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  1. socalkol

    Potassium hydroxide and food greases.

    Who all is also adding potash to their degreaser when doing dumpster pads/bad drive thrus/etc? Did you notice much of a difference vs just caustic?
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    Super Swivel Rebuild

    Does anyone actually take the time and rebuild their super swivels when they go bad?
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    10 GPM cold water like new

    10 GPM 2500 PSI Heavy duty Gear Drive cold water machine like new with K7 Flow unloader for sale with 1 hour use on it for testing. Asking 2200$ Cash if purchased before Feb. 1. Price will be adjusted up accordingly if it does not sell before start of season/that date. I currently run 2 other...
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    Predator Engine Surface Cleaning Video

    Alot of people have been talking about the predator engine as an affordable backup machine. I think i am the first one to get it put together so figured i'd post a preliminary video of it in action. If anyone wants any other info/pics/videos of the machine just let me know. 22 HP Predator, 10...
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    Flow restriction... silly question

    So lets ask the silly question... All WW surface cleaners state a max flow of 10 GPM.... Is that restriction based on the gun? the swivel? Something else? If its the swivel are there any modifications that can be made so that it can handle more?
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    Printing meant for contractors

    As Guy Blackmon says, "If your phone isn't ringing, you're not being seen!" We as contractors all need to get seen and I want to help everyone do that. Lately I have been helping people like Tim Nunez from Virginia Pressure Washing get seen. We made him 2500 high quality 8.5 x 11 glossy flyers...
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    Used Landa SLX 10 - 9.5 GPM 880000 BTU HOTTT

    Looking to let go of my Landa SLX 10 9.5 GPM 2500 PSI hot washer. Burner runs so hot it has branded me multiple times this year. Will be taking pictures of the actual unit this week. Enough GPM that you can speed walk with a SC. Has 3/4” 300′ Schedule 80 Heating Coil Asking $5000
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    Happy, Respect, Valued employees equals happy customers

    Read this quote today and it made me think of Doug Rucker and the way he is with his guys. I don't see their firsthand interaction but the results speak for themselves. "always treat your employees as you want them to treat your best customers". If you show rather then tell your employees how...
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    ST-2305 Leak

    We have used the ST-2305 gun since we started but right now i think 3/4 of our guns are leaking. Is this normal for 6 months of use for these? Are there better options out there to avoid leaking this early?
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    The Enforcer is here to stay

    mess with the sparkleworks family and things might just get serious... Compliments to AllRed Graphics for putting my babies thoughts down so people know whats up.
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    Give Away-10 Yard Signs

    Giving away 10 yard signs to the lucky winner this weekend. The drawing will be help Sunday August 17th. Winner may also opt out of yard signs and receive a 100$ print credit on the print media of their choice. To enter the drawing all you have to do is post the types of print media you use...
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    Google local seo/results (the pack)

    So who has experienced major rank changes to their google local results this week/last due to the algorithm change. For our company it was a bitter sweet change. It lowered our rankings in a few packs/searches and raised them in others we never appeared in.
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    Univar Mini Bulk

    Just wanted to thank the UAMCC for bringing Univar to Houston national convention and Bill Booz for his testimonial on their service. Today we finally finished getting the 550 Gallon bulk tank installed and our filled in our storage unit. This will save us both time and money as well as they...
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    Discount Doorhagers - Print and more. (Expires Thur. June 12th)

    Most don't know, but we have started a Print company to provide discount printing to the UAMCC in appreciation for all its efforts and contributions it has done for us. With that we would like to make our first initial printing offer. A special sale by our supplier is allowing us to offer...
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    Injector Testing

    In the next week or two im going to be going to do some injector draw testing on draw rates of variest different injectors on my 8 GPM machine and sharing the results with the boards I am a part of. I have looked to see if anyone has published this before, maybe they have but I have never seen...
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    Looking for recommendations

    I am looking for anyones recommendations for a 110v capable of transferring large ammounts of Sodium Hypochlorite consistently at rates between 5 and 10 GPM. Does anyone have any recommendations for something that fits this bill? Thanks
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    Bowe Bergdahl ... zero not hero.

    As man have probably seen in the news the past few days. The Obama administration traded 5 known senior Taliban leadership for the release of "our only know living POW from Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl". The problems with this situation are so numerous that I have been sick to my stomach since...
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    What is this?

    So we went to clean some concrete that hadn't been cleaned in years today. Pretreated with sh then surface cleaned. Underneath were these black spots that were not even visible through the grime prior to surface cleaning Both sh and pressure didn't touch them one bit and they didnt look like...
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    You choose to work for your customer, your customer isn't entitled to your services.

    Here is an article that I read this week that really fit my week and has been one of the harder lessons we have been learning this year our first full year in business. Not every client is worth having, not every job is worth taking. Sometimes you need to fire a client. In the words of my...
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    Dumb question on connecting car battery and roof pump

    So i got my car battery and my roof pump im trying to hook together to charge the roof pump. Got the isolator so that the pump doesnt kill the truck batter, check. Went to Lowes to get the 0 gauge wire to do it and he told me i need DC wire and they only carry AC wire. Im electrical stupid so...