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What is your softwashing chemical mix, and how do you apply it ?


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It really depends on the surface I'm cleaning, but typically 5-10% SH, plus surfactants.

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Can't tell it a secret sauce...lol

-- Edited by Greenville SC Roof Cleaning (864)752-7073 on Tuesday 11th of January 2011 08:56:16 PM

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Chris has got to laugh at that answer.............

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In a 5 gallon bucket:
3 gal. Water
2 gal. 12.5% Hypo
1/2 cup Hydroxide
1 cup of Dawn for cling
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I downstream this mix Chris and it works very well on these Pa houses.
This mix is a staple ,.but it will vary. Mainly because I don't measure the liquids part,.just guess by the depth in the bucket,.Ha,Ha...

Pressure hose seem to "walk". So I also put a lid on the bucket with a hole in the center just big enough for the downstream filter and hose to go through,..and there are two little holes on either side of the bigger one so as I can use a zip tie around the injector to keep the hose in the bucket. I reinforce the hole in the lid with a piece of aluminum. If not,..the zip tie will eventually tear the holes. also, cut the hose so that it just reaches the bottom of the bucket,..other wise it will curl up and stick out of the mix when it begins to get low.

Hope I explained that ok,.Ha,Ha.. Maybe I'll take a picture.

Jeff


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Our Mix:

*55gal

-2gal SH

Then we mix in a measuring cup.
- 4oz wet wax
- 4oz Precision Sauce
- 4oz Hang tite

Then fill with water


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Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 wrote:

In a 5 gallon bucket:
3 gal. Water
2 gal. 12.5% Hypo
1/2 cup Hydroxide
1 cup of Dawn for cling
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I downstream this mix Chris and it works very well on these Pa houses.
This mix is a staple ,.but it will vary. Mainly because I don't measure the liquids part,.just guess by the depth in the bucket,.Ha,Ha...

Pressure hose seem to "walk". So I also put a lid on the bucket with a hole in the center just big enough for the downstream filter and hose to go through,..and there are two little holes on either side of the bigger one so as I can use a zip tie around the injector to keep the hose in the bucket. I reinforce the hole in the lid with a piece of aluminum. If not,..the zip tie will eventually tear the holes. also, cut the hose so that it just reaches the bottom of the bucket,..other wise it will curl up and stick out of the mix when it begins to get low.

Hope I explained that ok,.Ha,Ha.. Maybe I'll take a picture.

Jeff



So what you are saying Jeff is you "eyeball" it biggrin

 



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My House Wash mix normally consists of Blah blah and a few globs of Bla Bla bla and just a small glob of Blah. I then mix it well in a 50gal tank or in my 125 tank for much larger jobs, downstream and follow up with a lite rinse. biggrin

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In the OLD days, the all purpose cleaning mix was a mix of Chlorine, Sodium Hydroxide, and TSP.

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

In the OLD days, the all purpose cleaning mix was a mix of Chlorine, Sodium Hydroxide, and TSP.




 yeah tsp was very common for acting as a detergent, i left it alone couple years back cause i don't like mixing with it (granular).bleh

house mix=  2.0-3.0gal SH
                    2.0-3.0 gal H2O
                    .5-1.0 oz Power House (sunbrite)
                    .5-1.0 oz Rinse Aid        (sunbrite)
                    .5-1.0 oz Wet wax         (sunbrite)



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In a 5 gallon bucket:
3 gal. Water
2 gal. 12.5% Hypo
1/2 cup Hydroxide
1 cup of Dawn for cling
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I downstream this mix Chris and it works very well on these Pa houses.
This mix is a staple ,.but it will vary. Mainly because I don't measure the liquids part,.just guess by the depth in the bucket,.Ha,Ha...

Pressure hose seem to "walk". So I also put a lid on the bucket with a hole in the center just big enough for the downstream filter and hose to go through,..and there are two little holes on either side of the bigger one so as I can use a zip tie around the injector to keep the hose in the bucket. I reinforce the hole in the lid with a piece of aluminum. If not,..the zip tie will eventually tear the holes. also, cut the hose so that it just reaches the bottom of the bucket,..other wise it will curl up and stick out of the mix when it begins to get low.

Hope I explained that ok,.Ha,Ha.. Maybe I'll take a picture.

Jeff



Jeff,  would I be right in assuming the hydroxide is powder?

 



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Whats does the Hydroxide do?

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Whats does the Hydroxide do?




Gives it  real dirt cleaning power.

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Hey Tom, the hydroxide is actually flakes. It comes in granular type beads also but they tend to clump. The flakes dissolve much easier. Hydroxide flakes dissolve very easily in cold water.

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I normally use a butyl based sodium hydroxide in liquid form. The sodium hydroxide will actually boost the ph level in your love which is a good thing when you need a bit of a boost to your mix.

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oh cool, I wander if it will help with the red clay we have in Greenville SC.

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oh cool, I wander if it will help with the red clay we have in Greenville SC.



For red clay use oxalic acid mixed at 8 oz. per gallon. Mixes easier in hot water.

Depending on severity, it can be downstreamed,..but applied at the mixed strength will give quicker results.

 

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

In the OLD days, the all purpose cleaning mix was a mix of Chlorine, Sodium Hydroxide, and TSP.




yeah tsp was very common for acting as a detergent, i left it alone couple years back cause i don't like mixing with it (granular).bleh

house mix=  2.0-3.0gal SH
2.0-3.0 gal H2O
.5-1.0 oz Power House (sunbrite)
.5-1.0 oz Rinse Aid        (sunbrite)
.5-1.0 oz Wet wax         (sunbrite)

 



But TSP works, and it cleans good, just a PITA to mix compared to a liquid surfactant.
How does that wet wax stuff work ? can u see a difference on homes washed with it?

 



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We have used the wet wax and it makes a small noticeably difference. It should help the house stay clean longer.

Our house wash:
2 gal SH
48 gal of that water stuff
1/3 cup lauramine oxide
1/2 gallon wet wax (optional)

Run through our 10gpm IR AOD pumps.

Rinse delicate flora thoroughly before and after application.
Rinse windows and walls thoroughly

Increase SH strength for certain brick, but must set up precautionary measures for plants at higher SH concentrations.

The best thing about this mix, is you can let it dry on glass and it will still rinse off without etching it, unlike TSP and other phosphates.

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Yeah Chris, i think it does.  Adds a wet or glossy look after it dries.

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