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Apple Roof Cleaning

The Future Of 12 Volt Roof Cleaning Pumps

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I am meeting (again) with the engineers from Northern Tool, who will be here in Florida for the PWNA Convention. They listened to me a few years ago, and incorporated a unique pressure switch from Honeywell, that shuts the pump down more gradually, for longer life. We feel that air pumps are still better, but we suggest the NorthStar 12 volt pumps, for those who wish to use a 12 volt roof cleaning pump system.

I will suggest to the Northern Tool Engineers that they make a version of their pump w/o any bypass switch at all! Their pumps have heavy duty motors rated for no time limit on how long u can run them. Then, you can run the pump with a bypass hose and a pressure regulator that will bypass excess flow and pressure, back into your tank! So, when you shut off the gun, the pump will continue to run, and provide agitation of your roof cleaning mix.

Of course, u best have a good battery, but I say Fuk a battery, why not simply have a Generator, and a heavy duty 117 to 12 volt power supply, to run your pump

These guys make a 117 VAC to 12 VDC power supply that will do 30 amps all day long for only 60.00! http://www.12voltpowersupplies.us/

Roof Cleaners (in the future) will use low priced AC Generators, that will power these types of 12 volt power supplies, that will power 12 volt pumps. LOL, charging batteries will soon be a relic of old technology, a remnant of the past! Just as my introduction of air pumps for roof cleaning changed things for us all, so will my new technology suggestions change the way we use 12 volt pumps. 12 volt Pump life will be greatly increased, because there shall be no more of the pumps starving for current from a 1/2 dead battery, that creates unwanted heat, and strain on our pumps. The new generation of 12 volt roof cleaning pumps will run constantly,with 100% of it's voltage and current needs met, and pressure switches, with their sudden stopping and starting of the pumps shall be eliminated.

Once again, I will change the roof cleaning world, and make life better, for all of us 

Wisely, the head engineers at Northern Tool have chosen to seek me out again, and to implement my suggestions in their products. I also want to see them offer an optional pump head for their 12 volt pumps made out of KYNAR, instead of Polyproplyne. KYNAR never needs rinsed guys, and has much better UV Resistance as well. I have some other improvements for their engineering team as well, that will make life better for us all, who use 12 volt roof cleaning pumps.

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Chris you are the roof expert bar none. Great post and I can't wait to hear how this turned out for you.

Thanks John, I really appreciate the kind words.

We are trying really hard to make roof cleaning better for us all

I will be meeting with the Northern Tool Engineers after the PWNA Convention in Orlando Florida, that I am sure you will be at.

I will know more, after our meeting.

But, here we are, hard at work, trying to solve  the mystery of cold weather roof cleaning.

http://roofcleaninginstitute.org/index.php?/topic/768-inert-mix-due-to-low-temperature-problemand-possible-solution/#entry7166

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I am meeting (again) with the engineers from Northern Tool, who will be here in Florida for the PWNA Convention. They listened to me a few years ago, and incorporated a unique pressure switch from Honeywell, that shuts the pump down more gradually, for longer life. We feel that air pumps are still better, but we suggest the NorthStar 12 volt pumps, for those who wish to use a 12 volt roof cleaning pump system.

I will suggest to the Northern Tool Engineers that they make a version of their pump w/o any bypass switch at all! Their pumps have heavy duty motors rated for no time limit on how long u can run them. Then, you can run the pump with a bypass hose and a pressure regulator that will bypass excess flow and pressure, back into your tank! So, when you shut off the gun, the pump will continue to run, and provide agitation of your roof cleaning mix.

Of course, u best have a good battery, but I say Fuk a battery, why not simply have a Generator, and a heavy duty 117 to 12 volt power supply, to run your pump

These guys make a 117 VAC to 12 VDC power supply that will do 30 amps all day long for only 60.00! http://www.12voltpowersupplies.us/

Roof Cleaners (in the future) will use low priced AC Generators, that will power these types of 12 volt power supplies, that will power 12 volt pumps. LOL, charging batteries will soon be a relic of old technology, a remnant of the past! Just as my introduction of air pumps for roof cleaning changed things for us all, so will my new technology suggestions change the way we use 12 volt pumps. 12 volt Pump life will be greatly increased, because there shall be no more of the pumps starving for current from a 1/2 dead battery, that creates unwanted heat, and strain on our pumps. The new generation of 12 volt roof cleaning pumps will run constantly,with 100% of it's voltage and current needs met, and pressure switches, with their sudden stopping and starting of the pumps shall be eliminated.

Once again, I will change the roof cleaning world, and make life better, for all of us

Wisely, the head engineers at Northern Tool have chosen to seek me out again, and to implement my suggestions in their products. I also want to see them offer an optional pump head for their 12 volt pumps made out of KYNAR, instead of Polyproplyne. KYNAR never needs rinsed guys, and has much better UV Resistance as well. I have some other improvements for their engineering team as well, that will make life better for us all, who use 12 volt roof cleaning pumps.

The kynar part will also be a good thing if you are using one for a transfer pump. You don't have to plumb a water line in to rinse it after every use.

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The kynar part will also be a good thing if you are using one for a transfer pump. You don't have to plumb a water line in to rinse it after every use.

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That's for sure Al! 

Kynar is a beautiful thing, especially for spraying Chlorine (SH).

It is also more UV resistant, so it can be left out in the Sun, with no bad effects.

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G'day Chris, thanks for the lead on a good 12v pump.

 

How well does the Santoprene diaphragm last (as opposed to the viton that some other suppliers offer)?

 

Northern Tool told a customer

 

None of our NorthStar pumps will be rated for use with chlorine based chemicals.

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Will daily flushing allow it to last?

 

Cheers

 

John

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G'day Chris, thanks for the lead on a good 12v pump.

 

How well does the Santoprene diaphragm last (as opposed to the viton that some other suppliers offer)?

 

Northern Tool told a customer

 

None of our NorthStar pumps will be rated for use with chlorine based chemicals.

by 
November 30, 2012
 
 

Will daily flushing allow it to last?

 

Cheers

 

John

 

G'Day John :) 

Santoprene has excellent SH resistance, equal to Viton, so no worries there!

The "not rated for chlorine bleach use" is a common cover your ass response, because only air pumps are rated for bleach use.

However, experience has taught us that IF the pumps are rinsed out as soon as you are done, no worries mate!

They will last awhile, certainly long enough to pay for themselves, many times over.

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Cheers, that's great news. John

 

G'Day John :)

Santoprene has excellent SH resistance, equal to Viton, so no worries there!

The "not rated for chlorine bleach use" is a common cover your ass response, because only air pumps are rated for bleach use.

However, experience has taught us that IF the pumps are rinsed out as soon as you are done, no worries mate!

They will last awhile, certainly long enough to pay for themselves, many times over.

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Chris, I am new to the roof cleaning world. Can you give me an example of a 12 volt pump from northern tool you would recommend as well as an an air pump lime you have also discussed.

Thanks,

I like this pump http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578549_200578549

They do make a bigger one, but it costs 2 times as much, and actually has too much flow IMHO for some roofs w/o gutters.

We use 1/2 inch Kynar Yamada Pumps with Teflon insides.

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