Archive | August, 2008

Hunter’s Creek Auto Wash / aka Car Wash

My GPS said “Gatorland Carwash” at 14513 Gatorland Drive, Orlando, FL. but the name does not really matter.

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First picture is the front view and the second picture it from the entry road next to a Flex-Serve.

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Front view: I like the glass block and the road sign.

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Vending:  I like the “Suggestions” box and it is interesting that they replaced the Dilling & Harris Vend-Master product door.  They replaced the plastic with metal.

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Back view:  First picture show painted arrows on the ground which is a good idea.  I just doubt it would help.

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Bay:  Some interesting notes are the crappy foam brushes and the garbage can in every bay.  I love the large timer conversion.

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Automatic:  PDQ Laser 4000 had an interesting purge setup in the automatic.  Not really sure what or why it was purging though.

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Vacuums:  They has some weird vandalism problems?  I actually had someone steal my gun off my Fragramatics fragrance vacuum before.  They unscrewed the gun and took it.

Broken back up air compressor

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My Kobalt (aka Lowes 99007 vlk1582609) 26 gallon air compressor died today and I had to go to Sears to purchase a T25 screw driver that was long enough to open this thing.  I am going to have to call Lowes for a replacement belt (007-0068 Carlisle 62-1289).

(1-888-77LOWES)

UPDATE:  For belt and part numbers check out these post.
http://cwguy.com/?p=3821
http://cwguy.com/?p=3811

Vending machine makeover

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I purchased a piece of Optix Acrylic Sheet .220 18 x 24 to replace my yellowing other piece, which cost around $22.  You have to unscrew about 15 screws on my Dilling & Harris Max-Vend II vending machine to remove the old sheet.  I used my Craftsman table saw that I fixed the other day to cut the sheet.  I purchased a little too thick of a piece so .220 will fit but smaller would have been more like the original sheet.  Also the measurements are 16 5/16 x .   Now it looks great.