I completely disagree with you Inocentbystander. The moment you say ''I could care less about this business... its just a way to pay bills'' you lost credibility. I dont really even understand why even make a post then??? Your analogies make no sense as doctors, electrcians etc have standards, they are trades/careers that are regulated, sometimes heavily and you need to take courses and spend years and money. To counter your point, a Surgeon doesnt go right away and start cutting people up right after school he has to spend time under a fully BOARD LICENCED surgeon.
Guys that dont care about this business are the ones doing ''$99 house specials'' or around here working for ''$25/hr'' or more ridiculously ''I charge $16/Hr but you supply equipment etc..''
I understand the frustration you have, yes, there are guys here asking the same question all the time, but i also see genuine guys that are asking for help, who want to represent this industry, where ever they may be, to the fullest. They ask questions because they want to do a job better, faster or more professional which in turn makes the industry better. According to you we are supposed to come in this field all knowing, never ask a question and post fishing stuff. Well there are better places to post fishing related things than in a pressure washing forum, like a FISHING forum. If we use your mentality then we wouldnt have xjets, m5 nozzles, jrods, soft washing, downstreaming, remote soap injectors, ball valves, different chemicals, long ramge nozzles... we would still be using regular tips, ladder climbing or how ever is it that you run your business. The industry wouldnt be innovating. Look at how this industry is becoming, every year theres better equipment, chemicals because people come here or in other forums asking how they can do better.
I have come here with questions and had some amazing, helpful guys help me, i have also posted things here that i hope would help other people (business plan and a break down of hourly charges). Unlike you i care about this business, i got into this business for the money yes, but i first and formost work like a professional (uniform, pro equipment etc) and a great byproduct of that is the money i make, i close a lot of business BECAUSE I CARE about this business and people feel that and trust me.