Chuck, I haven't seen or heard of Chapstick causing cancer however, I heard something a few years ago where some type of sunscreen was under review as it may have contributed to skin cancer. Can't remember which brand but it was on the news. I too use Chapstick but not on a regular basis and was just asking about it. Mike
That's interesting! NO, the doctor sim-ply said it was cancer, not specifically from sun exposure-I assumed that, as I have dozens of pre-cancerous tissue spots removed twice a year. If it could be caused by Chapstick, I would really like to see the info you speak of! I will go research it now! Thanks!
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I agree to a certain point. Hose size and length of hose matters on how much flow and distance you will get. 20 CFM may be on the low side for a 1in pump however it's plenty enough power to use with a 1 in pump. For example 1 truck has a 20cfm air compressor and it shoots over 3 stories using our 1in pump so saying you need over 20 CFM is not entirely true. He'll 60 CFM would be a beast however it's not needed or a must have. As far as a Santoprene pump giving you up to 30% more output I am going to have to disagree. I am not sure how the difference In material would be less effective when it comes to flow or distance. In front of me I have 2 new ARO pumps 1 is Teflon and 1 is Santoprene and they are both rated at 53 GPM. I went over the data sheets and and I could not find 1 thing that suggest my Santoprene pump has more output power than my Teflon pump. I guess this is were it comes down to personal opinion but I just wanted to clear up this info for any new guys reading this that you don't need a 30 or 60 CFM compressor to run a 1 in pump or to have it do a good job. We clean 2 story houses with walkout basements all day with our 20cfm compressor and new pumps such as my ARO are a lot more efficient that a 10 to 20 year old pump.. Last thing as far as the GPM is equal to CFM rule.. if you contact any pump manufacture they will tell you 1 CFM is generally equal to 1 GPM but yes some factors come into play like nozzle size, hose size, what pump you have but I can tell you that for our systems rinsing with our 1 in pump is by far superior than rinsing with our 10 GPM pressure washer..
Nope. There are a lot more variables than that. Depends on the pump, the hose length and size. Each pump is different. You can look at a performance curve to get an idea of what kind of output you'll be getting from X pump with X CFM at X head pressure. As a general rule, 1" pumps need a minimum of 20 CFM. But there are big differences between 1" pumps. A 1" ARO is NOT the same thing as a 1" Sandpiper S1F. There are wide variances in efficiency and air requirements between the different pumps. I can run two of my twin pump modules for a total of 20 GPM open flow with 10 CFM. Same thing with a Sandpiper S1F takes about 25 CFM. Takes 16 CFM on a 1" Price. The diaphragm can also have a big impact on output. Running a Santoprene diaphragm will give you about 15-30% more output per CFM than a Teflon diaphragm.
Thanks for the warm welcome Chris. no i haven't cleaned either of their gutters. i've worked near Springsteens house in the city of Holmdel it's the next county over from me. Bon Jovi lives a little further up north. Hey if it's ok id like to speak with you about putting my roof washing rig together what's the best way to contact you ? and do i need to become a premium member first in order to contact you ? thanks
That's good to know... Please correct me if I am wrong, but, does 1 CFM equal 1 GPM... ??? ( meaning at a 15.5 split... it would be rinsing at 15.5 gpm... / which is more than an 8 gpm pressure washer for rinsing... ???
Nice Build! Our Isuzu Flatbed was a wee bit underpowered carrying dual 500 gallon tanks when both tanks were full. That Proportioner makes it where all you have to carry is SH and soap/surfactant. Nice job Lisa and Eric !
Yeah we use 2 1in pumps 1 for applying chem and 1 for rinsing.. However you have to have a large air tank to rinse with a 1in pump. We could not rinse with out 20 cfm 10 gallon compressor because it ran out of air way to quick
Do you rinse and apply your solution at the same time from this new compressor... ??? Basically split it would be 15.5 cfm to each pump... I personally like the idea of rinsing from a 1" pump and using only 1 source to push it if this is the case... Looks great Don... !!!
Hi everybody, glad to be here. Im Tod Foltyn owner of Jersey Shore Gutter Cleaning LLC here in Toms River, NJ. We are adding roof washing & power washing to our services this year and im looking forward to being a part of this community. I hope to learn as much as possible from the experienced & knowledgeable veterans and i also hope i can add value and help others in any way possible in return.
We talked to Eaton and they strongly recommend not to stack compressors and in our experience 20 CFM seems to be plenty 30 is almost over kill. However we rinse with a 1 in pump and if you stack even the Eaton even tho they say not to 20 gallons of air is not enough to rinse with you just run out of air to fast. We also own the wheel barrow compressor from them it's plenty to push a 1 in pump we shoot 4 story building so for the new guys I dont think they need to get caught up in large cfm compressors. Just our opinion. 20 CFM per Eaton and Aro says 1 CFM is equal give or take to 1 GPM so 20 GPM is plenty with a 20cfm compressor. Now you wont get 20 GPM due to nozzle restriction or hose size.
Ive been recommending their compressors for a while now. Great company to work with. US made. Killer warranty. One thing you can do is stack the 20 CFM wheelbarrow compressors. Cheapest way to get 40 CFM. That is where the 1" pumps really wake up and start getting happy.