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Jim Coleman Swipe @ The Bay or should you say B&C Electronic Engineering, Inc. Swipe @ The Bay?

Actually this is probably your PROBLEM! 🙂 I actually do not know which company to be angry at the most. Jim Coleman which pushes all the blame on B&C or B&C which is like calling my Mother for helpful advice…. JK or am I?  LOL  🙂  (B&C might be helpful on other topics?)

But someone from B&C emailed me a couple months ago about my CC POST LINK. I did not get a manual like I wanted but she did give me a little information. Also pretty helpful….

“B&C is the manufacture for Coleman Timers (-1034R, 1034S, 1032S, 1034T (cash timer for SATB Server) & PBC Boards (vacuum, vending, BAY & fragrance). All of our products are repairable with an average cost of $100.00 per item. We also manufacture the TimeMaster (Hi-Performance Wash Systems – TM5J) and Istobal USA (formally Magic Wand – TM6)
You can also buy spares direct from B&C. New SATB Timers are $785.40/each, they are very expensive and this is why it is always good to have them repaired first.
We are also the manufacture of the SATB Server.”

Also this is a good deal when sending in your SATB timers…. just forget your “remote display”.  I am not sure what this is because I never got a manual.  LOL 🙂  But knowing it cost $100 to get repaired it sure seems like a good deal?  They also claim it is “new”…. but it might be “new to you” or “used”?  Either way $129 is not that bad…. if anyone has an image of how to set this crap up or a manual let me know!

Also – when sending in SATB timers, please make sure to include the remote display as the timer has to be tested with it. If the timer arrives without, we will add a new remote display ($129.00) and ship out as a complete unit.

The reason behind this = when juggling timers and remote displays, it very easy to plug in a known good timer and blow up the remote display and vise-versa.”

Unfortunately I have a SATB Server. 🙂

My unit is a Model 75700

Custom Manufactured for Jim Coleman “Made in USA”

Discussing Water Wizard 1.0 and 2.0 Tri Foam…. DID YOU KNOW! :)

Jim Coleman Water Wizard 1.0

Jim Coleman Water Wizard 2.0

The Jim Coleman Water Wizard 1.0 uses 3 tri-foam pvc sticks….
The Jim Coleman Water Wizard 2.0 uses 1 tri-foam pvc stick….
Greg had to explain to me how the WW2 produced tri-foam because I was not thinking at all! But it make common sense…. The tri-foam on the WW2 works just like…. wait for it…. rotation TRI-FOAM! LOL 🙂

So which Tri-Foam does a better job?  The WW1 or the WW2 Tri-Foam?  Well people can argue about anything…. But I am pretty sure very few people (besides Jim Coleman employees) can disagree that the WW2 Tri-Foam is worse for the customers. The WW2 uses the rotating chemical obviously as a space saving solution…. But there appears to be plenty of room? So I assume it is because of labor cost…. Because everyone knows the WW2 is cheaper than the WW1! What…. The WW2 cost more? Oh…. Oh Okay.

Jim Coleman Water Wizard 1.0 and 2.0 Count Wheel


The first picture (white motor) is from a Water Wizard 1.
The second picture (black bag) is from a Water Wizard 2.

I am not familiar with the WW 2.0 but it appears from the pictures that the 2.0 has 2 sensors where the WW 1.0 has 1 sensor…. For counting.

Also just as a note: The WW 1.0 wheel is supposally a 5.5×1.5 plastic lawnmower wheel
I actually purchased an extra…. It is somewhere! 🙂

DIY MEI Mars Bill Acceptor Belt Repair for your Car Wash

I just went to the LAST Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus and I have not taken the hat off since. LOL 🙂

Remember this was MY FIRST TIME! It is also pretty easy to change out the belts. I did it my first time and if you watch this bad video it will take you a lot less time! 🙂

This should also save you a lot of money…. unless I sent my acceptors to the wrong service place? Let me know where you got your acceptors serviced also…. I will probably get lazy again! 🙂

This is also a good thing to be able to do if you do not have extra acceptors…. but you should have extra acceptors!

Procon pump repair…..

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I never thought of repairing your Procon pump…. I assume you never think of repairing the pump because it last so long?
EDCO is a Procon Factory Authorized Remanufacturing Center – United States:  http://www.edcodistributing.com/pcpumps.php

I have never used EDCO and I assume $40 plus shipping fixes a series 1 pump?  (Not sure what series I use for self serve?  Series 1 or 2?)

This makes more since for the stainless steel pumps (which I used on my Water Wizard).  KR has their prices on series 5 and 6 higher than from EDCO.

Why I LOVE Amazon.com! :)

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These are actually really great cheap vinyl gloves…. Usually vinyl gloves are pure crap.  (BTW I was trying to purchase XL gloves.  I also purchase some black latex gloves…. But they have gotten worse I believe?)  LINK
There are 2 things I dislike about Amazon.com…. How the prices fluctuates and how you can not just shop with Amazon easily.  (You actually can but it is a pain.)

Cryptopay and Dixmor Timers Information

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If you would like to use a Dixmor LED 7 timer “counting up”. You will need a Dixmor Led 7 with firmware version v7.36  (Don’t worry…. Cryptopay does not have it in their documentation. I had to call Dixmor.  :))  Dixmor said you can upgrade any LED 7 timer to the new version firmware 7.36.  They said the prices range from $25-40.  Where my v7.04 would be $40 and my v7.33 would be $25 (guess).  This is one reason I believe Dixmor is a great company to deal with.  Even though they never seem to update their website.

But I believe Cryptopay’s website is outdated also and it is new….  At least Dixmor’s website was nice in 2003!   🙂  (But what do I know?  I was probably studying interface design and web development in college in 2003!  LOL)

Jim Coleman Super Saver fuse: GMA 5a 125v ?

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Well…. this is the fuses I use in my Jim Coleman Super Saver. 🙂 I guess I would have to read to figure out if this is the original/correct amps.

This is a 5 x 20mm fast-acting glass tube fuse. The GMA Series.

I actually hate these fuses and I wish Coleman used a more standard fuse you could purchase at Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot or ever auto part stores. It is almost like they want you to purchase the fuses from them? LOL 🙂

I actually believe it was…. Home Depot who had them last time I needed one. But…. they only had 2-4. One time I had to rewire to another inline fuse. When you have a short it usually takes more then one fuse to find the problem! LOL 🙂

What is a….. *ORIGINAL* Replacement Sensor for Dixmor Weep Mizer (TI0100) $40.00

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  • 67WR20  Trimmer Resistors – Through Hole 3/8″ Squ 20 10%  DOC 3/8” Square Multiturn Cermet Trimming Potentiometer
  • LM234H (I believe?)  DOC TI LINK Temperature Sensor with Analog Current Source Output in TO-92    Update:  20151001  I am revising this to LM134H
  • Resistor…. 271 Ohms 2%  The last color is not really that important.  But the 3rd band might be Red?  I would need to check again.  🙂  Update:  20151001 I believe it is red, brown, brown.

Now I love Dixmor…. better then all other Car Wash companies combined. But their “Original” Sensor seems flawed?  I just happened to find 3-4 broken sensors today and I have been meaning to check them out.  Lets check out the pictures below.

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So my hypothesis is…. In the “Original” design the temp sensor is exposed to the elements (The cap portion).  Moisture has to rust and corrode this part (mine has rust on it) and pretty much all the solder joints of the board (mine are all corroded it seems).  Even though the rest of the sensor is encapsulated with epoxy or something annoying?  I believe…. that the temperature sensor should be encapsulated also…. then maybe the sensor would be a better design?  As designed I believe this is terrible to be honest…. It “seems” like I am purchasing one every other year.  But I know that has to be an exaggeration!  LOL 🙂  Update:  20151001  I do have 2 washes and I am in the south.