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How much SH should I use with a 200g tank? Does the ratio change with smaller tanks? Thanks again for all your help. Dan
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No New Posts Ridgid air pressure
 
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I see that the all flo pump has a max psi @ 120.  On my ridgid compressor there is a regulator............should I have it set for 120 or less? Thank you in advance for  your time.  I also have a mini filter regulator attached.  Same thing for that?
Iannacchione 1 424
No New Posts I am Delavan no more!
 
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Thanks to all who have tried to help me with my Delavan pump issues.  Today was the last straw.  Had two jobs scheduled and had my trusty "Fatboy"  ready to go.  About half way through the first job, I could feel the thing loosing power and by the end, nothing was coming  out of the nozzle.  Had...
Iannacchione 14 714
No New Posts For those who question the Delevan Fatboy's ability ( 1 2 )
 
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I know there's alot of hatred for the Delevans out there. But For newer guys who read here about how terrible they are, here are a few pictures of some properties we have cleaned using the fatboy without an issue. This is just a few, and there are bigger homes, condoes, apartments, etc, that I dont have pi...
Confident Roof Cleaning Houston TX 25 1940
No New Posts SHC smell
 
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Hi guys, What product can I use to reduce the smell of SHC? Do any of your customers get concerned with the smell? Thank, Dan
CrystalClear 14 663
No New Posts "bag of ice" ( 1 2 )
 
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If you run a regulator to keep your delavan from starting and stopping all of the time…or even if you don’t……I would think that heat is your enemy …..right, Can you throw a bag of ice on top of you delavan to keep it cool……..maybe even install your pump in a cooler…….. This could be the dumbest question you...
Mmason 38 1535
No New Posts Delavan Do and Dont's
 
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As you can see from my feed backs that I am new to the roof cleaning industry BUT not to the Powerwashing Field. I hear all kinds of stories about the Delavan pumps. Could so of you Veterans chime in for us newbies on some Do's and Dont's that will keep our pumps running for the long haul? I know the basics suc...
JayCam 4 457
No New Posts Ball Valves?
 
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I am planning on building a 3/4' ball valve assembly in the next few days. My question is this.. Does opening the valve half way, so that you can decrease the flow that is coming out the valve, in a way to control the overspray. Will this Hurt the Delavan 5850 to the point where is blows the 30 amp fuse or caus...
JayCam 5 448
No New Posts What would YOU do? ( 1 2 )
 
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Hey guys im on a budget, My question is. Should I get the 12v Delavan system and a trailer? OR. Should I get the All Flow with an air compressor set up and mount in the truck? Correct me if I am wrong ,but seem the 12v pumps do not last as long.
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No New Posts My new All Flow
 
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Just got to figure a way to get it out of the cage... Looks kinda small in the picture, its about 2'x2'. Bet it can flow a lot of Love....
HydraMax 2 426
No New Posts Gas powered pump ( 1 2 )
 
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Hey guys last week I saw a lawn spraying company with a gas powered pump mounted on his tank and I got to thinking why we should use an All-Flo air powered pump. What are the advantages/disadvantages to using a particular style pump. Thanks. Eric
roofcleaningminneapolismn 33 1439
No New Posts My wife hooked up the back glass!
 
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Let me know what you think? She designed the water effect with Photoshop.
Roof cleaning of Baton Rouge louisiana 225-788-8453 12 555
No New Posts How to get started with commercial roofs?
 
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A lot of what I see on the forum seems to be geared towards residential cleaning. I have a lot of commercial customers I would like to introduce to roof cleaning. Could some of you guys who are marketing themselves sucessfully commercially give me some of the frequently asked questions and answers. Wh...
Tlesser 3 451
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OK so got all setup today and switched  on my pump (Delavan 5850) but nothing happened. I wasn't sure what to do and couldn't figure anything out.  I decided to get my rubber mallet out and i hit the pump a couple of times and it just came on like it was new.  i will be going to see Lori this week to buy another....
dirtlessdave 20 1025
No New Posts pumps
 
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okay I just read  for like two hrs on pumps. I have narrowed it down to the fatboy or the 5850. I have a budget to start out with so my  question is should I go with the fat boy and no back up or go with two 5850. one as my main pump and one as a backup.
Roof Cleaning Western Washington 360-783-2576 8 494
No New Posts All-flo 3/8" pump
 
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Just placed my order with Lori  should arrive early next week. Any suggestion on if I should have ordered anything else.  \ all-flo 3/8" pump 5/8" blue kuri hose 200' 1/4 meg 4030 wash jet spray nozzle ball valve chem wand tri banger nozzle holder 2 titan hose reels and misc. parts. I think sh...
Legacy1 5 585
No New Posts All-Flo 3/8"
 
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I see that the pumps Lori is advertising are 3/8".  Is anyone using this size? How are these pumps when it comes to stalling?  I use a roller pump right now simply because they don't stall and they will push through 200' of 3/8" hose without any lacking of distance or flow.  Will these 3/8&quo...
Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 18 716
No New Posts How long do Fatboys last?
 
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I am curious about expected lifespan.  I have had it stop suction on many occassions.  It is fairly new (bought it in Oct 09) used it on about 12 roofs.  I have a spare, just in case (just bought it today).  I am tired of using a backpack sprayer to finish jobs!
Iannacchione 9 511
No New Posts Shurflo Pump: Can't spray ridge?
 
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This is a 3.5 GPM / 45 psi Max Shurflo.  I currently have a 3/4" hose for the inlet and 5/8" of 200 feet for the outlet. I'm thinking if I went down to 150 feet of hose from 200 feet of hose that maybe I'd get an extra 10 feet....that would be terrific.  Does anyone know if 50 ft really makes a differe...
RickR 7 600
No New Posts Time
 
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How long does it usually take to become certified?
nuvision 5 422
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