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Jim Coleman Getto Know…..?

I was calling Jim Coleman and got forwarded to Steven Weeks voice mail….. I hate voice mail.  So I hung up and I found this web site.  This is a helpful link!  Even has their extensions.  It is probably really old though…. because it says “Swipe-N-Clean” which they do not support at all and they make you talk to B&C.

By the way I emailed Hamilton the other day…. and they have to have the best customer service via email I have ever seen.  I emailed 2 people (the first was an accident…. I assumed they would not email me back) and I got 2 responses with in 10 minutes!  I emailed Fragramatics and NEVER got a response!  How about this old crusty companies…. email saves you money and time.  Think about it…. have a meeting and get back with me.  :)  (I use to have a real job…. old people have to have meetings or conference calls.  How else would they feel important?)

Also I would call my location distributor…. Premier Car Wash Systems GA.   But I would have to say something gay like please help PLEASE!  My Dad is so and so…. he purchases stuff from you…. oh great distributor from Georgia!  Then Donna might look the item up?  This other guy said he purchases chemicals so he can call them and they will show up!  I wonder why I do not want to have a unitec product?  (They are our unitec distributor also.)  I want to be an unitec distributor also…. I talked to Mike…. I confirmed I know more or at least the exact amount of information!  LOL  :)

Dixmor Timers and magnets…. what would happen! IDK :)

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I was looking at pictures of crap I took apart…. well…. because I want to!  Also trying to share my knowledge along the way…. maybe someone can clue me in on this?  The 3 Dixmor timers I have and took apart are (left to right) LED 3 , LED 5 and LED 7 . Well looking at all 3 of the Dixmor timers which I own…. some are old and some are newer. All have a reed relay on them…. which is user accessible?  Well so what you would say (I agree so what!) but a reed relay will activate when a magnetic field is present. Intriguing! :) Unless the reed relay is non-standard and they do something else…. which would be boring…. But it still would be magnet related! :)

Also on the Dixmor LED5 and LED7 you can tell both have ir capabilities.  I did not know the LED5 had ir capabilities…. well because I do not use those timers.  :)

Another weird point…. all the manuals from Dixmor do not point out why their timers have the reed relay?  Odd!

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These are Jim Coleman timers…. The first I believe is a CT-2000 Bay Timer which I thought could use their remote control…. which I would never purchase.  The second is a Jim Coleman 1034R maybe?  Which is to show what happens if a screw driver is inserted into a $400 timer.  No…. JK it is to show the fact I do not think an ir device is anywhere around the display?


This would be Allen’s favorite timer I would guess?  This is an Omega Two timer.  This timer seems to have no input device either?  I liked this timer because I purchased them cheap and Allen wanted to purchase them…. JK Allen made them.  They still work…. unlike the majority of my Jim Coleman timers.  Not including the screw drivers special…. that would probably break any timer.  :)

4 x USED CAR WASH TIMERS FOR SALE?: IDX BT800A or BT800B timers with manual

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This post is for Allen mainly…. so he can marvel at the well crafted IDX Big Time timer.  (To be fair…. I am not sure if they originally came from IDX like this.  I assume they did.  I have some Jim Coleman timers with jumpers all over the place also.)  This IDX I believe retailed for around $575?  The stainless housing was/is extra I believe?  You of course need the IDX RC800 remote control thing for the timer to program it.  Which with this timer…. you just CLIPPED to the leads. Nice!  :)  On the BT900 you could at least plug it in…. but it might be added by Fragramatics maybe?

Which brings up a great point to what Allen’s comment points out….. before you purchase a vacuum or a timer.  Fragramatics, GinSan/IVS, Jim Coleman….. maybe you should ask for a vacuum WITHOUT their crappy timer?  I like Allen…. and one other repair guy.  But how about just getting a Dixmor timer at the beginning?  I also have not purchased any Dixmor timers yet myself…. BUT it is sound advice! Even Allen eludes to it in his comment.

I have actually had Dixmor timers in my bays and have had no problems in 10 years….. knock on wood!  :)  But I know IDX and Coleman timers are not as reliable as Dixmor timers.  I have a huge stash of Coleman timers to prove Coleman’s timers are bad.  I only had 2 messed up BT900 timers.  Plus try calling all three places…. I guarantee you want to deal with Dixmor.

USED CAR WASH EQUIPMEMT FOR SALE: Jim Coleman Fragrance Cleaner Vacuum 93040 Fresh-N-Vac s7


Well…. it is a little beat up. Also has the safe locked…. I will try again and locate these keys! :) But the sticker looks nice! :) I also have a dome if you want one. I was told “this worked when it was taken out of service”…. so keep that in mind. But I will make sure you have a working timer for $1400. Anything less and it is as is. But it is a good Coleman vacuum and not a swipe and clean!