coastal1

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  1. coastal1 added a post in a topic ARMA video on roof algae   

    The black stains on a roof is an algae! Gloeocapsa Magma, and no, it alone won't damage the shingles. The granules are generally ceramic so, the algae won't damage them... The gloeocapsa magma helps create an environment for the lichen and Moss and that's what damages the roof. Telling customers that the black stains are damaging the roof is misleading! Informing them that the black algae will detract from their curb appeal and can create an environment for the lichen and Moss which will cause damage is the more proper way to explain what's going on.
    Yes, the black algae can cause a roof to run hotter especially in the summer which may shorten the life span of a roof however, that would only be a slight amount and even so, it's speculation.... I know of no testing which could definitely prove or disprove the notion.
    Mike
  2. coastal1 added a post in a topic Basic Roof Cleaning System, Tanks, Plumbing, etc. Layout Drawings and Pictures.   

    It's polyethylene so it should be fine.
    Mike
  3. coastal1 added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Wow, if we can get the stuff like "King" syrup, that would be awesome. Of course, applying it would be a real pita....
    Mike
  4. coastal1 added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Excellent deal Ted.... I'm gonna have to give it a try. We've got some really steep roofs around here and the Bandit loves throwing the mix like there's no tomorrow.
    Mike
  5. coastal1 added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Ted, How did it go today?
    Mike
  6. coastal1 added a post in a topic House wash / 3+ stories from the ground   

    Great job Ted! That ole gal's looking much better now...
    Mike
  7. coastal1 added a post in a topic 12v replacement pump   

    Sure can! Virtually any 12v pump can be run off a solenoid.
    Mike
  8. coastal1 added a post in a topic 12v replacement pump   

    These systems can be a little confusing however, when running a relay or solenoid switch, you would run the line power to the input of the solenoid switch. On the same terminal run a power wire to the pumps pressure switch "line side". Take the other red wire which generally goes straight to the pump and run it back to the solenoids switch terminal( small post ). Run a hot wire off the other side( output terminal ) of the solenoid and connect it to the red wire of the pump.
    The pump switch needs to be "hot" at all times. When the pressure against the switch drops and closes the switch contacts, it energizes the switch terminal of the solenoid which allows the higher current load to pass through the solenoid and go to the pumps hot wire.
    Mike
  9. coastal1 added a post in a topic Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor   

    Excellent, Those SOB's deserve it! They make us pay twice, compete against one another then Cherry pick their favorite when there's actually a job to do...
    Mike
  10. coastal1 added a post in a topic Optimizing your videos   

    Excellent post Dave! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
    Here in Central MD, We have a fair amount of homes near the water along with boat houses which have both Cedar siding and Cedar roofs. I see this a lot and it truly is destructive to the shakes.
    One of the homes(not on the water) near me is so bad, the entire North facing side is a green carpet of Moss. Neither myself nor any of the other roof cleaners have been successful with getting them to have it cleaned. Such a shame to see such an expensive roof go to waste....
    Mike
  11. coastal1 added a post in a topic Now THAT is a before and after shot!   

    Hi Ted, I don't normally travel south of the Edgewater, Davidsonville or Gambrills areas.
    Mike
  12. coastal1 added a post in a topic Now THAT is a before and after shot!   

    Excellent job Ted!!!!
    Mike
  13. coastal1 added a post in a topic Additional Services with Your Roof Rig?   

    I almost always try to treat chimneys while doing a roof. I will try to add on walkways, patio areas etc which will require the same strength of mix as the roof.
    I've up sold many brick walkways which the customer thought looked good enough as it was however, I knew it would look far better once I was finished.
    I treated a walkway last fall which blew the customers mind when they saw the end result.
    The walkway is 38 years old and looked like it was just layed when I was finished.
    In a lot of cases, there are many other items which can be up sold if you simply look around!
    Mike
  14. coastal1 added a post in a topic Time to replace the KURI TEC Kuriyama Spray hose   

    All excellent points!!! A lot of folks fail to realize ball valves "choke down" flow. Same with the reels and manifolds if not the same size or larger than the hose. If you need additional ball valves, install larger valves and adapt them back down to the hose size. The valves can be very restrictive.
    I do the same with multiple size hoses. When I don't need as much throw, I'll use the "lighter" smaller diameter hose. If I need intermediate throw, I'll use the larger hoses coming off the pump and choke it down with the smaller hoses to save on weight pulling back down when on a ladder.
    The length of the hoses absolutely dictates throw. keep it short when possible. Also, If running 12v systems, The restrictions of complex valving or too small of hose or excessive length will cause the pump to work harder. More Amps equals more heat on the pump! Something else to not overlook, If running a 12v system and spraying from the roof, have your hose running up a ladder versus hanging straight over the edge of the roof. Running up a ladder makes it easier for the pump to push the solution rather than a perfect vertical rise from the ground to the edge of the roof...
    Mike
  15. coastal1 added a post in a topic Spring is around the corner....   

    Same here. Suppose to be in the high 60's by Sunday. Even next week is suppose to be in the high 50's to low 60's. The phone has already started ringing and this should help.
    I'm ready to get the ball rolling full steam!!!
    Mike
  16. coastal1 added a post in a topic Malicious Site Warning   

    So far this morning, all seems to be working good.
    Mike
  17. coastal1 added a post in a topic Malicious Site Warning   

    Chris, You are correct with the blazing fast. It's why I use my phone during the daytime. It's super fast... My HP Laptop is pretty quick but the Droid Turbo is bam, bam, bam...
    Mike
  18. coastal1 added a post in a topic Malicious Site Warning   

    I have received the same message when using my laptop through Firefox.
    On my phone through Google chrome they take it a step further and tell me my phone has been heavily damaged???
    I took my phone to my local Verizon store and they told me nothing is wrong with my phone....
    Several times today, the RCIA site couldn't be reached with the phone????
    Also today, I couldn't access my email with the laptop because Firefox said the certificate couldn't be authenticated????
    I have no idea what's going on but it's been a weird day!
    Mike
  19. coastal1 added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    You're welcome Ultimate!!! Those blades are wicked(in a good way)...
    All the best,
    Mike
  20. coastal1 added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    Here is a photo of the blade which may be used to cut the 3/4" rubber mat.
    The blade is the "PROGRESSOR" T345XF BIM. 5-1/4" long.
    Mike

  21. coastal1 added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    Wow, 3/4". I've never seen the rubber matting in that thickness. My Rubber Queen is 1/4" not counting the raised diamond pattern. As for cutting, you can use a jig saw if holding the mat tight. use an aggressive wood cutting blade like a Bosch. It won't clog and you can run the blade pretty quick to prevent jumping.
    Mike
  22. coastal1 added a post in a topic USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    I truly wish you well and hope the doctors are successful with a cure!!!
    Mike
  23. coastal1 added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    Don't cheat on the mat. Go with the heavy duty mats similar to Rubber Queen. You won't regret the investment. Check with your local Industrial ladder supply or similar company which provides the custom van and truck storage organizers.
    My "Rubber Queen" diamond pattern mat is a little over fourteen yrs old and still looks excellent. Of course, Mine is inside a cargo trailer. It was $185.00 back then.
    Mike
  24. coastal1 added a post in a topic USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    Chuck, I haven't seen or heard of Chapstick causing cancer however, I heard something a few years ago where some type of sunscreen was under review as it may have contributed to skin cancer. Can't remember which brand but it was on the news. 
    I too use Chapstick but not on a regular basis and was just asking about it.
    Mike
  25. coastal1 added a post in a topic New Flat Bed 717-324-4208   

    Very well done! Congrats!!!
    Mike