Encap on antique Iranian rugs?

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Are you guys planning to do a class in Calgary? It’s only about 5 hrs from me. You guys need a class in western Canada. The majority of people retire to BC. Either the Okanagan valley, or the west coast. This means that’s were the money is.......
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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If Calgary is in your plans, visit Greg Turcotte. He is a good rug washer. His company name is Heirloom:
https://www.arearugcleaning.com/
Are you guys planning to do a class in Calgary? It’s only about 5 hrs from me. You guys need a class in western Canada. The majority of people retire to BC. Either the Okanagan valley, or the west coast. This means that’s were the money is.......
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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Are you guys planning to do a class in Calgary? It’s only about 5 hrs from me. You guys need a class in western Canada. The majority of people retire to BC. Either the Okanagan valley, or the west coast. This means that’s were the money is.......
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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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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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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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.....
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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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.
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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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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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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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.
Good to know. I hope Peter isn't the grouchy guy mentioned in the Yelp reviews.

I'd go to Seattle. About 3.5 hours from me
Leave the drippy weather! Denver and San Diego both sound good to me.

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
OK guys, there's your class. Just tell him Tom sent ya.
 
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Good. I guess he was ready to retire for a long time before he actually did. I'm sure he was the best competition Jamie could want.

I don't know Peter. If you do, it might be nice to let him know that he has to take ownership of his Facebook page and announce that the company is under new ownership - ownership that makes a commitment to customer service.
 
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Good. I guess he was ready to retire for a long time before he actually did. I'm sure he was the best competition Jamie could want.

I don't know Peter. If you do, it might be nice to let him know that he has to take ownership of his Facebook page and announce that the company is under new ownership - ownership that makes a commitment to customer service.
I took a couple of courses with Rocky, he is quite the character. Never had a lot of patience for the customer. I knew his dad Eric, who was quite the gentleman. I used to work for one of their competitors. Granville was one of the oldest rug cleaners in the lower mainland.
 
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I’m interested in knowing when the rugs are dry. Due to the limited dry room rack space, I was wondering what moisture meter I should get. I would like one with a digital readout, In order to confirm how dry it is. I know there are a few of them that will beep if there is moisture. I want to KNOW how dry it is. Any recommendations?
Jeff @ SCC
 
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I’m interested in knowing when the rugs are dry. Due to the limited dry room rack space, I was wondering what moisture meter I should get. I would like one with a digital readout, In order to confirm how dry it is. I know there are a few of them that will beep if there is moisture. I want to KNOW how dry it is. Any recommendations?
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Just a hydrosensor. It will pick up the moisture on you fingers. If it doesn't beep, the rug is dry.
 

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I’m interested in knowing when the rugs are dry. Due to the limited dry room rack space, I was wondering what moisture meter I should get. I would like one with a digital readout, In order to confirm how dry it is. I know there are a few of them that will beep if there is moisture. I want to KNOW how dry it is. Any recommendations?
Jeff @ SCC
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=moisture+probe

https://www.grainger.com/product/40...1777!&ef_id=UuYNoQAABC81IV4i:20180223003606:s
 
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Is someone having a school that teaches you how to vacuum?
I can vacuum just fine Bob. I use a Proteam. I used the compound for the first time yesterday. I know the basics of area rug cleaning. I started with vacuuming the face, turned it over, vacuumed the back, turned it over, and vacuumed the face again. THEN, I used my electric sprayer(Penguin Gentoo), sprayed a light amount of Releasit DS2, put the compound on, used my Brushpro to agitate it in. I then used 3 small snail fans to force dry for 30 min, while I used a Grandi groomer to expediate drying. I then put the collector trays on my Brushpro, and proceeded to ‘collect’ the compound. THEN, I put a brand new bag in my Proteam, and proceeded to vacuum the 5 by 8 area rug for 20 min. After all of this, I picked up an edge of the rug, and flexed it to look deep into the fibre. THERE WAS STILL A SHYTE TON OF CONPOUND LEFT.
Jeff @SCC
P.S. - yes, I know how to vacuum.....
 
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