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Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:18 pm 

Yep Thompson rivers, I had searched for 2 years for an in class study course, I looked at BCIT and even had the credit card out to pay! TRU usually does the course starting in march to the end of april. Well worth it marty is smarter then most of us, plus he is a great teacher, he is very methodical probably the best I have ever seen! As an aspiring teacher you can learn from him, he disregards a rambling textbook quickly as just filler then slows it up at the key points and takes it above and beyond. His questions are mind blowing and honest truly a master!

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Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:29 am 

Just curious what components are quality.

Pressure washer used
Did you get a pulser
Hose ( what thinkness is capable or what )
Basic heads

What you posted is pretty much what we are looking for. lol, this probably deserves it's own thread but for what it's worth.

Pressure washer used Honda GX390 engine and a CAT 4SF40GS1 pump with cat unloader that came with it. This pump has been awesome for me. It's probably the highest costing direct drive pump right now as it goes for about 1300 but it's great.

Unloaded You mean unloader? It's the same one that came wth the pump.

Did you get a pulser Over rated for these small jetters. Stepping on the foot pedal rapidly does the same thing.

Hose ( what thinkness is capable or what ) I have piranha slither hose and really like it...holds up well. I'd get 150' of 1/4" and 35' of 3/16" and 20' of 1/8"....but don't worry to much about the 1/8".

Basic heads Well for the 1/4" I'd get the root ranger for roots and the 1/4" warthog for grease and most anything else. I also like the 4R nozzle for my 3/16" hose but that's probably all I use. Also check out my push rod technique thread. It's the reason why I haven't needed a bigger jetter.

Misc info, the jetter frame is a karcher frame with a couple cuts and welds. Also added a lifting eye. Make sure you get a foot pedal and hand trigger for the 3/16 hose. Envirospec has a direct drive AR pump they've been selling for under 400 that is speced at 5.5 gpm 4000 psi. To reach the 4000 psi, you'll need 20 hp minimum although a 18hp will work. Tradeoff is weight and pull cord vs performance.

Engines 13 gx390 is still king. If you go for the 18hp or bigger....get the kohler commander.

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Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:33 pm 

I like the idea of a pedal over ball valve because I am a chicken. I want that water to stop as soon as I start to run like a girl.

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Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:31 am 

Red hose is for the unloader to dump the water when nozzle is not fully engaged). I also added a inline pre filter before the pump.

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Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:39 am 

Well, that may be 5.5 gpm 4000 psi with a 20 hp engine. Mine is a 4 gpm 3500 psi jetter with a 13 hp engine. Here's mine. Super easy to make. What's your question.

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Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:21 pm 

1. Get nozzle drilled oversize and for appropriate pressure. Use my quick disconnect method to find an appropriate nozzle size.

2. Adjust unloader. Run the nozzle in clear pipe and open unloader. Remember the water is being recycled so the potential is there to run hot water through the pump.

3. Lower rpm's. This will also reduce cooling efficency and reduce gpm's going through nozzle.

I like option 1. You don't really need a lot of different pressure. The gpm will stay the same no matter the nozzle size, within reason. Even for a 2" line, 4 gpm won't flood it. If you have a big jetter, then you gotta start worrying about the gpms as well as pressure.

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Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:05 pm 

Yes, buy any pressure washer, put 25' of 3/8 jumper hose, connect that to a foot pedal, connect to a reel of jetter hose and you're jetting. Sent you a PM of a kick ass PW you might be interested in. Not sure about canada but I like ebay deal and envirospec for my stuff. The majority of my stuff is used. Heck my jetter I posted pics about cost about 300. Jetter hose came from NY state, can't remember the name.....check my posts about Slither hose. Root ranger and warthog comes from AJ to kirk. Regular nozzles come from aqua mole. Let me know if you need more info.

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Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:43 pm

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 Post subject: Re: Laws of Attraction
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:05 pm 

A few years ago I accepted this as truth. For years I had heard it said and so I started taking note of what successful people did and said. They certainly hang out with other successful people.

I've been working the last few years to cut away those who are destructive and toxic.

My new employee is bringing in more drama than I like and yesterday we talked about some of it. If he doesn't get a grip on his home life work life and continues to bring in drama and problems he will be cut. My company will not be represented that way. I'm trying to be merciful and give him some leeway to sort it out, but my patience will not last long.

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Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:49 pm 

Eddiecalder wrote:
How did you cut it ?

Authentic light saber from a Star Wars convention. :shit

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 Post subject: 240 Year old computer
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:15 pm 

Pretty amazing , considering it was built 240 year ago.

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 Post subject: Re: 240 Year old computer
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:36 pm 

I bet his old lady was on his azz all the time.

"No, zwe cannot go. Pierre is playing with zis freaking doll again!"

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Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:23 pm 

I used to lose flashlights, extension cords, and utility knives fairly often, but not so much since I started carrying knives and flashlights that fit in the pockets of my overalls.

I started carrying cords with my name and phone number on them, but haven't lost one since I got the tagged cords, so I don't really know if it's going to make a difference yet.

As far as way :hand ...I don't wear rings and never have. I learned that way back when I was 15 yo and working in the oil field.

You all that are wearing them need to take Eddie's advice and quit while you've still got all your fingers.

If the wife gripes either grow a pair and explain to her how phacing dangerous it is or do what I do...ignore her :la2 :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: I sell ?
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:42 pm 

Wow you guys are a hard sell! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: I sell ?
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:14 am 

Flat rate .. Quote ... Bid or cost plus ... It all boils down to time .. Putting a fancy name like flat rate doesn't change a thing .. It's still time you are selling ..

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 Post subject: Re: New Rinnai?
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:53 am 

A few of Rinnai's "Tank-Tankless" Specs:
Tank Capacity=40 Gallons
First Hour Rating=180 Gallons/Hour
Recovery 90 Degree Rise=89 Gallons/Hour
59,500-91,300 BTU/h
80% Thermal Efficiency

Phoenix's Comparable Specs (Model PH100-55:
Tank Capacity=55 Gallons
First Hour Rating=169 Gallons/Hour
Recovery 100 Degree Rise=115 Gallons/Hour
35,000-100,000 BTU/h
94.8% Thermal Efficiency

Numbers seem right? Or is someone playing with physics?

EDIT: I left out the degree rise from the table for the Phoenix model.

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Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:36 pm 

Eddiecalder wrote:
Just had my canadian thanksgiving dinner in Seattle with my wife's family. Going to the Seahawks game tomorrow.

You just failed Eddie! You said something nice about Columbus? Have fun bro! Go Shithawks! :lol:

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 Post subject: Let's talk about money
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:36 am 

I learned a lesson along time ago from a lawyer I hired ....

I step in to his office to tell him what I needed and the first thing he did was stop me in my tracks ..

He said the first thing we talk about is money .. Can I afford him and the terms and conditions of his service and the retainer he wanted up front even before he heard my problem ... He took control right away .. And there was no question about how much this was going to cost me ...

I learned a lesson from that .. and I try to apply it everyday in business ..

First thing i talk about is money to my customer .. How much you got to spend and the terms of my service .. Can the afford the Cadillac or can they afford only the compact ..

No sense in trying to sell something they can't afford ...

On service calls I even tell them on the phone somebody has to be there to pay ..or give me their CC on the phone ...

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 Post subject: Re: An NFL Update
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:12 pm 

Anyone heard of Owen? Owen-6 NY Giants?

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 Post subject: Re: BBQ Smokers
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:50 pm 

I use a hole in the ground, I use hardwoods for beef and pork, and fruitwood for fowl. I also have an indirect smoker I made out of a 55 gal. barrel and a cut down 20 gal. barrel, but I use that mostly for grilling unless there is a lot of snow on the ground.

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 Post subject: Re: BBQ Smokers
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:46 pm 

If you want to get a smoker and never have had one. Start with a cheaper smaller one. Academy has good ones. Down here its all about mesquite wood. I tear off the bark it will make it bitter. Chop it up in 4"x4" chunks and get the fire going. After it breaks down into coals throw on some more chunks and ur ready. I put the meat as far from the fire box as I can. It's cooler ther and smokes better. Control the heat by choking the fire box with the louver and choking the vent pipe too once u get it goin don't open the smoker box till its time to check it u loose smoke and heat. Just open fire box and add wood as needed. With a brisket you get a smoke ring on the meat. U see it when you slice it. I do mine for 6 hrs and put it in a pan. With the fat side up. 3 hrs into it I flip the meat and spoon the drippings on it and close it back up. Diff smokers cook at diff speeds. The meat close to the fire box cooks to fast on mine so I don't load it up. I try to keep the temp below 200. Around here that's how u smoke. U mite have propane to get the fire started but its all wood. Charcoal doesn't smoke enuff. Pellets are processed wood and stuff. Get some beer sit around and watch the smoke.

Poppers are good as you wait. That's jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese that has ranch powder mixed in and wrapped in bacon. Put. Them on the hot end of the smoker and ther done in an hour. On cool end about 3 hrs

This is a new bransfules smoker. I got it at academy. Around 150$ I think. And a great starter smoker. It's all I need

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 Post subject: Re: BBQ Smokers
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:57 pm 

See the pink ring around the meat. It's a smoke ring. See the pic with no ring. It wasn't smoked rite or not at all

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 Post subject: Re: BBQ Smokers
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:15 pm 

Practice. A good size brisket 6 hrs rack of ribs 3 hrs. A thermometer mite help. U watch it and when the enteral temp is say 200 start ur timer and keep it ther say 3 hrs but when smoking u just wing it. Cut into the meat and check it. Plus a hour extra of time won't ruin the meat. Just adds more flavor. Some times too much I usually put the meat in a pan or a pan of water in the bottom of the smoker. A good marinade is key not many dry rubs here. More sauces and marinades. But the key is to make the meat soft. Not over power the smoke just kinda add to it. This is a great marinade. But if smoking u don't need as much. If broiling in the oven use a lot and add this smoke in a bottle

Key is dont dry the meat out. That's why I use a pan and put fatty side up. All the fat runs down the meat for the first 3 hrs.

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 Post subject: Re: BBQ Smokers
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:22 pm 

Upright water smokers: The upright water smoker is where a lot of people start smoking meats, and is also where a lot of people end smoking meats. One of the most common water smokers, the Brinkmann Smoke-N-Grill, is quoted elsewhere online as being "the reason a lot of people upgrade to a better smoker or give up smoking altogether." The most renowned water smoker is the Weber Smokey Mountain. It is pricey but is very good quality, has quite a bit of capacity, and is almost a "set and forget" unit.

Charcoal grills: The Weber kettle grill is a common item of the Western lifestyle, but many don't realize it's capabilities. This simple cooker can do anything from low and slow BBQ to baking bread or cookies, to hot fast searing of steaks and burgers (which is all most people attempt.) Seriously, it is simply a matter of learning how to set it up and control it. Here is a picture of a 22" Weber kettle set up for a low and slow cook using a setup known as the "snake method." A few lit coals are placed on the end of the snake, and the fire "fuses" along the snake, causing the wood chunks to smoke as it comes to them. This setup will run for 8-10 hours without refueling at 225-250 degrees. A drip tray will go in the middle of the snake, which also acts as a heat deflector, then the grill grate over that, and the meat will be placed in the center over the drip tray. Smoke is controlled by the spacing frequency of the wood chunks in the snake.

Offset smokers: Talk to Qball and Tex. I will say Char-Griller is a cheap brand, and there are expensive brands such as Yoder. Some use a reverse flow design, meaning the smoke/heat leaves the fire box on the side, travels along the cooking chamber under a baffle plate, then comes up through a gap in the far end and returns across the meat where it exits a chimney on the same end as the fire box. This evens out the heat differential Tex referred to.

The UDS: Do a Google search or search YouTube for UDS. It stands for "ugly drum smoker" and refers to a home-built smoker made from a 55 gallon drum. These are very popular and easy to operate. Plans are available online, do a search and you'll find all you need to build a nice smoker of your own. These also have pretty decent capacity.

Electric smokers: Here again, electric smokers run the gamut from simple tin boxed with a heating element where you add chips to create smoke (not controllable), to high-end models such as the Bradley or Cabela's models that are thermostatically controlled and used biscuits that are auto-fed into the smoker to create smoke.

Pellet cookers: I have extensive experience with pellet cookers. I was an independent dealer of a couple of different brands of pellet smokers, up until about 3 years ago. I did many public demonstrations of the pellet grills, cooking everything from breads to chicken to cookies to pizza and everything in between. These are as simple as an oven to operate. They work exactly like a pellet stove used for heating, the difference being that when cooking only hardwood pellets are used. Most models these days are self-igniting and thermostatically controlled. Some common affordable brands are Traeger, Louisiana, or Green Mountain, and some high-end models are built by companies like MAK and Yoder.

Kamado cookers: Kamado cookers are growing in popularity. They are a chimney-shaped "pot", very tightly sealed, usually made of ceramic, in which charcoal is lit. These burn lump charcoal, and wood chunks are added to the fuel to create smoke, if desired. The shape of the cooker acts as a chimney to draft the fire. Because of the insulating properties of the ceramic, kamado cookers will run low and slow for a very long time on a small amount of fuel. They also will get extremely hot, like 750 degrees hot, very quickly, for grilling. These also do a fine job of baking, with the combination of lump charcoal heat and ceramic giving baked goods a brick oven-like taste. Recently Char-Griller began producing a cheap (I think around $300-$400) steel kamado called the Akorn that has a pretty enthusiastic following. Some better brands are Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo, and Vision. If you want to spend $4,000 you can order a beautiful custom hand-made Komodo Kamado.
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