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  1. ricardo garcia added a post in a topic New member   

    Thanks Chris i look forward to learning from you guys 
  2. Atlas1 added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    @PeakOfPerfection  Kevin, I didn't see any info on your site about the 3/4" Price pumps. What are the specs and pricing for one of those?
    Thank You!
  3. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic The Importance Of Web Site Loading Speed   

    Good Job! Another thing to check on is, what version of PHP you are running on your server.
    It should be at least PHP Version 7.0 if your server allows it.
     
  4. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Check These Foam Machines Out   

    The cost is very reasonable, and would give one a sales gimmick, like being different from your competitors. You have to admit, the foam looks cool as shit. 
  5. coastal1 added a post in a topic Check These Foam Machines Out   

    Neat idea! I watched a couple videos of these last fall. In some cases, it appeared as though a mini blizzard had smacked the side of the house....
    Mike
  6. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a topic in General Discussion   

    Check These Foam Machines Out
    Some interesting foam machines, and ideas.
    http://fohmer.com/
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  7. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic New member   

    Welcome, I used to date a girl from Beaverton, back when I lived up in Seattle.
    Welcome to the RCIA !
  8. ricardo garcia added a topic in General Discussion   

    New member
    Hello my name is Ricardo Garcia and i with RCG Painting LLC out of beaverton Oregon  i have been researching the last couple of months i purchased a 4x8 trailer changed all the wood on it purchased a 125 gallon tank plumbing and a self build kit from pressure tek.

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  9. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Mike,
    Thank you.  We want very unbiased feedback.  Thank you for reporting!
    L
  10. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

      We're running about 10:1 on roof mix, 10 gallons of mix for every ONE ounce of Slo Mo. ( I just put about 20oz in a tank today, in preparation for tomorrow) And much like you, we use it for everything; roofs, housewashes, etc.   I have no vested interest other than it a great product, and at the price point, WITH shipping costs, it's more cost effective than anything else that I'm aware of.  Well done Rex and Lori.
  11. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Mike,
    Thank you for the feedback!  We've been trying to figure out just how minuscule the dose of SLO MO should be for downstreaning out of a 5er.  Your experience will be a big help!
     
    L
  12. Cherokee Services LLC added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    We just got our first 5er of slomo on Thursday last week. We aren't starting our roof cleaning until mid this week. This stuff works where ever you need serious cling. Yesterday we had vinyl privacy fence to clean around a pool. Wind was blowing at 20+ our mix was just sheeting off. Just for the sake of trying it, I added an ounce to 5 gallons. Stuff stuck like glue in that wind, we downstream mostly, and the fence looked like it had been waxed! Lol we had foam blowing around the neighborhood but it was extremely effective. I think only half an ounce would have been sufficient. Great product Lori, can't wait to try it out on some roofs this week!


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  14. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic THE CHUCK BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING WARNING!   

    What a great idea!!! Gonna go on a scavenger hunt!!
    Got any suggestions? :-)
  15. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! ROOF CLEANERS GONE NUTS!   

    I agree with all thoughts!
    Couldn't care less, other than me making 1 post every 48 hours and the spammers burying me down to the bottom of the page!
     THEY ARE FREAKIN' NUTS! Craigslist is just not that valuable and multi-posters just look unprofessional, to me?
    Plus, some people are posting stuff that makes them look even stupider! Is stupider a word? If not, I'm entering it now for acceptation! LOL
  16. Clean Exterior added a post in a topic NEW 1" PUMP AND IM NOT IMPRESSED! HELP   

    Thanks for everyones suggestions. I'll be experimenting this weekend and let you know how I make out.
  17. coastal1 added a post in a topic Dual Small Compressors VS 1 Big Compressor ?   

    Cool  deal. I  built a similar setup last year. I  do a lot of short but long retaining walls. I combined 2 Senco compressors together and for low volume spraying, they work great! They run much quieter than a larger compressor and if one goes down, I can still work with the other.
    I ran a slightly more complex delivery system with dual regulators so I can run two seperate spray guns simultaneously without the need to keep adjusting a single regulator for multiple spraying tasks.
    I too added a small 1 gallon auxiliary tank for more cfm which really comes in handy when flushing out the lines with a wide open valve.
    I run a large RV battery in my trailer which powers a 3000w inverter supplying a 20a breaker. With each compressor only drawing 4a, it works great.
    Obviously, this isn't ideal for large spraying jobs. For those tasks, I run the Bandit...
    For the low volume spraying jobs which have a lot of vegetation which needs to be protected, the single/tandem small compressors work great running my flojet pump. Similar to the Outlaw system but with 2 compressors rather than just one.
    Mike 
  18. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a topic in General Discussion   

    Dual Small Compressors VS 1 Big Compressor ?
    This is a very interesting idea
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  19. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Become An RCIA Certified Roof Cleaner !   

    I am still looking for them! 
  20. h2o spray added a post in a topic Become An RCIA Certified Roof Cleaner !   

    Truthfully I really do not care about the diploma,having you (Chris) as an educator is worth more than any piece of paper. Thanks again for offering all of your extremely valuable information! I believe you made roof cleaning what it is today (a valuable service for both contractors and homeowners) but having a few of the stickers would be nice just to show a little pride for the RCIA!
  21. PeakOfPerfection added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    I've had a ton of experience with guys stalling 1" pump with icing. I probably took 30-40 calls and emails on pump icing and stalling issues last summer in all different size ranges. 
    The higher the amount of CFM, the more water you will make. Simple physics. Depending on the pump air end design, you can definitely run into icing and stalling issues. 1" pumps run high CFM's and every mfg will tell you to run clean, DRY air into your pump. 
    Also, putting a smaller nozzle on may give you more distance...or it may give you LESS. It depends on the pump and the efficiency curve. 
    The smaller the restriction is, the more the head pressure will rise. The higher the head pressure rises, the more CFM you require to overcome that pressure. At some point the flow starts to decrease. You may not have enough air to maintain the output flow and the pump may even even stall.
     
     
     
  22. PeakOfPerfection added a post in a topic NEW 1" PUMP AND IM NOT IMPRESSED! HELP   

    Try a bigger nozzle. You may be putting too much head pressure on it with a dinky little 020 nozzle and actually limiting the flow. Put an 040 or an 060 zero degree. If you take the nozzle out and you get nearly the same distance running with just an open quick connect...bingo. That much restriction cranks the head pressure way up and drops the output GPM and you don't have enough air to run high head pressures on a 1050. You can run an 020 but not necessarily for distance. 
    The Husky 1050 isn't my favorite pump which i why I never sold any. They soak up a TON of air. Unlike the earlier 1040, the 1050 is a DEFU pump made in China. If you look at the curve on them, not the best curve in the world. They like a LOT of air. 
    The 5/8" hose...does it have 1/2" or 3/4" end fittings...you want 3/4". 
    If you want a 1" pump that will retain the output with that CFM at high head pressures then nothing is better than the 1" Price. 
     
     
     
  23. PeakOfPerfection added a post in a topic Basic Roof Cleaning System, Tanks, Plumbing, etc. Layout Drawings and Pictures.   

    if you use the sealed tank system dewign with external fills, there is no need for any special coatings. 
  24. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic NEW 1" PUMP AND IM NOT IMPRESSED! HELP   

    I have 1" Aro pump, big HF ac, 1/2" air hose, 1" outlet hose to my 5/8" spray hose, no reel, 1" suction lines, and use a 3/4" ball valve and pipe gun and shoot 75' all day long. 
    Make sure you have your filter regulator hooked up with the flow going the right direction. Eliminate as many 3 way ball valves and 90 degree elbows as possible . Unreel all of your hose when you need distance and lay it out in big loops with no sharp bends or coils. EVERYTHING can restrict flow so keep it simple. And the shorter your hose the farther it will shoot. Period. 
    Try this to make sure pump setup is working correctly. Using just your 1" supply hose let your ac buildup to max pressure then start pumping and see how much mix or water it will pump in 30" and reply to this message. I will check mine Thursday and we can compare. If you use mix be careful! It should come out hot and heavy. 
  25. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Even better than I ever expected!!! Thank you!!!