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    Average Mix Per House

    Pretty basic, just trying to find out where I stand on the amount of mix I use per roof compared to everyone else.

    For me, I go to my sh supplier and get 30g of 10.5% sh. For roofs, I add 30-35g of water, and a bottle of gain dish soap. For an avg. 2500-3000 sq ft completely dirty roof, I use about 45-50g of mix..

    How much are you guys using??
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    More Or less........Same here.
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    About the same. We only mix 15 gals of sh with 30 gals of water.
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    yep yep. 1/3 15% SH, 2/3 Water, & Snot. That's a good coverage rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro Pressure Washing View Post
    yep yep. 1/3 15% SH, 2/3 Water, & Snot. That's a good coverage rate.
    The mix you posted is a great shingle roof cleaning mix.
    50/50 is needlessly strong, and a sure way to kill plants.
    No matter if you use Roof Snot or Gain, we feel it is important to use some kind of chlorine stable soap, if for nothing else but pump lubrication.
    Liquid Soap increases dwell time, and helps the roof cleaning mix to cling better on a pitched roof.
    The Liquid Gain is nice, because it is dirt cheap, works well, and if you use enough of it, helps considerably to hide the chlorine smell.
    Gain can also be safely (and very effectively) combined with both Roof Snot and Simple Cherry. In fact, when it is mixed with Roof Snot before you add this mixture to your chlorine/water mix, it gives a thicker soap, then either the Gain, or the Snot alone!

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    Is Dawn a Chlorine stable soap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-OK Pressure View Post
    Is Dawn a Chlorine stable soap?
    LOL, Yes, and No. People have been using Dawn for years in their mix, but it is not as Chlorine stable as Gain.
    It has a much higher percentage of Alcohol in it (Ethanol) then Gain, and it does not use Ammonyx as one of it's surfactants like Gain does either. Of course, you can use Dawn, just try to mix it right as you do the job.

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    Thanks for the good responses apple, I guess I will start only buying around 20 gallons of sh, mixing around 45 gallons of water. I have had a mix too leak and I wasted a lot of extra chemical/ time making up for it. The problem is when I do a house wash, I dilute it way down, then say you go to a roof wash, you forget what you diluted it down too.. I use a 65g tank for my chemicals, but wish I could fit a 100g in my trailer. Then I could keep enough for 2 roofs with out making excess trips to my supplier.
    Last edited by Grahams; 05-14-2013 at 04:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahams View Post
    Thanks for the good responses apple, I guess I will start only buying around 25 gallons of sh, mixing around 35 gallons of water. I have had a mix too leak and I wasted a lot of extra chemical/ time making up for it. The problem is when I do a house wash, I dilute it way down, then say you go to a roof wash, you forget what you diluted it down too.. I use a 65g tank for my chemicals, but wish I could fit a 100g in my trailer. Then I could keep enough for 2 roofs with out making excess trips to my supplier.
    Just changed mine from 65 gal mix tank to 140 gal. I like it much better even when using less than 140 gal. As for average amount of mix, it really depends on how dirty the roof is and the pitch. Most of the roofs I do require around 75 to 80 gallons of mix.
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    You could always do separate tanks for house and roof. Our65 roof, and add x-jet for house.


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