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Old 07-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #21
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Wow .. T-Mobile huh ........... May I suggest ? , Auto signature to the off position . Ohh and to keep the thread on track , I use 50 ft of line and a secret power washing mix that none of you can know about because it's a secret !
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Mix 2/3 cup powdered all-purpose household cleaner, 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent, one quart of liquid bleach and one gallon of water in a large container. If your skin is easily irritated or you have breathing issues, wear safety glasses, a rubber gloves and a face mask for safety. This is my recipe.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:26 AM   #23
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I use a great local detergent called "Our Detergent" from Mansfield, Ohio. It is technically a truck wash, but it works great for houses and gutters. I use a brush for all of my washing, especially gutters - but if it is really tough, I just mix a stronger solution, and it works great! No need for multiple chemicals...

I think that my ratio is about 3/4 gallon of detergent per 5 gallon of water, and I run it through an X-jet. For mildew, I do add about 1 gallon of bleach, and top off with water..
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With the correct ratios and chemicals no need to brush a whole house. Brushing gutters? Yes. But not with a truck wash detergent.

We use chemicals which make the gutters look brand new again and that is their purpose. "Gutter Grenade, Viper Venom and Gutter Zap" either of those 3 are a fine choice for gutters melts that black oxidation on contact.

As for washing the house - bleach, soap, water downstream or xjet, no brushing. We wash a 2500 sq ft house in about an hour - hour and 10 minutes and it is CLEAN.
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I have a buddy that was adding Dawn to his mix also. I know this is common practice, but you should avoid it IMO. He used this mix for years, we chat a lot and I told him I use TSP. He did not like the common pitfalls of using TSP and stayed with the Dawn. Well 2 years or so ago he called me up and told me that he was having breathing issues and blames the Dawn.

IMO shop local and purchase your detergents from a local supplier. The bene's outweigh online tremendously.
  • quick ready and can be obtained same day
  • supporting your local suppliers will make them want to support you(leads)
you can get tsp at home depot, but it is s metascillate (spelling?) works great but isn't the same as the real deal.



Hang tite is absolutely the bee's knee's...it can be found in clearwater at pwp or if you have a chem supplier hint hint ask them for amlo same thing.
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Dawn wouldnt be my first choice as it is acidic, bleach is basic.. we use real tsp and nonionic surfactants.
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sodium metasilicate = house washing nirvana.
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sodium metasilicate = house washing nirvana.

what a tease, do tell details
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what a tease, do tell details
Dave not avoiding the question but do a search on PTState. I wrote about it a lot over there including why it works.
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Dave not avoiding the question but do a search on PTState. I wrote about it a lot over there including why it works.

Its all good Ken, Ive read you state its a great booster many times, I was just looking for a exact formula, I dont beleive I ever read whear you have disclose that
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It's one part of ten I believe Dave. <---- Being silly. Where can one find this elixir?
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They have it in home depot made by Savogran. Will say TSP on the box...it is good stuff.

On a side note, I picked up some TSP from sherwin williams that said on the box 'phosphate free". We are doing a bunch of foreclosure home interior repaints and the walls are filthy. So I make up a bucket with HOT water and this stuff really cleans...around the stoves and kitchen areas, bathrooms etc..
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They have it in home depot made by Savogran. Will say TSP on the box...it is good stuff.

On a side note, I picked up some TSP from sherwin williams that said on the box 'phosphate free". We are doing a bunch of foreclosure home interior repaints and the walls are filthy. So I make up a bucket with HOT water and this stuff really cleans...around the stoves and kitchen areas, bathrooms etc..
THAT is sodium metasilicate. Its also known as TSP substitute.
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1 gall water 4 gall bleach 5 oz FW 8 gpm


The less than 2% bleach or 12.5 SH? I get a premixed solution with 12.5% that works every time that I have become familiar enough with that I know how much to dilute where. If you are raving about the fresh wash I would try it just for fun. What are the active ingredients that make it do what you like it doing?
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