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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:42 pm

So my day started with 2400 of not dirty carpet. I didn't expect that much carpet when I scheduled. My waste tank shut off with a stairway and 5x12' hall left to do. No easy sewer access and no pump out. So I had to manually haul 5gl at a time down to the back of the house, where the sewer tube was. Ugh. They were moving in, so empty rooms! About a 2M home. The basement is as big as my house.
Then my next was 'the outhouse' rental. Need I say more? I presprayed liberally with the secret sauce, then pulled in the rest of the hoses(to give it dwell time). Cranked up the pressure to about 550-575psi. Just blasted away, zig zagging back and forth. Then a dry pass. 85% better. Except for some red dye... But they won't pay for that.

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Post by milspec6 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:03 pm

Get yourself a coleman utlillity pump, bucket, and garden hose....never have that problem ever again.

Those coleman pumps are amazingly tough and costs less than a $100.  I left mine in a bucket of water last winter by accident.  It spent months frozen in a block of ice and yet it still works great today.

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Post by Mo on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:39 am

Carpet cleaners just get it done no matter what it takes
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Post by brownieboy on Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:55 pm

Wow dude you had your hands full today. Do the water hose trick and don't waste your energy on that again. I bet the paycheck from that job was nice though. What's the biggest jobs you guys have had? How much did you charge them?

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Post by dp1 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:25 pm

Matt, check los angeles craigslist, there is a used prochem pump out there asking price $ 350, I can help get it and ship it to you but because the pump is already out, I don't know how to test it ? I can plug it in to my machine just to be sure it will turn on but beyond that I think it's going to take hours to fully test it.
Brownie boy, the biggest one for me was a mansion in Los Gatos, CA when I still worked for someone, in a private complex with a man made lake, $ 2600, this was back in 2003 - 2004, I made a whopping $ 520 off of that job and we were done in 3 hours, lol.
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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:21 pm

I have a pump out. But the previous owner of the unit got some DIYS wired messed up. Just havnt had it checked out and fixed the wiring. It Dosn't work. I have a simple back; except its not set up. You'd figure that having it more than a year, I'd get it set up?, NOT.

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Post by milspec6 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:21 am

I had an APO on my Butler for 3 years that didn't work. I didn't get around to repairing it either until I ripped it out and put it on my TNT last year.

I know the feeling.
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