Encap on antique Iranian rugs?

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  1. Cleanworks
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    Vancouver is where the big guys are. Sycorp is an interlink supplier and we have at least 2 big rug washing operations as well as many smaller ones. Calgary is a much smaller city.
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    A rug class in Canada, eh?
    There are good suppliers in both Vancouver and Calgary that would support a rug class.

    If you had to choose just one:
    Calgary is twice the size of Vancouver.
    Vancouver is scenic, Scenic Calgary requires a drive to Banff.
    Vancouver has drippy weather 10 months out of the year.
    Calgary can have a foot of snow fall on the first day of baseball season.
    Calgary is Canada's Texas. (So not run by leftist noodleheads)
    Calgary is where the new money is.
    Vancouver is where the Asian money is.
    Tom has already volunteered Greg's shop in Calgary.
    Aero in Vancouver might help, I think Granville is out of business.

    Otherwise, I did a couple of rug classes in Canada years ago; Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver,. All were packed. The only issue was that no one in any class would ask questions in front of the others, and none would talk to each other. I hope that's changed.
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    Calgary is 1.2 million people, greater Vancouver is 2.4 million. 2014 stats.
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    My guess is that Greg and family will show you things for nothing. Just likely help him wash. Hands on and talk is better. Give him a call: 403.461.7150
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    There is a company in Burnaby BC that uses your equipment. Wash tub, centrifuge, duster, etc. Would you recommend them the same way?
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    I don’t even care if one of the gurus does one in Seattle. I’d travel there for that.... someone PLEASE help us Canucks out.....
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    I'd go to Seattle. About 3.5 hours from me
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    Fact is, the leading courses are held in America, with very few exceptions. Flights to Denver or other major US cities can be had for under $500 any day of the week. That's no more than other American students spend to travel to courses that are in America.
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    I'd take Tom up on the offer to go wash with Greg Turcott, he's always been extremely helpful and pleasant in any dealings I've had with him.
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    Granville was bought out by Ara at Peter Tolliday. All the equipment was moved to North Vancouver I believe. I do have a connection at Aero that I could talk to. Let me see what I can do.
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    Greg is my partner in designing, manufacturing and selling rug washing equipment. He is a rug washer. He has welcomed many to his shop to wash at no charge. But firstly, one must know the process or necessary steps to care for rugs. Pieces of equipment are tools to assist with rug care. The operator must be knowledgeable about the craft before implementing the use of automated devices and machines. Having Centrum Force Time Saving Equipment DOES NOT make one a good rug washer, but education can.
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    Think you've missed a knot Tom
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    You are correct!! Good catch.

    I changed it "DOES NOT"
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    Ok, I tried the compound on one of the rugs. NOT IMPRESSED. Made an unbelievable mess. The product was from Strong Dry. Now, I can’t get all of it out. I used my crb, agitated it in, left it to dwell, used the collector trays, and then vacuumed, and vacuumed, AND VACUUMED..... I still can see it deep down. WTF was I thinking..... that IS NOT THE WAY TO CLEAN CARPET...... any suggestions? I used to deal with less saw dust in construction.....
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    Flip the rug over and vacuum the back, this will help drop some of it from the rug.

    Don't over think this, you could most likely hit these lightly with a neutral pH prespray and wand extract (acid rinse on, plenty of dry strokes), then Groom, dry fast and be done with it. The fringes looked lightly soiled if at all, extract with an upholstery tool if necessary. This isn't ideal, but with the tools you have this would be the simplest way to handle these with the least amount of risk.
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    I used my internal jet crevice tool on the fringes. It worked great, if a bit slow. Thank you for the suggestions.
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    Post of the YEAR!
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    Under discussion would be class based at Safety Express either in Vancouver or Calgary. Would include visits to any rug washing plants in the surrounding area that wanted to cooperate. I will keep all updated if this moves beyond discussion.

    Meanwhile, consider San Diego Nov 9th -11th. A sunny beach and Mexican border nearby are both potential attractions to the area.
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    Does owning a Devastator wand make one a great carpet cleaner?
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    Good to know. I hope Peter isn't the grouchy guy mentioned in the Yelp reviews.

    Leave the drippy weather! Denver and San Diego both sound good to me.

    OK guys, there's your class. Just tell him Tom sent ya.

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