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I just received an email from Bob at Laffetry Equipment.
Check out their Airless Foamer video, see what you think ?
Here is Bob's email to me.

Hey Chris,
It's been awhile but I thought of you with this one.  Check out the video and see if you think it fits anywhere.  Airless foam with a 50 ft twin line.  Can hook it to a spigot on the side of a residence and create wet clingy foam with good throw.  Drew thinks a wand extension could pick up another few feet in distance.  No air, no pumps, no high pressure water.  Does this belong on your forum?
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I have invited Bob from Lafferty equipment to the forum to answer the questions sure to come about this foamer.
It looks like you don't even need a pump, just water hose spicket ?
Now, lets explore this assumption ?
If it will spray this good with little water pressure, what will it do if you put a lot of water pressure into it ?
I have many questions about this foamer

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Here are some other cool things they sell.

The New Chemical Pick-Up Assemblies That Work For You!

Lafferty Drum-Stick™ Chemical Pick-Up Assembly

Features:

  • Chemical pick-up assemblies for use with pump-operated or venturi systems to draw chemical concentrates directly from the drum or tote.
  • Drum bung adaptor machined to fit either coarse or fine-threaded bung holes
  • Chemical/acid resistant polypropylene construction
  • Connects to chemical pick-up tubes fitted to Lafferty chemical applicators
  • Drum bung adaptor and tote cover keep trash out of chemical and allow easy depth adjustment of the Drum or Tote Stick.
  • Rigid pipe overcomes problems common with flexible tubing
  • Hastelloy strainer easily accessible for cleaning
  • Choice of Viton or EPDM seals

Includes:

  • Two polypropylene hose barbs:
  • 1/4 in. (6.3 mm)
  • 1/2 in. (12.7 mm)
  • Polypropylene extension tube
  • ID 1/2 in. (12.7 mm)
  • Length [Drum Stick] 33 in. (0.8 m)
  • 54 in. (1.4 m)
  • Polypropylene chemical check valve
  • Hastelloy chemical strainer
Lafferty Drum-Stick™ Chemical Pick-Up Assembly (Click for larger view.)

Model:

Description:

491643

Drum Stick, 33" (Viton seals)

491643-E

Drum Stick, 33" (EPDM seals)

491645

Drum Stick, 54" (Viton seals)

491645-E

Drum Stick, 54" (EPDM seals)

Lafferty Tote-Stick™ Chemical Pick-Up Assembly

Features:

  • Chemical pick-up assemblies for use with pump-operated or venturi systems to draw chemical concentrates directly from the drum or tote.
  • Drum bung adaptor machined to fit either coarse or fine-threaded bung holes
  • Chemical/acid resistant polypropylene construction
  • Connects to chemical pick-up tubes fitted to Lafferty chemical applicators
  • Drum bung adaptor and tote cover keep trash out of chemical and allow easy depth adjustment of the Drum or Tote Stick.
  • Rigid pipe overcomes problems common with flexible tubing
  • Hastelloy strainer easily accessible for cleaning
  • Choice of Viton or EPDM seals

Includes:

  • Two polypropylene hose barbs:
  • 1/4 in. (6.3 mm)
  • 1/2 in. (12.7 mm)
  • Polypropylene extension tube
  • ID 1/2 in. (12.7 mm)
  • Length [Tote Stick] 48 in. (1.2 m)
  • Polypropylene chemical check valve
  • Hastelloy chemical strainer
Lafferty Tote-Stick™ Chemical Pick-Up Assembly (Click for larger view.)

Model:

Description:

491654

Tote Stick, 48" (Viton seals)

491654-E

Tote Stick, 48" (EPDM seals)

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It looks good but will it work for roof cleaning and what we use? It seems that looking at the videos of all the fomers, they don't spray greater then 19' and the max hose lenght is 50'. One question would be, at a distance greater then 50' what is the drop in psi and spray distance? My second question is, do you need to use a portable station if the distance is greater then 50'?

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Hastelloy strainers?? Very nice

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Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 wrote:

Hastelloy strainers?? Very nice




You Caught that biggrin Very good !

I don't know much about these foamers except they don't even use a pump, just water pressure. I guess you place a chemical bucket by the water spicket and foam away ? I have concerns as to the ultimate draw rate.



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What chemical to water ratio do you need?

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Hey Chris I was reading through and came across hastelloy chemical strainers. Catn find anything about that. on another note which is better Viton or EPMD..

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In the video, Is the foamer used with garden hose?

What else can we use it with?

Whats the max pressure on it?

Does it have O Rings, What kind of internal parts does it have if any.

And the main question is, How well will it hold up to SH ?

Send me one and I will test it out.biggrin

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

 

Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 wrote:

Hastelloy strainers?? Very nice




You Caught that biggrin Very good !

I don't know much about these foamers except they don't even use a pump, just water pressure. I guess you place a chemical bucket by the water spicket and foam away ? I have concerns as to the ultimate draw rate.

 




I have been working towards a foaming system for exterior cleaning for a few years. I have even bought a foaming pump sprayer. The system is obviously simple, just add air and a good foaming agent.

From what I know the best way to get good distance from a foamer and to keep your SH hot is to add the foaming agent at the last second such as a 2 hose system. This helps keep it solid and controlable.

I purchased my hand pump foamer and have the utmost faith in a company called. I have talked to them several times and they know the foaming business well.

They make more than what is on their website.

innovative cleaning equipment

 

Here are a few of my foaming pics



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BCRoofClean wrote:

 

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

 

Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 wrote:

Hastelloy strainers?? Very nice




You Caught that biggrin Very good !

I don't know much about these foamers except they don't even use a pump, just water pressure. I guess you place a chemical bucket by the water spicket and foam away ? I have concerns as to the ultimate draw rate.

 




I have been working towards a foaming system for exterior cleaning for a few years. I have even bought a foaming pump sprayer. The system is obviously simple, just add air and a good foaming agent.

From what I know the best way to get good distance from a foamer and to keep your SH hot is to add the foaming agent at the last second such as a 2 hose system. This helps keep it solid and controlable.

I purchased my hand pump foamer and have the utmost faith in a company called. I have talked to them several times and they know the foaming business well.

They make more than what is on their website.

innovative cleaning equipment

 

Here are a few of my foaming pics

 



It looks like this Lafferty Foamer uses a 2 hose system ?

 



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Just got an email back from the guys at Innovative and they said that their unit is 100% acid proof and safe. 30 gallons of foam per minute
can switch from an acid foamer to a nutralizer by just flipping a switch.
only needs 5 cfm at 40 psi
Have units that spray from 25' to 35'

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NoPressure wrote:

Hey Chris I was reading through and came across hastelloy chemical strainers. Catn find anything about that. on another note which is better Viton or EPMD..




Hastelly is a Metal with an A rating against SH, but is very expensive.  Viton is better than epdm, They are both A rated but experience has shown that Viton will last longer.  Search the web or the forum for a Sodium hypochlorite compatibility chart.  They are all over the place provided by manufacturers.



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