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I've been roof cleaning for several years now but I cant seem to get that nice spray you guys get when you clean a roof. I bought the tri banger and individual nozzles but I cant seem to get an even spray to come out at the end. what type of tips are you guys using??  mark



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Shouldn't be that hard to get a simple spray pattern,..I, and many other guys use your basic everyday PW stainless nozzles in a tri-banger and they work fine. Must be something else going on there. What material are your nozzles made of? And what GPM is your pump, and what size hose are you using?
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what do you mean by you cant a nice spray? Does it spit and sputter, or is it a weak stream ?

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If your nozzles are good and sized properly it should work fine I would think. I would guess it's not the nozzles, but the pump/setup that is affecting spray pattern. Maybe not enough flow or pressure?

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I would tend to agree unless the nozzle is old and the tip has eroded due to extended use.

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Advantage Roof Cleaning wrote:

I would tend to agree unless the nozzle is old and the tip has eroded due to extended use.


 Yes,..this is why I initially asked the OP what the nozzle is made from.  Some plastic and PVDF (Kynar) nozzles have been used by some guys a few years ago,..and the tip get frayed up and the pattern goes away.

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I order a couple of the nozzles Gary talks about. Should be here today. Can't wait to see how much better they do, and last

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20150612_213547.jpg   That nozzle is awesome I use it mainly for rinsing plants. But if I want volume, or if it's windy outside, I then use it for spraying the roof. puts out a nice solid stream able to maintain its integrity and distance even during windy conditions.



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looks great. ill try anything right now



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Delevan 5 gpm pump and 3/8 hose. got the nozzles that have four different sizes all in one



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the spray is not a good spray fan pattern. got new ones from PWP.



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maybe not enough pressure from battery

 



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You're main problem is most likely the 3/8 hose,..The 12V pumps don't have enough pressure to make up for the friction loss running through such small hose,..especially if you're running a full 200',..which is the norm in roof cleaning hose length. You need to get 1/2" or 5/8" before you start spending money on other things.

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DEFINITELY what Raystown Roof Cleaning said. You need at least a 1/2" ID hose. Anything smaller will make your pump shudder and heat up and die. I use 1/2" ID hose and my pumps last 6-12 months and that's good enough. I could haul around a 5/8 - 3/4" hose and maybe get a few more months. Been there, done that, went back to 1/2" but 3/8" would be for a 2gpm pump. Many would poo poo a 2 gpm pump, but, from experience, I know you are only looking at perhaps another 20 minutes time on an average roof.

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I received the new nozzles that Gary talks about. Not really impressed. Yes, they put out lots of water, but do not give a clean spray pattern when shooting a straight stream.

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