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    I just got through pressure washing 2 pit carpets. Now we have some unexpected groups coming in that need the lanes. I have used a shop vac to remove as much water as I can, but the carpets are still damp. Will it cause any problems to go ahead and use them?

    Adam D.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>

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    Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

    You can use them....but I would put 1 or 2 carpetcovers on them to help catch some of the moisture. Also be prepared for some pins slipping on the cc belts

    billman
    let me be myself

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    • #3
      Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

      Thanks!!! I have them put back in.

      I'm glad I only got 2 of them done, because I was going to do 5. Oh well.. Maybe tomorrow...

      Thanks again....

      Adam D.
      <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>

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      • #4
        Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

        You might want to remember to remove those carpet cover after that group leaves to allow the rug to dry
        41 years and still learning....
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        • #5
          Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

          Hi Adam! If your using carpet covers I wouldn’t even bother with washing the rugs in the first place.....just my opinion.............useless though!

          Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
          Please buy MADE IN USA!

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          • #6
            Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

            Heya!

            Wow, pressure washing a pit carpet? I sure hope those arent wood pit boards. Even if they arent wood, the glue holding them dont wont like that kind of soaking. I've tried a few methods of cleaning the carpets, dont think I would try a pressure washer though.

            I would suggest using some kind of "Rug Doctor" machine, that you can spray and extract without the soaking of the whole assy.

            Wookie

            (Another 2 cents the government wont get) [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

              Thanks for the replies...

              These carpets are REALLY nasty, and are causing problems with pin and ball transfer.

              They are fiberglass boards, and have been pressure washed many times. It works great. I dry them with a shop vac, or let them sit in the sun.

              It's a good thing I put those back in when I did. It came a HUGE thunderstorm about 15 minutes afterwards. Water ran in through the walls and doors in the back. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

              All's well now. I'm washing 2 carpets a day (Tue-Fri) and hope to have them all clean fairly soon. Taking them out also gives me a chance to do maintainance on the conveyors themselves.

              Anywho....
              <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>

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              • #8
                Re: Damp pit Carpets Need reply ASAP

                Power washing is the only way to go. If you use wood pit boards, don't glue them. I've been power washing my carpets for many years now, and have had no problems.
                Idiocracy

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