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Went to pressure tek and ordered the 5800 del package that they have. My thought is that this is better for me starting out and when I get start getting more jobs I'll be looking into the bigger and better setups. Thanks for your help guys.

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What hose did you get?

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Went with the 5/8.

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Mobile ProWash wrote:

Went with the 5/8.



GOOD for you!
I almost think it is a "conspiracy" when people tell you NOT to use big hose for roof cleaning ?
Maybe they DON'T want you to know the secret to being fast when cleaning a roof?
Let us know how it works out for you ?




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Pressure Tek had the setup to me in 3 days. I've been busy getting everything put together to give it a trial run and now I have 8 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I guess it will be another couple weeks before a decent warm up.

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We have about 8 inches of snow as well here in Ohio. I have been wanting to pass out some flyers but there is to much stinking snow on the roofs to see who needs a roof cleaning in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio.

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mmcgue wrote:

We have about 8 inches of snow as well here in Ohio. I have been wanting to pass out some flyers but there is to much stinking snow on the roofs to see who needs a roof cleaning in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio.



Mike Sullivan and I are WORKING on a catalyst for the roof cleaning chemical.
Hopefully, our roof cleaning research will allow cold weather roof cleaning ?



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It's HUGE!!

The new 12V Delavan FATBOY 7gpm pump!

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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa wrote:

mmcgue wrote:

We have about 8 inches of snow as well here in Ohio. I have been wanting to pass out some flyers but there is to much stinking snow on the roofs to see who needs a roof cleaning in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio.



Mike Sullivan and I are WORKING on a catalyst for the roof cleaning chemical.
Hopefully, our roof cleaning research will allow cold weather roof cleaning ?
Tucker, I thought one of your competitors already found the cold weather remedy with his hot water skid!







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Mobile ProWash wrote:

Went to pressure tek and ordered the 5800 del package that they have. My thought is that this is better for me starting out and when I get start getting more jobs I'll be looking into the bigger and better setups. Thanks for your help guys.



You probably won't need a bigger setup. I use the 5800 with no reasons to change, except for cosmetic purposes. Sure, the bandit, and the fatboy LOOK good on the trailer, but the 5800 is about 20 times cheaper, and works as well, IMHO. Just a little slower, and not as much reach to the higher peaks and valleys.



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You know, there is one good thing about being slow,..... it will give others in the neighborhood a chance to be nosey and see what you can do with a bad roof. But, I personally do like a decent pace,...I will mess around a little on my own if I want to. Just wanted to tell those that aren't flying over their jobs that there is a at a bright side to being slow.

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Great point Jeff!

You want to be seen cleaning their roof so it makes them curious and start wondering what you are doing up there.


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On an average roof 1500 to 2500 square feet, we can cover it and be ready to roll out in a tad over an hour to an hour and a half with the fatboy. Thats set up, clean and ready to leave.

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I can't decide if I should get the fatboy or 2 5800 115v on a generator
If I get the fatboy will I need 3/4 hose instead of 5/8??

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Get the FATBOY!

2 5800's 115V on a generator will cost you a lot more money and the performance will only be slightly better.

The FATBOY is almost as strong as two 5800's together and it does not draw as much amperage. Saving your battery life. It is much more efficient than 2 5800's together.

Yes, get 3/4" hose, 3/4" PVC ball valve, #50 and #60 nozzles. TRUST ME ON THIS!



-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Friday 20th of March 2009 08:30:17 AM

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I have been using the 5800 for 2 years now, the pump is about done. I was looking at getting the fatboy myself. Is any one else using it besides just one posting about it in this thread.

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I have the fatboy,ready to go. Just waiting for the weather now,I am waiting for the tips Mike Sullivan suggested so I can do a test. I am not worried, Mike Sullivan has bent over backwards on here helping us all out. I got faith in him and Chris.

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Hey guys I have the Delavan FATBOY and I was wondering how you get more AMPS?

I have a 200gal Roof Cleaning tank and a 200gal House wash tank that I switch the Pump from. I wanted to use the pump to spray the cleaner and then have about 100 PSI to rinse the house with. I don't want to use a Pressure Washer.

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I don't recommend using the FATBOY to wash houses because of the amount of time it takes. It will burn out too fast from being overworked.

Using a #40 nozzle on the FATBOY will make it push 100psi drawing 25 AMPS which I also do not recommend because you are maxing out the pump and shortening the life of it.

Scroll up and read the Performance chart.

You only get 2.55GPMS with #40 nozzles drawing 25AMPS. You can test this by filling up a 5 gallon bucket and time it. You can also type in the numbers on this website.

Pump flow GPM: 7

Pressure PSI: 122

Nozzle size: 40

http://www.barens.com/cgi-bin/calc

You also need .6 Horse power to push this much volume through a #40 nozzle to get 122psi. The pumps maximum power output converting AMPS to Horsepower is only .4 Horse power. So using #40 nozzles will cause the pump to be overworked and slow down by 33%, operating at only 66% of peak performance.

AMPS X VOLTS = WATTS
25Amps X 12 Volts = 300 Watts

WATTS X .00134 = HORSEPOWER
300 Watts X .00134 = .4 Horsepower


In other words, you are getting a considerable amount of flow loss using the #40 nozzles, defeating the purpose of buying a larger, high volume pump. You are not getting your money's worth.

This is like going to the car dealership and asking to buy a FERRARI, pay full price, but you want the engine taken out and replaced with a hamster and a treadmill because you don't want to go that fast.

Using #50 and #60 nozzles is best because it will push more volume and draw less amps, #50 nozzles with 3/4" hose, 3/4" ball valve will make it push 4gpms @ 80psi which is plenty to shoot far enough. #60 nozzles push 5gpms @ 60psi

If you don't want to use a pressure washer for houses then you could get a gas powered air compressor and a Yamada or ARO pump.

I use 5-8gpm pressure washers to wash houses but I never use more than 100psi because I use large nozzles like the #40 and #50's




-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Wednesday 1st of April 2009 10:26:04 AM

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I have the fatboy,ready to go. Just waiting for the weather now,I am waiting for the tips Mike Sullivan suggested so I can do a test. I am not worried, Mike Sullivan has bent over backwards on here helping us all out. I got faith in him and Chris.



Charlie, did you and Vinny make the 3/4" ball valve?



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