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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:48 pm

I've been targeting churches and select professional business the last 5-6 mo.
Also in the last 6 mo. I've lost 5-6 prime PM's. A big Chuck of my business. I still have several that will keep me busy. BUT, that's a lot of $ I have to replace.
I'm gonna get back into the residential, at a small controlled pace. And I'm gonna jack my prices up about 20%.
Lately I've had tendonitis in both elbows and an impingement in my right shoulder. And you know things like this just don't go away. So to ease up on the repetitive motion, I got a 360i.
If you know/remember Andy McFadden; he's down the road from me. I inquired if he still had the RV for sale. I got a good deal from him. And next week I have a good customer that has one of those carpets that just don't give up the moisture no matter how many dry passes you do. And she will get the test drive. I know, still have to be tedious and do dry passes.

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Post by milspec6 on Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:22 pm

Get yourself an elbow brace (Mueller green) and change your wand stroke. I got through the theater job with the bicep tendon strain that way and it felt fine for the most part.

The secret was to avoid the repetitive motion of pulling back the arm. I would position myself behind the wand a little, keep the elbow straight, and walk backwards using a longer stroke like a drag wand. Virtually pain free for nearly 6 hours.....I could barely hold the sprayer before I learned the trick.

You will like that 360i I am sure and with an airpath fan, it would dry just as fast as wanding.
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Post by Mo on Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:55 pm

Both elbows? That does suck.

I just starting d=feeling a pain in the elbow a couple of weeks ago hoping its a strain and tennis elbow.

I recall reading that there is a surgical repair for tennis elbow?

360 and a carpet that doesn't let go of the water doesn't sound like a good combination. Might want to test drive it on your carpet first and make sure that felt or gasket is in good shape. I have read that it will cause over wetting if its bad
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Post by milspec6 on Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:23 pm

Tennis elbow as it is called is common for people with repetitive movements like ours. Surgery can alleviate the pain, but it only buys you time. We just need to adjust our motion and reduce the repetition.

The real trouble area is the connective tissue in the shoulder...that is a little tougher to shake. Then there is the lead knee, but that is another story.
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