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what is the best way clean my equipment after use as far as flushing the pump and cleaning the tips any advice would be great. i have already tried the search button didnt find much if anything at all.  thanks justin

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We just flush our system out with several gallons of water at the end of each day. You can spray down your tips and any quick connects with WD40. This will help, but anything that comes in contact with the sh will start to rust.

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thank you for the info
i use a bottom connection on my tank and do a splitter to be able to empty tank.
and so at the end of every day still have lik 20gal left sittting in the bottom. any suggestions on that problem. my equipment is set up in the back of my pick up. limited space .


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  Search for sodium thiosulfate.  There is a good thread for netrualizing sh on plants.

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crystalclean wrote:

thank you for the info

i use a bottom connection on my tank and do a splitter to be able to empty tank.
and so at the end of every day still have lik 20gal left sittting in the bottom. any suggestions on that problem. my equipment is set up in the back of my pick up. limited space .

 




 




Our tanks are bottom fed as well. The chem tanks and water tank are plumbed together. We close off the valves on the chem tanks and open the water valve. This will let is flush out the pump, reel, and hose. Any chemical that was in the hose , we will pump back into the tank as the line is being flushed. We almost always have chemical left in the tank, but we just save it for another day. This shouldn't be a problem as long as the bulkhead isn't leaking.

-- Edited by Chesapeake on Wednesday 9th of February 2011 08:44:39 AM

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Yea what Chris said,..I also have my water and chemical tanks plumbed together,..just turn the valves and rinse away....run the hose right back into the chemical tank to add water for the next round. The more water the better when rinsing.


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RE: good solution for rinsing and cleaning pump and equipment? =LOTS OF WATER!
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I run a minimum of 5 gallons of water through my pump, hoses and guns after each job and then spray all conneeections [all metal parts] with WD-40
Also, if you have to leave a pump or gun set for some time-perhaps as a backup, I run regular car antifreeze through them or WD-40

Be aware, in my 20+ years of roof cleaning with this No Pressure System and pressure washing since 1978 I have decided one thing. Any tank with a bottom feed connection will eventually leak-so keep an eye on it. In fact, I would prefer to use bottom feed, but because they have always ended up leaking, I draw from the tops of my 100 gallon tanks.


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regular every day oxyclean or simialr 1/2 cup per gallon is nice to use when rinsing out your hoses and equipment also as it will neutralize the SH and the carbonate will leave the inside somewhat lubricated. The sodium Thisulfate mentioned above is great too but not as easy to find.

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Before everyone gets to comfortable with "neutralizing" SH,...you can only neutralize the chlorine affect,..you CANNOT neutralize the salt.
Salt needs to be diluted. So why even spend the money on the other products and make it more complicated,...just use plenty of water and you'll solve both issues with dilution.

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

Yea what Chris said,..I also have my water and chemical tanks plumbed together,..just turn the valves and rinse away....run the hose right back into the chemical tank to add water for the next round. The more water the better when rinsing.


Jeff

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Our trailer is set up this way.

I have had both the water valve and the chemical valve to the roof pump be left open. After driving across town I noticed that my water tank was full of suds. That was a mess.

 



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

Before everyone gets to comfortable with "neutralizing" SH,...you can only neutralize the chlorine affect,..you CANNOT neutralize the salt.
Salt needs to be diluted. So why even spend the money on the other products and make it more complicated,...just use plenty of water and you'll solve both issues with dilution.

Jeff



Correct!

I was talking mainly about the equipment. A few gallons of water with neutralizer is nice.


For plants, water, water, and then water.

For the truck/trailer you need something to get the salt off.

 



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 I read on another site about using gypsum to neutralise sh on plants. Any one know if this works?  Is this the main ingredient in AC's plant wash?



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Well like Jeff pointed out neutralizing the chlorine and the high pH of the mix is one thing.
Getting rid of the salt is another. Plants will get salt shock if enough of the mix gets into the soil.

As far as I know... There isn't a good way to neutralize the salt.
So we just dilute it into oblivion.

Of course you could switch to less sodium in you mix but that's a whole other can of worms.

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I figured you knew Matthew,..just some people don't realize that salt cannot be neutralized. And when neutralizing SH is discussed, people need to be aware of the salt aspect as well.

Jeff

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Hey Matthew,..this can of worms you speak of,..is that a sodium free roof cleaner,.ha,ha... May I ask what that might be,...

Ok,..I won't ask!!

Jeff

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

I figured you knew Matthew,..just some people don't realize that salt cannot be neutralized. And when neutralizing SH is discussed, people need to be aware of the salt aspect as well.

Jeff




 You're right. Salt can not be neutralized BUT the gypsum can reverse the affect of salt on a plants roots and if caught early can avoid it completely in some circustances.



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Yea, I can see the value in that Scott,..if watered properly though,..there shouldn't be any effects to reverse.,...But keeping it on hand wouldn't be a bad idea. Using these products is the choice to be made by the individual,...but in that same breath,...people shouldn't get complacent when it comes to proper preventive care.

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Water has always worked for us!



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Water works great while were there. Its that next day rain shower that stinks.

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