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    I was wondering what do you aother techs use to clean your pit carpets? Right now the boss has me using bleach and hot water. Is there anything else that will clean them better?
    Duct tape and cable ties = a solution to all your woes!

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    This topic has been discussed before......carpet cleaning is a waste of time.....JMO.

    Jerry

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    • #3
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      I agree with Jerry. I have never cleaned a carpet and I never plan too. I use Vantage premium carpets and I never have any trouble from not cleaning them.
      Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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      • #4
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        For the time and aggravation spent cleaning them, buy a vantage carpet and will be money well spent. I have about 8 vantage carpets which are 5 years old and still look new. I have a couple AMF red carpets(black now) about the same age and they are holding up too. However, The pins are remarkably cleaner in the vantage carpeted machines, evenwhen I frequently clean the red carpets. It's a mess. It's a hassle. As soon as I afford more vantage carpets, the reds are gone.

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        • #5
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          I don't clean them, I make sure the night guy cleans a few machines a night on a scheduled basis, and the ball wipers changed 2 times per week. One time reversed is ok. My pins are very clean.

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          • #6
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            Sadly, I don't have the pleasure you all have. The boss won't let me order anything unless it is broken and we don't have a spare. That, and I am the night guy...and the day guy.... and the afternoon guy. I do my job and half the job of the other 'employees' at my center......Guess I shoulda took up the offer I had a couple years ago to go to TN and work an A2 house.
            Duct tape and cable ties = a solution to all your woes!

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by 82/70 king:
              This topic has been discussed before......carpet cleaning is a waste of time.....JMO.

              Jerry
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Woo Hoo!!! pinspotter mech's unite and tell'm!!!

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              • #8
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                AMFpinchaser
                I clean my carpet every 6 months I use lane stripper with hot water, believe me if I didn’t have to clean I would Be a lot happier. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img] But it keep the bowlers hands clean and I don’t have to lesson to the bitch about it.

                Jeff

                Here To Day Gone Tomorrow

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                • #9
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                  AMFPinchaser: Its a waste of time man. The only thing that keeps the bowlers clean is the ball wipes. I tried to clean a carpet once, almost lost a finger. Leave it be.

                  We have a guy who used to clean them. He used too much water now im replacing pits left and right. ARGH [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

                  deadwood
                  Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                  • #10
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                    I disagree completely with not cleaning the carpets... I don't care what kind of carpet you use, it's a piece of fabric, and it gets dirty. You don't wear clothes without washing them until they fall apart, why would you do it to the carpet? And with how well these new conditioners 'stick' to the lanes and don't evaporate, the carpets get filthy... causing dirty pins...which causes dirty distributor belts, wheels, and bins...which causes dirty shuttle holders and cups...which causes pins to stick...causing more problems and jams.

                    For the time it takes to keep the carpets clean, it's well worth it. We started getting more jams, which all but disappeared as soon as the wheels and pockets were cleaned... they were filthy. Where did this gunk come from? Picked up off the balls and pins, and transferred on to the carpet and wheel.

                    I said before, I picked up one of those vacuum carpet cleaners used at the local rental place... I just start the carpet running, hold the nozzle against it, and it pretty much cleans itself. The vacuum picks up almost all the moisture, so it take nearly no time to dry.
                    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                    • #11
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                      "G": I highly disagree with the fabric part. The Pumpkin carpets are like soft PVC. Yuck!

                      deadwood
                      Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                      • #12
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                        They also stink up the whole backend for a week after you put them on. I have one, and that will be the last one I put on. I'm sticking the Vantage Premium.
                        Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by deadwood:
                          "G": I highly disagree with the fabric part. The Pumpkin carpets are like soft PVC. Yuck!

                          deadwood
                          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The point still remains... it gets dirty, and causes the gunk to transfer on to whatever touches it.

                          Most shoe soles aren't fabric... you still wipe your feet when you enter the house... why? So the gunk on your shoes doesn't get tracked on to the new Berber on the floors... Your car isn't fabric, but there's car wash places all over... windows aren't fabric, but I don't see Windex being discontinued.

                          There's no such thing as a waste of time when it comes to cleaning these things. Cleaner machines have less problems from wear and jams. Dust is abrasive... if it gets into bushings and wear points, it's like sticking sandpaper in there. It's also absorbent...it soaks up and wicks away oil from the places it should be lubricating. Lane oil and dirt causes hangs and pins sticking in the wheel and on the distributor, slows pins when they drop off the bin holders, and when they seat and spot in the cups. All this can be avoided with a little extra effort in keeping things clean.

                          I'll climb down off my soap box and shut up now. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                          <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                          • #14
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                            archive....carpet cleaning Feb. 27 2001 [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] :p
                            If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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