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I've only used this pump on 6 roofs. Today I was going to softwash some really bad siding with it. The Pump ran untill it primed and got pressure. At first it only shot 15 feet then it dwindled down to 2 feet. The pump would turn on every 10 seconds for about 2 seconds. That is even with no tip on it at all. I have an accumulator tank on it also if that matters.

  Is it the pressure sensor or the relay?

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David,

I'm not sure if this is the case or not, I had something like this happen to me before and after an extended period of process of elimination I found out the battery wasn't charged enough. It was in the OK range on the charger but not enough to run the pump.



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I'm still banging my head wondering why anyone keeps using these 12volts for anything other than transfering chems... It sounds like the pressure switch to me. Did you try fine tuning it at thye allen screw just under the pressure switch?


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need to switch to an all-flo pump have had mine for 2 years now and still going strong.

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I had a similar problem with a battery, too..

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I had a similar problem with a battery, too..


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I was thinking about the battery when it happened. Charging it now and we will see.



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need to switch to an all-flo pump have had mine for 2 years now and still going strong.


 Ya, that will be my next one. All these relay problems with these FatBoys and the manufacturer does nothing about it. They don't deserve any more of my bussiness.



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same thing happened to me but there was a kink in the hose.

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For $400.00 you get a pump that will last for a least five years with cleaning it out. I just have a small 12v pump just as a back up.

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Wellll.... you won't believe what the problem was.

  I had a 5 gallong bucket with SH and I added maybe 1 to 2 cups of MO I got from Don at Branerd. Then I decided what the heck and I added a capful of laundry detergent. I was downstreaming it and I wasn't getting enough chemical. Hardly any. So I decided to use the fat boy and shoot it on the siding without diluting it...lol. The chit was way to thick. I ran it and molasses thick stuff started coming out. After a couple minutes it started spraying like normal. Silly me. I think I will just stick with what I have been doing for 20 years and quit messing with something that already works.



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We've switched to and stuck with the pentaflex. Shoots as far or farther than the all flo and you don't have to completely change your system.

Mike you says $400, but that doesn't take into account the compressor, the fuel to run it, or the expense of new fittings and whatever else you need.

Unless Flojet starts screwing with the pentaflex, ill never stop using 12v, they're just too EASY!!

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I was thinking Sureflo. No I won't stop using 12v either.



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Hoover, try out the Pentaflex next time you need to buy a pump. Its overall use makes the Fatboy seem like a product from the stone age.

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I keep an extra fully charged 12V with me always, might want to invest in another one.

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I keep an extra fully charged 12V with me always, might want to invest in another one.


 I wish I was busy enough to need another battery.

Scott, I saw the post on the Pentaflex. I will get that one the next time.



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If you are using a late model truck , it probably came with a rv type connector for the trailer , most of the time there is a lead on the reciever part thats on your truck designed to charge a battery on camper . Simply find that lead and wire it to the battery for your sprayer , driving down the road your charging your battery .

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If you are using a late model truck , it probably came with a rv type connector for the trailer , most of the time there is a lead on the reciever part thats on your truck designed to charge a battery on camper . Simply find that lead and wire it to the battery for your sprayer , driving down the road your charging your battery .


  You mean like this? 

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Hoover, Pentaflex is the way to go.. my guys beat the heck out of these things all day...the best part is you can run as small as a 1515 tip and it will not cycle on and off and kill the motor. 4030 is our normal spray tip size and it runs like a charm. 0050 will shoot over the house with 5/8 hose.

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Anyone have a link to the pentaflex?

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