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  1. Gavin

    Black Light Glasses

    Lots of debate on the best blacklights, I love these 2: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170889879422 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007A81BC6/?tag=truck0b9-20 But what I really want to talk about is eye protection. UV light is very bad for your eyes. even worse for me, I have damage already to a macula...
  2. Gavin

    Press release

    It's been a while since i have heard anyone talk about press releases. I have never done one before. but I started a new company and paid someone $225 to write a little blurb about it and format it and submit it to several places he thought would publish it. WOW. I would have to pay a ton in...
  3. Gavin

    super ultra deluxe platinum cleaning

    anyone have cleaning packages? standard, silver, gold, platinum. mine are called: Deposit saver Full service Pet Plus Full service plus scotchgard and DELUXE I've been doing these packages for a year now, and no one has ever chosen deluxe, it's there to make you feel better about choosing...
  4. Gavin

    prochem ledgend breaker

    My water pump breaker keeps popping, won't run for more then 5 or 10 sec. It's too worn to see what amperage the breaker is, anyone with a legend know what amp breaker I need to get? I changed the oil in the pump and adjusted belts, I think everything is running fine, I'm hoping it's just a...
  5. Gavin

    Some 4th of July maintenance

    I know how to change oil for my tm engine and pump. but still have never done the blower. my question is can i use the same oil I bought for the pump for the blower? I didn't want to keep buying little things of oil so when i bought it I found a 5 gallon pail of cat pump oil. it would be...
  6. Gavin

    leaks

    so while my tm is running everything is fine and dandy, but while it is just sitting it is leaking water from the pressure regulator? I have a older prochem legend, is there a valve rebuild kit for this? seems odd that it would only leak when it's resting......
  7. Gavin

    And the Police were called....

    Started cleaning an hour late because the restaurant supervisor that night wasn't told by the manager we were coming... then as soon as we're all set up and just getting going at 11:30 the cops show up. Yes it's a busy very industrial street, but there apartments a block away, and we were told...
  8. Gavin

    Angies List

    I have a few good reviews, and now get calls daily from angies list trying to sign me up to be a preferred partner. meaning I'll be at the top of search results.... anyone here have experience doing this?
  9. Gavin

    wow, spotted this on craigs list

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  10. Gavin

    Max Hose Run for Your Everyday Rig

    I've been running for a little over a year with only 120 ft of hose. and have never had a problem getting as far as I need. I've used it all just a few times. my question is how much hose do you carry? I got a call from an apartment complex asking if I can clean 3 floor condos. The carpet...
  11. Gavin

    EDDM card

    I based these off of a friends mailer who is a plumber. we'll see how it goes, I only did 5000 to start so I can make changes in the next batch.
  12. Gavin

    Cleaning tip from customer......

    I get to the job and the carpet looks fine except for filtration lines along all the edges and doorways.... She had no idea what had caused the lines, but gave me a cleaning tip that fels naptha worked well for her. I asked how she knew my secret weapon and she told me that it has been passed...
  13. Gavin

    Hawaii Ride Along Wanted

    staying with family out on the north shore, any TMFers here in Honolulu want an extra hand on a job? I would love to do a ride along and get some fresh ideas. I'll be here another 10 days.
  14. Gavin

    Garaging the van

    does anyone else have a hard time fitting their van in the garage. I understand if it's a box truck, but this was a pretty common van. I think my garage must have just been too small. http://carpetcleaningbellingham.com/fitting-the-van-into-the-garage/
  15. Gavin

    portable truckmount for sale - not mine

    http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all,wa/auction/view?auc=1076211
  16. Gavin

    Truck Mount Rebuild in 6 Hours

    http://carpetcleaningbellingham.com/new-truckmount-engine/ Replaced the engine in my prochem legend today and took advantage of the extra space to clean and replace anything I could. 6 Hours from 8 am to 2pm with a mechanic. Engine - $1400 Hoses and other parts - $300 Mechanic - $300 A...
  17. Gavin

    Tell me about this Blower

    Put a new engine in my truckmount today and finally got around to the back side of the blower to see what is even was. it's a Sutorbilt California Legend model: Gablala catalog no. 3LL max rpm 3275 it seems to get the job done, but I have never used other blowers and don't know if this is a...
  18. Gavin

    Replacing a Prochem Engine

    I'm all set up. I have the engine arriving on Wednesday, and booked a mechanic for Thursday. The mechanic is per hour, and the more i can help, hopefully the less time it will take. Any tips on replacing that engine? I bought the direct replacement Kohler command 20 HP. Anyone do this...
  19. Gavin

    Prochem Engine HELP

    My engine has started to burn oil, and smoke real bad. I'm thinking best bang for the buck is just to replace the engine with a new one. Where do I get an engine? It's a Kohler, but I don't know what model, how would I find the model? do i need to put the same engine back in? is there a...
  20. Gavin

    New Yard Sign

    I live on a very busy street, and put up a sign. I wish I could have gotten it a little closer to the road, but this was the best I could do with the setbacks .
  21. Gavin

    prochem tm sounds

    So I'm still new to this whole truck mount thing, I bought a used machine and everything has been running great, I've changed the oils, and inserted grease, and cleaning lots of carpet. Now when I attach the hose and wand its making a sound that it didn't used to, it's kind of a clicking sound...
  22. Gavin

    What to buy?

    I want to start cleaning tile and grout but i want as simple as a process and as few tools as needed. What I have so far is a pro chem truck mount, and older legend. what i am thinking I need is a spinner of some sort for tile floors, a smaller hand held version for showers and counter tops...
  23. Gavin

    What keeps you in business

    dogs, people love their dogs, and their dogs keep me working. Another thank you goes to the dogs
  24. Gavin

    Washington VS Arizona

    So it's been a slow week for me up here in WA, but i guess that's a good thing, because I'm down an employee. One of my workers went to go visit his family in Arizona. Although legal here in WA he got caught with one gram of MJ and a pipe down there, he is facing two felony charges, and may not...
  25. Gavin

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