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  1. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Plastic nozzles   

    We use the spraying systems quick change plastic nozzles, they never rust, and always work.
    Get them from Spraying Systems in riverview florida https://www.yellowpages.com/riverview-fl/mip/spraying-systems-co-16400042?lid=16400042
     
     
  2. Tennessee Soft Wash added a post in a topic Green Wash from AC Lockyear - Just tried it!   

    Interesting, because I also just tried Green Wash. I was in Orlando a couple of weeks ago and bought a 5-gallon.  I haven't done a roof yet (will next week) but tried it on a house wash and liked it.  Main thing I liked is that it's not too sudsy and rinsed nicely.  
  3. Clean Exterior added a post in a topic Green Wash from AC Lockyear - Just tried it!   

    I haven't used the Green wash yet but I did use Final Wash as it was the only product i could find that was recommended for metal roofs and I have to say it works very well at the end of the job to add a wax like shine to metal roofs, vinyl siding and even rinses down windows pretty nicely. I myself did a weekend seminar with AC and decided to not buy his equipment but built my own. Not that I think his equipment or organization is bad but just not my fit and little pricey. Anyway his soaps do seem to be pretty good and user friendly. 
  4. Twin Ports Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Plastic nozzles   

    I got some from ispray off of the recommendation from Chris, here's the link to get you started.
     
    Best Nozzles For Roof Cleaning
  5. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Plastic nozzles
    Im wondering if anyone uses plastic (pvdf) nozzles on their roof cleaning set up?
    Im getting tired of my typical jrod setup (stainless) rusting. I am looking into the the plastic nozzles, they are cheap and made out of Kynar.
    I do have a Master nozzle but I use that for rinsing.
    Any input would be appreciated
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  6. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    Well, I did 1 job with a snowplow continuous duty solenoid instead of the factory switch. After 2 hours the solenoid quit working and was blazing hot! I assume I wired it wrongly? Marcus in Texas and Bruce Sullivan bot tried to help me-Marcus made a diagram and Brice made a video and I still did it wrong! I don't get it, I have done 90% of all vehicle repairs myself in my life and over 90% of all pressure washer repairs and building and have had numerous roof cleaning setups I did myself, but I can't seem to get hooking up a solenoid straight in my head! The pump still works, but nothing comes through the solenoid at all. I will get another one - maybe someone can help me and word this setup in a way that I can get through my 68 year old - 9 prescriptions a day - HEAD? :-(
  7. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    Well, I did 1 job with a snowplow continuous duty solenoid instead of the factory switch. After 2 hours the solenoid quit working and was blazing hot! I assume I wired it wrongly? Marcus in Texas and Bruce Sullivan bot tried to help me-Marcus made a diagram and Brice made a video and I still did it wrong! I don't get it, I have done 90% of all vehicle repairs myself in my life and over 90% of all pressure washer repairs and building and have had numerous roof cleaning setups I did myself, but I can't seem to get hooking up a solenoid straight in my head! The pump still works, but nothing comes through the solenoid at all. I will get another one - maybe someone can help me and word this setup in a way that I can get through my 68 year old - 9 prescriptions a day - HEAD? :-(
  8. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a topic in Softwash Systems For Roof And Exterior Cleaning   

    Green Wash from AC Lockyear - Just tried it!
    I bought a trailer full of softwashing equipment and chemicals.
    Yesterday I tried using the Green Wash instead of Gain. Unless this tile roof was a fluke-I was amazed! It showed cleaned in a minute! It makes a quick, white foam show [ AC says this is not sudsing, but activated SH.
    The foam disappears in a minute and clean roof shows. This was barrel tile-half was not too darkened and half was reasonably blackened with algae. I only used 1 coat on it all and it was perfect!
    Anyway, after giving AC a hard time at RCIA some years ago [ and not that he didn't deserve at least half of my insults LOL ]
    I believe in also giving credit where it is due and this stuff looks like a real plus!
    My body can only - barely - handle 2 days of work a week anymore, so I will report back to this post on how the Green Wash works on other roofs, next week. I'm especially interested in shingled roofs too!
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  9. Softwash Solutions of KY added a post in a topic Metal roof cleaning   

    thank you for the info and picture.
  10. Clean Exterior added a post in a topic Metal roof cleaning   

    I just did a green roof i'll attach the picture below. First be careful not to walk on it especially wet you WILL fall! A low mix around 1-2 Percent of SH worked well with no detergent and lots and lots of rinsing. Make sure to hit the roof from one direction and then the other to get those ridges that are every foot or so. At the end of the job I put on some final wash from softwash systems its considered a corrosion inhibitor which basically neutralizes the bleach so theres no rusting and it also adds a nice wax look to the roof. I'm not sure what other soaps do what final wash does but I'm sure if you do some research there are other options. Oh and I price metal roofs at about 70-80% more then shingles. (example 2,000 sq. ft. house with shingle maybe $500 with metal roof $800-$900). Good luck they can be very difficult. 
     

  11. Clean Exterior added a post in a topic NEW 1" PUMP AND IM NOT IMPRESSED! HELP   

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I am trying different nozzles but still haven't gotten more then 50ft. I contacted eaton because my compressor actually broke last Saturday on the job and i had to go out and rent one. It took a couple days to get in touch with the right person but they were helpful and are sending me the part I need to get the machine back up and running although I am the one paying for it to be overnighted but its better then paying for the rental. If i purchase another compressor i may search for a local company that has a repair shop so I can go directly to them instead of dealing with the phone and shipping. 
  12. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a comment on a blog entry Roof Cleaning Palm Harbor FL   

    LOL, nearly all the people over in Palm Harbor where Nick cleaned this roof are from up north
     
  13. Softwash Solutions of KY added a topic in Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Products   

    Metal roof cleaning
    Customer would like me to clean their barn roof. Any suggestions on what to use? It appears to have a little oxidation. 

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  14. Curb Appeal Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic non invasive fall protection?   

    Chris, what type of ground screw are you talking about in this post? Where would I find them?
  15. Jacksonville Beach Pressure Washing added a comment on a blog entry Barrel Tile Roof Cleaning in Jacksonville, Florida   

    This is perfect example of the services we provide in and around Atlantic Beach, Florida
  16. Mistamoss RoofWash added a post in a topic Roof Cleaning Equipment/Branding   

    Really great to hear your story can't believe you only started in 2009 your branding your you tube channel is a fantastic educational advertisement for how you run your very successful business. I have been reading and watching quite a lot of information around including yourself and Mr Bergmann. I have built a Small 12v system and have just cleaned my first roof. A friends Mom and Dad agreed to let me clean this roof and covered cost of chemicals and labour so almost my first paid job. I did take some video footage and will put it out there once I get some logos and strap lines sorted. Any advice or encouragement from any of the great people on this forum would be gratefully received Thanks again. Before 


  17. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a blog entry in Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning 33981 Charlotte County Florida   

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    Some roofs we minimally walk on, some not at all. Watch us work, search  Youtube  for-  BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING
    Here are 2 videos, 1 of tile and 1 of shingled roofs.
    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=hONK-RFkoeo
    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=6V5Vp-YkuxY
    Licensed and Insured. Father and Son business since 1994
    Below are 8 Positive ONLINE Reviews-read the reviews, but do not call the phone number or accept having this company get a bid from me for you! It will just cost you more! Just call me at 941-698-1959
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  18. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    I hope you get good life out of that Fatboy roof cleaning pump Chuck
  19. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Check These Foam Machines Out   

    Just post it in the open section of the forum
  20. Greg755 added a post in a topic Check These Foam Machines Out   

    Got one of these for sale never use it..with the optional hose. If you want it...       Anyways the reason I posted here was I wanted to ask if there is a place to sell on here.  I have a brand new compressor and a 1/2 rebuilt airpump that I was going to make a second rig with I am going to sell plus a  separate  big 8 gpm 3500psi pressure washing trailer that I need to list somewhere  Any place you suggest?
  21. ronpickle added a comment on a blog entry Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida   

    Best parameter to judge a roof cleaners is the word of mouth reputation, contact the previous customers, ask about their experiences with the roof cleaner and you will get to know the real picture. We at  springtownroofing.com , work with tried and tested roof cleaners to give the best roofing experience to the home owners in Springtown, Texas.
  22. Cory Gauthier added a post in a topic Footwear   

    My suggestion is that you get the black Cougar Paws as they are a little more water resistant than the others.  I go through about 2 pairs a year.  But I also do roofing and inspections too.  They are good on roofs, however, do not and I mean do not put total faith in them because at some point you WILL have the pad on the underside of the boot roll off the boot.  Then you will be performing ninja moves on the roof!
  23. ROOF CLEANING OF MID-MO added a post in a topic Footwear   

    How are you getting your feet that wet?
    When I walk on roofs I were Sketchers, skateboards and shingles are almost the same texture. 
    If I stand on a ladder I use wear a good boot that has a steal shank so the ladder rungs don't hurt my feet as much. 
  24. coastal1 added a post in a topic Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    A solenoid switch will save you a ton of headache. Instead of the pumps pressure switch having to carry the load of the pump, it will only be carrying the load which the solenoid needs to energize the load circuit which powers the pump.
    I've been running a Ford starter solenoid on my electric rewind hose reel for 15 years now and not one single component has failed.
    Mike