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I can see the go big on the pump but when you talking about 1" hose I think thats a little overkill

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I can see the go big on the pump but when you talking about 1" hose I think thats a little overkill



Nobody is talking about 1" hoses. 3/4" is proven to be the size that works best, with 5/8" being the minimum for those that like to live dangerously!

 



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GO BIG OR GO HOME well put by a certified roof cleaner.



Here we go again... no You went from stalking me to mocking me?





 



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I just saw on another thread they were talking about 1" hose thats all

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white fox wrote:

I can see the go big on the pump but when you talking about 1" hose I think thats a little overkill



Nobody is talking about 1" hoses. 3/4" is proven to be the size that works best, with 5/8" being the minimum for those that like to live dangerously!

 



How dangerous am I living then? I only use 1/2 in and find it to be more than enough. Much lighter and plenty of flow, less run-off to deal with and it definitely saves on chems IMO. I know some would argue to just use a smaller spray tip to reduce run-off and using up too many gallons of chems but remember this. You can not park a Cadillac inside of a dog house.  

I helped a friend out one day who was using 5/8 in hose and I thought I was gonna die. LOL.

 



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Roof Cleaning Palm Harbor FL 727 543 3276 wrote:

 

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white fox wrote:

I can see the go big on the pump but when you talking about 1" hose I think thats a little overkill



Nobody is talking about 1" hoses. 3/4" is proven to be the size that works best, with 5/8" being the minimum for those that like to live dangerously!

 



How dangerous am I living then? I only use 1/2 in and find it to be more than enough. Much lighter and plenty of flow, less run-off to deal with and it definitely saves on chems IMO. I know some would argue to just use a smaller spray tip to reduce run-off and using up too many gallons of chems but remember this. You can not park a Cadillac inside of a dog house.  

I helped a friend out one day who was using 5/8 in hose and I thought I was gonna die. LOL.


But are you using a Fatboy Larry?  I didn't think you were using a 12V system??  I was specifically talking about the Delevan Fatboy guys, nothing else. 

I have tried 5/8" and it works, but my pump bogs down, sucked air and blew fuses.  Went to 3/4" with bigger nozzles no problems (you have to work FAST though).  I drag 150-200' of that stuff all day long, and it does take a bit more time, but it's worth it for me. 

(good point though) guess we build big dog houses out here... LOL.

 



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Actually in the picture above we were doing a YMCA Roof and we were using a 5850 Delevan Pump. This was right before I got the All Flo Air Pump. In order to keep the 5850 from popping fuses and over heating all the time I had to use a very large orifice tip to keep it from over heating. I know what you mean about the moving fast thing. We did a little over 5000sq ft of that Shingle Roof in less than 30 min but I also watched my 125gal tank go from 110 gals to 45gals real quick too.

Now that I'm set up with the air pump I can reduce the flow/spray to whatever I feel is best for the job we are doing and safe tons of Chems from running off the Roofs. I still use a 12volt system for spraying Concrete down etc...and for transferring my chems from tank to tank but I use a Flowjet.



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I know what you mean about the moving fast thing. We did a little over 5000sq ft of that Shingle Roof in less than 30 min but I also watched my 125gal tank go from 110 gals to 45gals real quick too.


LOL, moving fast with 3/4" hose is fun too. Until I get an even bigger tank , that still remains a problem.  But dang Larry, 5000sq becomes highly profitable at that pace huh? It's also scary at the same time since there's more potential to mess up if you're not careful.  I do not have the preferred set-up, Fatboy pump is overkill if you ask me.  But it works great.

 



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I have found that it may be convenient to offer several packages. However, I find that a lot of the requests for roof cleaning equipment requires some custom cut and crimped lengtsh of hose, custom cut and crimped air hose, drop in filters, nozzles, jump hoses to the reels, extra spare parts for unforseen events, reels, ball valve or poly gun wand assembly or not, etc. For those of you whom I have enjoyed speaking with, you may have experienced me asking you a bunch of questions.

We recommend the 3/4" Kuri Tec hose for the Delavan Fatboy. The average length of hose is 200 ft. We agree with the veterans of roof cleaning in using bigger nozzles (50, 60, and 70). It is your choice to use a ball valve 3/4" or 1/2" poly gun assembly. At some point as close to the nozzle, you will need to restrict to 1/4 mpt and less.

We recommend the 5/8" Kuri Tec hose for the Delavan 5850 models.

The ALL-FLO air diaphragm pumps spill out 9 gpm's. You have to control how much LOVE you want to put up on a roof or house wash. 1/2" Kuri Tec is fine, much lighter and does cost less than the 5/8" Kuri Tec. However, many veterans recommend using the 5/8" hose.

We find that if you market to clean more commercial properties and larger estates, you may want to think about getting a longer length of hose. (275' - 300')

If you choose to use the ball valve assembly, go to Home Depot and buy an extra ball valve to keep with you. Keep a couple extra hose barbs, SS quick connects and plugs, viton o-rings and nozzles, too. Keep an extra 12V pump with you and a pressure switch.

Should you need any photos of rigs or chemical wand assemblies, well point tank filters or information, give me a call or send an email.

Thank you RCIA. 2010 is going to ROCK!

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