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Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 08:24 PM
I don't know where this thread will go BUT I wonder if there is a question out in our industry that has not been asked yet on the BBS's?

If someone can come up with a legitimate question that has NOT been asked on the BBS's you will win.........SOMETHING....LOL. I think we have enough folks here that can chime in and say whether or not a particular question has been asked. Remember...it has to be industry related...lets see where it goes.

Oh...when I say you will win something...yea...whoever gets that one question...yep...there will be a prize.

Lets see!

Henry Bockman
09-01-2009, 08:34 PM
Okay, you asked for it....

Is the UAMCC planning to create BMP's for various services in the pressure washing industry? Basic stuff, suggested pressure, process and national average pricing spans for a specific service?

This is something the industry really needs to set a standard for the profession. Even if it's use less than 1,000 PSI on wood, no heat on wood ect ect...

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
OMG...Thats been asked already Henry....somewhere but it has been asked. I will hold your question and answer it though in a bit. Give this thread a chance to "BREATH"...lol

Remember...these questions aren't just UAMCC related...it can be anything BBS related. :biggrin:

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Ohh...I was over on your BBS today Henry. Thank you for making some of those announcements for the UAMCC. I appreciate it.

Michael Kreisle
09-01-2009, 08:50 PM
What is the difference in the non-detergent oil I use in my pumps and the oil I use in engines?

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
What is the difference in the non-detergent oil I use in my pumps and the oil I use in engines?

I need help on this one all...does anyone know if this has been asked? :saai:

OrlandoRoofCleaners.com
09-01-2009, 08:53 PM
What does "bbs" stand for? :coool:

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:02 PM
I have one...What was the very first industry related Bulletin Board. What year did it come out?

Here is another one. Who owns Pressure Net and what does he do for a living?

Soleil Shepherd
09-01-2009, 09:02 PM
Can you buy overalls made of a rain jacket material? Black or Dark Blue in particular. Something that will not look so dirty halfway through a wash! Where can I get them if they are available?

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:03 PM
What state has the most business owners in the pressure washing business?

Florida

N.C.

S.C.

Texas

Calif

or

Alaska

Soleil Shepherd
09-01-2009, 09:08 PM
How many different areas of Pressure Washing Speciaties are there?

Jim Chesmore
09-01-2009, 09:08 PM
What is the difference in the non-detergent oil I use in my pumps and the oil I use in engines?

I asked that on PT State.

I have a question

Which is better xjet or DSing? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:11 PM
I asked that on PT State.

I have a question

Which is better xjet or DSing? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

JMAO...Or the Famous....drum roll please...

"Why is that Simple Cherry smells like Cherry?" :yes:

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:14 PM
How many different areas of Pressure Washing Speciaties are there?

Hey Soleil - how ya doing? Your question was asked. Off the top of my head and please anyone add to what I miss:

Residential
Commercial
Roof
Wood
Fleet
Industrial
Agriculture
KEC
Window Washing
....what did I leave out?

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Can you buy overalls made of a rain jacket material? Black or Dark Blue in particular. Something that will not look so dirty halfway through a wash! Where can I get them if they are available?

This is a good question...anyone? :yes: :headshakesmile-fast

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:20 PM
What does "bbs" stand for? :coool:

Thats been asked ...Bulletin Board Service :yes: :headshakesmile-fast

The Cleaning Doctor
09-01-2009, 09:25 PM
I got one that hasn't been asked......

What's the prize for getting a question that has not been asked about the pressure washing industry? LOL

The Cleaning Doctor
09-01-2009, 09:26 PM
Heck I'm still reading to old questions and don't have time to think up new ones.

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:36 PM
I got one that hasn't been asked......

What's the prize for getting a question that has not been asked about the pressure washing industry? LOL



Winner....whooohoooooooo

welder
09-01-2009, 09:37 PM
Can you buy overalls made of a rain jacket material? Black or Dark Blue in particular. Something that will not look so dirty halfway through a wash! Where can I get them if they are available?

http://www.commercialfishingsupplies.com.au/chandlery.htm

Bottom right side of page

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 09:44 PM
All right Pat....I thought this would go to 3 pages before someone figured it out. Way to go.

There will be another contest very soon. It will be on this BBS...Look for another thread. It will be much more difficult because the prize will BIG AND BAD...LOL

So Pat....you have 3 choices to choose from for a prize:

1. $50.00 Gift Certificate from your distributor of choice

2. $50.00 off your Registration Fee for the National Convention

3. Choice between a Chia-Pet or a Clapper like the ones you see on T.V not those imitations you see in stores.

Pick your poison brother!

**Disclaimer...the UAMCC is not paying for any of the gifts...especially the Clapper or Chia-Pet.. This will be donated by me!! Pat...you must pick a prize!!

Soleil Shepherd
09-01-2009, 10:04 PM
http://www.commercialfishingsupplies.com.au/chandlery.htm

Bottom right side of page

Thanks! My guys currently look horrible in their slickers :)

Jim@GarageCleaning
09-01-2009, 10:09 PM
What is the difference between an active carbon filter and a carbon filter?

or

How dose a turbo nozzle work?

or

What is the difference between a car tire and a trailer tire?

or

What is the pro's & cons on a clay filter?

or

What is a Multi Media Filter?


I can go on....

welder
09-01-2009, 10:14 PM
Thanks! My guys currently look horrible in their slickers :)

Good stuff there. Is that what you were looking for? Not cheap, but great quality.

Florin Nutu
09-01-2009, 10:15 PM
For the woodies...

Is there health risks due to repeated exposure to stain on skin?

Dont know if my tan lines are from the sun or the pigment of the stains:confused:

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 10:23 PM
Wow....Great questions everyone...Keep them coming. Pat won but keep them coming. It was a silly contest but this thread is heading towards 4 pages.

There will be another contest...similar to this but the stakes will be a little bit bigger.....keep it coming contractors!

Florin...I like the questions about the stain....goo stuff dude

Isaac Baghdanov
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
Whats the biggest (most users) bbs?

Isaac Baghdanov
09-01-2009, 10:43 PM
Why don't my local suppliers have what i need?

The Cleaning Doctor
09-01-2009, 10:57 PM
:Smiley-2147: The question was a joke. :Smiley-2147:

I tell you what....

2. $50.00 off your Registration Fee for the National Convention

Give this to the person that wins the free hotel stay. Since I am not able to attend this year I will do my part and give this to someone that is going. Just to piggy back on what John and Kathy are doing I would like this to go to the chosen winner.

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 11:01 PM
:Smiley-2147: The question was a joke. :Smiley-2147:

I tell you what....

2. $50.00 off your Registration Fee for the National Convention

Give this to the person that wins the free hotel stay. Since I am not able to attend this year I will do my part and give this to someone that is going. Just to piggy back on what John and Kathy are doing I would like this to go to the chosen winner.

Sounds like a plan...I will let JT know...Your answer...though silly was what I was looking for.

Thanks Pat...

Gary Schell
09-01-2009, 11:11 PM
Since a pressurized hose shortens when it is 'loaded', are the pre-made 50' & 100' hoses we buy that long under pressure or without?

Carlos Gonzales
09-01-2009, 11:38 PM
What stain on concrete will not come out...no matter what kind of chemical you hit it with?

Michael Tessaro
09-02-2009, 02:42 AM
What is the difference in the non-detergent oil I use in my pumps and the oil I use in engines?

I dont know if its been asked. But I have an answer.

N-D or Non Detergent is just that, no additives. Motor oil is set by an SAE standard. Additives ( detergents ) are added to clean an internal combustion engine during operation. Polymers are added create viscosity ( flow ). An example is 5w-50 oil has the flow of 5 weight oil at 0 degrees but has the 50 shear strength at 500 degrees or higher temps.

So why do you put N-D in your pump? Your pump is not an internal combustion engine and doesnt create carbon. It is just needed for lubrication. Oil in a IC engine needs both, lubrication and cleaning.

Clear as dirty oil? The above was a very simplified explanation.

Jim Chesmore
09-02-2009, 09:55 AM
heres one

what to look for and what to stay away from when dealing with insurance companies.

for example: I bid and win a job for ABC Condos. The PM informs me I need extra XYZ coverage on my insurance. Can I get XYZ as a short term coverage (as long as the job lasts) or does it depend on what XYZ actually is?

Lonnie Greenwood
09-02-2009, 11:43 AM
What stain on concrete will not come out...no matter what kind of chemical you hit it with?

hnc stain from sherwin williams.

Jeff LeCours
09-02-2009, 12:17 PM
heres one

what to look for and what to stay away from when dealing with insurance companies.

for example: I bid and win a job for ABC Condos. The PM informs me I need extra XYZ coverage on my insurance. Can I get XYZ as a short term coverage (as long as the job lasts) or does it depend on what XYZ actually is?

In some cases you can get the insurance needed per job. I have some projects that go over the 4 story limit that is on most policies. I give them the estimated payrol for that one job thats over 4 stories and they just add it on. Fairly reasonable and I am covered, unlike a lot of companies that will just go and do it and take the risk of not actually being covered

Jim Chesmore
09-02-2009, 12:42 PM
In some cases you can get the insurance needed per job. I have some projects that go over the 4 story limit that is on most policies. I give them the estimated payrol for that one job thats over 4 stories and they just add it on. Fairly reasonable and I am covered, unlike a lot of companies that will just go and do it and take the risk of not actually being covered

So is your extra coverage just for that one job or do you need to continue it for a year?

I ask because this is happening with me right now. The PM insisted I get covered to their specs so I did. My ins. went up over $1k year. I went to cancel the extra ins. after the job and they said no, I had to keep it for a year.

Is this the standard or are they giving me the run around and I should fight it to get it removed?

Ken Fenner
09-02-2009, 01:30 PM
What stain on concrete will not come out...no matter what kind of chemical you hit it with?


Armor All or Tire Shine !

Jeff LeCours
09-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Armor All or Tire Shine ! Ding Ding Ding, thats definitly one that doesnt come out.

Jeff LeCours
09-02-2009, 02:17 PM
So is your extra coverage just for that one job or do you need to continue it for a year?

I ask because this is happening with me right now. The PM insisted I get covered to their specs so I did. My ins. went up over $1k year. I went to cancel the extra ins. after the job and they said no, I had to keep it for a year.

Is this the standard or are they giving me the run around and I should fight it to get it removed?

Basically yes I tell them I will have $4000 payroll on such and such project they charge me $143.58 good for that one job

Jim it sounds like you had to add on either Work Corp or increase your GL??? Some companies most I would say will just do it yearly, you have to ask, before hand if there's some other kind of policy that you can pay per the job, mine does it because it was out of the 4 story limit, some will many won't. But say yours didnt because you have 300K GL and the PM requires 1 million, I think most companies will put it on for the year, thats how they are making their money, charging you yearly.

what did you have to do increase GL or Comp

Jim@GarageCleaning
09-02-2009, 11:02 PM
Armor All or Tire Shine !

Are your sure?

But you are right, it is hard to get off, but it is possible to remove without acids.

It is not a wham bam its off thing. It does take time

Soleil Shepherd
09-03-2009, 01:46 AM
Do any of you encounter issues where you are being sued for Mould or Mould Spores? The reason I ask is that my insurance policy specifically notes that I am not insured for this, and then it adds an extension covering me for 250K.

When I got the policy I wanted 2 Million liability which is apparently what I have, however there seem to be many exclusions that my broker failed to tell me about. One of them being the above.

Do you think 250K is enough? I also noticed that I am not covered if there are any damages due to pollutants, this flagged me as I am now wondering if they consider our soaps to be polutants?

They have also excluded coverage for acid washes and sand blasting very specific on our policy.

Sorry for the usual long post, the earlier post on insurance made me think to ask...

And Why is it so hard to get coverage for Mobile Pressure Washing????:confused::confused: