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Here a biggie that we started yesterday for Verizon. Temps are in the high 20s this morning when we started spraying and the wind was 25mph plus yesterday. Today we are getting a heat wave....should be 46 by noon. We have just under 100,000 square feet of limestone to clean, 16,000 sf of equipment screen and 12,000 sf of sidewalks. Needless to say the weather is betting us up pretty bad but we should be done in the three days we planned on.



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Nice John... Glad to hear your "heat wave" came in at 46 degrees!



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Wow that's awesome John. If that's a heat wave I would head insulated thermals and snow gear to work with you.

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Thats a big job! Cant wait to see theafters.

At least im not he only one working in these temps

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Very nice John. What are you using on the limestone?

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Nice work John.

I guess we should now call you the" limestone cowboy".

Hank

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Thanks Ed. We are using a regular softwash mix anywhere from 2.5% up to 4%, with 4-8 ounces of Fresh & Clear in the mix. Using just Green Wash and also 60 ounces of Wash per 50 gallon mix tank. So far in two days we went through 540 gallons on SH. Hopefully finishing tomorrow. biggrin

Thanks Hank & I like the name. 

Heres a few of the before pics from when I did my estimate. I will post some afters over the Holiday.



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That is 60 ounces of Terra Wash. Not sure why spellcheck omitted it.



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Thats hard dealing with the cold and the wind. Congradulations on a big job late in the year.

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Awesome job John and congrats!



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Looks great John, are you using hot water an or downstreaming or you just using the "yellow monsters" with softwash pumps?

I never used the extension poles for softwashing but if it works I'm game. The guys don't like to use them because they can't handle them (PW'ING) but I can and blow out 3 storie house washes in a 4th the time with only one helper and no ladders, if I can softwash by pole that's a plus

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Maverick, we use these guys with our poles. On the spendy side, but they work great. I'm sure you can also find a way to make your own. I'd rather just buy it and not fuss with it.

http://www.jracenstein.com/item/150-0951/softwash-waterfed-pole-gun-acme/default.asp?sort=8mt9p

They thread onto any standard acme pole threads, and you run the hose up the outside of the pole. We use these on every apartment complex we clean. Nice because you don't have to worry about wind drift when shooting from far away, you can get right up on the area you need to clean and fan spray instead.



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Hey Brandon, great tip for a house wash but the video on j racenstein site is one that I have always found to be the most ridiculous and irresponsible video out there. Can't even imagine trying to spray a roof like that! I envision some poor schmuck seeing the video and spraying 3% and killing everything. I personally feel racenstein and ac could/should be held liable for such stupidity.

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The pole extension works great bus if never use it like that. We have sprayed commercial buildings and done Windows. We've also used it on some house washes where the house is on the side of a cliff but there is nothing around. That video should of had a ground guy water the beep out of that house and grass. That's my opinion

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Thanks Maverick. We softwashead the building. Those guys are only using those poles for two reasons....one of them was the wind,. It was blowing 25 mph, usually we can hit most three story buildings from a step ladder. Second, we usually use a carbon fiber pole for weight issues, but I has another crew on the other side of the job washing windows. i have three of those WF pole guns and we use them all the time for high house washed. For roofs we have used them for hard to get areas on non walkable roof. 



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Brandon, I have extension pole clamps like below (if pic works from phone), fiberglass poles are a bit heavy but like John says, carbon fiber helps a lot. Also I have a clamp on the back end of the pole I add a counterweight to balance out the leverage, really works taking the strain off your arms.
If I build a short pvc nozzle for nothing since I have it in my shop, the cost of the graphite WFP is the only thing to account for.

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Baton Rouge Roof Cleaner wrote:

I personally feel racenstein and ac could/should be held liable for such stupidity.


Tell us how you really feel Doug ;)

@Maverick - I use 18' aluminum poles for most of our jobs That get's me about 90% of all our jobs and drastically cuts down on how much drift we get from wind.

I like the Garelick brand as they are light and extend quickly.

I also like that pole tip you showed a pic of - very cool!



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Brandon Vaughn wrote:
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I personally feel racenstein and ac could/should be held liable for such stupidity.


Tell us how you really feel Doug ;)


 Now if I did that I'd probably get banned from here too.....:}

I've tried a pole from the ground before and it did work for me but the weight of the pole, the hose, the chems in the hose and so on were just a bit much all day. I do have an 8' extension and there hasn't been much I cant reach from the ladder.

For house washes we just move an 8' ladder around if they are that tall.....but most can be reached from the ground. For the real tall buildings we can generally hit the from our 10' ladder.



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Brandon, any sherwin williams store should have or can get one for $15 bucks or less

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This is something i really need to look into for 2016. Im running into 3 storie houses quite often and would be nice to "accurately" hit it from the ground.


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Maverick Contracting wrote:

Brandon, any sherwin williams store should have or can get one for $15 bucks or less


 Thanks - I'll check it out!



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What a project! Fighting wind and cold is never fun. Well done John.



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Thanks Brett!!!

Here are some after pics. Job took three crews, three full days to complete. We use just over 700 gallons of SH in the process. Only part that kind of stunk for me, was the deer I hit on the way home Wednesday night around 8PM. I was only 8 miles from the shop too. Wasn't fun either, because I was towing the 40' lift as well. Good news is that Verizon & the construction manager Tishman Const. were very pleased and we are supposed to start a Macy's Dept. Store for them in the next week or so. Hope the weather holds out!!



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Great work John. Weather has been great for the end of the year.

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Sorry to hear about the deer.....truck still good to go I hope!

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Thanks Eric! 

Doug, the truck goes in the shop tomorrow.



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Sorry to hear about the deer. Those things can do some damage. I always try to find the bright side... job done and season is ending. It would be hell in the middle of the season. Nice job and great to hear about the upcoming.

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That sux, hopefully the repairs and downtime don't cut the profit margin too much, been better if you had a plow on already

Did you at least get to harvest the venison or was it marinated in gas and oil too much? 😮

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Insurance is covering all but the 250 deductible so I'm not concerned about that. The down time will be minimal as they gave me a rental. So no profit loss on the job. And the deer was completely mangled.....probably could have made a soup or some sort of patae out of itbiggrin



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John Aloisio wrote:

The down time will be minimal as they gave me a rental. So no profit loss on the job. 


 That truly is the advantage of having a skid.....slide it out of one truck and into another. If either of my trucks goes down I'm in bad shape.



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