when I knew what to look for, electrical lines or water lines ran laterally within 3 feet of the problem area. CGD with utilities directly below in the concrete...
  25. Jim Davisson

    Portable Carpet Extractor With Highest Lift Ratings?

    I know that you are a mostly portable guy( I am too), but I would like to hear your thoughts on an LX system.