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    Sure. You *Could start out with an Outlaw-B and the compressor with your current 1/2" hose and see how it sprays. If you hit what you need to hit with the higher output, you are golden. If it is *juuust* enough, then upgrade to 5/8" hose and be happy. All you'd need is the ubiquitous Harbor Freight Gas Wheelbarrow compressor, $499 at any Harbor Freight location near you and a few bolts for the frame. 

    If it turns you you need more, just add a second pump...it is already for it. Add your 3/4" hose. Lori at PWP carries the Flextech hose, that is my choice in the larger hose sizes. Good stuff. Will run about $360 for 200'.

    Reel...for the big hose, I'd go Hannay. It ain't cheap but it is the right reel to handle the big stuff. You got to figure about $900 for a big manifoldness Hannay chem reel. Yeah, painful I know, but that reel will last a LONG LONG time. 

    What I'd do then is to plumb the system so that you can run one pumps through the 1/2" hose for smaller roofs and when you get the big tall monsters, switch a connector or a valve, bring on the twins and the big hose and spray the bejeezus out of it. I designed the systems to be expandable and flexible this way.  

    I will likely try it out with my 1/2" hose, but I definitely want to go 5/8" minimum asap. I've pushed the limits of what is possible with 12v and 1/2" hose. We do some pretty big tile roofs and the reach is a big big help!  

    I am definitely looking at going hannay with no manifold for the reel. That might have to wait, but it's going to happen. 

    So for now, all I basically need is the skid, the compressor, my choice of hose, are there other parts? Do I need a dryer for the air or any other items I should budget for? 

  2. Atlas1


    @Curb Appeal Pros LLC 

    What size pump are you feeding the 5/8 with, and what kind of reach are you getting?

    I'm still planning on going with a 1" pump, but keep going back and forth between 5/8 and 3/4 hose. I refuse to work off if anything taller than a 28' ladder, and many of the roofs in my area are way big with really unique roof lines and (due to mountainous terrain) really weird approach angles. For instance today I did a roof where one end of the gutter line was as 10', the other end (about 80' away) I couldn't reach with my 28' ladder. Oddly enough, if I had been able to shoot 60 feet or so, I could have done that high end from the ground.....(should have taken pictures)

    Some say you'll stall a 1" pump with anything less than a 3/4 hose. I'm planning on going with an All-Flo, in case that affects your answer at all.

    Reach is my number one priority, and, of course, flow+restriction=reach, right?

    Thank you! 

  3. Curb Appeal Pros LLC


    Generally, the higher the flow of your pump, the more loss you get with smaller hose diameters.  

    the flow is slightly less the distance is the same. The bigger the hose the more flow but I am saying its not that much of a difference IMO to carry around a 3/4 hose than a 5/8 hose. We did it for a year and 3/4 is a real pain to carry around all day. Once we went to 5/8 there was not a huge difference ( there was a difference but very small) it was easier to move around and at the end of the day I was not complete beat. Some guys say 3/4 is nothing to carry around however I am a young guy a former US Marine and it got old real quick unless I am just a huge girl. If you look at the weight of 300 FT of 3/4 hose then add in the the amount of weight of water it can hold its a ton of weight to be dragging around for 8 hours a day for a little more volume. Keep in mind 90% of our houses are 2 story with a walkout basement and you cannot walk the roof. So I am all for distance and volume but I just did not see the big of a difference.

  4. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777


    3/4 hose IMO is overkill. We went down to 5/8 its a lot easier to carry and really if you are using a 3/4 ball valve there is not a huge difference. 5/8 is plenty (we ran 3/4 for 1 year and 5/8 for 1 year). As far as systems go just build one that fits your needs. It will be cheaper, you will know how to fix it if it breaks, and it fits your exact needs. Before you buy stuff make sure you do your research so you don't overpay for products. There are a TON of places to find pumps, hose, chemicals, fittings, so don't get in the mind set that this is the end all be all.  For reels you can order direct from hannay or from John Cloud from gorilla reels they are not as heavy duty but they are not bad its a good cheaper option. 

    Generally, the higher the flow of your pump, the more loss you get with smaller hose diameters.  

  5. Curb Appeal Pros LLC


    I was just looking for a nice little 100 footer and was surprised the 3/4 wasn't available.

    I have 250' of mean green and an assortment of others so it's no emergency.

    Glad to hear they are still going to offer 3/4.

    yeah they will. Also flexzilla just came out with a 3/4 hose you can order them direct however its a great hose but only has a 2 year warranty where eley is 10 year or lifetime I forget. They are both going to be around the same price

  6. Curb Appeal Pros LLC


    3/4 hose IMO is overkill. We went down to 5/8 its a lot easier to carry and really if you are using a 3/4 ball valve there is not a huge difference. 5/8 is plenty (we ran 3/4 for 1 year and 5/8 for 1 year). As far as systems go just build one that fits your needs. It will be cheaper, you will know how to fix it if it breaks, and it fits your exact needs. Before you buy stuff make sure you do your research so you don't overpay for products. There are a TON of places to find pumps, hose, chemicals, fittings, so don't get in the mind set that this is the end all be all.  For reels you can order direct from hannay or from John Cloud from gorilla reels they are not as heavy duty but they are not bad its a good cheaper option. 

  7. PeakOfPerfection


     

    I was looking at your Outlaw D skid. I guess I need a reel, hose, fittings, and the compressor? Can you help me out so I know what I would need to run that puppy at 3/4" hose just one gun? I don't mind my 12v, but struggling to reach the ridge line on a metal roof today really tested my patience. I need to nail down total pricing for the switch so I can start budgeting for it. 

    Sure. You *Could start out with an Outlaw-B and the compressor with your current 1/2" hose and see how it sprays. If you hit what you need to hit with the higher output, you are golden. If it is *juuust* enough, then upgrade to 5/8" hose and be happy. All you'd need is the ubiquitous Harbor Freight Gas Wheelbarrow compressor, $499 at any Harbor Freight location near you and a few bolts for the frame. 

    If it turns you you need more, just add a second pump...it is already for it. Add your 3/4" hose. Lori at PWP carries the Flextech hose, that is my choice in the larger hose sizes. Good stuff. Will run about $360 for 200'.

    Reel...for the big hose, I'd go Hannay. It ain't cheap but it is the right reel to handle the big stuff. You got to figure about $900 for a big manifoldness Hannay chem reel. Yeah, painful I know, but that reel will last a LONG LONG time. 

    What I'd do then is to plumb the system so that you can run one pumps through the 1/2" hose for smaller roofs and when you get the big tall monsters, switch a connector or a valve, bring on the twins and the big hose and spray the bejeezus out of it. I designed the systems to be expandable and flexible this way.  

  8. Roof Cleaning Jacksonville FL 904-304-0810


    I was looking at your Outlaw D skid. I guess I need a reel, hose, fittings, and the compressor? Can you help me out so I know what I would need to run that puppy at 3/4" hose just one gun? I don't mind my 12v, but struggling to reach the ridge line on a metal roof today really tested my patience. I need to nail down total pricing for the switch so I can start budgeting for it. 

  9. PeakOfPerfection


    Are you able to get these in kynar/viton or only poly?

    The 1" is available in Kynar. The 3/4" is only available in Poly. 

    That being said, the Poly they use is rated for 20% SH and it is pretty thick. You'll likely get a lot of years out of it before it becomes a problem. 

     

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  10. palnews26


    I was just looking for a nice little 100 footer and was surprised the 3/4 wasn't available.

    I have 250' of mean green and an assortment of others so it's no emergency.

    Glad to hear they are still going to offer 3/4.

  11. Curb Appeal Roof Cleaning


    https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/search/bbb?query=roof%20cleaning&srchType=T

    OK, above, I post every 48 hours or so-per Craigslist rules. Jan 27th this guy shows up posting "Asphalt Roof Cleaning" and then changes to Mar PRESSURE/WASHING/ROOF/CLEANING! CHEAPEST/RATES! FREE/QUOTES!  Plus just plain "Roof cleaning" he posted under both titles today March 26th.

    He absolutely is determined to take over all posting on the page! I don't get a lot of work from Craigslist, so I don't care A LOT - LOL 

    When you go to the link above, check out how many posts he's made and then read the [ maybe 3rd? ] post down starting with "LESSON"

    Check out some of the other obvious anti-spam posts against him. This stuff is really bad! This is what happens when Roof Cleaners Go NUTS! LOL

    #desperate

     

  12. PressureWasherProducts


    Instructions?  We don;'t need any stinking instructions  :-)  Seriously, I never read any instructions.  Today about 10 oz of Slo Mo to 100 gallons of roof mix.  It works AS ADVERTISED.  Lori, please PM with what I can expect for shipping charges on a 55 gallon  drum.  TIA!

    Ted,

    I tried to PM you and your messages are turned off.  I just need to know if you have access to a forklift or dock or if you needed lift gate delivery?  You have the option of driving to the shipping terminal for pickup.  Please send me an email.  Sales@PressureWasherProducts.com

    Thank you

  13. PeakOfPerfection


    I have a customer in Canada who just cleaned 13,000 sq ft of apartment complex roof with a Price 1" pump I sold him. On a single 20 CFM compressor it took him 1/2 an hour. His comment is that he only had the ball valve open 1/2 way the entire time on an 020 nozzle. THAT is called productivity! It is what a higher output pump brings to the game...lots of flow and distance when you *need* it and low flow rates when you don't. 

  14. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777


    WOW Chris! I hadn't thought of that!

    I'll never get every one off the internet!

    Thanks for pointing that out my friend!

    Over many years, I have seen some local competitors go out of business, and guess what ?  I grabbed several of their phone numbers! I mean WTF, they are gone anyways, so someone has to take care of their old customers, and it might as well be me :) 

     

  15. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777


    I appreciate your response, yea I normally don't get to upset about stuff. Just trying to get it right, I'm building my own and good to know that the SH and soap is the way to go. Thanks 

    Ted is an awesome guy, who loves this place. We get every type of scam artist coming through here, trying to sell our members some worthless shit :(  Ted saw something that made his suspicious, please don't take it personally :) 

  16. Bergman Roof Cleaning


    Funny, people talk about taking the high road, but make accusation based on someone asking a question. I just joined this group to get info from professionals. I bought my stuff at PWP and trying to look at all options, just before paying my membership I ask a question and  this is the response I get, Not professional and I'll get my info else where, I'm a regular guy that works a full time job and work on the side to put my son through college, I am on the high road but you are not.  

    TLC you did nothing wrong, of course!

    However, Ted with Roof Cleaning Virginia is truly as nice a giuy as you could know!

    I have been a member of RCIA since it's first year and in that time, I have seen what Ted thought you might be-A vendor looking for buyers. He was just waiting you out a bit, to see if you were for real or for sale.

    Honestly--get to know Ted just a little-talk to him on the phone and I guarantee you you will like him and he will do anything he can to help you! In answer to your question though, no, none of those gimmick "Homeowner Do It Youself" products are worth a nickel. I tried the first 3 as they came out on the back of my shingled roof and after 3 and 4 months, they had turned a bit yellowish and went back to black algae [ or bacteria technically ] by about 6 months-full black in a year.

    Nothing works but Chlorine mixes-which you can use the "SEARCH" feature here and find out what everyone thinks is best. Me? I use 30 -35% chlorine and 48 ounces of Gain dish liquid in a 100 gallon tank for shingled roofs and 50% chlorine on tile.

    Don't get upset with RCIA over a little, temporary glitch. RCIA is the real deal all the way!

    Here's a video of me cleaning a roof with my mixture- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVakZwBLwUc