How do you think these tanks would do with SH? Would they hold up well enough? (They're not stackable, but I don't need that for my application) http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/pco-tank-100-gal
I guess I'm gonna have to try some too. I have a "homemade" surfactant concoction that is so thick it's hard to swirl around in a bottle and it sticks like glue.....If Slo Mo is better than that, I'll be a customer from now on.
The solenoid mod does work great....I love it! I guess I should have mentioned, as part of that mod, you change some of the pressure switch wiring around, so you end up with three wires instead of just two. It's hard to explain without watching Bruce's video, but it works, and works very well.
@Central Iowa Roof Cleaning has a youtube video that shows how to wire that pump through a solenoid, and you'll never have to buy or replace another relay again. I would pm him and ask for his help. There ARE supposed to be three wires (one comes from the pressure switch) but I'm not sure how to wire them without using the solenoid. (The one he shows in his video is a 7870-101E SB.....Not sure what's different about the 101Y SB....Sorry about that)
I agree with you. That's why I'm asking if Kevin thinks a coil would work well enough as a condenser. A coil of hose is about as simple as it gets, in my opinion. I just want to make sure my pump won't have problems freezing up. As I said earlier, if I can run a 10' air hose and not have trouble, then that's what I want to do. But, if I NEED to run a longer hose to ensure the moisture will condense enough to get removed, then that's what I want to do. What you said in your post makes sense....I just hate having to go back and change things. I'd rather do a bit of overkill to begin with than have to keep making changes.
Thanks for your input. I am definitely going to have a Tsunami and regulator right before the pump. To clarify my earlier question, I should mention that I do believe that running the hose through my water tank is a good idea, but my roof cleaning equipment is on a trailer and my buffer tank is on my truck, so letting a "longish" coil of hose act as a condenser would be a bit easier than running it through the buffer tank, IF it will work. The fact that "it takes longer to hit the pump" is the entire goal of the longer hose....giving the moisture time to condense before reaching the Tsunami. My only concern is whether or not it will be effective enough as a condenser (compared to running it through the buffer tank) Of course, 50 or 75 feet was mentioned just for the sake of the question....if 10, 15, 20 feet, etc will work, then that's what I'll go with.
@PeakOfPerfection Kevin, do you think that a 50' or 75' coil of 1/2" air line, cooled by ambient air only, would be sufficient to condense the air line moisture, or should I plan on running the line through a water tank? (In my area our hottest summer days are in the low 90's with pretty high humidity)
I just received this today. The little accumulator hasn't worked too well (but I also think my pressure switch is fried, so that may be affecting things a bit)
Thanks for the help and advice all (especially you, Al) BTW: (in case anyone cares) I'll be ordering what I hope is my last 12v pump tomorrow. The one I'm replacing did great for 2.5 seasons, but I'm doing much more roof cleaning than I ever thought I would, so I'm going AODD ASAP (starting to accumulate components this year)