A brick of a back saver

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I had a job yesterday where I had to clean 100 chairs. I’ve done jobs like this before and it’s always killed my back. I decided to try something different this time.

First I went to Home Depot and picked up 4 bricks. I then took a 6 foot folding table and laid it on the bricks. This gave us a raised surface to set the chairs on while cleaning. While it only raised the chairs up 10 inches it was a real back saver. My back didn’t hurt at all after the job.

These chairs were filthy. You can see in the video down below just how dirty they were.


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Bio break?
What do you charge a chair Todd?
Yup. 1 scoop of Bio Break into 2 gallons of water. I charged $12 per chair.
 

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weve used them in the past but stopped for some reason, this busy season they are coming on all upholstery jobs that are more than a few small items.

my guys complain about back pain when doing big upholstery jobs

That’s the exact table I used, I just set it on the bricks instead of opening up the legs.
 

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Nice job, Todd. I've done plenty of jobs just like that one.

Oh...And they're blocks, not bricks. Just bustin' yer chops. ;)
And also, it should go to a thread Post a funny picture!!!
I guess I'm not old enough( yet). I have never done such a thing.
What was your preferred tool for scrubbing down a dirty restaurant boots. I'm thinking inexpensive orbital car buffer? Not too fast, I hope. I have a brush attachments for a drill, not a big fan. What's your advice?
Thanks
 
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And also, it should go to a thread Post a funny picture!!!
I guess I'm not old enough( yet). I have never done such a thing.
What was your preferred tool for scrubbing down a dirty restaurant boots. I'm thinking inexpensive orbital car buffer? Not too fast, I hope. I have a brush attachments for a drill, not a big fan. What's your advice?
Thanks


Well, Luky....An inexpensive orbital will work just fine. I have two of them AND a very expensive, Cyclo which I prefer over the cheap ones. That said you could simply use a soft hand brush, or horse hair brush. Yeah....that brush on the drill is not my idea of a smart tool for upholstery.
 

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I had a job yesterday where I had to clean 100 chairs. I’ve done jobs like this before and it’s always killed my back. I decided to try something different this time.

First I went to Home Depot and picked up 4 bricks. I then took a 6 foot folding table and laid it on the bricks. This gave us a raised surface to set the chairs on while cleaning. While it only raised the chairs up 10 inches it was a real back saver. My back didn’t hurt at all after the job.

These chairs were filthy. You can see in the video down below just how dirty they were.


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OH MY! that shadow looks menacing!!!LOL:eek::eek::giggle::giggle:
 

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Well, Luky....An inexpensive orbital will work just fine. I have two of them AND a very expensive, Cyclo which I prefer over the cheap ones. That said you could simply use a soft hand brush, or horse hair brush. Yeah....that brush on the drill is not my idea of a smart tool for upholstery.
Thanks. I guess I have to become more familiar with a small orbital tools.
 
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I guess , your reply pertained to a chair cleaning event. I believe that these particular risers wouldn't be sufficient. Sturdy, but not tall enough.