Archive | July, 2016

Mosmatic 360 Ceiling Boom with LED light

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There was a post about the Mosmatic 360 Ceiling Boom with Led lights a while back and while I honestly love the way the Mosmatic booms look…. the post bordered on something my kid would suggest. Do not get me wrong…. I could get behind installing led lights all over your car wash then your booms. But even the pictures….  I believe it is an impossible sell unless you have led lights on your facade. Also what I do not get…. is if you have bay lights how are you going to see the boom lights?  Plus if customers can not notice a sign…. how will they notice something above their head?  🙂  This is not the point.

I starting thinking about how to make this on any boom and this actually seems pretty easy while I was drawing it.  LOL 🙂 I found a video and apparently you would need an electrical slip ring.  Amazon sells some electrical slip rings but I could not find a unit that would be perfect I believe?  LINK

 

I would think the same electrical slip ring concept is used in a retractable cord reel? Like this one…. CLICK HERE (I actually just purchased it but have not installed it yet. 🙂 )

Then you would just need to purchase lights…. which you can purchase almost anywhere now. I would personally get them from Amazon though because of their return policy. Like these HERE…. but I have never purchased these.

The DEAL with Arimitsu pumps. :)

It is all a sales pitch…. just a sales pitch.  There pump is no better just more expensive upfront and more expensive for parts.  (Assuming the Arimitsu can last as long as a Cat pump?  Not sure anyone knows yet?  LOL 🙂  How ironic.  Maybe they will last longer…. I would hope so.)

Look on the chart below where Arimitsu correctly quotes stats of their pumps.    http://arimitsupumps.com/html/interchange1.php  (I assume the Arumutsu 313 is correct?  Also the Cat stats?)

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Next chart they use their same Arimitsu 516 pump…. but claim an alternate gpm.  This 5 gpm is also quoted sometimes as normal specs when it is convenient (marketing or error who know).  But the problem with this is….

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Both the Cat pumps compared in the top chart can actually do the same exact configuration.  In fact…. both pumps can do it cheaper upfront and are cheaper on the seal and valve kits.  Except for the 5CP2120W valve kit which is more expensive but that pump is the cheapest.

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So if you hate charts the Cat 5CP2120W is the best pump and the best value.  The reason these pumps are compared is because everyone thinks they need 5 gpm…. which I believe is not needed at a self serve.  But this is just what everyone always “has to have” or argues is better about the Arimitsu pump.  The majority of operators use Cat 310 pumps I would guess?

Arimitsu 516: 705 Valve kit: 116 Seal kit: 95
Cat 310: 586 Valve kit: 63 Seal kit: 78
Cat 5CP2120W: 565 Valve kit: 179 Seal kit: 82

So ask anyone why they would purchase an Arimitsu  516 pump and besides being fooled by the marketing their answers will be:

  1.  Quiter  (I do not actually accept this as an answer…. absolutely the silliest answer ever.  Who cares?  Really…. Who?)
  2. Easier to work on?  (Whaaaa?  Unless they fit themselves?  I am not sure what this even entails?)

Seriously…. anyone who advises you to purchase an Arimitsu pump got them when they were $150-200 cheaper than Cat pumps.  This is the only way they made a good educated decision.  I am sorry the truth hurts sometimes.  Or just let me know…. I asked the question on a forum and not even Greg let me know what the selling points were.  I had to guess on the 2 selling points above.

You know I would purchase an Arimitsu or any other pump in a second if they cost $200-300 less than a Cat pump…. I actually looked at these pumps 5-8 years ago when they were cheaper.  That is why I remember their selling points.  Cheaper pumps and cheaper seats and valves…. yeah it is supply and demand.  Just like the College system in this country.

 

 

Today I want to Home Depot!

Today I went to Home Depot and I realized a couple things:

  • You should make sure you have HD’s app installed because there service is….  Well you need to be able to find your stuff yourself.
  • I need to order everything from Amazon.
  • You should think about ordering items online then picking them up.  HD and Lowe’s does it and it could save hours hunting around their store.

The only problem with ordering everything from Amazon is when you need something fast…. but going to a store is never fast.

It just helps to plan ahead…. basically.  All the stores have items around different items.