Recent content by archie_MN

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    Husqvarna pressure washer wont spray

    Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you Tim. It could be the pump, but its pretty unlikely. Mark's probably right, somewhere along the way, your fuel line is gelled. I run standard gas in my Honda commercial engines because I've never had an issue with the gas gelling in them. I run...
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    Husqvarna pressure washer wont spray

    A bunch of possibilities there. The engine works the hardest the moment you pull the trigger, kind of like stomping the gas pedal in your truck. If either your pump or your engine are constricted, that'd be the moment it would kill. Off the top of my head, I'd guess it's been a while...
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    Loss of Flow and Pressure

    You called it Doug. $50 and 3 hours later, runs like new. [wow]
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    Loss of Flow and Pressure

    My oldest little deck machine is having some issues, hopefully you guys can help. This is it: (NorthStar Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer — 3.5 GPM, 4000 PSI, Model# 15782020 | Gas-Cold Water Pressure Washers| Northern Tool + Equipment") Instead of 3.8@3500 I'm getting 2@600 and a LOUD knocking...
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    Is it Really About The Money? By Carlos Gonzales :confused:

    Couldn't have said it better myself. Anyone else read the E Myth?
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    The Lowest Bidder

    So funny it's scary. I had to get my entire cleaning process (chems, pressure, temp, runoff) approved just to wash an historic home here. Shame on the boss and whoever approved the bid. Kudos to the laborers for their efforts, though. Assuming they survived the day, someone owes them a cold...
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    Thank you cards

    Any chance I get, I like to highlight anyone who goes above and beyond for me. For small outfits, that's usually a thank you card or a tip. For big companies, I try to find the guy or gal at the top of the food chain, and I tell them about my experience. Last year I gave a kid $20 at the...
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    You want Restoration, I'll give you Restoration.

    3 years later, I just booked this deck again.....Imagine my surprise when I headed out there this morning to find a tree destroyed it last night. Oh well, at 25+ years, the old girl was ready to retire.
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    How's everyone today

    Living the dream...
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    "Undesirable" jobs?

    After today, I can say with absolute certainty that deck cleaning on a 38 degree rainy day is the most undesirable work....but playing with squirt guns is still better than any other job.
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    The Purple Deck

    Thanks Jason!
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    The Purple Deck

    I'd rather be doing pads too, but I've dug out a profitable little niche for decks the other guys can't strip. 5 years ago that deck would have been 2 days for me too. Wood's pretty simple once you get the chems and techniques. With your skills, a dozen decks and you'd nail it down.
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    The Purple Deck

    About 5 hours to clean it because I had to play with the chems onsite for that goofy "sealer." Normally it would have taken 2.5-3. Sealing was about 3 hours solo without a sprayer.
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    The Purple Deck

    This was a fun one last fall. The previous homeowners were huge Vikings fans and "professional painters." Apparently they mixed house paint, linseed oil, and hardwood floor urethane to make their very own semitransparent purple. I had way too much fun mixing together a stripper for this mess...
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    EBC EnviroBioCleaner

    And I'm very pleased to have EBC in my arsenal.