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  1. JAY

    dwell time

    Good point 1k! And I'm guessing that's probably why a lot of you guys use a pump tank sprayer or electric sprayer. I went from 8-1 to 4-1 on the hydro force and haven't noticed problems. At one time I was tempted to get the hydro force sprayer with the adjustable meter valve but.... The thing...
  2. JAY

    dwell time

    My usual style is hit all of one floor at a time all at once with a hydro force then give it a short rest(like it may take say 5 min for me to grab a tool, change pressure and rinse flow, crank up RPMs, have a beverage break) and start right in on it. I never thought dwell could go wrong...
  3. JAY

    Truck Mount Trailer, Install Build Refurb 3 Months

    Great job. My hat is off to you sir. I wouldn't have done it unless there was a mentor and machine shop support. It's your creation so you can be proud of that one!!! So how does she perform? Heat? Suction?
  4. JAY

    Can Descaler Damage Pressure Hoses?

    It's an American industrial.
  5. JAY

    Can Descaler Damage Pressure Hoses?

    That sucks. Been there/am there. Mine was/is a Different problem. Heat exchanger was leaking engine coolant into water supply. I thought it was a prefilter or even the water softener. Got the HE yanked and bypassed till I can get some spot welds. But anyway..... With the mentioned flakes I...
  6. JAY

    How many hours before you change your oil?

    About 50 hrs with mobile 1. Filter too. Do keep your oil as clean as possible. Try putting a magnet down close to the drain cock to catch and purge metallic crankcase contamination. The other basic stuff is just as important to keep your eye on like the air filter, crankcase filter, spark...
  7. JAY

    10 Tips & Tricks for carpet cleaners video

    Thank you Rob. I have always enjoyed learning from you and your site!!
  8. JAY

    How to clean furniture by Rob Allen

    Thank you Rob for helping us with another good video!! The only thing you might have added was showing how you can stack and tent the cushions for faster easier drying? I like to keep a pair of scissors handy too. Also do you use a rinse agent or plain water? To reduce fiber or pattern...
  9. JAY

    What vacuum cleaners do you guys like?

    I have 2 dysons. The dc17 and dc18. The 18 is what's on the truck and I have no complaints with it especially since it was free. I know it's not commercial grade (some describe it as a chicks vacuum) and there are far better machines. I would like to try a pile lifter one day and see for myself...
  10. JAY

    How would you clean YOUR carpet?

    Prevac and detergent rinse with a wand, DONE! Just kidding, lol, I only do that if I have to...I got canines and felines in the multiples and 2 unemployed punk rockers that create interesting floor conditions so sometimes I like to take a shortcut or 3. I use a lot of area rugs and rug runners...
  11. JAY

    Who has Water Softeners?

    I also have had a positive experience since getting an onboard softener. I have a home unit and would not have gotten the AC39 model BUT I don't carry water. You can count on the benefits mentioned above. If you decide to get a home unit you won't be sorry. It saves your clothes and everything...
  12. JAY

    Dry Ice Blasting.... What do you know about it?

    Thank you for the follow up Ted. I think its pretty cool. So what Are you learning with its limits or its advantages? I'm guessing its going to use some ice and that ain't cheap. You can't store it so you must have found a supplier that can handle your needs right? Have you done much with...
  13. JAY

    T Rex vs RX-20 on Commercial Gluedown Carpets

    how wide is the head on that? 15" ? it seems like that 90* fitting might cost some suction loss but your digging fine sand up right? maybe some of the problem its your vacuum?
  14. JAY

    T Rex vs RX-20 on Commercial Gluedown Carpets

    nice. thank you Paul for sharing that with us! the rx20 is too much a beast for me to use and am now using the rv360 when its needed. with rotaries i also get by with a couple of different sized 175 swing machines but i hate maneuvering the weight of the "17 175 on pack ups, set ups...
  15. JAY

    All truckmount blower sizes ever available

    The 5.9 works well. Don't know about the others. I think the vortex and aerotech roll with a 6 series? You could wrap and vacuum seal an entire house in about 2 min with one of those things I bet! I think extraction is under valued. All the emphasis seems to be on Chemical Heat Agitation Time...
  16. JAY


    It's 5F degrees outside my garage door and 38F in my service truck right now. The nite ain't over and the remote sensor says the temp is going lower so I'm getting kinda concerned. I've already got two 1500 elec space heaters on separate circuits in there now. I may add another before I go to...
  17. JAY

    Absolutely Chem-Dry

    Something else that doesn't carbonate we'll is soft water and RO water.
  18. JAY

    Absolutely Chem-Dry

    I'm no chemist but back in my fountain beverage service tech days one of the first Things I learned is you can't keep a liquid carbonated when pressure is released when it's hot. All that assuming they use a carbonator and a bottle of Co2. I have a carbonator for sale if anyone wAnts to try...
  19. JAY

    Stupid Me!

    Your right. It's done all the time running propane in your box with your chems. I could do it if I had a burner and was awake and on a job but I couldn't personally feel comfortable sleeping at nite with the gas burning on its own! Having said that if it were a professional wall mount gas...
  20. JAY

    Stupid Me!

    Has anyone used anything other than electric heaters? I thought about going to a gas setup but thought it might be too expensive, unreliable and risky. Expense would be the cost of the heater and the expense and ongoing hassle of getting the gas. Unreliablility in my mind would be running out...
  21. JAY

    This cold weather sucks

    Yes sir, it's been pretty cold lately. I just had a scare a nite ago when the heat went out in the cargo box. The remote temp alarm saved the day. I went to 2 hardware stores and wall art and they were mostly sold out bunch of junk and overpriced crap left.
  22. JAY

    Cold Weather Ideas

    Bad nite here to have heatiing issues. The temps are in the low single digits. I had to rig up an emergency set up with 3 separate space heaters on 3 seperate electric circuits. The remote temperature alarm went off and at first i couldnt figure out what it was saying to me(this clock temp...
  23. JAY

    IICRC They Said they would do it..

    I was certified in several areas but stopped paying dues to keep their certs. The way i was reading it This could be a bad omen for cleaners who don't want to get certified or remain current on their certifications.
  24. JAY

    Bored... so I shall post a random dump pic

    sometimes.....when u have to manualy dump u like to see how rich it is! u know its kinda sick but u get a proud feeling seeing the filth thats been pulled out. u know you cant resist wanting to see it. :) who else carries and uses vinyl gloves......!?! i carry hand sanitizer too.