Soft-washing a fence

Discussion in 'Softwash' started by sllab, Apr 9, 2016.

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  1. sllab

    sllab Active Member
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    Here is a video of me using my new soft-wash system I got from Ben at Rutland Pumps as requested by one or two people.



    Sprayed just over 40m of 5 foot high fencing in about 4mins so not bad, would have taken me an hour or more with my backpack sprayer.

    Used a 2% approx Hypo mix with no surfactant, there isnt really any problem with the hypo not sticking to a dry fence. The fence just absorbs it.

    The only issue I had with setting up the system out of the box was clamping the 20bar hose to the lance/ tap assembly. The regular hose clamps provided didn't quite tighten down enough meaning a few leaks. A quick trip to Halfords to get a couple of fuel line hose clamps did the trick.

    I will post a few pics of the set up itself over the next few days if anyone is interested.
     
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  2. sllab

    sllab Active Member
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  3. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    Thats impressive!!! Do you have to go back over and rinse off?
     
  4. CHWS

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    That's surprising a 2% mix got it up so clean
     
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    Nice job, if you don't mind my asking how much was the system?
     
  6. sllab

    sllab Active Member
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    Just over £700
     
  7. sllab

    sllab Active Member
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    On wood I have found it is best to go with a lot less hypo otherwise it can turn white and have all the color stripped out of it 2% seems to be about the right amount. Same with when I use it on decking. I will start at 2% and work my way up if I need to.
    I did go over it with a lower pressure setting on my pressure washer afterwards to take the thick moss off.
     
  8. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Cool - so what tank did you use ?
     
  9. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    And did you use surfactant or just hypo and water ?
     
  10. sllab

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    Used my wheelie bin I use for pressure washer.
     
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