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A lot of it in the 70's too. Harvest Gold, Avocado, Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, and Orange.

Any schmuck who installed white carpet in an adjoining room got lots of color tracked onto it.

Dry crocking, lots of fugitive dye from the mills competing to make LOUD color statements.
 

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A lot of it in the 70's too. Harvest Gold, Avocado, Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, and Orange.

Any schmuck who installed white carpet in an adjoining room got lots of color tracked onto it.

Dry crocking, lots of fugitive dye from the mills competing to make LOUD color statements.

Did you convert to Judaism?
 

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Yiddish has so many great words and I'm always open to learning a few new specimens.
Yea.
For example: Is Mike a Gantse Macher?


Gantse Macher
Man about town, big shot


Literally this means "whole maker". The word "macher" itself can be used unsarcastically to describe a man who produces much wealth. Adding "gantse", which means "whole" or "entire" it takes on a more sarcastic tone and describes someone who thinks he's a macher but is really just a schmendrik.
 
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Still have my shag rag an shag vacuum attachment.kind of like a broom with tubes to go down deeper for vacuum.There was once a time with one daily.
 

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A lot of it in the 70's too. Harvest Gold, Avocado, Bright Yellow, Red, Blue, and Orange.

Any schmuck who installed white carpet in an adjoining room got lots of color tracked onto it.

Dry crocking, lots of fugitive dye from the mills competing to make LOUD color statements.
It wasn't always good for the customer to see you draining your recovery tank (portable therefore in the house) due to the fact you would often see the color of the carpet in the waste water; especially red.

On a related note:

Ed York, a gantse macher if there ever was one, objected to truck mounts because you couldn't easily show the dirty waste water to the customer like you could with a portable.
 

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It wasn't always good for the customer to see you draining your recovery tank (portable therefore in the house) due to the fact you would often see the color of the carpet in the waste water; especially red.

On a related note:

Ed York, a gantse macher if there ever was one, objected to truck mounts because you couldn't easily show the dirty waste water to the customer like you could with a portable.
He has a point. I have an old plexiglass pump out that I use on large commercial jobs. Some people are just mesmerized by the dirty water.
 

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