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  1. Roof Cleaning Jacksonville FL 904-304-0810 added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    I am still running 12v pumps for roof cleaning right now, but this is good news. I most certainly will switch over to aodd pumps in the future. It's just a matter of time. I am watching closely what happens with these things, so I can make a good informed decision about which roof cleaning pumps I want. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    Price Pumps are an awesome American Made Pump Company. They are located in California, and very big on making acid resistant pumps, for the soil out in California.
    I have always felt that Price was one of, if not THE very best pump made for what we do. It is great to see Kevin giving them the exposure they deserve, in our industry.
     
  3. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor   

    They are rip offs, that's for sure. That being said, I would sure like a night with Amy Matthews  
    I got ripped off by them years ago, when they were Service Magic! We were charged for leads that were so old, often when we drove out to give the estimates, competitors were up cleaning them  
  4. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    Welcome to the RCIA Luis! 
  5. flashpowerwashing added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    Hello Everyone, 
    My name is Luis, im from Raritan NJ, and owner of Flash Power Washing. Ive been in business, this being my third year, and i just want to learn as much as i can. I want to learn to more efficiently help my customers, run my business, and bring in new clients. I hope we can all help each other in the long run.
  6. PeakOfPerfection added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    I was selling rebuilt used pumps before. Here is the thing...used Price pumps are rare as hens teeth, especially in plastic. They just don't show up used, so they weren't my market. In the several years I did pump rebuilds, I only ever ran across two, versus hundreds of AROs and some Sandpipers. And I actually did mention it in one post and said ai was keeping it for myself. Which I did. The other went to a client in Canada who is using it for high lift projects and he raves about it. I had a customer who needed to clean a 10 story building and we needed a pump that would handle high lift pressures without much air. Price was the choice and I figured, why not offer them to my clients, so we struck a deal. 
     I still like the Sandpiper S1F pump, it is a beast. If you have a decent compressor, it is the only one capable of matching the output of the Proce in sheer volume. But I've come to appreciate the benefits of air efficiency, which I didn't pay as much attention to until we started trying to engineer systems liike the OutLaw-C.  These pumps allow somebody running an ARO, Sandpiper, or Yamada 1/2" to upgrade flows without adding CFM. It also allows somebody to use a smaller compressor but achieve higher flows, distances and lifts. Hell, you can actually run a 1" price off a Harbor Freight compressor...literally no other 1" pump will do that without stalling. 
  7. Kleen Roofs added a post in a topic Do your employees claim Unemployment?   

    The best thing may be to drop the hours they work in the other 6 months to a bare min. If they are employed, they cannot get unemployment. You can check to see if you would qualify as a seasonal employer, but I think 6 months is to long.
     
  8. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    I don't recall you ever mentioning Price brand pumps before. 
  9. bulletproof added a post in a topic 12v replacement pump   

    great thanks
     
  10. Roof Cleaning Jacksonville FL 904-304-0810 added a post in a topic Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor   

    This is great news. These lead services rip people off with fake leads. What's worse is that they get hundreds of contractors paying them to compete with us! Three of the biggest competitors for SEO are lead scammers. They don't offer any of the services we do, but they sure want people to call them first! Some require you to give them a back link from your website so you are "verified". What this does is unnaturally sways the search engine results in their favor. Due to the massive amount of back links from contractors of every field, their spammy little landing pages get top positions on the search engines. That to me is blackhat SEO. Google sees all of the links from industry related sites (naive contractors) so they think these lead services are "authority" sites. They're not. They are just spam pages with a ton of back links, and the more people who sign up with them, the more money they have to gum up the works and steal leads from all of us. 

    The whole selling bogus leads is why I will never trust, use, promote, or recommend any lead services to anyone. They're just a middle man trying to make a dime where they really aren't needed. Clients can find qualified contractors themselves. 
  11. PeakOfPerfection added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    They are the next step up. Primarily in efficiency on the 1" pump. If you have a BIG compressor, the big Sandpiper S1F is a hell of a pump. But the Price will move the same amount of fluid for literally half the air.
    In the 3/4" size the Price is vastly superior in output. There is literally no other pump like that particular one. It hits all the hot buttons. 
    They have parts in stock...trust me, as a rebuilder, it was one of the first things I asked when bringing them on. 
  12. Atlas1 added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    That was the very first thing that came into my head too! 
    Also, what will the availability of maintenance parts, like diaphragms, etc. be? 
  13. Andrew Tinny added a post in a topic We Now Offer Price Pumps!   

    How do these compare to the Sandpiper pumps that you spoke highly of?  
  14. PeakOfPerfection added a topic in General Discussion   

    We Now Offer Price Pumps!
    I am proud to announce I now offer the Price Air Diaphragm Pumps to our clients. In the past few years, I've rebuilt just about every pump brand there is. And while market conditions changed and we no longer offer rebuilt pumps, that experience of taking apart and putting hundreds of different pumps through the test rig taught me quite a lot about the differences between them. Of all those different pumps, there is only one...one single pump out of the hundreds that I kept for myself...it is a Price. Price is a U. S. company who is well known in pump circles. They make the Cadillac of pumps. The valving and drive system on the Price is different than anything else out there. Their air valve system is completely non metallic and stall free. It offers nearly unsurpassed efficiency, translating to far more output or more output for less CFM. This translates to more distance at the hose end, or less fuel usage on your compressor. I've chosen two models that hit the absolute sweet spot, the 1" and the 3/4". Of those, the 3/4" model is a true standout in the AODD field. Most 3/4" air diaphragm pumps are simply 1/2" pumps with a bigger manifold tacked on. They typically offer little more flow than their 1/2" counterparts...if any increase at all. So a 15 GPM 1/2" may turn into a 17 or 18 GPM 3/4". Not so with the Price. Their 3/4" pump delivers a whopping 27 GPM with an astonishingly low 15 CFM of airflow. That is a 56% increase in efficiency over the competition. In addition, these pumps are ideal for contractors who clean high lift buildings above 3 stories, with the 3/4" and 1" versions easily handling head lifts up to 250 ft. This higher pressure capability, higher efficiency and higher flow capability translates to the one thing that every single roof cleaner asks about...distance. The ability to handle higher head pressures means the pump is less likely to stall when being restricted, and with many guys running limited CFM compressors, upgrading to a higher efficiency pump is one way to upgrade your system without having to upgrade your air.  Now...I'm not going to beat around the bush, these are not a $399 Ebay special (I get calls on those all the time...usually along the line of "It stopped working, what do I do?!?").For a busy roof cleaning operation, The Price Pumps are a good investment because of their higher performance, longevity and efficiency. I am are excited to have them in our lineup and offer them to our clients. They are now available for order on my website under the Pump Heading.   
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  15. coastal1 added a post in a topic 12v replacement pump   

    Sure can! Virtually any 12v pump can be run off a solenoid.
    Mike
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