The Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Training & Certification Forum
"Find A Certified Roof Cleaner Directory"

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Pressuretek


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 240
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Pressuretek
Permalink  
 


Bob is adding to his roof cleaning arsonal.
http://pressuretek.com/flojetairpum.html



__________________


Roof Cleaning - Pressure Washing - Window Cleaning
DeJay Brock
Louisville,Kentucky
502.664.1589
Roof Cleaning Louisville KY



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 139
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

Anyone ever used the flow jet pumps? These have a much less CFM requirement.
Notes: Max PSI: Maximum air consumption is 2.8 cfm @ 120 psi. If you could use a smaller compressor to acheive 10gpm that would be amazing.


__________________

Danny Bates
Lone Star Roof Cleaning
Dallas Ft. Worth, TX 76001
817-681-9239



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1247
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

I've used the 12V Flojet 4.9gpm @ 40psi from Northerntool back before the Delavans came out.

It's a good pump, better than Shurflo's, but weaker than Delavans.

Have not tried the flojet air pumps.

__________________


RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7919
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

Simply Glass wrote:

 

Bob is adding to his roof cleaning arsonal.
http://pressuretek.com/flojetairpum.html

 




Bob is welcome to post here about his new pump, and all else he sells.

I am aware of these air diapraghm pumps from Flo Jet. I was not aware they put 2 of their smaller pumps together, to make this. The price is certainly right, and Flo Jets are known for relaibility in car wash applications.



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 240
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

I have a fatboy now and I was going to order a back up but now that I seen this I might order this one. Do I need an air compressor to run this?

__________________


Roof Cleaning - Pressure Washing - Window Cleaning
DeJay Brock
Louisville,Kentucky
502.664.1589
Roof Cleaning Louisville KY



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 1213
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

I love the small 12 volt Flo jets. I have one I've been using for transferring chems for over 2 years, it has fallen off the truck twice, busted out the cooling fan, and got submerged in love, and still pumps at about 90%.

I can't imagine the air pumps being any less reliable if that's what you use.

I just bought an accumulator from Bob for the fatboy, so ill report on that soon.

__________________




RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7919
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

Simply Glass wrote:

I have a fatboy now and I was going to order a back up but now that I seen this I might order this one. Do I need an air compressor to run this?



Yes, you will need an air compressor. Any air compressor with a 5 hp Gas motor will be just fine for the FloJet air pump. With all the roofers out of work, look for a good used one on Craigslist/Pawn Shops.

 



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 240
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

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

Simply Glass wrote:

I have a fatboy now and I was going to order a back up but now that I seen this I might order this one. Do I need an air compressor to run this?



Yes, you will need an air compressor. Any air compressor with a 5 hp Gas motor will be just fine for the FloJet air pump. With all the roofers out of work, look for a good used one on Craigslist/Pawn Shops.

 



Get idea. So I guess i should make my fatboy my back up huh?

 



__________________


Roof Cleaning - Pressure Washing - Window Cleaning
DeJay Brock
Louisville,Kentucky
502.664.1589
Roof Cleaning Louisville KY



RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7919
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

Roof Cleaning Dallas/Ft. Worth TX 817-681-9239 wrote:

Anyone ever used the flow jet pumps? These have a much less CFM requirement.
Notes: Max PSI: Maximum air consumption is 2.8 cfm @ 120 psi. If you could use a smaller compressor to acheive 10gpm that would be amazing.




Even a big Air Diapraghm Pump will work with a smaller compressor, they just will not deliver their rated  GPM until you have enough CFM.

My 1 inch Yamada will deliver 49 GPM, but it takes 27 CFM of air to do it! This is an Auto Repair Shop size compressor

But the big ONE INCH YAMADA will still deliver  plenty of GPM with a 5 hp air compressor rated at 12 cfm, and just loaf doing it too. In fact, you can use ANY air diapraghm pump with smaller compressors, you just will not get the rated GPM out of them.  The pressure works this way - Pressure IN ='s Pressure OUT.

If your air compressor makes 100 PSI, then that will be your spraying pressure.

You must be careful to see how much CFM is delivered at what pressure ?

This is what seperates a great air compressor from a not so great one.

You will see cheap compressors rated at 10 CFM, but at only 45 psi, then at 100 psi this same compressor drops to only 4 CFM !

 



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

Chris where do you buy the yamada pump thanx

__________________


RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7919
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

seauatthetop wrote:

Chris where do you buy the yamada pump thanx



I have 6 of them bought from various places, mostly Ebay or BPH Pump in Chicago.

 



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

thanx Chris for the response back

-- Edited by seauatthetop on Sunday 15th of August 2010 10:46:31 PM

__________________


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 599
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

We buy most of our pressure washing equipment and parts from Bob. Service is great.

__________________

                                     



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 386
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Permalink  
 

I have the number for the BPH pumps, where you can buy the yamada air pump, my first one I bought 2 years ago the top seals finally started leaking after two years. I ordered another on Monday morning, 427.00 with shipping for the poly with teflon seals, that included the shipping and got it on Friday with standard ups shipping. I posted the number earlier in the week, my phone is charging right now but if you want it let me know. I will get it to you, great people and good response time.

__________________

ROOF CLEANING SPECIALIST
2129 General Booth Blvd, Ste 103-216
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Serving all of Hampton Roads, VA
(757) 650-7456
 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 645
Date: Aug 16, 2010
Permalink  
 

Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 wrote:

I've used the 12V Flojet 4.9gpm @ 40psi from Northerntool back before the Delavans came out.

It's a good pump, better than Shurflo's, but weaker than Delavans.

Have not tried the flojet air pumps.






It better be better than the SHurflo. I used to have a shurflo 5.9GPM it was horrible. Didn't prime right, ever and just a bunch of problems really. Then got the Delavan was very happy with that and it lasted a while then after 2 5850's I figured it was time to upgrade to the Fatboys which were awesome but one leaked right out of the gate, fixed it. Seemed to work great from there on out.
I am using Allflo now and very excited.

__________________


Bucks County PA Roof Cleaning

267-477-1107
Free Your Pennsylvania Roof From Fungus
Serving all of Bucks and Montgomery Counties and surrounding areas of Philadelphia
Chalfont, PA 18914




National Cleaning Expo's

Status: Offline
Posts: 2147
Date: Aug 16, 2010
Permalink  
 

Simply Glass wrote:

Bob is adding to his roof cleaning arsonal.
http://pressuretek.com/flojetairpum.html




 Bobs a great Choice!!!

He started selling pressure washing equipment on PWI 10 years ago. He knows his roof stuff, his father washed Flatwork for years also.


Give Bob a Call, tell him I sent ya!!!!!!!!!!!



__________________

Ron Musgraves

National Cleaning Expos
480-522-5227
Mobile Cleaning Contractor Education Seminars Roundtables

Like Us On Facebook 
Pressure Washing Institute Roof Cleaning Forum



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 240
Date: Aug 16, 2010
Permalink  
 

Ron Musgraves wrote:

Simply Glass wrote:

 

Bob is adding to his roof cleaning arsonal.
http://pressuretek.com/flojetairpum.html




 Bobs a great Choice!!!

He started selling pressure washing equipment on PWI 10 years ago. He knows his roof stuff, his father washed Flatwork for years also.


Give Bob a Call, tell him I sent ya!!!!!!!!!!!




 Or they can tell Bob RCIA sent them. ;)



__________________


Roof Cleaning - Pressure Washing - Window Cleaning
DeJay Brock
Louisville,Kentucky
502.664.1589
Roof Cleaning Louisville KY



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date: Aug 16, 2010
Permalink  
 

any 411 on the flow jet from pressure tek as compared to all flow , yamada thanx for the response

__________________


RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7919
Date: Aug 16, 2010
Permalink  
 

seauatthetop wrote:

any 411 on the flow jet from pressure tek as compared to all flow , yamada thanx for the response




Well, I sure don't want to be accused of bad mouthing anything Bob sells, so this places me in an uncomfortable position. But from a purely theoretical point of view, here is how I see it. The FloJet air diapraghm pump is very attractively priced! Basically, it is 2 pumps placed together, to acheive the desired flow. This mean 4 diapraghms are doing the work of 2 vs the Yamada and All Flow. Just as a bigger woofer makes more bass, a larger diapraghm makes more flow, all things being EQUAL. It is real simple Bore times Stroke equals Displacement. Air and Liquids are BOTH Fluids, so the same rules apply. Now, when we have a small bore(diapraghm), to make it displace as much as a larger one, we need to increase it's Stroke!

This means the diapraghm must travel more then a larger one, to displace the same amount of Fluid. So, in an absolute sense, a Larger air diapraghm pump is "better", since the larger diapraghm moves less.

This is the THEORY guys, but do not underestimate FloJet ! They are a huge company, and their pumps were computer modeled for long life. And remember, a small block Chevvy has a shorter stroke then a Big Block, yet lasts a longer time!

In the final analysis, I think it all depends on WHO you feel comfortable buying from. Bob has been known to have a few mistakes that were not his fault in the past, but has Always taken care of his customers. That has got to mean something. For years, in Seattle, I always bought Subaru's, just because of the great service from my local Subaru Dealer! I don't think you can go "wrong" with any of the 3 pumps, and what is better is a matter of opinion. I drive a new Ford F 150, so it is "the best"

My friend drives a new Silverado, so it is "the best".  I could be happy with any of the 3 pumps mentioned, as far as Poly Pumps goes. Now Kevlar, that is better, but bring your checkbook. The 1/2 inch Kevlar yamadas I use are 700 dollar pumps yawn

 

 



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



National Cleaning Expo's

Status: Offline
Posts: 2147
Date: Aug 17, 2010
Permalink  
 

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

seauatthetop wrote:

any 411 on the flow jet from pressure tek as compared to all flow , yamada thanx for the response




Well, I sure don't want to be accused of bad mouthing anything Bob sells, so this places me in an uncomfortable position. But from a purely theoretical point of view, here is how I see it. The FloJet air diapraghm pump is very attractively priced! Basically, it is 2 pumps placed together, to acheive the desired flow. This mean 4 diapraghms are doing the work of 2 vs the Yamada and All Flow. Just as a bigger woofer makes more bass, a larger diapraghm makes more flow, all things being EQUAL. It is real simple Bore times Stroke equals Displacement. Air and Liquids are BOTH Fluids, so the same rules apply. Now, when we have a small bore(diapraghm), to make it displace as much as a larger one, we need to increase it's Stroke!

This means the diapraghm must travel more then a larger one, to displace the same amount of Fluid. So, in an absolute sense, a Larger air diapraghm pump is "better", since the larger diapraghm moves less.

This is the THEORY guys, but do not underestimate FloJet ! They are a huge company, and their pumps were computer modeled for long life. And remember, a small block Chevvy has a shorter stroke then a Big Block, yet lasts a longer time!

In the final analysis, I think it all depends on WHO you feel comfortable buying from. Bob has been known to have a few mistakes that were not his fault in the past, but has Always taken care of his customers. That has got to mean something. For years, in Seattle, I always bought Subaru's, just because of the great service from my local Subaru Dealer! I don't think you can go "wrong" with any of the 3 pumps, and what is better is a matter of opinion. I drive a new Ford F 150, so it is "the best"

My friend drives a new Silverado, so it is "the best".  I could be happy with any of the 3 pumps mentioned, as far as Poly Pumps goes. Now Kevlar, that is better, but bring your checkbook. The 1/2 inch Kevlar yamadas I use are 700 dollar pumps yawn

 

 



How many roofs did your pump last through

 



__________________

Ron Musgraves

National Cleaning Expos
480-522-5227
Mobile Cleaning Contractor Education Seminars Roundtables

Like Us On Facebook 
Pressure Washing Institute Roof Cleaning Forum

1 2  >  Last»  | Page of 2  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard