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The trigger gun I got from Bob has done about 15-20 roofs so far. It does trickle sometime.



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These are the reason I have very few fittings, and use ball valves, everything is going to leak sooner or later, the less fitting the less leakage , less down time, I see some of these rigs you all build and I think, they will learn. Nothing worse then having to rebuild on a job site.  We keep everything simple. white ball valves with red handle seem to last the longest.

 

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Brass tips and ball valves. they are gonna break ,but they are cheap to stock up on.

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These are the reason I have very few fittings, and use ball valves, everything is going to leak sooner or later, the less fitting the less leakage , less down time, I see some of these rigs you all build and I think, they will learn. Nothing worse then having to rebuild on a job site.  We keep everything simple. white ball valves with red handle seem to last the longest.

 

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I tried the white ones and got tired of switching them. I was only getting 2 to 3 roofs out them before they go out. The other day I had a brand new on in the morning and later in the day I was spraying, went to close the valve, handle was in closed position but it was still spraying away. I didn't notice right away and turned around spraying a bunch plants and almost covered my groundman with love. I got a grey schedule 80 one now and I hope it lasts longer, we'll see. My pump also puts out 150+psi, so I think it is too much for the schedule 40 valves. Jon

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It doesn't matter what you use it IS going to break. Why simplify this problem by having all of your hoses made with garden hose fittings on each end. A garden hose fitting is so universal that you can put any garden sprayer on the end of your chemical hose to finish a job if your regular wand breaks. Take it off of your ground man's hose if you have to. I carry about 5 different spray nozzles on each truck. I always have backups.

Ball valve levers break all the time too. You need to plan ahead and make sure you can keep spraying no matter what happens.

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I think that really sums it up!

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Thought about the wand as my first choice but after doing some reading the forums I think ill stick to using the ball valve. Its all a learning process and what u feel comfortable using.


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Happened to me.  I went to threaded ball valves.  I carry 3 of different lengths from the straight valve with a nozzle on it to a 5 foot wand.  I also carry a couple extra ball valves and pvc .....................Just in case.



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Lou V. I read your Bio, you can become a premium member before you get certified.

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The Roof Cleaners of Chester County Pennsylvania 610-842-2104 wrote:

It doesn't matter what you use it IS going to break. Why simplify this problem by having all of your hoses made with garden hose fittings on each end. A garden hose fitting is so universal that you can put any garden sprayer on the end of your chemical hose to finish a job if your regular wand breaks. Take it off of your ground man's hose if you have to. I carry about 5 different spray nozzles on each truck. I always have backups.

Ball valve levers break all the time too. You need to plan ahead and make sure you can keep spraying no matter what happens.

Brian


 Great Post Brian! 138394, Ball Valves are so cheap, we always TRY to keep a  few in each of our roof cleaning trucks. But they break, and sometimes me or the guys forget to have a back up. Here in Tampa, a  Lowe's, Home Depot, or Ace Hardware is never far awaybiggrin



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I just attached a 1/2" ball valve and quick connect to the end of my hose and it works pretty good. I do think I need a bit of extension though because it's awkward just holding the ball valve. They are so cheap that I can't see myself spending $50 for a new gun.



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Buy a few sprinker risers from lowes or hd.

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