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Vinyl Garden Hose - Can It Be Used For Roof Cleaning ??
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We don't use Vinyl Garden Hose anymore, but we Have.
The DAY the Mean Green Hose bubbled and quit, our guys drove to a dollar store, spent 20 bucks for some 100 ft 5/8 Vinyl Garden hoses, connected them together, hooked em up, finished the job!
Hey, WHATEVER it takes Thumbs Up
Vinyl IS resistant to many chemicals, as this chart will show.
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/chemical-resistance-vinyl-ester-d_785.html
Scroll on down, and see for yourself.
The PROBLEM with Garden Hose, is Pressure Rating.
Those with Bandits, or any other pump developing over 100 psi might want to think twice before using garden hose.
UNLESS a Vinyl Garden Hose is found with a higher pressure rating ?

I also think it is unprofessional looking, but IF you are short of money, and just starting out, OR in a pinch, it CAN be used.
I HAVE used it, in the past.
I would be interested in any comments, pro OR Con, from those who use, or have used it ?


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As I have just started out and have probably 500 Ft of garden hose Ive been using the heck out of it. Its 3/4 gray with blue stripe... looks a little better than the ol green ones. lol

Ive used it through a few roofs and I just had the first hose start to bubble up. Its shot and im sure a few others are about to follow. I am in the process of upgrading to the 3/4 red kuri tech.

My point is for us new guys theres nothing wrong with using what youve got to get up and running. Gain confidence in what weve learned here and in ourselves as roof cleaners so we can justify stepping up to the plate and doing things the BEST way.



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I decided against the vinyl hose because of what the UV does to the outside of the hose. I decided to use the red rubber hose instead. Kind of looks like heater hose on a car. It is also a little more flexible and does not tend to kink as easy. Unrolls and lays flat on the ground. Also when it does kink it does not form a permanant kink or twist in the hose like the vinyl ones tend to do and does not form a restriction in the hose.

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Ok guys here is what makes a pressure cleaner a pressure cleaner...

It is the volume of water, 5 gal min, 2.5 gal a min...going the the tip which creates the pressure...  Oh corse a good Honda Motor is key!


DUUU! A water hose is just fine if, and most of the time you do, have good water pressure.. My Gilmore Sprayer Nozzels, (not the cheap ones)  the $14.00 ones work just fine  But if you want to spend $5 to 6 hundred on a pressure cleaner.. OK???

Get A Good GILMORE NOZZEL and a water hose that is made by Good Year that won't kink.

It will save you money and they will last a long time!!!

 

LOGIC!



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James, you kinda lost me on that one, but yeah pressure washers with high volume are more important than high pressure.

Pat, my vinyl hose gets alot softer after a run with the love, lol. I wonder how long before it gets too soft ??

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Just starting out, so I have a couple 100 ft black with yellow stripes laying around, and plan to use them till I get going good. I will see how long they last and let everyone know.

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confuseRemember anything works but when it goes YOU got a mess and maybe an injury Cheap stuff is great for a short while or a quick fix , cheap hoses, cheap fittings etc.,can cost you when they go, dead plants, grass,stains on property, hospital bills etc. YOU have too check your equipment all the time if its cheap or expensive. Good luck

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The volume of water what ever PSI the pressure cleaner might be rated at going through the proper tip (that tiny little hole on the pressure cleanng tip, creates your presure...

Ok, 5 gal a min is just 5 gal a min coming out the end of a hose until you force it through the  end of a 43 degree pressure cleaning  tip. There inlies your pressure.

I am right?

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Since I do not carry a pressure cleaner on my truck I only use a GOOD  5/8 water hose to rinse plants, fill the tank and reactivate chemical already on the roof...  With the right Gilmore water asperator I can shot water to the top of a two story roof and over from the ground...

My water hoses usually last about a season and a half until  the client fails to tell me they are pulling out of their  driveway and crushed them... LOL

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confuseThe pressure starts at the pump and you lose pressure by the size of the hose & length, amount of connections, head pressure etc. there were some good post on this but since the search is down save this for another day, the size of the nozzle controls flow which regulates pressure that is at the outlet

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Roof Cleaning Arkansas wrote:

As I have just started out and have probably 500 Ft of garden hose Ive been using the heck out of it. Its 3/4 gray with blue stripe... looks a little better than the ol green ones. lol

Ive used it through a few roofs and I just had the first hose start to bubble up. Its shot and im sure a few others are about to follow. I am in the process of upgrading to the 3/4 red kuri tech.

My point is for us new guys theres nothing wrong with using what youve got to get up and running. Gain confidence in what weve learned here and in ourselves as roof cleaners so we can justify stepping up to the plate and doing things the BEST way.




Many are NEW here at RCIA and "deciding" if they want to get into roof cleaning or not ?
Vinyl Garden Hose will work, for awhile.
It is JUST a starter hose, only to "get you going" until you can and want to spend more.
Although I used some for almost a year and did many roofs with it too.
It MUST be inspected, and tossed if it shows any signs of bubbling.


 



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Thanks yall. I see what your saying. It would make for a bad day getting hosed with chems or killing half of someones yard.......

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