Have you froze a truckmount, fess up!

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  1. SamIam
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    I've always kept mine in a garage attached to house never used any heaters.

    That's why I'm worried about switching vans even the new chevys are 2-3 inches higher then the 2011 and 2010 models I have.

    I like keeping them in the garage.

    But the two I have barely fit now.

    Does emptying the water box help?

    Or pumping out all the water?
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    That's because I live on the Oklahoma border about an hour east of the panhandle... Nowhere near your old place in the hill country. I've been meaning to touch base with you. Our youngest is thinking about going to school at Blush in San Fran after she graduates from college in May. It's in her top 3 choices. Gotta send to to a technical school so she can get a job!!!!!
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    You're such a jerk. Like I'm not embarrassed enough. If the fact I parked the van in a sheltered area, had two heaters placed in it and checked on it all day long - only to lose electricity when I went to sleep wasn't bad enough. My cows are fat and happy. Had plenty of groceries and wind breaks. Now, go worry about those wild horses you got unattended up there. Oh, and Happy New Year!
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    My truckmount was parked in a garage and a heater inside the van when it was really cold. Seldom had freezing issues. But I did let it freeze twice. Once was just the Dwyer meter cracking.

    The second time, an employee left it parked outside since the forecast did not predictfreezing (just 33 F). A plastic filter broke from expansion as the water froze. That acted like a freeze plug and probably savedthe unit from worse damage.
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    if you have to park outside in freezing temperatures, get a portable air compressor and attach all your pressure lines and blow the water out. do the same with your tools, drain any water tanks and blow out your heater or heat exchange coils.
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    Guys, I can honestly say i'm going a little crazy with this little breakdown. My wife had to tell me to relax and just go with the flow. It's very hard for me. I'm turning down a butt load of work and it's killing me. If this is a test, i'm failing.

    I teamed up with another cleaner to bust out some jobs that couldn't be rescheduled. My mind is such a mess I thought we were doing them today. Turns out they are tomorrow.

    My van is 2.5 hours away, the mechanic is sick, and i feel helpless. It's killing me.

    Edit: He's still out sick.
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  7. Lee Stockwell
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    I'd have bypassed that hx and went back to work.
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    I was going to do that but I wanted to get the okay from sapphire or my mechanic first to make sure that would work. I can't get up there now to get it. I realize the world doesn't revolve around me, but hell, come on guys! I hate this time of year. Everyone just puts their heads in the sand. Great if you are an employee, not great if you are running a business.
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  9. Justin Stockwell
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    There is no way bypassing that heat ex would hurt anything. I think Sapphire even offers that as an option for folks who want the water temp lower. Give me a call if you need some help
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    Justin, I just wanted to thank you for your time and help. It was great chatting with you.
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    And he didnt winterize it either before shipping. :eekk::eekk::eekk:
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    Hey Damon for starters your lucky you picked up your machine when you did. I-5 is shut down. Now for me yes I froze my amtex the day before I was getting my new 575. I did a job Sunday afternoon and then came home. I forgot to plug in my heater, which I usually check twice every night. That night was the coldest of the year so far, 4 degrees. In the morning I was all excited to go over the hill to get my new 575. We'll I opened the trailer door and smoke came out my mouth. Oh god it's froze. Then I made the mistake of trying to start it.I was trying to get it warm. So I just got in my truck and went over the hill to Medford. I cried on the way there. Oops that's personal. The damage was basically the pump and a pressure hose. Also mike replaced all the pressure connections cause they were all done wrong. Costs $800 to buy new pump and fix hoses and get it ready to ship. I'm building a garage this year hopefully to never let this happen again.
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    But Rick, you had the best heating system installed in that trailer. did you forget to turn it on the night before?
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    Oh yeah Baby!

    Going cleaning this morning!

    Whoop....Whoop!

    Second floor work too....Awesome! :rockon:

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    its 11° currently but its going to a scorcher at 23° later. :errf:
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    After all these years, you'd think SOMEBODY in this hell hole would've been able to figure out what drug Saiger is abusing.
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  18. smart n kleen
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    I forgot to plug it in.
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    My reading comprehension skills are better than average for here and I caught that in your original post.

    Surrounded by goobers in this place.
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