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    rj's pressure washing
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    Shiloh, NC
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  1. injector problem

    If you are constantly going through chemical injectors, check the psi of your pump. When mine was going through several a week, I found that my pressure had be increased from 3000 to 5000. Adjusted the pump back to 3000 psi and everything started working correctly. I think one of my helper twisted the unloaded.
  2. We shut down in November, and start back in March. Work on equipment during the cold days,
  3. injector problem

    Cleaner, These three pieces, I don't think go in the soap tube portion of the injector. I think they go into your pressure washing hose side of the injector. Each piece has a different size hole in it. Is the largest one for 8gpm machines?
  4. injector problem

    Yes the ceramic ball and spring are in it. I believe these screw type pieces change out the 3/8 end of injector.
  5. injector problem

    ckeener, I just bought a super suds sucker. It didn't come with any instructions, and three loose parts (screw with hole in middle). Do u know which part for a 8gpm?
  6. injector problem

    I have been having a lot of chemical injector problems lately. I have an 8gpm/3000psi machine and don't seem to be able to keep a GP high draw injector going more that a couple of days. I rinse it out after every job. When they are only a couple of days old the ball isn't pitted. But it is usually pitted after a couple of weeks. What injectors would you consider the "BEST"? Also what size injector should I get? I am using the 2.1 and running 200' of hose. When I first got my machine, I may have used 3-4 injectors all year, lately I am doing good if one will last a week. Very frustrating!!!! Anybody have any experience with the chemical remote control unit (kinda pricey)? Thanks in advance for your replies!!!
  7. Thanks for all the replies. Guy, I just noticed that you are in NC. When I get some time, I will call you. I am possibly going to be in Salemburg in July, and if I do, I would love to see your rig. Right now I am running a two portable machines (5.5/100 gal buffer and a 4gpm), on my 10X6 trailer. I have a portable hotbox, but can't carry the 4gpm machine when I bring the hotbox.
  8. I am thinking about buying a new trailer mounted rig. I would like to have a two gun system, and hot water. I do mostly residential work, but do have a few commercial concrete contracts. I would like any suggestions on buying a new trailer rig. I live in Northeastern NC. Thanks in Advance for your replies! RJ
  9. High School Bleachers?

    Big Mike, I think I will take your advice.
  10. High School Bleachers?

    Hey Guys, I was asked to bid on cleaning some high school bleachers. The floor of the bleachers is painted metal (paint is about 14yrs old) . The seats are alum. The guy told me that the engineer recommended a cleaning solution from Shermin Williams (believe he said 15% Soduim Hydroxide was one of the chemicals in the cleaning solution). The engineer said that solution needed to be used so that the new paint would stick to the surface. There is a little mold and a lot of gum on the floor. Also on the underneath portion of the bleachers the paint is chaulky. My question is what would be the best chemical to clean and prep this metal? Maybe just regular 12.5% and soap, or should I use something like a F18 mixture, or the Shermin Williams stuff? Thanks for your replies! rj
  11. Recipe for gutters?

    I like simple green, mixed 50/50. Also, doesn't burn your skin.
  12. Housewash recipe

    How much of the soap, plus 12.5% in a 5er?
  13. I am looking for a housewash recipe. I have been using SC with 12.5%, which does fine. But I am interested in knowing what kind of soaps I can get locally to mix with 12.5%, that I can use when I am out of SC. I have heard of Dawn, Tide, Casacade etc. Just looking for a mix to downstream out of a 5er. Thanks in Advance!
  14. I need some advise on my motor. I have a 20hp Honda twin motor, with a 5.6gpm general pump. It has about 250hrs on it. Today while pwashing, it cut off. I checked the oil and it has oil, and gas. If I let it cool for a few minutes it will start back up, and run for about 5 minutes and cut off. It won't start immediately after cutting off, it needs time to cool, and then will run for a few minutes and cut off again. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance for your replies!!
  15. How many of you use a high pressure filter? And should I be using one everytime I use my surface cleaner or turbo nozzle?