Also, for those of you who use booster pumps to rinse... running a booster pump on a well isn't the best idea. It can potentially damage the well pump and if the well doesn't have a large capacity holding tank, you can run the well down to nothing pretty rapidly. This is especially a problem if it is a shared well.
if you are putting a spray rig or Chem storage in the bed of your truck, The sealed, externally vented, externally filled tank system is just as valid in a pickup or flatbed truck as if is on any other transport vehicle. Even if you Coat the bed, the fumes can still get to the running gear. For about $50 in materials, if doesn't make sense not to. The fill is run off the side or back instead of down through the floor. You put a valve at the end. The vent line should be run as far to the back and down close to the ground as possible.
Welcome! The Roof Cleaning industry isn't for everybody. But guys who take it seriously are earning a very nice living doing it. As long as you pay attention to detail, safety and get to know the technical ins and outs of the roof cleaning process, plus are willing to invest your time in equipment, safety and marketing, then it can pay off handsomely. As with any new endeavor, you need to be willing to put the time, effort and due diligence into it.
That sounds like a Diaphragm issue. Pop the manifolds and see if by any chance the interior diaphragm is twisted. Also check the bolt torque. Ive had a few where things slipped and the only way to re-seat them was to loosen them all up and then re-torque in a star pattern. As I said, I sold a pretty fair number of those pumps and never had any issues. A lot of the Chinese built pumps are based on that particular design.
Sweet. As for the pump...hmmm. Where is it leaking from? If manifold, probably a diaphragm. If fluid is coming from the exhaust...diaphragm. If elsewhere, manifold issue. 99 times out of 100 it is a diaphragm which is easily changed.
Double check the fittings on that tank. One might be a return line for use with diesel or it might be a vent line. See if both draw or you might be scratching your head. Surprised that you got leaking from that 1" Husky pump...those things are usually bulletproof. PM me on the hose if you are selling it. Will have some clients for you.
Ultimately, no. Here is the deal with metal on a cleaning rig...doesn't matter what it is (well, okay, Hastelloy and Titanium are exceptions) it needs maintenance. Aluminum oxidizes, stainless rusts, steel rusts whether it is powder coated or not. Our Outlaw Skid frames are steel by choice and what we are telling people is that regardless of the finish we put on there, plan on an off season maintenance project. Plasti-Dip is your friend. We coat everything critical with it. When it fails, peel it off and redo. Totally SH resistant and holds up pretty well. Also, use a sealed, externally vented tank system to keep the SH fumes down to a minimum. That will significantly cut down on metal rot.
Hi Vitaly, Glad to help. You are just south of me so I could build yiu a system and show you how to use it. The single Pump Outlaw system would be a good place to begin. Not so much output it overwhelms you but enoug to do the mossy roofs we have in our area. . Upgradable to a twin pump system. Compact. Just add a mix tank, ladder and some safety gear and you are ready to clean. Give me a call at 360-410-9902 if you have questions.
Sneak Peek. The new Outlaw-D Dual,Pump air diaphragm Skid. Reel can be rear OR sideways facing. There is now a mount for the Outlaw Aux pump...a single small AODD Aux pump designed for spraying walkways decks, gutters, concrete WHILE the main pump system is running to maximize crew efficiency. Shown is the Outlaw-D dual,pump system.
Talk about corporate CYA! Just how many times have you rolled paint on an seen sparks flying? Most finishes are flammable unless you are talking water base latex. Anything good enough to go on exterior metal will probably be flammable. Spraying is a better option due to more even coating and less material use but rolling should be no problem The Dip Your Car guns can be had on Ebay pretty cheap if you want to spray.
Nope. Dip Your Car Plastidip. DYC has every color of Plastidip known to man in gallons including a ton of products you've probably never even heard of. You want it in Pearlescent, Metallic, Color Changing? They've got it. They also have a Plastidip specific spray gun.