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  1. Bob Savage

    Tankless water heater

    I would not want heated water going through the system pump, only cold water. I have 2 truckmounts, and both use the same model propane heater. They have been in operation for over 20 years of almost daily use and will put out more heat than you could ever possibly use, even when using dual...
  2. Bob Savage

    Fresh Water Tank

    I use a black rubber garden hose that does not kink and cut it to proper lengths and then add new fittings. I have not had to fuss with it for over 15 years.
  3. Bob Savage

    Fresh Water Tank

    Rubber hose is what I use.
  4. Bob Savage

    Client accusing carpet cleaner of theft

    I agree with Randy. I have found money under furniture and will never take that because it is not mine. I put it on a table and tell the customer. If I find money on the sidewalk and no one is around, I would take that.
  5. Bob Savage

    Cleaning old wands

    Once you remove any scum from the wand use some 0000 steel wool to put a shine on it again!
  6. Bob Savage

    Name reasons you turn down jobs

    It is Stanley Steemer, not Stanley Steamer.
  7. Bob Savage

    Rotovac Monsoon ETM

    I am looking for photos. It's too cold to do a pic now as the van needs to be totally straightened up a bit.
  8. Bob Savage

    Rotovac Monsoon ETM

    I appreciate Jim with his info. He's one of the good guys! I am still using those old Lamb 7.2" vac motors that will just not die. I guess that's a good thing that they are still doing their job. I have no problem comparing ease of use and superb results with this ETM, as it gets the job done...
  9. Bob Savage

    How often should carpets & furniture be cleaned?

    There is not one answer that covers everyone. It depends upon the traffic on the carpet/furniture.
  10. Bob Savage

    What Do You Own And Why

    S[ide-in, because it is now in the 3rd van. It would be hard to do that with a DD! I purchased the slide-in in 1985!
  11. Bob Savage

    Do you price match? What’s your reply?

    No. Our price for cleaning is based upon the high level of service that we provide. I can guarantee this level of service because I am present on every job. At this point and my age, I have no desire to expand our business.
  12. Bob Savage

    Can I put a TM in my Astro Van?

    I will get some pics and post them. The van handles just fine, all tires have worn evenly, and it drives great! I also carry several 12 AWG extension cords on plastic reels for efficient storage so I only use the generator when accessing power is a hassle! It is quite a powerhouse for such a...
  13. Bob Savage

    Truck mount auto pump out

    I have been using an APO for 20 years on both of our truckmounts and it is awesome. You don't have to worry about high temp heated water by the time it is pumped out as it is only cool water by the time it is pumped out. The garden hose is barely noticeable (it's a black rubber 3/4" ID hose). No...
  14. Bob Savage

    Can I put a TM in my Astro Van?

    I have an ETM in my Astro van, along with 2 fresh water tanks to distribute weight, a 10K generator which is plumbed into the van fuel tank, a 220,000 BTU propane heater, a Cat 1200 PSI pressure pump, a PumpTec 600 PSI high-pressure pump. The ETM has twin recovery tanks for dual wands along with...
  15. Bob Savage

    Your video request

    Did Joe Bristor get elected president?
  16. Bob Savage

    Mytee ETM

    That was Velocity Technologies answer to the electric truck mount. Unfortunately, or fortunately, it never caught on before the guy went belly up. It does look impressive though, but it was not meant to be portable, so you couldn't take it inside when cleaning.
  17. Bob Savage

    Tell me you’re a carpet cleaner...

    Was dancing with Wanda yesterday.
  18. Bob Savage

    What’s hardest part owning carpet cleaning business?

    The hardest part of starting CC biz for me was finding good help on the van when you decide having help out working would be a great idea. You want a hard-working, reliable, and clean-cut individual who isn't afraid to work hard all day long! That was why I pursued finding out what it took to...
  19. Bob Savage

    I am so stoked to be all set up!

    I removed that metal partition between the front seats and the rear in our van. It will do nothing for you except get in the way!
  20. Bob Savage

    Should I stick with ETM or go for a Entry Tm?

    I still have my original ETM that I occasionally use to keep it from just sitting. It is in an Astro van, but it still carries a 10K generator drawing fuel from the van gas tank. Sometimes I use the generator, sometimes I just plug it into the job site. It has 2 vac systems on-board, each with a...
  21. Bob Savage

    How much has your truckmount made you?

    I purchased my current truckmount in 1985 for $5200 cash. It has been completely modified over the years to now include dual wand cleaning, blistering heat 240 degrees ATWands, and a foolproof APO. It runs a total of 12 flow, ROOTS #45 blower, CAT PUMP, LP heat. It is now in its 3rd van.
  22. Bob Savage

    I'm finally in business next month! Toilet adapter?

    I use an inline vac filter with knee-high filter, in-tank nylon bag, and APO thru black NINJA (inconspicuous) garden hose onto the grass. This has never been an issue in 30 years of cleaning. The APO never gets plugged up; it pumps no debris out, just dirty water.
  23. Bob Savage

    New 2020 Transit 250 ewb/el Carpet Cleaning Rig

    That has worked for me. I bought my current TM new in 1985 and it is in its third van. Dual wands, smokin' heat, foolproof APO, and NO payments! It has been an absolute workhorse.