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I have read all the posts here concerning the 5850 and the fatboy.  They have both at the local Rural King.  5850 is $129, fatboy is $229.  So, I believe for now I will get the 5850 because:
1.  $100 cheaper and finances are tight starting out
2.  I am only going to be running one hose for now.
3.  Until I get some experience with the amount of chemical to apply, I don't want it coming out so fast I can't control it.  In the fatboy sticky, it said using a 1/2 inch hose and small nozzle would burn out the pump, and since I would probably be keeping the flow turned down to control the application thickness, it might be hard on the pump.  I have 3/4 hose, but wouldn't feel confident running it wide open yet.  Is that sound thinking, or is the pump such that it wouldn't burn up easily?
4.  It is always good to have a back up with you in case something happens on a job, so you can finish the job, so I can add a fatboy later and keep the 5850 for a backup.

Is this reasonable thinking for a newbie?

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I think your thinking is ok, except go ahead and use the larger hose. You can control your flow with your ball valve at the gun. Don't be too worried, just take your time. Practice with some water for a while.

As far as the burning up the pump, someone else will have to answer that one.

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Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 wrote:

I think your thinking is ok, except go ahead and use the larger hose. You can control your flow with your ball valve at the gun. Don't be too worried, just take your time. Practice with some water for a while.

As far as the burning up the pump, someone else will have to answer that one.




Thanks Bill!  I was going to use the larger hose, but I was wondering if turning down the flow with the ball valve would be hard on the pump.



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I am sure it will be hareder on the pump, but that is how you stop your flow anyway. A bypass can help but is a pain from what I understand. I do not use them so someone will porobably post more details on this soon that is using them.

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confuseThese pumps do not have a themal protection so you can cook them, the one with the demand switch is better less run time. use 5/8" or 3/4 hose , I use 5/8" and its great , most of the time you will have the ball valve open all the way. when you shut it off the pump stops running ,remember wire size, and a good & well charged battery is needed, this also is a major cause of motor failure! no

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Long Island New York (631) 220 6985 on Saturday 16th of May 2009 09:06:04 AM

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Roof Cleaning Long Island New York (631) 220 6985 wrote:

confuseThese pumps do not have a themal protection so you can cook them, the one with the demand switch is better less run time. use 5/8" or 3/4 hose , I use 5/8" and its great , most of the time you will have the ball valve open all the way. when you shut it off the pump stops running ,remember wire size, and a good & well charged battery is needed, this also is a major cause of motor failure! no

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Long Island New York (631) 220 6985 on Saturday 16th of May 2009 09:06:04 AM



So both these pumps are available with and without the demand switch? 

 



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confuseYes they are, bypass or demand, bypass needs some extra plumbing

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Be sure to hook up a 20 amp inline fuse for protection. You can get one at auto zone.

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