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Don't know if this would work but I thought about a 1" PVC pipe, capping the end which would go in tank ,sitting on bottom of tank, drilling multiple holes in pipe starting 2" from end cap and going up. Hose would attach to end sticking out of tank ??

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Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 wrote:

After a phone converstaion with Roof Clean USA Georgia, I now understand what "pulling from the top" means. It's just NOT pulling from a connection through the bottom!
You put your suction hose in the "top"
I gave up on "pulling from the bottom" years ago!
Lost too much chlorine with leaking seals!
I pull from the top! smile.gif

Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 wrote:
I lost too many trucks, driveshafts, and trailers using Bulkheads.
IMHO, pulling from the top is way to go.


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655-8777 wrote:

It is a good idea to place a rubber grommet in the hole, and run hose through it ?
Kinda keeps spills down when roof cleaning rig ismoving down the road.



I never ATTACH my hose. i let it dangle until I'm ready to put it in, and then just take the top off the tank.



Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 wrote:

Put a 3/4" Bulkhead valve in the top?

It has inside and outside threads.

Thread a male threaded to female PVC slip fitting into the inside of the bulkhead fitting after you cut the hole in the top of the tank, and make a 3/4" or even 1" suction tube (make sure to properly measure tube and include fittings and inside bulkhead measurements so tube only extends down to within an inch or 2" max from tank bottom.

Use from 3/4" or 1" PVC tubing and glue using primer and appropriate glue.

Always go oversized and reduce down, rather than restrict flow and have diaphragm failures RESULTING from pump starvation.

Put an elbow out the top with a 1" CHEMICAL 20 MESH SS or heavy duty poly filter inside and then draw from the outlet flow side of the Spin on filter to catch bottom dwelling crude.

Make sure you use oversized tubing, fittings and ends, elbows, etc. and reduce down to final size for your hose fittings, which are 1/2",5/8" or 3/4"

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-- Edited by Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 at 21:00, 2009-03-10




-- Edited by Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 at 21:56, 2009-03-11




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I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.

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jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.




Welcome, JM Pressure Washing, to the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America,

We hope you enjoy your stay. Please read our MANY posts and use the search feature and educate yourself if you not fully familiar with the Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Methods promoted by this board.

It sounds like you know something about roof cleaning using Delavan electric pumps and the trails and pitfalls of "bottom feeding".

We encourage you to share, grow and learn here on the RCIA and eventually become a RCIA CERTIFIED Roof Cleaner.

We are a PRIMARILY roof cleaning only board but we will allow you to promote 1 other specialty, such as pressure cleaning.

Please make sure your posts and signature contain primarily roof cleaning topics and your signature is Mainly Targeting Roof Cleaning and similar realated services.

Thank You for your attention in this matter and welcome again!

Respectfully,

David W.



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jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.



jmpressurewashing,

I just noticed something weird that happens when I hover over your links.

They are actually Mike S. links from Pressure Washing Pro and Roof Cleaning Pro.

I am sure you have a reason for this but I am curious what that reason is?



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jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.




Wait till you have a Flatbed roof cleaning truck, and you lose a driveshaft at 70 mph with 5000 lbs of roof cleaning mix on your truck ? disbelief

THIS is what using bulkhead fittings on my tanks cost me, and I used THE very best Heyward TRIPLE Teflon seals too yawn

ALWAYS pull from the Top, and keep the roof cleaning pump as CLOSE to the tank, and the feed hose as SHORT as possible smile

We keep our feed hoses an inch or three above the very bottoms of our tanks.

Kinda keeps the crap out of our feed tubes, IF ya know what I mean biggrin



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Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 wrote:

jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.




Welcome, JM Pressure Washing, to the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America,

We hope you enjoy your stay. Please read our MANY posts and use the search feature and educate yourself if you not fully familiar with the Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Methods promoted by this board.

It sounds like you know something about roof cleaning using Delavan electric pumps and the trails and pitfalls of "bottom feeding".

We encourage you to share, grow and learn here on the RCIA and eventually become a RCIA CERTIFIED Roof Cleaner.

We are a PRIMARILY roof cleaning only board but we will allow you to promote 1 other specialty, such as pressure cleaning.

Please make sure your posts and signature contain primarily roof cleaning topics and your signature is Mainly Targeting Roof Cleaning and similar realated services.

Thank You for your attention in this matter and welcome again!

Respectfully,

David W.





Dave, I FIXED it, LOL
I am SURE Irish Mike Sullivan would LIKE the "extra link" though, LOL

Notice, I linked ONLY his Roof Cleaning Page in his Signature ?

We dont CARE about pressure washing outbound links in our signatures.

We ONLY want roof cleaning links, incoming, and outbound!

Guys, IF you have a roof cleaning page on your web site, use IT in your signature, NOT your main pressure cleaning, power washing, or grass cutting page, PLEASE ??

UNLESS your main web page is at least 1/3 about roof cleaning, as well as how you cut grass, paint, or blow snow. smile






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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655-8777 wrote:
jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.


Dave, I FIXED it, LOL
I am SURE Irish Mike Sullivan would LIKE the "extra link" though, LOL


Yeah Chris, LOL! Sure go ahead, use my link, I'm flattered!

Looks like it was cut and pasted.



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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655-8777 wrote:
jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.


Dave, I FIXED it, LOL
I am SURE Irish Mike Sullivan would LIKE the "extra link" though, LOL


Yeah Chris, LOL! Sure go ahead, use my link, I'm flattered!

Looks like it was cut and pasted.

Chris, what was the cause of this anomoly?

Did JM Pressure Cleaning do this accidently or was this done intentionally?

Or did you do it for some kind of marketing test or purpose? Not that it matters really, it would cause no harm, right?

The only reason I noticed is that I get in the habit of following all links to and from this board to make sure we "stay true to our roof cleaning format" as we have discussed previously.



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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655-8777 wrote:
jmpressurewashing wrote:

I pull from the top now, I tryed from the bottom but like everyone else has said, leaks and problems from those leaks started me pulling from the top but I also found out I had better draw from the top also. I also got some extra bulkhead fittings and put in the top of the tank and ran my plumbing connected to that and up to a 3 way control valve. Than to my devlan pump, that way it just makes it easier to clean out my pump at the end of the day once I am done for the day.


Dave, I FIXED it, LOL
I am SURE Irish Mike Sullivan would LIKE the "extra link" though, LOL


Yeah Chris, LOL! Sure go ahead, use my link, I'm flattered!

Looks like it was cut and pasted.



Irish Mike, It did seem like a cut and paste situation.

Interesting?

BTW, Mike, I am stilll working on the questions and answers we discussed having a Friday tenetive deadline for.

Lets touch base on this end of next week?



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LOL yea I feel like Homer simpson right now, Doh. It was late last night and was trying to get it all set up and was trying to get the signature right and keep messing it up. I used one and changed some info on it but I guess I still screwed that up, lol. Any way did not mean no harm in it but glad I let some peeps have a good laugh on the new guy. Well thanks for fixing it and I also made my changes too.

I finished working on my tanks today, got the plumbing all done, works great now, thanks for the help guys and idea with the bulkhead fittings made it easier.


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jmpressurewashing wrote:

LOL yea I feel like Homer simpson right now, Doh. It was late last night and was trying to get it all set up and was trying to get the signature right and keep messing it up. I used one and changed some info on it but I guess I still screwed that up, lol. Any way did not mean no harm in it but glad I let some peeps have a good laugh on the new guy. Well thanks for fixing it and I also made my changes too.


I finished working on my tanks today, got the plumbing all done, works great now, thanks for the help guys and idea with the bulkhead fittings made it easier.



LOL, here at RCIA, we laugh WITH you smile

Heck, I once"borrowed" some roof cleaningtext from a LONG gone out of state competitor.
I cut and pasted it, changed it around a bit, but FORGOT to take the hyperlink back to HIS site out of it furious

For a freaking year, it was on my site, linking back to HIM ...

HE was nice enough to call me, and we bacame pretty good friends smile

He borrowed some of MY stuff too, LOL





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Roger wrote:

Don't know if this would work but I thought about a 1" PVC pipe, capping the end which would go in tank ,sitting on bottom of tank, drilling multiple holes in pipe starting 2" from end cap and going up. Hose would attach to end sticking out of tank ??



I use a tee at the end of pvc pipe and just cap one end of the tee. Keeps it about 1 to 2 inches off bottom.

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confuse Stuart you and Rodger can combine your thoughts by coming out of the "T" with a piece of pipe drilled with holes with an end cap now you have your strainer 2" off the bottom, sounds like an idea ( use a pvc T )

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Long Island New York (631) 220 6985 on Saturday 9th of May 2009 08:48:20 PM

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