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I was wondering if anyone has ever used any of these? I am just getting into the business and I was thinking about buying one of their setups.

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Which one? The best pump for the money is the new 12V Delavan 7gpm FATBOY pump.

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Does Fimco make the Delavans?

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No Delavan makes Delavan. No comparison between Fimco and Delavan, see link below.

http://www.pwmall.com/website/N2ZECHILD2.aspx?CAT=2909&BCATCHILDID=2112&BCATMASTERID=645


Bob @ www.pressuretek.com sells the FATBOY for $229.


-- Edited by Mike Sullivan at 16:36, 2009-01-15

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Thanks Mike for that link. Here is what I can get for $300. 40 gal tank 3.8 gpm pump pistol gun 15 ft hose on skid. I know I'll have to get 100 ft of hose but for me to just start out with I thought maybe this setup would work. Fimco does state that no chems through the pump and that has me worried. But I also thought that someone also said that Delavan says the same about no chems.

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You'll need at least 200ft hose on a stainless steel hose reel.

I prefer to buy the best. Time is money. A bigger pump will make you more money in a shorter period of time.

The investment pays for itself after you clean a few roofs, and will enable you to work twice as fast making you twice as much money.

It is worth it to buy good equipment, why settle for less.

-- Edited by Mike Sullivan at 17:13, 2009-01-15

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Mike Sullivan wrote:

You'll need at least 200ft hose on a stainless steel hose reel.

I prefer to buy the best. Time is money. A bigger pump will make you more money in a shorter period of time.

The investment pays for itself after you clean a few roofs, and will enable you to work twice as fast making you twice as much money.

It is worth it to buy good equipment, why settle for less.

-- Edited by Mike Sullivan at 17:13, 2009-01-15



Got that right Mike.
A bigger roof cleaning pump allows the use of a weaker roof cleaning solution, because you apply more of it.
Plus, a faster roof cleaning pump gets you off the roof faster, saves you from roof cleaning chemical exposure.



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Apple Roof Cleaning wrote:

Mike Sullivan wrote:

You'll need at least 200ft hose on a stainless steel hose reel.

I prefer to buy the best. Time is money. A bigger pump will make you more money in a shorter period of time.

The investment pays for itself after you clean a few roofs, and will enable you to work twice as fast making you twice as much money.

It is worth it to buy good equipment, why settle for less.

-- Edited by Mike Sullivan at 17:13, 2009-01-15



Got that right Mike.
A bigger roof cleaning pump allows the use of a weaker roof cleaning solution, because you apply more of it.
Plus, a faster roof cleaning pump gets you off the roof faster, saves you from roof cleaning chemical exposure.

Thats exactly what I'm shooting for. The less time I gotta spend Cleaning a Roof the better.






-- Edited by Larry at 22:15, 2009-01-19

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I guess I'll be talking to Bob @ pressuretek and have him set me up. Thank you guys for all the info. I knew this would be the place to have an answer for my questions.

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If you get the FATBOY buy 3/4" pliovic or pvc hose, #50 nozzles or larger, and a strong deep cycle marine battery.

Bob tends to sell the small 1/2" hose. 1/2" hose will choke your pump, making it draw too much amps and it will overheat and die faster.


-- Edited by Mike Sullivan at 11:36, 2009-01-20

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