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What our industry needs

Posted by lee_gundry (lee_gundry), 20 February 2004
What are your ideas on ,What new products/machinery would be of great benefit to our industry.

Lee G
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 20 February 2004
baby truckmounts that you could transfer into different small vans.

Oh i have just described a portable Roll Eyes
Posted by strakercleaning (strakercleaning), 20 February 2004 just descibed a Recoil3 Roll Eyes
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 20 February 2004
the recoil3 looks very impressive but it has no heat and no vast water tanks ( I know that auxillary tanks can be added ) but I don't think they will fit in the back of a ford escort van and how many electric cables will be needed if you add a heatermate to the 2 cables needed to run the recoil?

Posted by strakercleaning (strakercleaning), 20 February 2004
I understand you can have Butane heater and the waste tanks are not massive but they will carry enough to clean a house. Surely if you are cleaning large commercial premises then a larger TM was made for the job. I am talking about what would make my job simpler as a cleaner of domestic carpets.
We need a retailer for GLIDES to place under furniture for ease of moving...........not a QVC shopper Roll Eyes
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 20 February 2004
You have a retailer for Glides ...........  at alltec !!
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 20 February 2004
and hydramaster
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 20 February 2004
Lee Sorry to be facetious a magic wand,

Chris / Mark but Iím interested in Glides looked at Alltec are they called Carpet Skidders?


Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_Gourlay), 20 February 2004
How do these skidders work

As I tried using rollers in the kitchen for washing machine years ago and found they dug into floor covering and ruined it.
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 20 February 2004
Place under said item and just push dead easy you can't spoil the carpet, unless the skidders are dirt!

Posted by clive (clive), 20 February 2004
Chris straker,

were you at the amtech day today?

I have just noticed that you live in Cheam.
I lived in Wrayfield Road, Cheam for 22 years!

Posted by Tony_Browning (Tony_Browning), 21 February 2004
A Mechanical device for agitating close to skirting boards to enable quicker and easier removal of draught marks.

Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 21 February 2004
Hi Tony

I am sure that I have seen an extraction crevice tool on Derek Ashby's stand at the various trade shows... perhaps that would do the job.

Posted by strakercleaning (strakercleaning), 21 February 2004
Yes i was at Amtech, sat nearest to entrance with skinhead. (me .......not the person iwas sat next too Shocked)
I am in Abbotts Road at Cheam, just off A217, only been here 14 months. Bit of a change to Battersea Roll Eyes
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 21 February 2004
Only thing I know about Cheam is that Tony Hanco*k lived there †Grin
I guess that dates me † Cry


I tried to put his real name in but was censored..."Hanthingy"  LOL
Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 21 February 2004

I hate to be the one to say it but guys were sitting within touching distance of each other yesterday  Grin  (that's even closer than 'spitting distance')


Posted by Ian_Hare (Ian Hare), 21 February 2004
Paintballing distance even!
Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 21 February 2004
An edging wand (3" Wide) so dont have to squat down as much.
A client told me of a Japanese unit he had seen demonstrated whilst in South Africa. As he wasnt in the business he couldnt describe any technical details but basicaly, it was a portable hwe unit. What was different, was that a tube ran from the vacuum exhaust to a special grooming brush, thereby passing hot air over the pile whilst resetting the pile - apparently drying the carpet very quickly. I wonder if this tube could be run to another down pipe integrated into a wand pushing hot air over the carpet via an opening, such as a raised front slot like the first slot on the Chemspec DD wand?
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 21 February 2004

Nice idea, but if the machine is 50 ft from the work area, this would mean that the 50ft of exhaust hose would impose double load on the vac motors and reduce cleaning efficience.

This said, when I used to use the Ultimate dry cleaning machine I did sometimes use the 20 ft exhaust hose on that for speed-drying small areas. this machine however was a single vac unit which was in the room whilst working.

Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 22 February 2004
Not to mention the extra unwieldiness of opereating the wand with two hoses.
Posted by Dave_Parry (Dave Parry), 22 February 2004
Tony, as derek says ashbys do an crevice tool for the ninja which is good for draught marks and believe it or not crevices! I got one because for a time I was also valeting cars with my Ninja, and that tool was compulsary.
Posted by des (des), 22 February 2004
hi lee
Im not sure if this come,s under new products or machinery but what i would like to see is companys that sell certain products to give regular courses  (north and in the south) To teach new skills to people in the cleaning industry at low cost .They would get there payback in the products and machinery that they would sell .I would like to attend a good course on hardfloor cleaning and get to know all the products for cleaning and stripping floors   des Huh
Posted by MICHAEL_GAYTON (MICHAEL_GAYTON), 22 February 2004
when the vacuum hose as the pressure hose built in .
I would only need  one hose reel on the van more space and vacuum hose cut to the size you what!
mick Grin  
Posted by lenpg (Len Gribble), 22 February 2004

Re hard floors you donít give any location on you profile why not look at someone in your area on this forum and contact them, they may be able to help you


Posted by cleaningbloke (cleaningbloke), 23 February 2004
Is a kick up the arse!

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