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still a little confused on the right mix lets say I have 30 gallons of water  how many gallons of SH  do I add to the water



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Hey Sal, math is an important part of this business. Know the percentage your SH and work it out. Your % doesn't have to be razor sharp precise, just get it between 3%-4% and you'll be able to feel your way through from there as you gain experience.

If you're not good at math, find someone who is and give them your numbers and tell them where you want to be in regards to a final mix.


* Not trying to be a hard ass,..but too many people come to these sites and want all the answers laid out for them,...believe me,..doing alot of the work yourself is doing yourself a big favor.

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Sorry but I still don't get it I read where the mix should be 50% on some sites others like you 3% that is.09 if I use 30 gallon tank so I add less than 1 gallon

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No Sal,..percentage isn't measured in volume,..it is measured in the amount of SH in the volume. Not sure if you understand that or not.



-- Edited by Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 on Friday 28th of November 2014 08:29:55 AM

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The editor in this site doesn't seem to be working properly:




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I give up,..every time I type something it wants to add the words "1 gallon", in any old random spot in the  sentence.

Jeff



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OH finally I get it 

Thank you for putting up with me Its my old age I guess.



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

The editor in this site doesn't seem to be working properly:




-- Edited by Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 on Friday 28th of November 2014 08:43:00 AM


 1 gallon works when I type it, whats wrong with the site Jeff ?



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I don't know what was going on Chris,...Every time I would type a response "1 gallon" would just appear in the middle of a sentence after I submitted the reply,Ha,Ha,..

First I though it was my typing,..but when I tried to edit it,..it would revert right back. I don't know,..but it made my responses look really messed up.

*Chris, I didn't mean I couldn't type  it myself,..it was just appearing in my replies,Ha,Ha,..


Jeff



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salrides11 wrote:

OH finally I get it 

Thank you for putting up with me Its my old age I guess.


 I sent you a private message, not sure if you got it.

Anyhow you want 1/3 1 gallon SH to 2/3 water,..plus your surfactant.

For 30 gallons mix you want 10 gallons of  1 gallon SH and 20 gallons of water,..plus surfactant.

 

*Hey Chris, here it did it again,Ha,Ha,...I won't delete it this time,..but I didn't even type  those 1 gallon references. I don't know,..I'm using Google Chrome,..maybe that's it. 

 

**Sal,..pay no attention to the 1 gallon reference,...not relevant.

So,..it's One Third SH and Two Thirds water,..plus surfactant.

Jeff



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Thanks again I never did get private message

I have been on line trying to learn how to figure volume not real good at this stuff just a old roofer



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Don't think about volume, think about percentage.

If you have one gallon of 1 gallon and add a gallon of water,..you now have 2 gallons of approximately 6%.

If you add two gallons of water to the two gallons of 6%,..you will now have four gallons of 3%,..Get it?

So for a four percent solution you want one third SH and two thirds water,..doesn't matter the volume.

Jeff

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The reason this is confusing is because its explaining the % of the raw SH and not the % of the final mix (which is how most explain it). In your example you are assuming the strength of the raw SH is 12%. All of the raw SH you get should be between 10-12%.

So, lets make this simple & easy and explain it as the percentage of the final mixed solution. Assuming your mixing 100 gals of cleaning mix...

30gal SH, 70gal water = 30% mix

50gal SH, 50gal water = 50% mix


In your example of 30 gals of cleaning mix...

9gal SH, 21gal water = 30% mix

15gal SH, 15gal water = 50% mix

Use something in between this range and you can clean the GM off any roof. Best thing you can do is practice using a pump sprayer and do test spots with different % mixes and learn what's right for you. It's not rocket science so don't make it harder than it has to be. Hope this eliminates the confusion for you.

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salrides11 wrote:

Thanks again I never did get private message

I have been on line trying to learn how to figure volume not real good at this stuff just a old roofer


 Old Roofers are welcome here at the RCIA biggrin Never know when an old roofer like you will be able to help one of us with a roofing question ? 

Thank you for being here! 



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thank you guys.
I was in the roofing business in FL for 15 years , Ga. for 15 and NY 15 that should give you some idea how old I am
Any questions on roof products or installation questions I am sure I can help, Started in New York city installing 4 ply coal tar roof systems finished my career in Atlanta Ga. installing Thermo plastic and over the years thousands of shingle roofs.

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