Some questions???

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  1. trickydicky

    trickydicky Member
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    Hi..I posted most of this in the water fed forum but might have more luck here. Thanks

    I currently have a pressure washing/coatings company and i also do a bit of gutter cleaning and fascia/sofitt cleaning by hand/ladder .
    I am away to purchase a water fed pole system for cleaning the conservatories and fascia but will be doing a DIY as i have a pump in a box from my softwash outfit for cleaning roofs and was hoping to adapt that .

    I have decided on a gardiner slx25 as my pole as i am also going to be using the pole as a delivery system for spraying the roofs on my softwash as the gun only shoots so far and i believe i can add to make this 35ft if needed.
    I am wanting to build a trolley system that will allow me to switch from tap water for cleaning to R/O Water for rinsing quickly and could do with a helping hand as im not sure of the best way to approach this. I am intending bringing RO water on site rather than using resin.
    I am also wanting to incorporate the unger hiflo in line chemical mixer for my detergent and not sure where this would go in the system .
    I am using a delevan fat boy pump on my softwash and its a 60psi and around 20lpm which i know is a lot more than the pumps that you use. Will the flow controller allow me to turn this pump down to a level thats suitable for the type of work im looking to do?
    Which brush should i be looking at and will it be better with fan jets bearing in mind im only wanting it for cons/fascia cleaning?
    Do you notice much difference on the upvc fascia between cleaning with pure water as opposed to tap water and with it being high up am i just as well using the tap water( which is very soft) or better with the RO water?
    I think i better keep the hot box questions for another post!!
     
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  2. Blastoffcleaning

    Blastoffcleaning Newcomer
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    Good choice of pole, i would go for a sill brush with fan jets then either build a trolley that uses 25l barrels or just use the customers tap then a backpack full of pure for rinsing off.
     
  3. Duncs

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    welcome to the forum tricky where are you from pal
     
  4. trickydicky

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    Hi mate i think it would be best if us seprate hoses for the softwash and pure water cleaning as i think the soft wash stuff might contaminate the pure, i was wondering where did you get the soft wash equipment? as im intrested in going into that sort of thing moreso than cleaning windows.
     
  6. trickydicky

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    Cheers...Yeah i am getting a 650 litre for van for pressure washing bladder tank. I am putting a dedicated 350l tank on my softwash gear and my wfp will be a portable unit using di resin and customers tap with the option of using the main pressure washing tank if req.
    I got my softwash kit from USA a couple of years ago and have done a few jobs but have not really advertised it at all just when i go to price a roof clean i will mention this option depending on what type of roof etc.
    I will tell you now it is not first choice on heavily mossed roofs which most of them are up north but it deffo has its place and is a great way to do the job.
     
  7. rshandyman

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    What equipment do You have for softwash?
     
  8. trickydicky

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    I have a delevan fat boy pump and kuri tec hose and other bits n bobs...Pm me if you need anymore info..
     
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