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Old 03-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #41
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Ken you never make mistakes!

Thanks for the chart mister. The cold stopped me here for a few days too just when things were beginning to get rolling.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #42
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I haven't been sick in 7 years but I think I am getting it now too. Great timing huh? Of course, I put off estimates Thursday and Friday and now have a full day tomorrow.
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The easy way to remember the nozzle chart is the nozzles correspond to how much water will pass thru at 4000 psi. At 4000, the number of the nozzle is equal to the gpm. As I recalled the old formula psi*gpm equals "cleaning units" .... So Ken using 10 gpm @ 1000 is comparable in "cleaning units" to me using 6 @ 2000. If you are using less than 100 psi you would have to be moving about 100 gpm...which you're not.

A garden hose/ supply line will knock down a wasp nest, no problem. It's the stem that's difficult to remove..unless you just paint over them, lol.
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camper, I don't think cleaning uits would be involved because the chems are doing the majority of the cleaning and the pressure washer is there basically for rinsing. Great thread, can't wait for spring to get out and make some money.
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Higher pressure with adjustability allows for more multifunctionallity..
example:
Coatings removal, and surface prep has some of my friends working all through winter..
Indoor blasting.. warehouses, distribution centers, etc.

Pollution happens.. and it needs to be cleaned up..
Once the surface is prepped.. coatings become opportunity again.

The more you know about new tools, the more you will find profitable work
indoors or out.

..and this is stuff your competition does NOT want you to think about.
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Higher pressure with adjustability allows for more multifunctionallity..
example:
Coatings removal, and surface prep has some of my friends working all through winter..
Indoor blasting.. warehouses, distribution centers, etc.

Pollution happens.. and it needs to be cleaned up..
Once the surface is prepped.. coatings become opportunity again.

The more you know about new tools, the more you will find profitable work
indoors or out.

..and this is stuff your competition does NOT want you to think about.
Good thing to think about Jerry. Seems like starting about now, a bees nest has been poked and pressure washers are all over, a few months later they've disappeared again. I'd like to do the numbers and other research with reclamation. For future ideas.
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