Atlas1

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  1. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: What Happened to 3/4" Eley Hose   

    Hate to hear that!
     
    Why not get some lengths of the Flex Tech RT? Seems like it would be a great supply hose too.
  2. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: Basic Roof Cleaning System, Tanks, Plumbing, etc. Layout Drawings and Pictures.   

    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
  3. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: Basic Roof Cleaning System, Tanks, Plumbing, etc. Layout Drawings and Pictures.   

    Is there enough material around them to drill them out and re-tap the threads for a larger size?
  4. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    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.
  5. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    @Roof Cleaning Virginia Did you mix it according to their instructions? If not, what was the ratio?
  6. 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? 
  7. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: 12v replacement pump   

    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. 
  8. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: 12v replacement pump   

    @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)
  9. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: STOP Cooling Your AODD Pump Air Hose to Eliminate Recurring Symptoms   

    Thanks again for all the info guys! I'm definitely going to have a water separator....1/2" Tsunami. I think I'm going to start off with a 1/2" All-Flo from Lori, then step up to a 1" when I can. 
  10. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: STOP Cooling Your AODD Pump Air Hose to Eliminate Recurring Symptoms   

    Thanks for the info guys!.....It's way too easy to overthink this stuff, isn't it?!
  11. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: STOP Cooling Your AODD Pump Air Hose to Eliminate Recurring Symptoms   

    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. 
  12. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: STOP Cooling Your AODD Pump Air Hose to Eliminate Recurring Symptoms   

    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.
  13. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: STOP Cooling Your AODD Pump Air Hose to Eliminate Recurring Symptoms   

    @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)
  14. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

    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)
     

  15. Atlas1 added a post in a topic: Time to replace the KURI TEC Kuriyama Spray hose   

    Lori, I can't believe you allowed that hose to kill the dog....you should have done something to stop it! 
     
    Seriuosly, that's a pretty good little demo!