Downstreaming Bleach - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Professional Painters > Pressure Washing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
LA Painter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 594
Rewards Points: 556
Thanks: 362
Thanked 564 Times in 257 Posts
View LA Painter's Photo Album My Photos
Default Downstreaming Bleach

I have a new PW with a downstream injector.

Will running bleach through it damage anything?
LA Painter is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

As long as it is a downstreamer, it won't hurt anything. However, most machines come with upstreamers. That will damage seals and require more frequent rebuilds of the pump. If it is the last thing in line before your hose, its a downstreamer. If it is anywhere before the pump..
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to PressurePros For This Useful Post:
Dave Mac (07-31-2012), LA Painter (07-31-2012)
Old 07-31-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
LA Painter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 594
Rewards Points: 556
Thanks: 362
Thanked 564 Times in 257 Posts
View LA Painter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Ken, thanks for your reply.

Is this a downstream injector? (see pic)

Iím a downstream noob. I havenít bought a PW in 20 years!

LA Painter is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Yes, sir. You are good to go. I am not a fan of the adjustable DS'ers. Their draw rates usually suck.. no pun intended.
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to PressurePros For This Useful Post:
CApainter (08-01-2012), LA Painter (08-01-2012)
Old 08-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ultimate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 1,793
Rewards Points: 1,326
Thanks: 2,324
Thanked 963 Times in 597 Posts
View Ultimate's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Sparkling newness.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ultimate is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ultimate For This Useful Post:
LA Painter (08-01-2012)
Old 08-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatherandSonPainting View Post
Sparkling newness.
Bleach will take care of that quickly ;-)
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PressurePros For This Useful Post:
Ultimate (08-21-2012)
Old 08-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
mr.fixit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 1,372
Rewards Points: 570
Thanks: 49
Thanked 483 Times in 289 Posts
View mr.fixit's Photo Album My Photos
Default

if you are using bleach I would get an acid duty downstreamer when that one goes. the bleach is pretty bad but the acid duty seem to stand up longer
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mr.fixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Yeah oxidizers and acids are rough on rings and seals. For HVLP pumps I spend the extra for Viton. Downstreamers I have pretty good luck with them lasting. By the time the chem reaches the first coupler it is fairly diluted. As soon as you swap to a higher pressure nozzle it stops the venturi and clean water flows through your line. Clean the DS'er when you are done and you'll get 20+ jobs from them. The ones I get http://www.pressuretek.com/adamsinjector.html are $15 so I stock up on them and have them for all season.
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
King Dude
 
Rbriggs82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 6,752
Rewards Points: 12
Thanks: 4,859
Thanked 5,157 Times in 2,964 Posts
View Rbriggs82's Photo Album My Photos
Default

My power washer is 2.3 gpm with a downstreamer. Is that enough to effectively downstream? I've always bleached with a garden strayer and power washed before painting. Now I'm looking to expand the power washing end of the business and that method takes too long.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
Rbriggs82 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Not trying to circumvent your question but if you are thinking of expanding invest in at least a 4 gpm. Your machine will still work though. Get a 2-3 gpm DS'er.
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PressurePros For This Useful Post:
Rbriggs82 (08-02-2012)
Old 08-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Dave Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,540
Rewards Points: 2,924
Thanks: 4,377
Thanked 2,492 Times in 1,405 Posts
View Dave Mac's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rbriggs82 View Post
My power washer is 2.3 gpm with a downstreamer. Is that enough to effectively downstream? I've always bleached with a garden strayer and power washed before painting. Now I'm looking to expand the power washing end of the business and that method takes too long.
yea I used to do that way it sucks, your gonna love downstreaming
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

powerwashingcharlottenc
Housewashingcharlottenc
Dave Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #12
King Dude
 
Rbriggs82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 6,752
Rewards Points: 12
Thanks: 4,859
Thanked 5,157 Times in 2,964 Posts
View Rbriggs82's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PressurePros
Not trying to circumvent your question but if you are thinking of expanding invest in at least a 4 gpm. Your machine will still work though. Get a 2-3 gpm DS'er.
Any advise you give I hold in high regard. What would you recommend to mix with bleach to reduce window streaking? I've seen people writing about simple cherry but I've never tried it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
Rbriggs82 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Dish liquid works pretty well, too. A lot of guys use that. I prefer a good house wash mix but car wash or dish liquid works in a jam.
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to PressurePros For This Useful Post:
6126 (08-19-2012), Rbriggs82 (08-02-2012)
Old 08-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
LA Painter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 594
Rewards Points: 556
Thanks: 362
Thanked 564 Times in 257 Posts
View LA Painter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Ken - Is there a quick change device you recommend for switching between detergent & rinse tips?
LA Painter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Dave Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,540
Rewards Points: 2,924
Thanks: 4,377
Thanked 2,492 Times in 1,405 Posts
View Dave Mac's Photo Album My Photos
Default

http://www.pressuretek.com/jr4waynoho.html

this is what we use
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

powerwashingcharlottenc
Housewashingcharlottenc
Dave Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dave Mac For This Useful Post:
LA Painter (08-02-2012)
Old 08-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

best tool ever invented.
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 11:32 PM   #17
Painting Contractor
 
Damon T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 4,064
Rewards Points: 7,038
Thanks: 4,409
Thanked 2,730 Times in 1,601 Posts
View Damon T's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Just ordered mine today along with the high draw injector from Pressuretek. You are right, Bob is the man! Answered several email questions right away, on a Saturday! My other injector is dead and pump up sprayers are a big pita!
Damon T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 01:32 AM   #18
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PressurePros View Post
Dish liquid works pretty well, too. A lot of guys use that. I prefer a good house wash mix but car wash or dish liquid works in a jam.
I usually throw dish soap in
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 05:28 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View clevegoddard's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Injecting bleach into a pressure washer saves a lot of time compare to using a wiping bleach or handheld sprayer onto a surface. Downstream means that the chemical injector is fixed, and so used, after the pressure washer water pump.
clevegoddard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Downstreaming (a how to) painttofish Pressure Washing 1 04-26-2012 10:27 PM
downstreaming for noobs mpminter Pressure Washing 23 04-11-2012 11:47 AM
whats up with bleach toddscocoa808 General Painting Discussion 22 01-08-2012 02:04 PM
how long will bleach mix last WiseGuys Painting General Painting Discussion 5 04-23-2010 09:16 AM
Cleaning mold without bleach. BenPaintinTooLong General Painting Discussion 14 09-03-2008 06:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com