SteveC

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  1. SteveC added a post in a topic: Custom Bleach Proof Shirts   

      I think they look GREAT!  I don't think they are too busy.  You have your name, what you do, and how to contact you.  That is exactly how I have mine designed (not as nice though).  If you have a chance, please send me the info. I am looking to order some new shirts this winter.  Thanks 
  2. SteveC added a post in a topic: Yamada NDP-15 pump issues   

      Just a follow-up on my air exhaust issue.  I ended up calling Dave at Yamada and he looked up the serial number.  Just as Kevin stated, I bought mine off of ebay from a distributor that buys out old "new" stock from Graingers (Dayton pump).  This unit was produced 8 years ago and sat on the shelf until I bought it this spring.  I kinda limped through most of the season with the issue because it would happen seporadically.  I ended up getting the rebuild kit for the air motor and it worked.  FYI if you are going to attempt to do this yourself you must also buy 2 tools to complete the job.  There is also a specific torque that you must know when reassembling.  Hope this helps
  3. SteveC added a post in a topic: Chris Tucker heart troubles   

    I just read this post.  My prayers go out to you my friend.  We are all thinking of you and hope that you are back on your feet soon. 
  4. SteveC added a post in a topic: Yamada NDP-15 pump issues   

    Thanks Gary, I will give it a try. 
  5. SteveC added a post in a topic: Yamada NDP-15 pump issues   

    Yes its new.  I called Yamada and talked to a tech and he was saying a rebuild.  WTF.  I have never gone over 75 psi and thought that I have been doing the right thing with it.  Thanks for your opinion. 
  6. SteveC added a post in a topic: Yamada NDP-15 pump issues   

      Hello all,  I have been having what I hope is a small issue with my pump recently.  My Yamada NDP-15 FVS has been flowing more air than normal out of the exhaust with the spray nozzle closed (deadheaded??) making my compressor cycle repeatedly.  It doesn't happen all of the time, but it will happen a few times per job.  If I turn off the air to the pump and then give the pump a few taps with my palm it will most of the time correct it.  This obviously is not the way I want to continue to run the pump.  I have checked the whole system for any other air leaks and I didn't find any.  There is a screen at the end the down tube and I have a Tsunami 1/2" water separator. I probably only have about 40 hours on the pump and I flush it with fresh water after every use.  I was hoping that someone else may have experienced this and it is an easy fix.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  
  7. SteveC added a post in a topic: Keep The Mix Off Wood Decks When Cleaning Roofs   

      Funny you should bring this up.  My first paying customer yesterday had decks all the way around the house.  I told him that there will be a chance of discoloring, but we will soak and tarp the deck.  Well unfortunately we had to move the tarps when it was time to do the back of the house and we had some love dripping off this entryway without gutters.  Surer than sh*t, a nice clean line on the deck and it had to be right next to the door everybody walks by.  Luckily for me, the home owner was so happy with how the roof came he didn't care.  He said he going to powerwash the deck anyways and this will force him to do it sooner.  Lesson learned.  I went out last night and bought more tarps. 
     

  8. SteveC added a post in a topic: New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

       Hi everyone, my name is Steve and I am from Massachusetts.  I have been a premium member for about 2 1/2 months and I figured it was time for me to introduce myself.  I recently retired from the CT Department of Corrections and I have been trying to find a business to operate that there is a need for in my area.  About 6 months ago I stumbled on the RCIA forum and I have been reading as much as I can since.   Once I became a premium member, I have had a few  great conversations with Chris and Gary and I can't thank them enough for taking the time to answer my questions and guide me in the right direction for my new business.  I also want to thank all of the members of the RCIA forum for all of their posts and giving everyone (especially the "newbies" like myself) the information needed to succeed in this industry.  Now it is just a matter of implementing the things that I have learned so far and getting things up and running. I am currently building my system and having a logo and website designed.  My insurance, federal tax ID #, and business certificate are in place.  I will be posting my build progress and pics on the premium members area.  Thanks again RCIAers for a great forum.