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    Pressure Washing Pro, Inc.
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    Mike Sullivan
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    Greensboro, NC
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    Owner: Pressure Washing Pro, Inc.
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    Mike's got mad skills
  1. Hooking 2 machines together

    Still going strong. I've had my MAXIMA 36" surface cleaner for about 18 months now and I have been running my 20Hp 8gpm + 13Hp 5gpm machines together to push 33Hp 13gpm @ 2800psi ever since. IT IS THE DADDY!! Nozzles are (2) 25075's For those of you that have two machines and a surface cleaner and still have not tried hooking them together... DO IT!! It's like having an extra employee without paying for more labor.
  2. Which ShurFlo?

    Much stronger, shoots farther and less flow loss.
  3. What hose & pump to buy?

    Yep, 3/4" hose on TWO 12V Delavan pumps
  4. Hooking 2 machines together

    Don't give up Scott. I upgraded my concrete cleaner from a 24" stainless steel pushing 10.5gpm @ 3500psi to the Maxima 36" pushing 13gpm @ 3000psi. I am combining my 20hp 8gpm + 13hp 5gpm = 33hp 13gpm @ 3000psi. Nozzles are (2) 25075's It is so fast you can walk behind it like a lawnmower.
  5. WOW - ad from local Craigslist ...........

    Hi Ken, I put your website address on my links page as you requested. Links
  6. Use a three way Banjo poly valve for switching back and forth from chemical to water. Banjo Corporation Liquid Handling Valves
  7. Thickening AppleSauce ??

    Dan Tambasco showed me about Tergitol NP-9. I researched it and found out that most brand named chemicals have this in their mix. I use it for steep roofs and really nasty roofs with 15+ years of neglect. Fortunately here in NC almost all the houses have gutters so using a thickener will help for these types of roofs, because of less run off allowing the chemical to stick better and stay on the roof longer which makes it more effective. I've got one red roof tomorrow that has been neglected for 20 years and it has gutters with a drainage system. I love jobs like these, no worry about landscaping. I will take before and afters of this one.
  8. Thickening AppleSauce ??

    Is this stuff the same as Tergitol NP-9, nonylphenol polyoxyethylene? Polyoxyethylene Nonylphenol
  9. I will work for free!!!

    Feel free to call me if you want to make a trip.
  10. Pitch Witch in Action

    That's right Russ. Got to love our new dual Delavans! Looks like the roof is short enough that we can both chemically clean that roof from the ground.
  11. 5000psi 4.5 GPM machine?

    Yep, like everyone has already wrote. Get the 8gpm 3000psi or (2) 5.5gpm 3000psi machines. Whichever suits your budget.
  12. Thanks Lance. I've been looking for a better drum pump like this. Looks like it would hold up great. How long have you had yours?
  13. (2) 28's, (1) 16', (1) 8' step, (1) 6' step
  14. Tandem Delavan pump rig?

    There is a very fine line when operating dual 12V Delavan 5gpm 60psi pumps. I tried multiple combinations of hose size, length, nozzles, guns and figured out the best combination for running one or two pumps together in tandem. I talked to Bob with Pressure Tek at the NC round table and he says that the new Delavans are no longer available to adjust to 100psi. They are fixed at 5gpm 60psi. The most each pump will output under a load (100-200ft 5/8 hose and a #40 nozzle) is 3gpm. Running 2 pumps together in tandem took some tweaking to get it to double the output to a maximum of 6gpm. The slightest little bit of restriction whether it be in the hose, gun, filter or nozzle will cause the dual system to bog down and produce less flow than the maximum of 6gpm. 60psi is not enough pressure to push a full 10gpm. If you want a 10+gpm roof rig, get a gas powered setup. Dual Delavans Hose: 5/8 works for one pump but not two in tandem. 5/8 hose is too small and will cause the pumps to cycle on and off. 3/4 hose is what you need for the dual setup. Gun: Regular garden guns are too restrictive, so are the poly guns. Best cheap guns I have found are either the high flow twist guns http://www.lrnelson.com/products/model.cfm?MODEL=151 or 3/4 full port ball valve with adapters to fit a coupler for interchangeable nozzles. Have not tried the expensive accuspray guns. Filter: Bogs the dual system down too much. No filter recommended. Nozzles: The #30 or #40 works best for one pump, dual pumps need #60 nozzles.
  15. Best Roof Tips to use?

    I have found the 0040 tip works best with the 12V Delevan 5gpm pump. Mike, what size hose are you using?