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  1. I would think the equipment manufacturer would...

    I would think the equipment manufacturer would have a better idea of what the machine can do. The unloader regulates the pressure. If there are pressure spikes, it isn't working right.
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    Any of the sponsors of this forum are excellent...

    Any of the sponsors of this forum are excellent to work with. My vendor of choice is www.powerwashstore.com there is a lot of freedom in working on your own machines, and if you have a modicum of...
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    I agree. I do my pricing a little weird, maybe....

    I agree. I do my pricing a little weird, maybe. I figure how much the trip costs and how much to wash a truck, then make that the per truck price. So, say, $50 a trip and $15 a truck. If there is...
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    It is absolutely necessary for a high end wash in...

    It is absolutely necessary for a high end wash in Phoenix. I used to get my bottles from Ionic pure solutions. There are other companies in the valley, too.
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    I have been out of that part of the industry for...

    I have been out of that part of the industry for about 8 years. It really depends on what you are washing. A semi van is not going to be as much as a belly dump. Back in the day, I was getting $15 a...
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    In Mesa, I would use DI water, otherwise you will...

    In Mesa, I would use DI water, otherwise you will have a terrible spotting problem, and the good customers will have a problem with that. Where much of the country is at 100 parts per million, we...
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    Who told you to not start small? Most...

    Who told you to not start small? Most contractors are small in the business, with a solo rig, or a two man operation. You will never get anywhere without just going for it, and start building your...
  8. I have a trailer with a 200 gallon tank that I...

    I have a trailer with a 200 gallon tank that I tow with my jeep. There is not a ton on it. A Machine, A water tank, and two big electric hose reels. It works for me and hits the weight limit.
    I...
  9. Just my opinion... On the regular customer you...

    Just my opinion...
    On the regular customer you lost, just do a follow up call. Ask them how things are going, and let them know you would like to earn their business back. The worst they can do is...
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    Half the battle is knowing the right questions. ...

    Half the battle is knowing the right questions. i don't remember the call, but am very glad it worked out well for you. There is plenty of work for everyone in this industry, if you provide a...
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    It is just the truck and flat bed. The equipment...

    It is just the truck and flat bed. The equipment is available, but there is an extra cost associated. We have come down a little in price, but you will need to call to talk with me about it, because...
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    I am planning my trip. If you want me it deliver...

    I am planning my trip. If you want me it deliver a machine, you will need to contact me and arrange to overnight a check. I have a Water dragon, an Aladdin, and a Landa PGHW, and two totally rebuilt...
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    Fleet Mega sale.

    As many of you may know, I was recently underbid on our largest contract by $700,000. The company that underbid me bid twice as much the last go around. There are a lot of associated stories to...
  14. Hammer and chisel... we have used a scraper...

    Hammer and chisel... we have used a scraper before for large quantities of gum.
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    Put it on your insurance. They have people that...

    Put it on your insurance. They have people that are paid to figure out liability. They are also good at explaining why it is not there problem. Just one of their many services.
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    Here are the rules. I pay by the hour. We...

    Here are the rules.
    I pay by the hour. We guarantee 40 hours, they have paid vacations, sick time, and health insurance including vision and Dental. We start at $12 an hour, and work year round. ...
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    You will be happy with the Legacy. I have had...

    You will be happy with the Legacy. I have had excellent luck with them.
  18. Thread: Off Season

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    And I hate washing below 40f.

    And I hate washing below 40f.
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    He earned a life time ban. That happens when...

    He earned a life time ban. That happens when people pretend to be something they are not.
  20. Thread: WTH

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    I just replaced the vanguards on my machines with...

    I just replaced the vanguards on my machines with Hondas. Not all my machines had Vanguards. I replaced twelve of them, and have not had any problems. All have around three hundred hours on them.
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    There are a lot of people that have cleaned...

    There are a lot of people that have cleaned garages. The biggest hazard is going in with the wrong equipment thinking you are doing what everyone else is doing. If you don't have a minimum of a...
  22. You only teach garage cleaning for pay if you...

    You only teach garage cleaning for pay if you aren't making your money elsewhere.
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    I think you are on the right track. Your...

    I think you are on the right track. Your productivity is pretty good. With a little more equipment it could be a lot better. Typically, with three guys, we can clean a 150,000 ft garage top to...
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    You realize that the do not contact list does not...

    You realize that the do not contact list does not apply to mail? This would be fun to Ajudicate, and see what the outcome would be.
  25. A 13 hp motor will barely push a 5.6 at 3500 psi...

    A 13 hp motor will barely push a 5.6 at 3500 psi pump. At 13 hp, you should get 2000-2250 psi out of that pump at full volume. I would put quick disconnects on the motor, so you can change it out...
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