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What do you use pump [9 vote(s)]

All-Flo Air Diaphragm Pumps
66.7%
12V Delavan 5850 5gpm 60psi pump
33.3%


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I've been reading and I notice there many different pumps so just wanted to see what everyone is using.I have about $5000 saved up and wanna start my business but I wanna start with the best

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12 Volts, John Blues, Udor, Comet, Roller Pumps and Air Diaphragms

 


Have you wondered what the differences are between the 12 Volt pumps (Shurflo, Flojet, Delavan, etc), John Blue, Udor, Comet, Roller Pumps and Air Diaphragm pumps?

BRAND

MODEL

MATERIAL

POWER SOURCE

WARRANTY FOR USE WITH SH

PRICE  W/O POWER SUPPLY

DELAVAN

12VDC/VAC

TEFC MOTOR

SANTOPRENE VITON

MARINE BATTERY, GENERATOR

NO WARRANTY

$60-215

FLOJET

12VDC/VAC

TEFC MOTOR

SANTOPRENE VITON

MARINE BATTERY, GENERATOR

NO WARRANTY

$50-$273

SHURFLO

12VDC/VAC

TEFC MOTOR

SANTOPRENE VITON

MARINE BATTERY, GENERATOR

NO WARRANTY

$40-$285

JOHN BLUE

DP-43-GRPC

POLYPROPYLENE  & FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT* BODY, TREATED STEEL

GAS ENGINE W/ GEAR REDUCTION UNIT

1 YEAR

$1454

UDOR

ZETA-40P/GR

POLYPROPYLENE  & FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT* BODY, STAINLESS STEEL

GAS ENGINE W/ GEAR REDUCTION UNIT

1 YEAR / MILD SH EXPOSURE

$1353-$1756

COMET

MP/MC SERIES

POLYPROPYLENE  & FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT BODY, STAINLESS STEEL

GAS ENGINE

 1 YEAR

$630-$1250

HYPRO

9910

POLYPROPYLENE  & FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT* BODY

DESMOPAN DIAPHRAGMS

BUNA SEALS

GAS ENGINE

HYDRAULIC MOTORS

1 YEAR MANUFACTURER OR 1 YEAR USE

$632-$859

ROLLER PUMP

HYPRO

DELAVAN

CAST IRON, SS

POLYPRO ROLLERS

VITON OR BUNA SEALS

GAS ENGINE

HYDRAULIC MOTORS

1 YEAR

$30-$200

Flojet

G57

POLYPROPYLENE  & FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT* BODY, SANTOPRENE AND VITON

AIR COMPRESSOR

1 YEAR

$212 AND COMPRESSOR DRYER AND REG/FILTER

ALL-FLO

KE038-B3

KYNAR SANTOPRENE

AIR COMPRESSOR

5 YEARS

$385 AND COMPRESSOR DRYER AND REG/FILTER

 

 

*When Sodium Hypochlorite breaks down, it forms Hypochlorous Acid and a Hypochlorite Ion.   Sodium Hypochlorite breaks down when it comes in contact with organics, a temperature rise, high or low pH, time passing and ultraviolet rays.  The Hypochlorous Acid is REACTIVE to the Fiberglass mixed in with the Polypropylene body of the pump.  The Fiberglass improves the integrity and strength of the pump manifold but is ultimately the inherent time bomb for roof washers using Sodium Hypochlorite.  The result is pin-prick size holes in the pump caused by the degradation of the strands of Fiberglass by the Hypochlorous Acid.

 

(http://www.lenntech.com/processes/disinfection/chemical/disinfectants-sodium-hypochlorite.htm)

 

 



 



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Thanks

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I guess that answers that! I have three setups, air and the 5880 and fatboy. 95% of my jobs are done with the 5880 and the fat boy takes care of the rest. I never need the air,I suggest the two 12v { 5880 and Fatboy } and add on as needed. All three are on my setup just incase one fails I'm not stuck.At the beginning of this season Both of my 12v failed { my own fault } and had to use the air to finish the job. Have not used it since but is there for emergencies.

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Yeah I was just thinking the Air would give you better coverage and distance you also don't have to get on top of the roof much more reliable

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The Fatboy shoots very far........No need to get on a roof. Don't spend so much....take it slow and learn what your doing then upgrade.

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Fatboy is an excellent starter, but the all-flow has much better control for overspray and run off

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Thanks Guys I'll keep doing more research into the pumps I guess I might just have to try the Fatboy first then if I don't like upgrade

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  Used my flojet for the first time today.  Ran great.  It's a 12 volt-don't have the room for an air compressor.  It's 80psi @ 7 gpm.

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