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  1. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic What do you think of this pump?   

    Here is the way it works here, if you are a vendor here, and we get complaints that you ignore, or at least try to make right, you get shown the door. 
  2. Philip McCullough added a post in a topic What do you think of this pump?   

    Having after the sale support from your suppliers is very important when your livelihood depends on the products you bought.
    I have done business with Miss Lori at PWP, bought AODD pump, hose reel and hoses, and can say she is top notch and only a txt/phone call away.
    I am sure Kevin is a great guy to work with as well and they both have a strong presence here at the RCIA.
  3. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic What do you think of this pump?   

    No, but it will work, and work well. However, when it breaks, you will not have the advantage of having bought it from a dealer who is familiar with what we do. The 2 vendors I suggested to you can compete or beat this price, plus take care of you when your pump breaks, as well as provide valuable advice.
  4. PressureWasherProducts added a topic in Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Products   

    ALL DELAVAN PUMPS ON SALE: $175 Fatboy FB2 RCIA Sale Until Supplies Last
    Hello RCIA!
    For those of you whom use the 12 volt pumps and have guttered homes and buildings, we are offering a Delavan Pump sale!
    For a limited time, the FB2 or Fatboy 7870-101Y is $175.  Buy it here  This is the new and improved 7 gpm 12Volt pump up to 100 psi.  This is the most popular pump for Softwashing high pitch roofs with gutters besides the AODD pumps!
    5850-104E is $145 5 gpm 110 volt On Demand Pump  Buy it here
    5850-201E is $115 5 gpm 12 Volt 60 psi On Demand Pump*****2nd Most Popular for Softwashing  Buy it here
    7870-101E is $175 7 gpm 60 psi 12 Volt On Demand (Formerly known as the Fatboy)  Buy it here
    7812-101E is $60  2 gpm 60 psi 12 Volt On Demand Pump great for apply sealer  Buy it here
    5850-111E is $115 5 gpm 60 psi 12 Volt BYPASS pump  Buy it here
    Remember to pick up an 'Original Suction Hose Assembly with Slotted Tank Filter (AG16TF08-D)  Buy the Original Slotted SH Filter Here
    How to Install and Plumb a 12 Volt Softwash Pump by Pressure Washer Products and Rex, The Pump Guru
     
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  5. ARMADILLO ROOF CLEANING added a post in a topic What do you think of this pump?   

  6. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Older Roof Folks-After all these years and all RCIA has taught many of us   

    We are still using air, at least my son is, I am retired! 
    Still using Gain, when we use a surfactant, and since I left, no more TSP  
    LOL, they are too lazy to mix it
     
  7. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic What do you think of this pump?   

    Just say NO to this pump, for a few dollars more you can get a KYNAR pump from Lori at pressure washer products, or a rebuilt pump from Kevin Enderle from Peak Of Perfection in Bellingham, Washington.
     
  8. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

    Be careful of low grade poly fittings.  Fiberglass is mixed into the poly to add strength.  It also gives it s shine.  The fiberglass breaks down over time when exposed to SH.  
    Go for SCH 80 PVC fittings....
  9. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    I love the honest feedback!!  Thank you so very much for posting! 
    For those whom want to add a fragrance and don't want to buy a pre-mixed surfactant and fragrance, try out samples first direct from the manufacturer.  Horizon, Chemia, Florachem and Nilum will send you free samples to try.  You can add as much as you need for the job and gain control over your costs.  Fragrance Link to Manufacturers
     
  10. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    I have been using Slo Mo for the last few jobs and the stuff is AWESOME! It's crazy concentrated so it only takes a few ounces to do an entire roof. It also seems to clean extremely well and rinses easily.  Try it you'll like it! I will definitely buy it again and nothing else. 
  11. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Philip, BEAUTIFUL softwash roof cleaning!!! Love the foamy appearance of the mix!
     
  12. Philip McCullough added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    More love for Slo-Mo from Ravenel SC 
     


  13. Philip McCullough added a post in a topic Huge Thank YOU Chris Tucker and RCIA   


    That's what true friends do for each other Mr. Bergman :-) 
    Just wanted him to know that there are many of us "newbies" out here that really do appreciate the posts from the early days and I have learned a LOT from them :-) 
    Many folks just wont help the competition or they choose to simply go the "my way is only way" route, as many are now doing.
    On this site I learned that there are many ways to skin a cat. Once I was comfortable with the process and equipment we were gonna use we jumped in with both feet and I am so happy that I can PM the man himself with a "newbie" question and he will answer me with honest and straight information.
    That is to me invaluable :-) 
     
  14. ARMADILLO ROOF CLEANING added a topic in General Discussion   

    What do you think of this pump?
    Whats your opinion on this pump? Seems like a good deal.   https://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/p-6544-versa-matic-e5pp5t5t9c-12-pump-polyproplene-body-teflon-diaphragm.aspx 
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  15. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Older Roof Folks-After all these years and all RCIA has taught many of us
    What are you using as a roof mix and equipment?
    There have been popular surfactants-I used Ammonyx Lo for years, but had to drive over 100 miles to Tampa to get it.
    I tried everything else as it came out and then, as has happened to me many times-even though I have been cleaning roofs with no pressure since sometime in the mid to late 90's [ I'm guessing from some of my pictures I've run into, that were dated, that it's since about 1996 or so?
    Anyway, I learned from RCIA that GAIN dish liquid was compatible with SH, so that's what I've used ever since. Shingled roofs 30-35% SH and in my 100 gal mix tank about 44 oz of Gain-period.
    On tile, a 45-50% SH mix with 44-88 oz Gain and on very dirty, light colored roofs, about 15lb of TSP per 100 gal mix.
    I stuck with the Delavan 5gpm 12 volt delivery system, just because
    I'm almost 70 and too old to bother switching to air.
    My son is in the same business [ and now that he is largely recuperated from his fall in 2014 ] is working for me again-but mainly just pressure washing, or doing the lower portion of roofs from the ground. I do the rest.
    Anyway, he bought a double air delivery system = 2 compressors, 2 air pumps and carries 2 12 volt pumps for backup.
    HE LOVES THE AIR SYSTEM! However, they don't come cheap and after less than 2 years is on his 3rd pump and 2nd compressor-and that's about to meet it's maker! LOL
    How about you?
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  16. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    THE CHUCK BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING WARNING!
    REMOVING MY 3 REMOTE CALL FORWARDING NUMBERS ON THIS AND OTHER POSTS. HERE'S WHY I NEED TO AND YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GET REMOTE #'s TOO!:
    Back in around 1990, when everyone used landline phones instead of cell phones-I learned about Remote Call Forwarding numbers. I got a local number for Venice-Sarasota area 483--A local number for Englewood area 474-- and a local number for Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda areas 255-
    Back then I advertised in all 3 areas, using a few different phone books, covering those areas. In all, I had like 5-7 different individual phone books at a time going. Having those local numbers for those town areas, made potential customers see me as a local, instead of out of towner. My home phone number is an oddball starting with 698 and only covers rural areas, the largest being Rotonda.
    Now, I physically can only work 2 days a week and then take 5 days to recuperate from the pain and tiredness.
    SO! To make a short story long LOL I don't advertise in any phone books now and haven't for like 10 years!
    Modern day people are used to hiring companies that run off of cell phone numbers, many of which are not even Florida numbers!
    Few of them would even know that these old numbers were local for them???
    SO! LOL I am getting rid of all numbers except my home phone, which is what all the other numbers ring in to, the 698 number.
    POINT BEING  I'm visiting old posts on all the forums I have posted on and removing the 3 "Remote" numbers.
    If I leave them and a potential customer dials them-after I eventually shut them down, they will get
    "DEE DAA DEE THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE"
    Chances are they will then assume I am out of business and call the next roof cleaner / pressure washer on their list!
    It's going to be an enormous undertaking, but it will save me 2 things-$130.00 a month phone bills and 3/4ths of the telemarketer calls I get! When they see all 4 of my numbers, they call all 3 !!
    That's my story. So, if you do get remote call forwarding numbers, be sure to make an accurate list of the websites you put them on, so you have the option the edit them out or, if editing is not possible, make a reply post saying "I am now using only 1 phone number ###-467-%%%% "
     
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  17. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Charlotte County Roof Maintenance. Roof Cleaning Under Roofing Warranty   

    REMOVING MY 3 REMOTE CALL FORWARDING NUMBERS ON THIS AND OTHER POSTS. HERE'S WHY:
    Back in around 1990, when everyone used landline phones instead of cell phones-I learned about Remote Call Forwarding numbers. I got a local number for Venice-Sarasota area 483-
    A local number for Englewood area 474- and a local number for Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda areas 255-
    Back then I advertised in all 3 areas, using a few different phone books, covering those areas. In all, I had like 5-7 different individual phone books at a time going. Having those local numbers for those town areas, made potential customers see me as a local. My home phone number is an oddball starting with 698 and only covers rural areas, the largest being Rotonda.
    Now, I physically can only work 2 days a week and then take 5 days to recuperate from the pain and tiredness.
    SO! To make a short story long LOL I don't advertise in any phone books now and haven't for like 10 years!
    Modern day people are used to hiring companies that run off of cell phone numbers, many of which are not even Florida numbers!
    SO! LOL I am getting rid of all numbers except my home phone, which is what all the other numbers ring in to, the 698 number.
    POINT BEING  I'm visiting old posts on all the forums I have posted on and removing the 3 "Remote" numbers. If I leave them and a potential customer dials them-after I eventually shut them dow, they will get "DEE DAA DEE THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NOT IN SERVICE" Chances are they will then assume I am out of business and call the next roof cleaner / pressure washer on their list!
    It's going to be an enormous undertaking, but it will save me 2 things-$130.00 a month and 3/4ths of the telemarketer calls! When they see all 4 of my numbers, they call all 3 !!
  18. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Huge Thank YOU Chris Tucker and RCIA   

    You are right Phillip, Chis is an outstanding person!
    I have been at RCIA since just about it's beginning.
    I think I was the 1st to become certified, which is why my avatar is the original certification certificate I have.
    Through the years, I have watched Chris help and help and help!
    There have been members who turned against him and did backbiting and Chris held his cool longer than any man but Jesus could!
    I still find on other forums people insulting him and it makes me mighty angry!
    In every case, I reply and try to put them in their place [ which is a place wayyyy below Chris! ]
    Sometimes, if I'm just visiting a site, I register, just so I can reply to anyone who tries putting him down.
    I'm not brown nosing-Chris and I have known each other far too long to need to do that.
    I simply feel this strongly!
    He has been a friend and helper to so many!!
  19. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Easy Map Maker   

    I'll have to check that out!
    I'm lucky if I can remember what I did 2 days ago! LOL
    Oh ya, I did this yucky job, but at least I made some money! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKdQIAhvcaI
     
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