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  1. AussieCarpetBloke

    El diablo stalling

    Hard to say.... Doubt it’s the fuel filter Could be fuel pump Spark plugs Could also be waste tank overflow/ engine cut switch stuck Take the air filter off and splash some petrol down the carb For diagnosis Can also put some petrol in a trigger bottle to keep the engine running for a few...
  2. AussieCarpetBloke

    Getting started in the business

    Don’t buy tyres online EVER They are old stock left over in warehouses Tyres when 5 years old should be thrown away or replaced Give the kid at your local tyre shop a job, buy local! Atleast you can go and complain to someone in person rather to an email that no one will reply to.... Buy BF...
  3. AussieCarpetBloke

    TM Descaler with Hydramaster CDS 4.8

    Open water box lid Pour in descaler Connect all your solution hoses to the machine for your longest solution hose run Take the end connection off your solution line Put open end of solution hose into open water box Turn on machine Turn on water pump This will circulate descaler through...
  4. AussieCarpetBloke

    How I came to love professional furniture cleaning

    Being so sensitive It needed a click detent or something...flow would almost stop on the most minor cord hangup I taped it up and over the top doing an all day job in frustration and left it there I can now semi adjust it I’m going to have to reMacguyver my duct tape Going around the shaft is...
  5. AussieCarpetBloke

    How I came to love professional furniture cleaning

    Used a drimaster SS is better IMO specially piping corners and edges The metal glides on the drimaster always worried me with buttons etc. that’s just a worry though... Can move faster with the SS Don’t have to be quite so precise with it See if you can demo/borrow one for a job
  6. AussieCarpetBloke

    How I came to love professional furniture cleaning

    Used to hate upholstery Put up my prices Can’t say I love it....Just hate it ALOT less
  7. AussieCarpetBloke

    How I came to love professional furniture cleaning

    Not triggerless Has a trigger underneath like a standard old school stainless uph tool. There is a slider which locks the trigger on so it’s useable with a portable and TM It’s a great tool! I have the myteedry tool also To use it’s the best The thumb flow control valve is superior, the SS...
  8. AussieCarpetBloke

    Best Portable Options W/Heat

    Thats easy your best option has: The lowest cost For the most functions And the greatest ease of use At the highest reliability Which best suits the type of cleaning for your business model[emoji106]
  9. AussieCarpetBloke

    Help me choose a new NON swivel wand!

    I would go the Mach12titanuim Can be ordered with a 2in tube And also ordered 2in longer for those who require the length haha Also the Mach has adjustable manifolds which is better for your height too and I believe the ss doesn’t...
  10. AussieCarpetBloke

    Post Construction Hotel Rooms Qoute Need Help! Advice

    When I said “ to keep yourself in business” I meant exactly this, well said!!!!!
  11. AussieCarpetBloke

    Post Construction Hotel Rooms Qoute Need Help! Advice

    You need to find what your cost of doing business is and make enough profit to keep yourself in business. Most big jobs want cheap and take a long time to pay.... They sound attractive sometimes, specially when the promise of more work is dangled like a carrot on a string. In reality there’s...
  12. AussieCarpetBloke

    Pump clutch issue

    You ruined my fun. I was going to suggest all the things @Kevin Dumas said. Every time I read this thread he commented exactly what I was going to say, from the brake clean to the key he nailed it[emoji106] @rob allen the forum lost 4days, what happened. Did your prespray pipeline get hacked?
  13. AussieCarpetBloke

    Featured If you were starting a carpet cleaning business today

    As long as you keep his name for a while & take his phone number that way you can carry on his efforts, you both get the warm feeling(not really worth anything) of the “he taught me everything/I taught that kid and he successfully took over my business and looks after my equipment right, when I...
  14. AussieCarpetBloke

    Featured If you were starting a carpet cleaning business today

    His “goodwill” unfortunately for you both, is worth little. Worth even less changing the biz name to yours. Unless you take it over and run it for a few years as Kevin’s until everyone knows, then you only have a sight advantage over starting scratch. You need to take his phone number. He can...
  15. AussieCarpetBloke

    Tire Mount

    Reverse mounted Or Spam mounted @admin
  16. AussieCarpetBloke

    Will someone please tell me.....

    You don’t spanner on your own equipment because it’s easier... You’re an intelligent get it done kind of person. Well capable of doing simple mechanical diagnosis and repairs. I’m not criticising you at all mate, just highlighting the natural tendency of everyone to do what’s easier... WE...
  17. AussieCarpetBloke

    I hate f*#!%#g with portables.

    @rob allen The TMF STORE sells SUPERCAP
  18. AussieCarpetBloke

    pressure regulator leaking

    Look in the manual for specs and / or goto a bearings/hydraulic/hose supply shop with the plunger and have them spec up new orings Hydraulic auto brake repair shops may be able to help too Most of those industrial/hydraulic type of places can normally help Just beware you’re being annoying for...
  19. AussieCarpetBloke

    job coming up

    Wd40 Dry cleaning solvent(can brake cleaner spray) You know what you’re doing mate[emoji106][emoji106]
  20. AussieCarpetBloke

    Business growing too fast - need help with VLM equipment

    Any old shampoo tank will almost bolt on any machine Ask your local supplier For example below https://www.floorbuffers.com/floor-buffer-pads-brushes-accessories/175-rpm-floor-buffer-solution-tanks/rotary-floor-scrubber-solution-tank.html For normal residential VLM start with a pump up weed...
  21. AussieCarpetBloke

    Business growing too fast - need help with VLM equipment

    20in too big for residential 17in is max for residential 13in is ideal for residential Oreck/Bissel bgem is awesome for small jobs/appartments in some instances BUT that shampoo/feed tank on the BGEMBissel is useless/too small for commercial residential....more designed for a housewife in...
  22. AussieCarpetBloke

    Broken Vaccumn hose 1.5 to 1.5

    Goto local exhaust shop Get some cutoffs of stainless pipe-doesn’t have to be stainless. Hopefully you’re earning enough to replace with new hose before mild steel exhaust pipe would rust through. Get what you can cheap and don’t pay too much[emoji106] 2in and 1.5in Maybe 8in long Can ask them...
  23. AussieCarpetBloke

    Tile dries and haze appears ....

    Water gets damn hot anyway, solution line still gets hot! Saves stress on mount in van, when it’s that hot I put a dripod in my van blowing on my machine, this summer I’m going to wire up an electric thermo fan and attach that to the side of my mount.
  24. AussieCarpetBloke

    Why should I get Dually Wheels on my 2017 RAM?

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