I will likely try it out with my 1/2" hose, but I definitely want to go 5/8" minimum asap. I've pushed the limits of what is possible with 12v and 1/2" hose. We do some pretty big tile roofs and the reach is a big big help!
I am definitely looking at going hannay with no manifold for the reel. That might have to wait, but it's going to happen. So for now, all I basically need is the skid, the compressor, my choice of hose, are there other parts? Do I need a dryer for the air or any other items I should budget for?
@Curb Appeal Pros LLC What size pump are you feeding the 5/8 with, and what kind of reach are you getting? I'm still planning on going with a 1" pump, but keep going back and forth between 5/8 and 3/4 hose. I refuse to work off if anything taller than a 28' ladder, and many of the roofs in my area are way big with really unique roof lines and (due to mountainous terrain) really weird approach angles. For instance today I did a roof where one end of the gutter line was as 10', the other end (about 80' away) I couldn't reach with my 28' ladder. Oddly enough, if I had been able to shoot 60 feet or so, I could have done that high end from the ground.....(should have taken pictures) Some say you'll stall a 1" pump with anything less than a 3/4 hose. I'm planning on going with an All-Flo, in case that affects your answer at all. Reach is my number one priority, and, of course, flow+restriction=reach, right? Thank you!
the flow is slightly less the distance is the same. The bigger the hose the more flow but I am saying its not that much of a difference IMO to carry around a 3/4 hose than a 5/8 hose. We did it for a year and 3/4 is a real pain to carry around all day. Once we went to 5/8 there was not a huge difference ( there was a difference but very small) it was easier to move around and at the end of the day I was not complete beat. Some guys say 3/4 is nothing to carry around however I am a young guy a former US Marine and it got old real quick unless I am just a huge girl. If you look at the weight of 300 FT of 3/4 hose then add in the the amount of weight of water it can hold its a ton of weight to be dragging around for 8 hours a day for a little more volume. Keep in mind 90% of our houses are 2 story with a walkout basement and you cannot walk the roof. So I am all for distance and volume but I just did not see the big of a difference.
yeah they will. Also flexzilla just came out with a 3/4 hose you can order them direct however its a great hose but only has a 2 year warranty where eley is 10 year or lifetime I forget. They are both going to be around the same price
3/4 hose IMO is overkill. We went down to 5/8 its a lot easier to carry and really if you are using a 3/4 ball valve there is not a huge difference. 5/8 is plenty (we ran 3/4 for 1 year and 5/8 for 1 year). As far as systems go just build one that fits your needs. It will be cheaper, you will know how to fix it if it breaks, and it fits your exact needs. Before you buy stuff make sure you do your research so you don't overpay for products. There are a TON of places to find pumps, hose, chemicals, fittings, so don't get in the mind set that this is the end all be all. For reels you can order direct from hannay or from John Cloud from gorilla reels they are not as heavy duty but they are not bad its a good cheaper option.
Sure. You *Could start out with an Outlaw-B and the compressor with your current 1/2" hose and see how it sprays. If you hit what you need to hit with the higher output, you are golden. If it is *juuust* enough, then upgrade to 5/8" hose and be happy. All you'd need is the ubiquitous Harbor Freight Gas Wheelbarrow compressor, $499 at any Harbor Freight location near you and a few bolts for the frame. If it turns you you need more, just add a second pump...it is already for it. Add your 3/4" hose. Lori at PWP carries the Flextech hose, that is my choice in the larger hose sizes. Good stuff. Will run about $360 for 200'. Reel...for the big hose, I'd go Hannay. It ain't cheap but it is the right reel to handle the big stuff. You got to figure about $900 for a big manifoldness Hannay chem reel. Yeah, painful I know, but that reel will last a LONG LONG time. What I'd do then is to plumb the system so that you can run one pumps through the 1/2" hose for smaller roofs and when you get the big tall monsters, switch a connector or a valve, bring on the twins and the big hose and spray the bejeezus out of it. I designed the systems to be expandable and flexible this way.
I was looking at your Outlaw D skid. I guess I need a reel, hose, fittings, and the compressor? Can you help me out so I know what I would need to run that puppy at 3/4" hose just one gun? I don't mind my 12v, but struggling to reach the ridge line on a metal roof today really tested my patience. I need to nail down total pricing for the switch so I can start budgeting for it.
The 1" is available in Kynar. The 3/4" is only available in Poly. That being said, the Poly they use is rated for 20% SH and it is pretty thick. You'll likely get a lot of years out of it before it becomes a problem.
I was just looking for a nice little 100 footer and was surprised the 3/4 wasn't available. I have 250' of mean green and an assortment of others so it's no emergency. Glad to hear they are still going to offer 3/4.