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Basics of Softwash


Billy Wesson Clearwater

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Billy Wesson Clearwater

Hi All,

Traditionally we are a commercial window cleaning company and recently we have been cleaning the cladding on warehouses and the jobs are becoming frequent as well as
cleaning Render. 

We have used a basic backpack system to clean the render as it wasn't that big, but when it comes to the warehouse cleaning we need a system that would pump the softwash to a height of 40ft... now ive seen loads of people say you need special pumps ect and systems that costs thousands.

I have a spare brodex window cleaning system that is no longer in use, could i use this as a softwash system or would the pumps very quickly fail? I have two 250litre tanks that one could hold the mixed solution and the other for rinsing... 

Any advise be great.

 

Thanks

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You do  need chemical resistant pumps speak to ben Marriot at Rutland pumps I built a softwashing machine myself it’s dead easy , cost me around £1200 and that was having custom tanks made to my own specification   

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Could you talk us through that system @Pjj? Looks like one lower litre per minute 12v pump and one higher litre per minute? One for applying and one for rinsing? Or one for hypo one for biocide? I can only tell by the fact one has a 30amp spring controller. Looks like a great setup! 👍

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12 hours ago, JBC said:

Could you talk us through that system @Pjj? Looks like one lower litre per minute 12v pump and one higher litre per minute? One for applying and one for rinsing? Or one for hypo one for biocide? I can only tell by the fact one has a 30amp spring controller. Looks like a great setup! 👍

You basically have got it right , the big pump is I think 26 ltr per muinit and for  rinsing , the smaller pump is up to 11 ltr per muinit and is for applying chemicals , hypo ,biocides etc each pump is connected to a 300 ltr tank with a custom designed tank with sloping bottom so it drains compleatly and can be flushed out easily , it’s an awesome bit of kit . 😂😂

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Cool, thanks for that @Pjj 😀 it does look like a great time saver, faster than me and my backpack 😂 I’m hoping to use my pressure washer for rinsing, like in the Benz videos. I’ve ordered a sniper nozzle from Rutland pumps, hopefully speed the process up. 👍

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