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I LOVE Watching People WORK…. I could watch it all day! Well…. not all day you probably have to be outside! :)

Greg was pulling out a Coleman Water Wizard 1.0 and installing a Water Wizard 2.0.  Greg had a couple guys up at his wash which were pretty good and you can pick up some good tips just watching people…. Or harassing people!  LOL 🙂

My tips today were not from the tech guys…. but from Greg though.  Thought I would share them.

I believe everyone has had that set of sockets in that crappy case.  When that case craps out…. What do you do?  Purchase a new SET!  🙂  Well I learned the solution for my box and tool chest drawers full of sockets. (Well it probably will be easier to just purchase a new set then put it on the holder…. Right? 🙂 )

Below is how Greg demonstrated the Ernst socket holder…. I purchased it ASAP! 🙂

Ernst 13-Inch Socket Organizer with 11 1/2-Inch Twist Lock Clips: http://amzn.to/2jTO3iz

Another tool I would never think of having but both Greg and the tech were using was an extension for your drill or impact.  I need to pick one up it will probably come in handy. http://amzn.to/2fpljgr

I tried to figure out how to unscrew something with no clearance one time and purchase this item. http://amzn.to/2y17ufM I had to use it once…. I am surprised how many times I have grabbed this silly thing. So if this is handy…. the extension is handy also. LOL 🙂

If you are looking for sockets I just picked up some deep and shallow metric sets. Both cheap…. The Tekton are nice the Stanley came in a cheap case which did not close correctly and good luck figuring out what you are looking for. 🙂 But the Stanley were pretty cheap. I have used a 500 ft/lbs impact with no problem with the Stanley impact set…. So they are good? 🙂
$18 Stanley 97-126 11 Piece 1/2-Inch Drive Metric Deep Impact Socket Set: http://amzn.to/2jVbUyw
$27 TEKTON 1/2-Inch Drive Shallow Impact Socket Set, Metric, Cr-V, 6-Point, 11 mm – 32 mm, 14-Sockets | 4817: http://amzn.to/2jU5n6Z

BTW Amazon has their NitroCat impacts on 15% off…. I got the smaller 1375-XL http://amzn.to/2wKsBCP

I actually LOL when I read this email! :)

Disclaimer…. Note I did not post the “service provider’s name”…. So I am not disclosing this place.  I also do not know if the claim from Rowe is correct or if it is ever relevant with today’s information?  I am just making no claims here at all.  Just very humorous opinions…. That I personally have concluded over some statements over the years.  🙂

So…. someone just happen to tell me this place provided me counterfeit Rowe parts. http://cwguy.com/?p=2570  The only facts here are…. When Tom Kozlik (from Rowe at the time) told me where I should get my BA-50 serviced I actually listened.  I also never had crap performance out of my Rowe bill acceptors again…. that is a fact.

Back to the email that made me LOL.

Over the last couple of years, we have been having great troubles with what we see as erratic, inconsistent repair parts that we get from Rowe for the BA50 transport. We continue to struggle with this situation, and the inconsistent results it causes. If this situation doesn’t clear-up soon; we may be forced to stop doing BA50 repairs altogether.

I got this email today…. I remember from back in 2008 when at an ICA show. (Again…. It might not be relevant anymore.) But it is a little ironic how the same place that emailed me use to use non-Rowe belts? But now claims that everything is all Rowe’s fault? 🙂 So this place is blaming Rowe for the counterfeit belts they purchase? LOL 🙂 Again usually business practices do not change (from purchasing China knock offs to legit parts?  Rowe parts may be from China…. you get the idea though.  🙂 ) but they might use Rowe parts now?  Just saying I feel like this place at the time should have disclosed they used counterfeit Rowe parts.  Their prices were the same and I feel cheated to be honest….. for the crap performance.  Lets just say I would have paid twice as much to get someone else to service my acceptors if I knew my Dad’s advice was so bad.  Sure I should have known better I guess…. but everyone I ever ask says Rowe BA-50 acceptors are crap.  Makes me wonder now about that guy at the Rowe booth saying he loves the acceptors and how reliable they are.  If that guy or you sent them to Rowe for service you would love them!  Funny how crappy aftermarket service or maybe even aftermarket products can create hatred for a product.

The irony of the Rowe BA-50….  The true irony about maintaining a BA-50 acceptor is there are just better products out there!  Yes the BA-50 works if it is service correctly…. does it still have issues…. Yes.  I also use MARS acceptors…. which with real or counterfeit belts (not sure what I purchased 🙂 ) you can even maintain and fix it yourself.

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Okay a Dewalt tool review! Multi-Bit & Nut Driver Set thing…. or fake Klein? LOL :)

This is mildly car wash related!  🙂  I have been debated purchasing a smaller socket set or a nut driver set…. Well I wanted a set of smaller 1/2″ sockets so I just decided to purchase these after months.  I have an IR set I like but it is missing the smaller sockets and I want 1/2″ because I do not want 25x socket wrenchs…. You get the idea!  🙂

This is the huge Dewalt DWMT73808 multi-bit & nut driver set…. 70 pieces 1/4″.  The reason I purchased this item was for the seemingly complete nut driver set.  I believe it was one of the most complete sets out there?  It also had metric…. which is really great.  The problem is….. this thing is HUGE!

 

Besides the size…. which I should have checked first.  The hang tag is super annoying which you have to cut off…. it also has 4 little clips which are annoying.  This handle (I might be out of line here) is totally stupid and worthless.

The design of the handle is I believe a complete rip off of the Klein design. In fact only the finnish of the tool and the name makes it a Dewalt. But who know…. Stanley owns about everything right? 🙂

The first picture is the only bit I could get to fall out of place…. which is good. But the case is plastic so it will probably break right? The second picture is more of a questions…. What looks more douche?  Me wearing stupid socks with house slippers…. or me carrying this ugly thing by the handle like a dumbass?  If a handly man came to your house holding that dewalt case could you not laugh or judge him immediately?  If I came to your house wearing these stupid socks and slippers would you laugh and judge?  LOL I would!  🙂  To be honest have you seen a maintenance person ever use Dewalt tools in general?  Just saying…. Like it matters?  But it might indicate reliability?  I have burnt out a hammer drill and a grinder.  But I switched because all my batteries died. 🙂  But the real reason is DeWalt decided to not have hard cases anymore.

Anyway…. I am mixed on this item…. it is huge!  Also kind of stupid and worthless in size.  Unless it is for a home shop or somewhere you can hide it.  🙂  I am thinking I am just going to throw the stuff in my Veto tool bag to be honest.  But the nut driver set is actually really nice and complete.  It might be a purchase at only $29 from Amazon.com?  I purchased it….  I almost like it?  LOL 🙂  LINK for the item.

Stupid Hat Listing or Stupid People…. You be the judge? :)


I can not state at what point people because totally stupid…. but I believe it has happened. LOL 🙂 BTW This is the amazon.com link

Does this stupid $13 hat include a $400 GoPro Hero5 Black for FREE? LOL 🙂  2 people actually asked this question…. Why?

What is always fascinating to me is the person that will ask a question which is blatantly obvious and wait for an answer (I assume) instead of reading the provided title or description.  “Is the pen 1mm or less than 1mm?”  Why not read or look at a picture?  LINK it is scary.  LOL 🙂  I could actually go on….  I will stop.  🙂

Does everyone except for me purchase nice drill bits? Well…. These feel like nice drill bits! :)


Now I just got these: Walter Surface Technologies 01E618 29-Piece Round Shank Jobber’s Length SST+ Drill Bit Set, Orange Like today…. a couple hours ago.  🙂  So these might all break and be total crap…. but I have not touched a drill bit that felt this nice before.  The cutting edges are also very sharp all the way up the bit…. to the touch.  Unlike Dewalt, etc. brands, big box bits.  Also the price is $2.37 a bit…. you probably pay more for crappy bits?  These have to be better…. I would think?  LOL 🙂  I think they claim to last x50 longer than the other stuff I purchased in the past…. so 50 holes I guess?!  LOL 🙂  The bar is really low for me…. I just want the job at hand done.  Maybe the next also?  Using 1 drill bit total!

 

 

Why you have to purchase a Yeti cooler!


It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this cooler!  LOL 🙂

I believe the only true use for an expensive cooler is for deep sea fishing right?  Or to pick up other guys?  🙂  Like a woman would know what a Yeti cooler is?  Maybe if Louis Vuitton made a cooler…. am I wrong?  LOL 🙂  (To be honest I did not even know about Yeti coolers until I saw the Pelican cooler.  I was looking for a Pelican hard case.)  For everyone that wants a Yeti cooler let me help you decide which Yeti to purchase…. just purchase a styrofoam cooler!  The best cooler is the cooler you can throw away or leave behind!  🙂  Plus how would you like to clean out this cooler if it cost you over $450?  I did just purchase a Coleman cooler with WHEELS!  I did not know wheels are a requirement for a cooler…. especially if you want to move a ship anchor cooler (Pelican or Yeti) which weighs 20-30 pounds alone.  🙂

I know you are going to purchase one anyway…. so at least NO baby blue Yeti cooler!  Be a man!  LINK  I saw one and felt sorry for the “guy”…. do not be that “guy”!  🙂

Back to the above issue:  Sure my clean up guy called me about this cooler twice…. it was…. well…. I do not want to discuss the cooler anymore.  Plus the fish were very soft and squishy with no heads?  But it was actually not that stinky…. WELL I have smelt worse.  🙂

I also was weak 20 years ago or more…. I even ordered a stupid car from the factory.  I was debating luxury cars the other day…. is the only luxury car anyone “should purchase” a Lexus?  I purchased an Infiniti / Nissan…. bad idea.  Lexus / Toyoda best idea correct?  I have heard nothing but bad things about every manufacture but Lexus.  Well Toyoda I believe had the worse recall ever right?  🙂  I am also talking about resell.

Unitec E-Systems E-4000 Carwash Entry System


I never heard of this unit…. it has a born on date of 2001. Cash only…. pretty much all the boards look reworked for the Wash Select 2?

Okay…. I have a new theory why people like Unitec units. The amounts for the washes are on displays and not stickers? This is the reason Unitec entry units are cool right?  This might appear modern maybe?  The displays or the slanted door? But the slanted door is a very poor design flaw I believe? Also if you have a new Unitec Wash Select II note the door changes and the cup. Pretty sure the WS2 even have different designs also…. which indicate there is an issue?  Maybe?  🙂

Also the last door I am not really sure it is a Wash Select II door which they claim it is.  But I would assume it is a WS2 door…. it is also different.

WHAT? A website with Jim Coleman Vacuum model numbers? (Only one?) NO WAY! LOL :)

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I was trying to figure out some Jim Coleman vacuum model numbers the other day and I was checking out Coleman’s web site.  Well I could not find a list.  I believe the Coleman numbers are random?  What on earth is the last number for?

Only the “R” makes any sense.

Model Number Coleman’s Web Site
92000 Economical Vacuum (I could not find information)
93000 Oval Vacuum – Super Vacuum (Vac only)
93050 Oval Vacuum – Scrub-N-Vac Vacuum (Shampoo & Vac)
93040 Oval Vacuum – Fresh-N-Vac Vacuum (Fragrance & Vac)
94000 Round Vacuum – Vacuum (Vac only)
94040 Round Vacuum – Combo Vacuum with Fragrance (Fragrance & Vac)
94050 Round Vacuum – Combo Vacuum with Shampoo (Shampoo & Vac)
13100 Air & Water Machine – Looks like a vacuum without the vacuum
94060 Round Vacuum – Air & Vacuum Machine
28010 Hot Foam Carpet Shampooer – Looks like a vacuum without the vacuum
46010 Round Vacuum – Misty Fragrance Machine
Model Numbers I Have (Or at least unique models I had pictures of)
93044 Oval Vacuum – Fresh-N-Vac Vacuum ONLY Ugly Teal
93052 Oval Vacuum – Scrub-N-Vac Vacuum (Shampoo & Vac) Ugly Teal Bill Acceptor and Swipe & Clean
93054 Oval Vacuum – Scrub-N-Vac Vacuum ONLY Ugly Teal
94042 Round Vacuum – Combo Vacuum with Fragrance ONLY Crusty Black Lambo Sticker
94050 Round Vacuum – Combo Vacuum with Shampoo
94052 Round Vacuum – Combo Vacuum with Shampoo ONLY Crusty Black Lambo Sticker
94052R Refurbished Round Vacuum – Combo Vacuum with Shampoo ONLY Crusty Black Lambo Sticker
By “ugly teal”  I am referring to that hideous teal sticker that Coleman has which I hope they discontinued in the 1980s.  Hard to know because it is all over their website still.
By “Crusty Black Lambo Sticker”  I am referring to that super dated black sticker with the random red Lamborghini on it which I hope Coleman has discontinued also.  I can only assume it came out in the 1980s also?
The stickers are probably irrelevant when talking about model numbers.
Best quote:  “Provide all the benefits of the 94040 and the 94050 models but without the vacuum.”  Yeah thanks…. I noticed the vacuum was missing.  LOL 🙂