Archive for November, 2011
You must remove any water that gets into the release valve each day or it will rust and the suction cup will not work. Practicing some simple maintenance will allow you to control how long your Suction Cup will last.
After using your Suction Cup, the release assemblies fill with water. Water seeps in through the airflow hole in the hex nut (#4). The release assemblies are shown below in side view diagrams and are made up of items #3 – #7. If you don’t remove the water at the end of each day, the metal parts in the valve assembly and the rubber seal sit in water, quickly causing corrosion and rust. Once the metal parts rust and the rubber seal becomes soft from sitting in water, the release assemblies no longer function; which means that you can’t get an airtight seal with your Suction Cup and the suction cups won’t stick to windows.
But, you can easily remove the water from the release valve assembly.
When you are finished using the Suction Cup, lift up on the release trigger or release bar (#2), and shake the water out. You can also easily remove the water by lifting up on the release trigger or release bar and gently banging the suction cup on your hand.
You can remove even more water by lifting up on the release and blowing canned air through the valve assembly via the hole in the hex nut(s) (#4). You should see water come out of the hole in the center of the suction cup.
We are working to reduce rust by zinc plating all metal parts in the valve assembly and we have just begun making all of our springs in stainless steel. You can also order our Suction Cups with stainless steel fittings. The fittings are the large threaded insert that is molded into the suction cup that holds the release valve assembly (#7). A stainless steel fitting greatly reduces rust and corrosion, which makes your Suction Cup work for a longer time period.
Rob Fairfield of StonePro demonstrates how to remove etch marks off natural stone. What seems to appear as water rings are actually acid burns, aka etch marks. This damage occurs because possibly a bottle of something such as a coke can sits on top of the stone and leaks. What he uses in this video is Natural Touch. All you need additionally is a paper towel.
Natural Touch is A unique polish to restore damaged marble. Consists of a mild acidic powder, an activating liquid designed to repolish stone damage. May not be suitable for green & dark marbles.
Crystal Clean is A unique cleaning formulation designed to clean without leaving water spots. Terrific evaporative action. Best for polished stone. Leaves no streaking.
Find Stone Pro Products here:http://www.jracenstein.com/catalog/stonepro_products.html
Rob from StonePro demonstrates how you can restore Granite counter tops. There is NOTHING you can do to damage the stone that can’t be fixed. What most homeowners do is clean stone with water thinking it wont hurt it, but it really is one of the worse things you can do to natural stone. Using Stone Scrub, he removes the hard water stains left behind. After letting it sit for a bit, he uses crystal clean to remove the stone scrub. Using Granite Potea and a variable speed polisher, you buff the granite until its dry. Adding the crystalizer for some wetness.
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An article about the working conditions of high rise window cleaners done by FOX 9 Investigators in Minnesota. Minneapolis has had the highest window washing accident rate in the United States since 2007 according to the IWCA.
Read the full article here: Investigators: A Window Washer’s World: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com
Learn more about safety conditions and join the Internation Window Cleaners Association (IWCA)
Keep up with OSHA Regulations: http://osha.gov/
We recently started carrying StonePro Products.
Winter is coming up and window cleaning may be slowing down for many of you. Stone Restoration could be your next business add-on. You may be all scared about getting into it but here’s the thing, There is NOTHING you can do to natural stone, that can’t be fixed. You will NOT have to ever worry about replacing them if something went wrong.
But for now, lets go a bit easy and learn a bit about Stone Sealing.
To take a look at some of the StonePro products we offer for Stone Restoration, visit:
Shawn Gavin of RHG Products introduces you to a new accessory for the EZ Pure Water Purification System. What you get is the TDS Meter, Connection fitting and Clamp. To install, disconnect your outlet hose from the EZ Pure, stick your T-Fitting from the meter, into the system, connect your outlet tube, clamp on your meter onto the system, tuck the wires out of the way and what this will do is at the press of a button while its producing water will measure the quality of the water being produced out of the DI cartridge with a digital reading.
Get Yours Here: http://www.jracenstein.com/items/ez_pure_tds_meter.html
Designed to work on line pressure, so anytime you are under 45psi or so, you’re going to have a few issues in the field with water production. This will help you understand if you run into those issues. Easy to install. Simply disconnect your green inlet tube, connect it to the T-fitting on the gauge and connect the T to the system and now you have an Inline Pressure Gauge.
Get An Inline Pressure Gauge for your EZ Pure!