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    Cool How much fuel you use and cost to run your unit?

    I was wondering on average how many jobs can you clean on a tank of fuel?
    I have an electric unit which i modified slightly and on average i will use about 2-3 gallons of fuel per job so i can run up to 3 jobs to a tank on average.
    I feel for the KEC side of the business electric is the way for cost effectivness unlike a gas job not only that there is fuel for the burner also you got the fuel for the gas motor,oil for the gas motor,plugs,air filter,and so on seems more cost for maintenance.
    So my cost to run my unit for one job is about 10.00.
    Marko
    CLEANHOODS formally S&M Cleaning Services since 1997
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    For coil cleaning with the 11hp machine it is about $7/hr and the 20hp machine is about $10/hr for both gas and diesel.
    Sonitx
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    Our machines run on gas for the engine and diesel for the burner. We can run 1 gallon per hr gas and diesel is a little more. Our average 3 - 4 hr job only has a run time of less than 2 hrs. So the machines are only on less than half the time on the job. It take more fuel to get to and from the jobsite.
    Michael Tessaro
    Centex Pressure Washing Service
    P.O.Box 1432
    San Marcos,TX 78667-1432
    512-396-4511

    Hood Cleaning Texas

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    Machines burn a gallon an hour. Doing apartments that's 10 hours, times 6 machines, or 60 gallons and day and minimal fuel in the trucks. On residential days it is a lot more fuel in the trucks and the machines only run about 6 or 7 hours a day. Either way it is averages out to about 90 gallons a day.
    William Page
    www.offdutyfiremanpressurewashing.com
    919-524-3875
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    Wow William you are spending alot in just gas per day, eh?

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    Thats a bit of fuel for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by centexpw View Post
    Our machines run on gas for the engine and diesel for the burner. We can run 1 gallon per hr gas and diesel is a little more. Our average 3 - 4 hr job only has a run time of less than 2 hrs. So the machines are only on less than half the time on the job. It take more fuel to get to and from the jobsite.
    On a honda 13 hp GX-390 engine hot water skid uses about .8 gallons a hour of gas and 1.1 gallons of diesel a hr running right at 200 degrees. I allways figure 1 gallon on both for every hour of use.
    Industrial Cleaning Solutions
    www.icshood.com
    703-402-9888

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    That is why i am running an electric belt drive unit no cost at all except for the burner which i can run up to 3 jobs,which is a real bargain and money saver in my eyes.
    Marko
    CLEANHOODS formally S&M Cleaning Services since 1997
    call 24/7>>>>>>> (828)632-7688 office
    High quality exhaust system detailer...emergency services available...fair rates....guaranteed inspection approval !
    Owner: Marko
    Visit Cleanhoods at:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cleanhoods/186427068726 or http://twitter.com/ Or E-Mail cleanhoods2002@yahoo.com




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    I'm using an electric direct drive unit with a diesel burner. I can go for 3-4 jobs with the burner wide open without having to put gas in it!
    Stephane Gamelin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entretien S.G. View Post
    I'm using an electric direct drive unit with a diesel burner. I can go for 3-4 jobs with the burner wide open without having to put gas in it!
    You put gas in that burner it will be "wide open"
    Industrial Cleaning Solutions
    www.icshood.com
    703-402-9888

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