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    What % of your jobs are paid via Credit Card?

    I'm asking because I found out it's relatively easy to accept credit cards now. In my case I have a $40/month phone plan already. I'd need to upgrade to a $50/month phone plan for web access & buy a $150 android phone. The cost of accepting the credit cards is 2.75% if I swipe it or 15...
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    Is there a way to save a thread?

    Is there a way to save a thread for personal use? I don't mean as a sticky, but like in our personal mailbox section or something. I guess I could copy/paste it to my own mail, but was wondering if there was a better way. Sometimes there's a thread I don't have use for now but would like...
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    Need some logo tag line help please-

    Hi, I'm getting a logo developed & have some great ideas for the logo. Phillip designed 10 of em & my g/f thinks he did some real nice ones. So we're pretty well set there. The only thing I would like would be a good tag line. Right now it says "Michigan's Finest Carpet Dry Cleaning"...
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    Any downside to the 360i?

    I've done a search here. Wow have I done a search. 20+ pages of some great info. From what I've gathered I have a mostly positive image of the 360i. I may go that route over a 175 & Steamin Demon. From what I can gather, the downsides of the 360i are- 1) be careful where carpet meets...
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    How much water?

    This Q was influenced by the thread of Who's Water. For those that have their own tanks, how much water do you go thru per job? Big jobs will take more of course, but do you have any estimates? ie, 3 BR + LR + DR would use X amount of gallons. Also what do you have your PSI set at...
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    If anyone is considering a Sprinter-

    Here's a link ya may want to check out. You can get the same capacity on a Ford or GM chasis. What they say in the comparisons section is true. I've had a Sprinter & they are $$$$$$$$ to maintain vs Ford/GM's which are $$ to maintain. From what I gather they'll even put your logo on the van...
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    How'd the Steamin Demon do when it visited?

    Hey Rob, If ya have a video on the site already about when the SD came to your place I missed it. I have looked. I'm wondering how it fared & what your thoughts on it were. Also, is there anyone from this site who has one or used to have one that would be open to a phone call? Sometimes...
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    are there any 175's w/ big wheels?

    I'm an OP cleaner. I think my knee is starting to give out. I can carry the thing up stairs fine, but when I carry it down the steps my knee feels like it's about to give out. The same thing happened today when I was at my folks & helped my dad carry salt down to the basement. I could carry 1...
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    Could I get your opinion please?

    Hi, I'd like to get some thoughts here if possible. I'm in a situation where I'd like a refund. I want to make sure I'm not being unreasonable. If you hired someone on October 29th to build your site, and this was the progress.. what would your thoughts be? thumbsupfloorcare.com
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    Challenge getting my link in here

    Hi, In the profile section where I want to edit my profile I'm having a challenge. In the space where it says to put my URL I type in "ThumbsUpFloorCare.com".. So far so good. Then I click on the save changes. After that it keeps redirecting me to that page where the URL box is empty...
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    Pet Urine Video

    I feel like I've been looking for a needle in a haystack trying to re-find this video I watched. It was a pet urine video which I thought was well presented. I don't recall the guys name. Here's to the best of my ability I can remember about it: What I recall about the video was he had...
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    CFM-shop vac Q.

    I hope this is in the right section. I'm no expert, so even when I make a statment here, I'm more asking it as a Q. If a shop vac can get 365CFM's & the hose is 2.5 inch, 7 feet from the motor, wouldn't that actually have better pick up than most portys? Even the 183 CFM, w/ only 7 feet...
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    Picture of the day- I LOVE IT!!!

    I had to chuckle at the vehicle towing the boat in the water. I also enjoyed it not just for the obvious dumbazz effect but also because it reminded me of when we used to go jet skiing all the time. We'd get to the lake & there'd be long lines to unload quite often. You'd be amazed at the...
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    Do Cleaning Agents Have a Shelf Life?

    I used to have a lil business in the 90s. I was over at my folks house the other day & found some products. These must all be over 10 years old. I'm wondering if they're any good or should I throw them out? I threw out the Microban but then thought maybe it was still good. So here's...
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    Bane Clean Q

    I don't know a lot about Banes except to say that my opinion of them from what I can remember is somewhat negative. I could be wrong though, hence these next few Q's. Is anyone here cleaning w/ one of these? Is there a way if I get this machine, to add some heat to it later on? Like...
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    Do you have a glided wand collecting dust?

    Hi, Does anyone have a glided wand 1.5 inch hose that's collecting dust? I want to be upfront & say I'm not willing to pay a whole lot. I don't intend to be using it for very long. I can get a new one on ebay for $200. I realize this isn't going to be the best wand, but it's prolly...
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    I'm still to slow- a lot of Q's here

    Hi, I'll have a few questions in here. It's kind of long. I'm trying to put it all together. My business doesn't justify a TM purchase, but it does justify an upgrade in equipment. Anyone who's willing to answer any or all of them, thanx in advance for your input. I did a 3BR, LR, FR, 11...
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    Brush for HOS

    Hi, I have a HOS & am wondering if they have a brush for these. I don't mean a brush driver that ya have to put a pad over it, I mean a brush so my HOS can act as a 175. I ordered what I thought was a brush itself, but there's this vecro in the center & it'll tear up the carpet. If you put...
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    How Long Does It Take You To....

    I realize there's some variables, but was wondering about how long it would take you to clean 3BR traffic areas, a 6X14 hall, living room.. then clean 13 steps & do a 14X16 area downstairs. Room sizes are approx as I didn't actually measure. Include a lil gab time. Nothing extensive, but...
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    General Q

    Hi, Hope this is the right place to ask this. If not I'll have no hard feelings if it's removed. It's a Q about the site. I accepted a friend invitation & went to the friends section on the left. I had the accept button checked & then clicked save changes. This lil circle thing went...
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    Booster Q, I'm a lil confused

    Hi, I hope I articulate this well. I currently run a porty w/ 28 feet of 1.5 hose. I have two 2 stage vacs in it. I post pad every job, & so far I'm pretty pleased w/ the results. Takes a lil longer for sure, but that's ok. I'm pleased w/ the results & the custy's have been positive...
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    Looking for a Truckmount

    Hi all, I'm here more to read than chime in. For the most part I don't know squat about truckmounts. Hopefully I can learn something from this board. I had a rotary/porty set up in the 90s. A few years ago I got a VLM set up. I'm 80% happy w/ it, but there's just times when I want the high...