Disclaimer…. I am not claiming that I am correct! I am just claiming I am confused! 🙂 I am also not an expert! I have worked in this car washing field for over 10 years as an owner/operator and have a 2005 KR catalog (do you?)! So you know I horde things and I have a little knowledge that might have rubbed off? 🙂
Someone from Kleen-Rite messaged me and wanted to know what my problem was with my KR post…. (He actually just asked what was confusing me and was really nice.) Like it really matters though…. Who am I going to order from? 🙂
Anyway…. The first image below is from the “Issue 54” and the second image is from “2005”. But my real frustration is the inconsistency…. this is the part that is confusing. To be true to KR standards…. they should simplify things. Instead they are using multiple names to describe the exact same thing…. I believe? 🙂
List of irrelevant information or inconsistent information not used throughout the catalog…. or what I believe is just confusing for no reason.
- JIC Flare, SAE Flare, Flare
- Ballseat pipe, IPT, JIC, SAE, MIP, NPTF
- Hose ID, ID Hose, Size
There are also things that make no logical sense or I am missing something…. so I assume I am not the only one.
- Why is a description “ID Hose x OD Tube”? I have not purchased any of these flare fittings…. but they appear to be threaded not pipe. Which is still not tube or hose? But I am not an expert on flare fittings!
- Why under “Push Lock Barb” would you use “F” on only 2 of the fittings? Does this imply the others are Male? Most of the fittings are labeled at the top of that page…. but all are labeled by a picture…. I believe? Except those 2 fittings?
- Plus under “PLF224″…. looking at the size “3/8 x 1/4″…. which is the barb and which is the male fitting? Even if it is stated as pictured…. the other pictures on the page are all different directions.
Other pages have inconsistent data and I feel could be confusing also. I just believe there should be a standard through out the catalog. But I do know your pain…. I use to have a real job and worked with the public and co-workers as a programmer. I always thought all my applications, manuals and websites had the best gui and were the most user friendly ever! 🙂 The end users seem to always question that though? 🙂
It is official…. I have everything in my basement. 🙂
But what does IPT mean? You automatically know what “PT” means? Then after you figure out what IPT means…. you realize who cares if it means “Iron Pipe Thread”?
This site had all the info you would need. http://pipeandhose.com/
NPT threads are also sometimes referred to as:
MIP (Male Iron Pipe), FIP (Female Iron Pipe), IPT (Iron Pipe Thread), FPT (Female Pipe Thread), MPT (Male Pipe Thread)
Usually KR is really good at making everything easy and only carries a limited useful selection needed by car wash owners. But the problem with KR’s description is they should have the exact same fittings above these on the same page? Which added to the confusion. KR seems to neglect the fitting section for easy of use…. they do not describe everything and you have to guess sometimes. I am using issue 54…. whatever that means? 🙂
UPDATE 20150102 Issue 54 page 543. This might help! 🙂
Kate Carr must have run to far in her marathon? 🙂 This is the exact reason I NEVER run! 🙂 The link she gave for pictures in her SSCWN article was slate.com…. come on…. this is like saying try google.com? 🙂 I really like bay pictures…. I actually have a collect of my own. (Not fancy style…. just showing equipment from random car washes…. you can see some here.)
But Mark Lyon’s collection or links are below:
I actually did not know there was a market for car wash pictures like Mark’s…. I have never seen any images like his. I can not say Mark’s are good or bad? But I do prefer the more artistic images of car washes on flickr if your into that sort of thing?: https://www.flickr.com/groups/workinatthecarwash/pool/ https://www.flickr.com/groups/carwash/pool/ (Over seas) https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/
This proves the United States does not require college degrees to work at the po box place? Or High School degrees? Or the ability to read? Or a stupid test for employment…. or any pride in your work.
I have a $44 a month box by the way! That is $528 a year? Ask yourself…. Would I really have a box that is that small for $528 a year? Does this really pass the stupid test? Someone should be fired or written up? (I pick fire everyone who interacts with customers…. but I do not get a vote.) (Plus I did not even make fun of the lady that forgot how to write a “3”…. or maybe it was an “8”? See I am nice I think it was a “3” though? $184 a month would just be stupid! LOL 🙂 )
Yes…. I also know the people renting the PO Boxes understand what the amount is for…. A box owner I would think is a private sector business owners. Not a well paid Federal Government employee not accountable for being nice? Sorry I really liked my Dolomate PO Box so much better. I liked the Post Master running the entire place…. They were always super nice…. but the Government for some reason moves them around all the time and there was always someone new? Seems stupid…..
BTW When I get ALL the “case quarters” I will get a $134 a month box! ($1,608 a year) Just to tell everyone I can.
(Picture above) My 5 year old was wondering why all these letters were sticking out of all these boxes…. Well daughter “this is what happens when the government tries to run a business…. all those letters were put in the wrong boxes”. Yeah…. It is only 7 on that row…. but people probably throw stuff away all the time for people from bad service.
20141023 Update…. apparently it is not a requirement from the government to cover up delivery of mail to the wrong box! Well that is a relief the government is not involved in a cover up….. wait a minute. 🙂 I could have taken a picture today but it would have looked the same. To be honest I thought they would have collected the mail and redeliver there mistakes…. silly me. 🙂 My $44 a month box is down mis-deliverer cove…. I am just kidding again…. they do not just do it on mis-deliverer cove it is everywhere do not worry.
Just found this picture…. I took this picture at the ICA show in 2010. This is how I use to get my subscription…. from his hand outs. 🙂 JJJ was a great guy and put out a super magazine. This might have been one of his last ICA appearances and magazines?
This was before the ICA show was actually open? When vendors set their booths up…. I had a backstage pass! Or a vendor pass…. I forgot? 🙂