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Thread: Surface cleaner leaking from top (swivel?)... can it be repaired?

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    Default Surface cleaner leaking from top (swivel?)... can it be repaired?

    Hello,

    I was given a Mosmatic surface cleaner, and when i used it, i noticed that a large amount of water was spraying out of the weep holes on the top of the cleaner. I read that a small amount of water should weep out of those holes, but on mine it is spraying a huge amount.

    Can i repair or replace that part? I've included a picture where i have the holes marked. I believe it is a 21" SC.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Watkins View Post
    Hello,

    I was given a Mosmatic surface cleaner, and when i used it, i noticed that a large amount of water was spraying out of the weep holes on the top of the cleaner. I read that a small amount of water should weep out of those holes, but on mine it is spraying a huge amount.

    Can i repair or replace that part? I've included a picture where i have the holes marked. I believe it is a 21" SC.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Yep, you can rebuild almost everything on a surface cleaner.
    Southside Equipment
    Pressure Tech
    Power Wash Store
    are all good places. chances are you're getting a new swivel so it won't be a cheap part but it will make for cheap surface cleaner if you got it for free.

    Rodger
    Rodger Boggs
    Winter Wash
    720-725-4595

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodger Boggs View Post
    Yep, you can rebuild almost everything on a surface cleaner.
    Thanks for the info Rodger. New swivel is $200. Wasn't expecting to be that much, but that's how it goes i guess. Somewhat wondering if i should put that $200 into a new surface cleaner instead. This one is a 21" housing with a 19" bar, and my machine is 4gpm. I've read that you should really keep it at 4" per gpm, so this probably isn't the most efficient pairing. I've read good reviews about the Whisper Wash Classic (19" housing, 17" bar) and i think it's around $650.

    We are just getting started, though, so i guess i might just get the new swivel for now and use the $450 for something else.
    Last edited by Jason Watkins; 02-10-2017 at 12:40 AM.

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    When you get the swivel get new spray tips for the bar so it's sized for your machine. You'll be a little slow with it but it will work.
    If you're starting on a budget you'll be replacing everything within a year so just get going and make some money. Just understand you're lighting money on fire when using used equipment.
    Rodger Boggs
    Winter Wash
    720-725-4595

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    You can replace the seals on mosmatic swivels

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    Ben Skipworth
    Plateau Power Washing
    360-761-2986
    http://www.plateaupowerwashing.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Skipworth View Post
    You can replace the seals on mosmatic swivels

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    Oh really? So i can dismantle the swivel and replace the internal seals? If so, that would be a huge help. Would there happen to be any instructions online that discuss this procedure, or should it be pretty straightforward? Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Watkins View Post
    Oh really? So i can dismantle the swivel and replace the internal seals? If so, that would be a huge help. Would there happen to be any instructions online that discuss this procedure, or should it be pretty straightforward? Thanks for any help.
    Here you go, it's pretty easy https://youtu.be/auVICpzWPNE

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    Ben Skipworth
    Plateau Power Washing
    360-761-2986
    http://www.plateaupowerwashing.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Skipworth View Post
    You can replace the seals on mosmatic swivels
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Skipworth View Post
    Here you go, it's pretty easy https://youtu.be/auVICpzWPNE
    My man!

    I owe you a case of your favorite beverage, if ever our paths cross. :D

    Scratch that... PM me your paypal, and i will gladly kick you a few bucks for those tips. Would be happy to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Watkins View Post
    My man!

    I owe you a case of your favorite beverage, if ever our paths cross. :D

    Scratch that... PM me your paypal, and i will gladly kick you a few bucks for those tips. Would be happy to do so.
    Lol glad i could help! Just pass the info on to the next guy that asks

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    Ben Skipworth
    Plateau Power Washing
    360-761-2986
    http://www.plateaupowerwashing.com

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    Good stuff!


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