Stupid Owner Operator Tricks

Jimmy L

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Last time I bought 5 or 6 two foot bungee cords from menards they were about $2.50 a piece
 

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NOTHING beats these 24" hose stabilizers


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It was getting late, did not want to pull out another section for 5 feet, so i ran a tight line. Without the ties it would have sawed away the corners. worked perfectly.
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Mike J

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Flip the corner guard over the hose next time.. More added protection.. I like Duk-gards..
Tried it, but kept falling off. Duk-gard would be good. I only used 2 sections here on this job and cleaned 1428 sq ft. (that does not include vac under beds). Its GO time here.
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turned into organized chaos. I did not have to pull hoses back and re adjust at all here. Every minute counts now.
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And with all that carpet, all this is in the house too. Its on the list for this November. Ran the microfiber mop over it, its dirty. Probably 800-1000 sq ft.

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my sister in law worked for me back in the day. She turned out to be my best employee.
My Brother in law worked for me for a few weeks. He's the only helper I ever let do a job without me. I went and got a massage. The job was an empty and he had a helper.
 

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I bet I've lost 2 dozen of those but I have 2 right now. Haven't lost one since I gave up on help.
 
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I was amazed at how much dirt and dog hair I vacuumed up before pulling hoses in the door. There wasn’t any foam during extraction either. Just makes me wonder if they used any chemical at all.
That's when you ask the Custy what time were they here? End of day they run out of solution and guard and just spray water.
 

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Tried it, but kept falling off. Duk-gard would be good. I only used 2 sections here on this job and cleaned 1428 sq ft. (that does not include vac under beds). Its GO time here.
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turned into organized chaos. I did not have to pull hoses back and re adjust at all here. Every minute counts now.
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And with all that carpet, all this is in the house too. Its on the list for this November. Ran the microfiber mop over it, its dirty. Probably 800-1000 sq ft.

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Are those nails showing under every stair nose?
 

Mike J

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I bet I've lost 2 dozen of those but I have 2 right now. Haven't lost one since I gave up on help.
Those twist ties are working so good. I use a hook over a rail, but all thru the house up the stairs I use more twist ties and less hooks now. A lot easier on walls too by securing them to spindles.
 

Mike J

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Little moves like this are all over, dont have to worry about guarding corners or protecting rails. I find pieces of furniture too. I almost launched a little table down the stairs today. Was using the leg to secure the hose and you kn0w what happens. Caught it in time.
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Mike J

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Never seen hose going up a staircase like that before. You’re amazing.
It kinda does amaze me. After so many years of a hook and a towel guarding the vinyl, this is positive moment of truth working.
 

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Wasting a lot of money on sending out thousands of mailers using USPS EDDM service and only getting one discounted job. :dejection:
Taking a vacation five days longer than you can handle because you saved $200 on airfare. :eekk: It's so boring watching rice grow.
That's why there's beer
 

Mike J

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Liking these gear ties better and better. Great control, dont have to move plants as much, time saver.
Going Up
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Going down, one shot using gear ties in place.
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Only the one on the porch was left secure so the pile came in a little easier.
 
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