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  1. Tony R

    Vanguard 16 hp issues

    For the past few days l have been having issues with a 16 hp vanguard. Typically it runs perfect for about 45 minutes, then starts bogging, low on power and I would guess 15% less rpm. This is running 8gpm pumps building washing low pressure. It drops more rpm if using pressure tip. It will run...
  2. Tony R

    Alternator not keeping up

    I have a 16 hp Vangaurd with a 12 volt Burner When I run the burner it works fine even running almost non stop for hours, but the next time I go to start the machine the battery is low and does not have enough power to start the engine. I have to jump it from another battery. When I do NOT run...
  3. Tony R

    Bolting Gearbox to Vangaurd

    I need to bolt a gearbox to a 16hp vangaurd. Can someone tell me what size bolts I will need to thread into the engine? Thank you
  4. Tony R

    Coil sooted up?

    I have 2 Hydrotek SS skids. They have 12 volt burners and came with 2.25 fuel nozzles. The machine with more hours can only handle a 1.75 fuel nozzle. Any bigger and it wont burn clean. The other machine has a 2.25 nozzle and burns clean. I am assuming my coil is at least partially sooted up...
  5. Tony R

    Smoke from burner

    This is a Hydrotek ss skid 12 volt becket. It started doing this a few months ago where smoke will come out around the inlet pipe where the water frst enters the coil. Burns clean out the stack, no other issues 2.25 gph tip, 110ish psi. Local guy says when the burner shuts off a little fuel...
  6. Tony R

    Awning Cleaning

    I need some advise on this awning. The white part appears to be a canvas material, and the blue looks to be a fabric material. There is mold on it. My concerns are bleaching the fabric if I use 12% and leaving brush streaks if I need to brush it. I have simple cherry on hand. Any suggestions...
  7. Tony R

    Auxiliary Fuel tank

    I'm looking to mount an auxiliary fuel tank for my burners about 8 ft away from them. Should I expect any issues pulling fuel that far? 12V becketts
  8. Tony R

    HP GPM PSI Data

    Does anyone have a link or know of a chart that shows how much horse power you need to for different GPM and psi.How about diesel vs. gas engines? I also would like a chart showin what size tips you need to get desired psi at the desired GPM.
  9. Tony R

    Winter Attack Vehicle

    Snow is here. Get some
  10. Tony R

    Long Range Thermometer

    I want to find a long range wireless thermometer so I can monitor the temp in my shop from inside my house. I bought one with a "330 ft" range. It holds a signal for a few minutes then loses it, then you have to reset it. My shop is about 75 feet away but it's trying to go through 2 walls...
  11. Tony R

    Car Wash Doors Before and Afters

    Here are some Glass Doors I pressure washed the other night. They had not been cleaned in ten years. Came out pretty good
  12. Tony R

    Deer ran into my rig

    So saturday morning, instead of going hunting for deer on opening day, I was heading out to do some truck washing in Spokane WA. I was going about 50 mph on the highway when I saw a deer coming across the road out of the corner of my eye. I swerved to try not to hit her and wammo, right into the...
  13. Tony R

    Reclaim in basement garage

    How would you reclaim in a basement parking garage that you can not get your rig into? I am thinking some oil socks and a sump pump at the drain to pump water to sanitary. Any other ideas?
  14. Tony R

    Stencil Thickness

    Hey can someone tell me the thickness of their stencil. I have a local guy making me one and his plasma table can only cut 3/16 max. I just want to make sure its thick enough. He brought me one that is 1/16 but its way too flimsy.
  15. Tony R

    Puke stain on concrete

    Had an old puke stain I could not get off the sidewalk in front of a bar this morning. I tried power stroke downstreamed and poured it on strait. It didn't phase it. Any suggestions?
  16. Tony R

    Anyone going to the sirocco event in San Diego?

    Wash Water Control BootCamp in San DIego April 29-30th For Presure Washers Sirocco Performance Vacuums presents.. Wash Water Control BootCamp April 29 & 30th in San Diego, CA
  17. Tony R

    Best cheap drain cover

    What do you guys like to use to seal off storm drains? I have been using sand berms but I was at cosco last night and they are selling these rubber kitchen mats that are quite thick and made out of something that is rather gooey for lack of a better word. I don't know how durable they are but I...
  18. Tony R

    What surface cleaner do you recomend?

    What surface cleaner would you recomend for a 4.6 gpm hot water skid? Also what degree tip is best? I have an old beat up one I bought with some used equipment a while back. It's got the yellow plastic shroud and blue aluminum handles. Works but seems to spin slow. Anyone know what brand these are?
  19. Tony R

    How to post pics

    I just joined on here and would like to know how to post pics on posts as well as on my profile. Any help would be appreciated.
  20. Tony R

    Introduction

    This is my first post. I'm 24 and live in Spokane WA. I've been a car wash manager for 5 years and have been pressure washing on the side for two years. I currently have a couple of fleet accounts and am looking to go full time this year. I have two hydro tek skids in a box van and a trailer...
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