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  1. OldCarpetVet

    CRB vs. ORECK XL

    Correct.
  2. OldCarpetVet

    CRB vs. ORECK XL

    I never had a problem getting my 175 in and out of house. I never once cruched carpet fibers with them as well as never had a problem loosening deep, stuck on soil with one.
  3. OldCarpetVet

    CRB vs. ORECK XL

    I owned 3 CRBs, 5 Oreck Orbiters, 1 Lowboy and a dozen 175 floor machines. My opinion is this regarding a CRB..... They're good, but not as great as some make them out to be. They are excellent at pulling up deep down animal hair, but if you REALLY want to loosen stuck on, sticky soil, from...
  4. OldCarpetVet

    Patching on poly carpet !

    Jeff, I angle cut the same exact way. That's how I get a perfectly tight and butted seam. Great job my friend.
  5. OldCarpetVet

    For all you guys in the cold and snow...

    When my a/c is on here in Sarasota I keep it at 75. When the heat is on I keep it at 70. I know... weird but when its 98 outside, 75 feels like a freezer. Right now it is 46 out and feels like 40 with the wind, so my heat is on at the moment. The good thing is tomorrow it will be 80. YEEEEEE HAAAW!
  6. OldCarpetVet

    6 month old red wax

    GOD BLESS AMERICA! GOD BLESS FREEDOM!
  7. OldCarpetVet

    6 month old red wax

    I cant remember a time when I didn't rake.
  8. OldCarpetVet

    Anyone ever use a Hoover Ground Command?

    Well then its probably one of two things. 1- Its a permanent stain and it/they will never come out no matter how many times you go over it. 2- You're using the wrong chemestry.
  9. OldCarpetVet

    Anyone ever use a Hoover Ground Command?

    When you say "Does Not Remove Carpet Spots At All" what exactly do you mean? Do you mean the pump isn't pumping out solution, or a spot is not coming out after multiple attempts?
  10. OldCarpetVet

    Patching on poly carpet !

    Yeah, I agree. That's way too much. Especially considering you can buy a steam iron at Walmart for $30.00
  11. OldCarpetVet

    Patching on poly carpet !

    I always used a steam iron instead. "SEAMED" faster to me.
  12. OldCarpetVet

    For all you guys in the cold and snow...

    Mike doesnt start sweating until it reaches at least 130*. LOL
  13. OldCarpetVet

    Do BOOSTERS really work??

    Flying???? Are you going by the pic in my avatar? While I was in the US Air Force and spent time on C- 130s, I sure wasn't a pilot. I was a heavily armed passenger you could say.
  14. OldCarpetVet

    For all you guys in the cold and snow...

    You have it easy in Jersey. Where I still have my house in New York, they're getting 7 inches tonight and tomorrow and the lows will be in the single digits most of this coming week. And while we may not get snow here, we do get the Snowbirds. And they suck.
  15. OldCarpetVet

    Do BOOSTERS really work??

    LOL. Buddy, I can assure you that kids half my age cant keep up with me. Literally! I have some stories to tell about that. Another time perhaps. Suffice to say I am very active and strong. I retired after 24 years in law enforcement 13 years ago. That was my primary career. Carpet cleaning and...
  16. OldCarpetVet

    Jaguar Cub at 100'

    I agree. But it's still impressive.
  17. OldCarpetVet

    Do BOOSTERS really work??

    I turn 62 this year. I have 38 years in the industry and I loved much of it. My gears are always turning as I am in search of my next, fun chapter in life. Haven't found it yet, but I'm working on it. I want something different now. 38 years of carpet is enough for me.
  18. OldCarpetVet

    Jaguar Cub at 100'

    Ed Valentine posted that the other day. Very impressive. I would absolutely buy that machine. Anyone notice the quick connects on the hardwood floor unprotected? YIKES!
  19. OldCarpetVet

    Do BOOSTERS really work??

    Haven't tried Bio Pro 10k and doubt I will as I am retired from the industry at this time. I am thinking about getting back in it though and if I do then I will try it. Wish I could have helped you out better. But I have read here that everyone loves that too. I dont think Rob has one bad...
  20. OldCarpetVet

    Calling on VLM experts - damages

    I started using VLM Soil Transfer as my primary method back around 1992. Long before the term VLM came out. I cleaned thousands of carpets that way and experimented/ tested with my fair share of shampoos, encapsulation cleaners, etc and never once caused any damage like you are describing. I...