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  1. FloorSolutions

    who services pittsburg, PA

    ok, Ive got a bit of an odd request boys, but its to help out a veteran my manager knows. A friend of hers is a veteran and apparently has PTSD, so his wife is extremely cautious who they let in the house. They have at least 1 room of carpet that needs to be cleaned with heavy urine from what i...
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    why do i keep burning through unloaders?

    my 2nd unloader in as many months is shot already. First the usual one that came with my EZ, and now a heavy duty pressure washing unloader is starting to go in only 3 weeks. One person seems to think the unloaders are all crap, and changing my O rings to viton rings will help. Another says...
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    Any long island tile guys with portable?

    any of you guys on here service long beach, NY and have a portable for doing tile? I have a customer that has an apartment on the 3rd floor and i cant run hoses up to it. ill give you her information if your capable, and the job is yours. no hack jobs please, as i will follow up with her...
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    company display at an event

    Im a top-level sponsor for a charity event coming up here in 2 weeks for shelter animals. Ive got a ton of advertising materials being distributed in their gift/give a way bags, but was just offered a table at the event for the day for free. being that this is a charity event/doggy fashion...
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    HELP! no pressure from TM

    TM is barely putting out any water now. I can literally piss harder than it will come out, even with the regulator tightened all the way down. ive turned it all the way down, tightened it, put all new QD's on, used different hoses.......and yes smart asses, my fresh tank is full and debris...
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    most common tools and spare parts to have for TM

    maybe this one will help some other guys out, maybe im the only one who is clueless on this subject.... what tools and spare parts are must have's on your van for on the job Tm or equipment repairs? besides duct tape and wd-40 of coarse.
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    honeymoon is over....TM problems. HELP!

    lets start with this....the hose leading from my HXE started pissing water and spitting a good amount of white smoke today. temp still keeps up and so does pressure. only smokes when i am working, and not when its circulating in the tank. this has gone on all day long, so its certainly not...
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    what a damn week (and no, not in a good way)

    everyone NEEDS to have jobs done today before their big memorial day bbq. ok, no problem. ill stuff my schedule like it was a thanksgiving dinner for the day. 6 jobs today on the books, and all decent ones. i may have broken $1k if i managed to push a few upsells too. OF COARSE, by noon...
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    is this normal for a TM?

    ok, post #2 of what could possibly be a stupid question.... everyday i start up the TM, i get a slow spit of water coming out of the exhaust hose. it stops after 10-15 minutes of running...is this normal condensation living in a fairly humid area? i dump after every job, and the waste tank...
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    keeping TM dry in the rain

    so this will be the first of several dumb questions im sure, as i learn and get used to having a TM now and no more porty. how in the hell do i keep rain from getting on the tm? or does it not matter?.....i have a trailer with rear ramp door, and no side. the TM is only a foot or so behind...
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    Newest official member of the TM club thanks to EZ

    Just got back home from driving 3700 miles to TX and back to get my TM from Nick at EZ. A few thoughts on the last few days I would like to share. If it happens to ruffle any feathers, I apologize, since I know Nick has quite a few haters out there. But These are a few of my gods honest...
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    Thank you oxymagic for completely sucking

    I did a last minute cleaning this AM for a customer who has just had oxymagic out to clean last week. While having her carpets stretched by an installer this week, he told her the carpets were crunchy and looked like they hadent been cleaned in a long time. The guy was right, the carpets were...
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    Terazzo

    Im going to look at a job on friday of Terazzo. customer said its filthy and she wants it cleaned. I explained the whole thing about it most likely needing posishing and that i may not be able to help her reach the expectations for the floor. She says she had it polished years ago, and due to...
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    FINALLY moving up in the world.....

    I said I would find a way this year, and thanks to a giant helping hand from my good friend @Troyster IM GETTING A TRUCKMOUNT!!!!!!!!! It will start being built for me next week. So once she's ready, i will be driving down to TX from NY to have it installed and bring it back home. Im going...
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    Nasty pizza resturant vs tilemaster

    Did a pizzeria last night. The grout lines were so caked and packed with grease, that they were almost completely flush with the tile. I could easily scrape out 1/4" of grime from the joints. I used 4 scoops of TM in my 2g pump up, tried both the shark and demon, let dwell 15-20mins, and hit...
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    Need to hire a full time helper.

    So, the time has come to hire a full time helper. My main kid cant work fulltime, since he needs his 2nd job for the benefits. Im booked going into may now, and just cant handle the workload anymore being solo. I toyed with the idea before of a FT guy, but always put it down because im...
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    stripping old color seal

    did a floor today that had what im guessing is a color seal on it. A lot of the grout lines were flaking and peeking off in strips, but not nearly enough with a normal cleaning. I explained to the lady what it was, and that i would need to come back to strip the floor and most likely reseal it...
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    you guys see the new $100 bills yet?

    I just got a few of these today after a job. I dont think i even remember hearing about new bills coming out, but apparently they did. They look more and more like play money each time, i swear.
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    Help me out.....painted concrete tiles

    A customer wants me to clean this, because apparently i did a kick ass job at a friends house of hers.she said they are "painted concrete tiles" and are less than a year old but look like total shit already. Says she has tried scrubbing, and everything to no avail. I already told her this...
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    Easiest or most care-free day you ever had?

    plenty of us post and rant about the bad or off days, so im going to try to flip it and ask about the picture perfect days you have had... hands down, the easiest job i have ever done was this mornings tile job. heres why... -10 minutes away from home -a cool as shit customer that left a door...
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    Finally got a tile job that beat me

    I can usually get a damn good improvement, if not 100% restoration of tile & grout to original color. Today was the first floor that beat me... I used Tilemaster, scrubbed and 20min dwell.....nothing Dupont acid cleaner @ 1:1, scrub, 20 min dwell.....nothing I even tried enz-all mixed up for...
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    favorite acid for tile?

    Ive only ever used dupont restore acid cleaner, or MBAC (in my trailer when purchased, pretty much useless IMO) when something that strong is needed. now since im doing more and more bathrooms and showers, i know i will require using it more often. Anything else that works good on the bathroom...
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    First run in with stripping slate

    HOLY SHIT! did this job absolutely SUCK. new home owners had me come in, and the entryway was all slate, covered in peeling, and yellowed polyurethane. The last owner told them he had been reapplying it for years (that should have been my first clue to run) I forewarned them it would be...
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    The absolute strangest reason to cancel a job

    This is just too damn funny to not share. I had a tile job booked for 6-7 tonight. Got there around 630, and did the walk through like usual. Guy asked me how long its going to take, i tell him about 3 hours (2 bathrooms w/ walls + floor, 50sq ft 3rd bath, 100sq ft kitchen on 3 different...
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    vinyl tile floor

    So i got a call to clean what the customer said is a "textured and dimpled vinyl tile" in his kitchen and hallway. Not quite sure what he means by it, but im going to assume its something like a durastone or lvt... on sheet vinyl and similar, i usually use crown neautral cleaner, a soft scrub...