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    We are initiating a cleaning program for the carpets. What is the best method? How are you guys doing this? Anybody have a spray and vacuum method? Never done much of this cleaning so any advice would help.

  • #2
    Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

    Don't clean them.

    They will rot because you cannot get them dry.

    Where do you work? Sawmill?

    JK

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    • #3
      Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

      Been cleaning mine for ten years and never had one rot i guess it all depends on the type of carpets you use
      We clean our Amf pumpkin tans with a dry towel every day and wet mop the once a month

      King what do you do when it gets dirty just throw it away???
      First you clean it
      then you lube it
      then you clean it
      then you adjust it
      then you clean it
      then you clean it some more

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      • #4
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        I dont clean mine either, they dont get that dirty. The pins stay white so whats the point .

        When I had 30's I did clean the carpets(once)because they were black with dirt. I used lane cleaner and water in a spray bottle, sprayed carpets, then held towels on carpets to dry them.

        Well look at that I have reached 100 posts.

        I would like to thank all of the Bowl-Tech members, because without all of you I would have never reached these kind of numbers.
        I would also like to thank my mom and dad for having me, and my wife and kids for being so supportive.

        Again, Thank You, I will cherish this award.

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        • #5
          Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

          When we do clean ours (not very often as at least for us they dont get that dirty) we use a damp mop, then take a big rag wipe as much water off as we can and let the machines run for a while to help dry them. No problems from it but then again we don't do it very often unless the need arises (usually a broken dist drive shaft falling into the pit, we do the pins and carpet when it happens) we also clean pins on 8 lanes a month during rotation so they stay pretty clean. BTW congrats on #100 pinboy, hope to see many more from you bud! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
          All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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          • #6
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            Speaking of posts, I went over 1000 and didn't even know it lol Sure didn't feel like I added my $0.02 1000+ times lol [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
            All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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            • #7
              Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

              Originally posted by 82/70 king:
              Don't clean them.

              They will rot because you cannot get them dry.

              Where do you work? Sawmill?

              JK
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">He's not taking a hose to them. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

              I've used both mops and towels.
              -- Larry

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              • #8
                Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

                We use one of those carpet cleaners like the ones they rent in stores... sprays the solution on and then picks it back up with the vac. Never had a problem with rotting or degrading.

                For the solution, a little Castrol Super-Clean or DBA White Glove in warm water does the trick. The come out looking VERY good.

                We only do 1 or 2 a day... clean them, then plug a cheater into the backend and let it run a while with a fan blowing on the carpet face and underside. Dries pretty quick because the water is sprayed on and picked back up so quickly that it doesn't really 'saturate' the carpet.

                Our pit carpets tend to get very dirty, so cleaning is pretty much a necessity. The building is old to begin with (it used to be a silk mill, then a factory), and the fire we had some years back left a lot of 'black stuff' that just never goes away... dust and gunk from under the lanes and above the ceilings slowly gets picked up by the balls or falls as dust, and winds up mixed with the lane conditioner all over the carpet.

                Can't wait until the owner builds the new place and we can get out of that old building.
                <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                • #9
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                  we pull two carpets every 3 weeks and take them down to the dry cleaners! they come back looking like new. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] 24 machines so they all get cleaned about every 9-10 months.
                  they charge us by the pound!
                  if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Rep:
                    Sure didn't feel like I added my $0.02 1000+ times
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That makes just over 20 bucks...who ever said 20 bucks doesn't go very far...thanks for all your input Rep.

                    Of course, 20 bucks DOESN'T go very far in OZ land...LOL
                    TSM & TSM Training Development
                    Main Event Entertainment
                    480-620-6758 for help or information

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                    • #11
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                      LOL JBEES! Thanks for the kind words, I'm happy and very proud to be a part of BT, I tell everyone I can about the site [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                      All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

                        HEY -PUT THOSE CARPET BRUSHES BACK ON!!!!!!!!
                        he he
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                        This post is not an unpaid promotion of my business.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

                          Originally posted by Ted:
                          HEY -PUT THOSE CARPET BRUSHES IN THE TRASH!!!!!!!!
                          he he
                          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Fixed [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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                          • #14
                            Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

                            Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                            </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ted:
                            HEY -PUT THOSE CARPET BRUSHES IN THE TRASH!!!!!!!!
                            he he
                            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Fixed [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Agreed...good call.

                            All those things ever did is build up a ton of static and wear a ditch in the center of the carpet. Didn't do much for keeping them clean, either... All I ever found them to be good for is new carpet and new carpet brush sales, and probably helped out with replacement electronics sales from the static they built up, too.
                            <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                            • #15
                              Re: Cleaning Pit Carpets

                              Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                              Don't clean them.

                              They will rot because you cannot get them dry.

                              Where do you work? Sawmill?

                              JK
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">King...what do you do to keep your pins from looking like garbage. I am seeing quite a buildup of dirt on the pins in a 70's house. We clean the pins and the dirt comes back in a few days. We have cleaned everything but the carpet. What would you do next?
                              TSM & TSM Training Development
                              Main Event Entertainment
                              480-620-6758 for help or information

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