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Old 11-26-2007, 11:18 AM
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Seasonal??

Is pressure washing as seasonal as lawn care? Are there any services to provide in the winter months?
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:19 PM
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doesn't water freeze at 32 degrees?

i think that should answer your question
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:05 PM
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Do you provide pressure washing services? There are heated units that provide hot water. you could easily pressure wash in the winter but I would think that it would be seasonal unless you focus on commercial accounts. If your theory is correct there would be some filthy drive-thrus until spring LOL.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:16 PM
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no but i think you will be very cold and get pretty wet. i washed my truck last year in the cold with my pressure washer because it was covered in mud. as the day before it was in the 40s. before my trucked dried off, the water was starting to freeze. even if you do get a heater. here in new england, we get some cold days and the water will still freeze
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:29 PM
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We wash year round with exception of the few days the temps are in the lower 20 and teens.Once you get down to 23 degrees for more than a few hours water freezes just about as fast as you put it on the ground.

chillman,
Hot water freezes faster than cold water.The only advantage a hot water skid provides is easier cleaning.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:40 PM
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The temp was in the 40s and the water was freezing? really?

The hot water would just drop temp much faster but hot water will not freeze faster.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:17 PM
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The temp was in the 40s and the water was freezing? really?

The hot water would just drop temp much faster but hot water will not freeze faster.
I beg to differ. http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physic...hot_water.html
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:26 PM
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Thanks for tehe back up CPO.

Nothing like having a guy try to debunk the knowledge I have from washing 5 yrs full time year round.That would be like me telling an LCO guy that he was cuttig my grass wrong.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:48 AM
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Thanks for the link. I am aware of the mpemba effect. However it is an exception, not a rule. A quote from you link "If the hot water starts at 99.9° C, and the cold water at 0.01° C, then clearly under those circumstances, the initially cooler water will freeze first." I have in fact tried this experiment and the results were the cold water froze first. Under precise conditions in a lab it can happen, but probably not in the real world. Sounds like a job for myth busters. What kind of work are you guys looking for in the winter months?
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:55 PM
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We do 95% commercial concrete,restaurants,strip malls etc.The vast majority of our accounts are either bi-monthly and monthly.

A hot water skid is just about a must for commercial concrete and gum removal.
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