Archive | January, 2015

Car Wash Equipment – Hamilton Autec Auto Cashier

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This unit is just to demonstrate what an Autec unit looks like.  A unit that “pops its breaker if” you plug in the coin hopper…. basically means the coin hopper is probably screwed?  LOL  🙂  So between the broken coin hopper and the “unsure” (broken) cash acceptor…. what is left?  The controller and box?  🙂

Car Wash Equipment – Hamilton ACW-5 Auto Cashier

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While I honestly believe an ACW 5 with a credit card computer is worth $3000.  This is stupid…. but since the acw has a new faceplate someone will purchase it.  People are stupid and want nice looking over priced items.  🙂  I will never understand cheap car wash owner…. ever.  Plus this unit is missing a $1500-2000 Hamilton computer.  Shiny pretty pos for sure!

Difference between 8 and 10 foot Werner ladders?

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Of course there are no measurements!  🙂  What is interesting is that it appears to be the same width fiberglass for the legs?  Both are 300# the yellow Werner 10 foot FSA10 is made in 1997!  P/N 50058-21  The orange Werner 8 foot FIA08 I am not sure.

What is funny is how on the orange Werner they changed the label to add the wording “12 ft” on it…. Reach?…. Really?  Or is it just for confusion…. because the highest standing level for the 8′ is 5 feet 9 inches?  🙂  On the 10 foot ladder the highest standing level is 7 feet 8 inches.

Is it just me or does shopping for nuts and bolts take for ever?

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UPDATE 2015.01.29 I would order from them again…. Why not? That saved a lot of time….. Also Tim (maybe the official Uncle Nutty himself? 🙂 ) emailed and said they are send them out today! He did say they might have “fell out”? Also some crap about “digging out from Snow Storm”? WTH? LOL 🙂

UPDATE  2015.01.28  Usually I would just make a new post but I thought I would just add to this one?  I had an item not included in my first order…. I followed directions from their site 2 days ago:  “For the quickest reply, send messages to sales@nutty.com”

So I called Uncle Nutty today @ 1-855-556-8889 and their phone system did not allow me to talk to anyone (but I did call at 3:59 central…. they might be on Eastern?  But how would I know?).

So I am guessing nutty.com is more like Lowes and Home Depot then I thought!  LOL  🙂  They only owe me $8 of product though…. I would have paid way over that and got less from the other stores.  But still Nutty support is not all it is “cracked up” to be….. get it?  Cracked up…. nuts?  No…. Yes?  🙂    I will call again I guess?  I hate wasting my time…. but then they win!  🙂

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Is it just me or is it every time you go to Home Depot or Lowes and look for nuts and bolts does it take 20-30 minutes?  Every time the screw I am looking for is the catch all for crap people do not want to purchase or someone dumps random sizes in the same box!

But I tried Nutty Company this time…. nutty.com or Uncle Nutty.  I wonder how this will work?  Sure was easier ordering my product!  🙂  Was cheaper  and faster also…. plus what could possibly go wrong?  🙂 I get cheap 1/2″ stainless stuff from China….. wait a second…. wasn’t the stuff from Home Depot and Lowes from China also?  LOL  🙂  Come on!  No one tells you where the bolts and stuff come from it’s a joke!  🙂  Nutty Company probably sells just U.S.A. made bolts…. I do not know…. I know they do sell some U.S. stuff which is nice.  But the item I saw was from Chicago…. I do not support that city.  The ICA and Oprah are from Chicago.  🙂  Anyway…. just try to purchase US bolts…. I could not figure out where to purchase any? Really let me know.

I know fastenal.com sells U.S. manufactured products…. but their website just like Lowes and Home Depot’s fastener section is to difficult to find all the parts you need.

Operators want more then 3+ car washes…. WTF!!!!!!!!! :)

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Need proof no one reads long or short spam or bulk mail?  It does not matter who it is from.  🙂  This was from the PRESIDENT of SECWA…..? Jim Rooney?

“Today’s operator flavor owns 3+ car washes and wants to add more.”  LOL  🙂

All kidding aside….  To paraphrase in my opinion what President Jim Rooney said in his State of the Industry paragraph…. All operators use to own 1-2 self-serves or full-serve washes in 2005…. now in 2015….  operators own 3+ washes and want to own more!  But the same operators are shifting to expresses with some flex-serves “on the sidelines”.

So SECWA sounds like they are converting to a flex service abandoning self-service people.  Jim also did mention self-serves converting them to gates.  Then also mentioned IBA…. but stated “IBAs converting”?  I assume to expresses?  Not sure what Jim owns?  I would assume Jim owns 3 expresses and he wants to purchase more?  LOL  🙂

No…. I do not want to talk to Brick Lintel? LOL :)

So lets say you want to purchase some stuff…. then lets say at some point in a normal conversation you realize you have no clue what is going on in the conversation!  This has only happened to me twice so far!  LOL  🙂

So I wanted to purchase some stuff and the Lady says something really fast and I can not really understand her…..  I say “excuse me”.
Lady: “Are you using it for brick lintel?”
ME: “Brick Lintel?”
Lady: “brick lintel?”
Me: “Brick Lintel?”
Lady: “brick lintel?”
Me: “No I have not talked to him…. I talked to another lady.”
….Awkward silence
Lady: “No…. brick lintel?”
….Awkward silence
Me: “So is this a guy…. that works there?”
….Awkward silence
Lady: “No….” Then she tells me a little about the product….
Me: “Yes…. but” LOL 🙂

I believe she had no clue either…. but everyone who ever called her always knows! 🙂 She also put me on hold to laugh at me…. I know it! 🙂 But she surprisingly did not laugh at me on the phone! 🙂 She left and got some answers for me…. while I googled “Brick Lintel”…. Which was not a GUY! 🙂 Apparently brick lintel supports stuff and they bend the metal right there! They use 22 gauge galvanized metal and they charge $0.75 a foot.

The other time I had no clue in a conversation was ordering a cappuccino….. I when through a drive through. The guy asked “what kind of milk”…. Long pause…. My answer “yes”…. I panicked! He actually laughed at me! LOL 🙂 Only a female would know the answer to that question…. it was a trick question! Get this! My Wife told me (after the incident) they have different kinds of milk you can put in your cappuccino! Only a Woman would know that! That is what I get for trying something different anyway! 🙂 (This place was one of those fancy places with 10 different types of coffee.)

So next time I go to some gourmet coffee place with my Wife…. I am going to order a cappuccino with milk and a crouton! Are you really suppose to know what that large dried out cake thing is…. I bet it has a stupid fancy name. Like a crouton or brick lintel? 🙂