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Basement treasures series: Installment 1

The basement treasures series may be a frequent blog entry over the next few months.  Don’t worry: you can purchase anything you want from the basement treasures series!  Everything in the series somehow actually fits in my basement!  The first installment is a:

3 1/2 Bay Mark VII Proline Series VII from November 13, 1987

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3 – Cat plunger pumps
4 – Leeson 3 HP motors with belt guards
Dilution tank base it rusting out and missing a leg!
2 -Flojet pumps

Pulled from closing carwash, which is now a new CVS site.

Don’t you want to purchase this?  If not don’t worry.  I have a 4 bay Clean Concepts unit that I will be featuring also.

Mark VII makes the most inaccessible self serve unit ever?

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I know I am always complaining about my Mark 7 self serve equipment, but it is only when I need to try and fix something.  The first picture shows the solenoid and needle valve that brings the wax to the high pressure water.  I needed to remove the needle valve, which sounds easy.  You just have to take the solenoid all apart and everything is so cramped, it is just terrible.  The second picture shows; on the left the high pressure soap solenoid valve and on the right the wax solenoid valve.  The high pressure soap it under the motor and is even harder to get to then the wax.  I hope that Mark 7 has changed some of this layout.  But I guess the previous owner could have did this?

Hydrominder Problem – update

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I guess whenever I touch something, something has to break?  The body of the hydrominder just cracked off, after checking what tip was being used.  After I cracked the body I noticed a large flaw in the Mark VII Proline design.  If you look at the last picture their is one pvc pipe and no shut off valves.  So you have to shut all the water off to repair one hydrominder?  I would imagine that Marc VII has fixed this problem in their new version of the Proline?  No customers because of the rain, but as soon as I cut off the water, there was a customer! 

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