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Hi everyone,thank you all so much for helping a newbe like me .  I am building up a new low pressure cleanning rig , I have a brand new 5X10, heavy duty duel axel , flatbed trayler. Is there somthing wrong with haveing a  bleach starage tank of 125 gal  then either another 125gal spray and mixing tank,or a 225 gal spray  mixing tank, space is a preimum, any input from you would help out  Thank you all  Steve



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Steve,

Check DOT regulations. I believe it's a max 1000lbs or 119 gallons.

Hank



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are you gonna be putting a pressure washer on there too?

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I was if I had room, to do patios, drives  etc not roofs,  I will be mixing pretty much on every job,  with the 125 gal mixing tank   I can make up 100 gal  will I needmore thank that  should  I get the bigger tank 225 for mixing and spraying.  I dont want to get the bigger one if I dont really need it, because of space on the trayler, two tanks, air comp,  two pumps, tarp storage, high pressure cleanner,hose reel for fresh water, room to wind up the spray hose,etc, thanks for all your help  Steve



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Thanks  I will do that but with a 125 gal  storage tank  I most likley wont have it full for long so I should be under those numbers  Thank you for your help newbe  here  Steve



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if you do pressure washing you'll def want to make sure you save room for your unit, and like Hank stated you have DOT regulations to consider. i mix on site also. i usually do 2 houses, sometimes 3 a day and keep about 40-50 gallons SH in my pickup bed. most of my work is done within 15-20 minutes from my shop so i can always swing by in b/t houses.

will you have room in your pickup? you can find a 55 gallon clear drum for free at a car wash and keep your mix tank and SH in your pickup. you can do that til you have an idea of what you're doing and how much SH you'll need in a typical day. personally i prefer having it in my pickup because 1) if i'm just soft washing i don't have to take my trailer, 2) i can drop my trailer of at a house or commercial job and have my guys work and store my portable unit in my bed and go on another job and 3) leave the job site and have my guys work while i go home, crank up the ac and take a cat nap!

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Hey thanks for the info, I really needed to know if it is allright to mix on every job , it would be alot easyer for  me , to do that rather than having 200 plus gal rideing arround  on the trayler, I might  go from  a tile roof to a shingle on the same day .  so I would make up a different mix for each job. I wish I had the bis to make up 300 gal and go do 4 roofs a day ,   boy I like that catnap  idea,   be careful with employees that are not legit, it could come back to haunt you in a big way , if one got hurt bad,,.     Thanks again for the info I can use it   Steve.



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