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Chris Tucker
11-16-2010, 03:56 PM
Here are some pictures of us cleaning some roofs using a man lift. We like the type of man lift called a knuckle boom. This is a red neck name for an articulating boom lift. They go up and over a roof, and are much better for cleaning roofs then a straight boom lift.
Many tile roof cleaning customers will pay extra for the cost of the lift vs having possible roof leaks, and or busted tiles.

Chris Tucker
11-16-2010, 04:04 PM
Here are a few more pictures3369http://www.uamcc.org/forum/images/misc/pencil.png

William Page
11-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Chris, does the DMV give you any grief for not being having placards? Just curious as to how aggressive they were in Florida.

Chris Tucker
11-17-2010, 10:00 AM
Never had any problems with DMV Bill, but this is Florida! I am sure they have a Law against everything here. Did you know that in Pinellas County Florida, you can be arrested just for LOOKING Despondent ? So, if Mama forgets to take her Prozac, lookout!

terryfish1968
12-27-2010, 08:08 PM
just wonder what you use for your roof cleaning ...

Chris Tucker
12-27-2010, 08:21 PM
just wonder what you use for your roof cleaning ...
We use Yamada air diapraghm pumps powered by air compressors, Titan Hose Reels with stainless steel manifolds, and make our own roof cleaning chemicals by mixing sodium hypochlorite, water, and a chlorine stable surfactant.

John Tornabene
12-28-2010, 12:10 AM
Chris--You are the "Roof King". Where in 2 ft of snow up here and I look at those pictures of Sunny FLA. and I want to go there more and more. I hope to be able to snow bird it there in the future where I live there part of the year and still keep my main residence here like my parents and so many others do. (Might be wishful thinking these days).

Do you own a lift or do you rent them???

Chris Tucker
12-28-2010, 01:37 AM
Chris--You are the "Roof King". Where in 2 ft of snow up here and I look at those pictures of Sunny FLA. and I want to go there more and more. I hope to be able to snow bird it there in the future where I live there part of the year and still keep my main residence here like my parents and so many others do. (Might be wishful thinking these days).

Do you own a lift or do you rent them???
I used to own one John, but the chemicals ate it up, so I just rent one when needed. I have a sweetheart deal worked out cause I know the guy from my stepdads old Studebaker Club. Dad has an original Studebaker Avanti, not a replica.
It was years ahead of it;s time, with 4 wheel disc brakes, and a roll bar.
Last winter here in Florida was cold and rainy, this one has been cold so far. Florida sucks in the summer, hot, rainy, and humid. Better to snowbird, live up north in the summers.

Ron Musgraves
03-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Thats a Great Tampa Roof Cleaning Job using a Man lift

Chris Tucker
07-18-2012, 05:05 PM
We use Yamada air diapraghm pumps powered by air compressors, Titan Hose Reels with stainless steel manifolds, and make our own roof cleaning chemicals by mixing sodium hypochlorite, water, and a chlorine stable surfactant.
We no longer use any hose reels. They do not hold up, NONE of them, and especially the swivels.
Roof Cleaning is not pressure washing, we do maybe 2 to 4 roofs a day, it is not that big a deal to wind your hose around something (besides a hose reel) when you are done.
All air diapraghm pumps are good, they are all based on the US Patent that run out by Jim Wilden of Wilden Pumps.
You want a Poly Pump. Kynar is better, but more expensive.
Stay AWAY from metal pumps.
Teflon or Santropene or Viton, even EDPM, are all good for the inside parts of the pump.
If anyone is thinking about buying a roof cleaning pump, and not sure, email me at ka7niq@yahoo.com before you mess up.
I will not let you make a mistake.

here is us cleaning a roof with a manlift
http://youtu.be/xKAw2aIEEKU

John Burdine Jr
07-18-2012, 10:43 PM
I'm thinking about throwing a hose reel on there for my roof hose but not running the love through it. Should take less than a minute to quick connect/disconnect to my pump every time. Do you still think the reel will get ruined?

Chris Tucker
07-18-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm thinking about throwing a hose reel on there for my roof hose but not running the love through it. Should take less than a minute to quick connect/disconnect to my pump every time. Do you still think the reel will get ruined?
You can do exactly that, and you should be ok.