Simple Cherry from Pressure Tek

I have a question concerning the mixing of Simple Cherry. According to the label, the instructions are to mix 12.5% Bleach, water and the simple cherry in one batch and then downstream it 10-1. I have two 35 gl tanks, one for bleach and the other for house wash, and want to keep them separate. Their mixture is 3 gallons of bleach, 2 gallons water and 10 oz of simple cherry (again with a 10-1 downstream). My unit has a 20-1 injector. Can anyone that uses this product on a regular basis please let me know how many ounces of simple cherry to put into the 35 gallon tank without the bleach? When I talked to Pressurtek they were not sure because they always mix it all into one batch.

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I am curious about your current twin draw injector. Does it draw bleach and Simple Cherry mixed with water at the same rate?

If you downstreamed 12.5% bleach at 20/1, you would have .625% bleach on the wall. That should clean most mild mold.

How are you going to be able to mix your SC in water, further diluting the bleach and bleach concentration on the wall, and still be able to clean?

You could make the math work with a 10/1 injector. Assuming that your twin-stream injector worked.

Share some more info about your injector system.

Or;

Get a Bob injector or two, mix some eLemonator in with that bleach bucket and go wash some stuff. No muss, no fuss.

I have two valves, turn on the house wash valve and spray the house, turn off the house wash. Turn on valve for the bleach and spray the house, turn off the valve. Proceed to rinse. I mix the house wash powder by putting the powder in the tank and filling it using my gun with the heat turned on. It dissolves it very good and I wait until the foam settles down and then continue filling the tank until full using a water hose. I don’t have a twin injector.

Oh no Mr. Styles. There are many paths to nirvana but you have not chosen the most direct route.

What if you applied the Simple Cherry and Bleach at the same time?

You must consider becoming a mixologist sir.

I guess I could, what would be the ratio then with a 20-1 injector? Would I double just the amount of Simple Cherry in the recipe and do 20 oz per 3 gallon of bleach and 2 gallon of water? Believe it or not I got straight A’s in college in math but i’m old and brain is worn out!

+1 what Tim said. You have one to many steps. Just mix it all together and wash away the mold! Not sure on the ratio but mix it according to directions, spray on, let sit a few minutes and rinse off. Also go with the elemonator next time. Don’t have to worry about dissolving powder and it works great.

I will but don’t know the mixing with 20-1 injector. I know I would have to double the simple cherry and bleach since I’m down streaming half the chemical but don’t know how much water to fill, very confusing!

Not confusing.

If you have tested your injector to 20/1, then you would want to mix 6 ounces of Simple Cherry in the smalest amount of water that allows complete mixing. Then you would stir that into 3 gallons of bleach.

Simple Cherry is synergistic with the bleach and will kill the potency if left overnight.

Use it or toss it.

Then get you some eLemonator like Jeff said.

And then some of Bobs modified injectors.

They said it was stable for bleach and would not effect the potency of the bleach. I want to mix up 35 gallons of the complete batch to use over several days or until it’s gone. If that’s the case then I guess I will continue to keep them separate. And again, if that’s the case, how much SC would I use in a 35 gl tank metered at 20-1?

10 ounces of Simple Cherry per 3 gallons of bleach works out to 116 ounces of Simple Cherry per 35 gallons of bleach. The key is [SIZE=2][SIZE=1][COLOR="#00FF00"](get a real downstreamer and pre-mix) [/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE] to mix that Simple Cherry in as little water as will keep it suspended because you are at 20/1 and not 10/1.

Hey Styles, I’m not an equipment guru like other guys here, but your 20:1 injector caught my attention. I’ve never heard of that before (which doesn’t necessarily mean anything). But I thought I’d ask: are you sure it’s not actually a 20% injector (that is, 4:1 ratio), not a 20:1?

If it’s a 20%, your mix might be too hot on the siding.

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Elemonator

When I bought the machine it had an adjustable injector that went up to 40-1. I always turned it half way (20-1) and everything was fine. When the injector broke I went to Sunbrite Supply and told them that I wanted a fixed injector at 20-1. Your right, I believe they sold me a 20% injector,GP FIXED INJECTOR 2.3mm HI-DRAW (100776)5-8GPM,4500 PSI, 3/8" MPT Inlet/Outlet(cat#6741). I guess I need to water down my bleach! What is the normal dilution to spray bleach?

let me see if I understand your process for washing a house

Step 1) Spray on house wash

Step 2) Spray on bleach

Step 3) rinse everything

Is that correct? If so you have one to many steps and your wasting time and money on each job.

I have a question concerning the mixing of Simple Cherry. [COLOR="#000000"]According to the label, the instructions are to mix 12.5% Bleach, water and the simple cherry in one batch and then downstream it 10-1.[/COLOR] I have two 35 gl tanks, one for bleach and the other for house wash, and want to keep them separate. Their mixture is 3 gallons of bleach, 2 gallons water and 10 oz of simple cherry (again with a 10-1 downstream). My unit has a 20-1 injector. Can anyone that uses this product on a regular basis please let me know how many ounces of simple cherry to put into the 35 gallon tank without the bleach? When I talked to Pressurtek they were not sure because they always mix it all into one batch.

I spray it that way so I can have a tank of each and not run out for a while. Every chemical I’ve seen for washing houses I’m told will reduce the power of the bleach if not used right away if mixed together, therefore I don’t mix them. Without mixing them the only way is to spray them separately. It does not take that much time but if there is a cleaning chemical, such at SC, that can be mixed with bleach and keep the bleach from going bad then I may change my way of cleaning. Tim, I’m not quite sure how to read your post towards me. Unless I’m reading them wrong they come across as being condescending towards me like i’m an idiot. I’m fairly new at the pressure washing business and want to make sure i’m doing things the way they should be done. I’ve used the same chemical, from the company that built my machine, and he let me know the mixing ratio’s for my machine. I’m trying a new chemical now and just want to do it right! If I’m reading you wrong then I apologize.

Styles, did you happen to take the PWNA house washing certification course?

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Thad,

Are you being sarcastic or is that really what they are teaching?

They teach two stepping houses- soap snd bleach separately. I thought it was a joke when I heard it. I checked into it.

That’s not funny.

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Oh no, Mr. Styles. I don’t do the condescending thing. I figured you were here to better your game and any man applying himself is welcome to whatever I have to offer in that regard. There are many yet that are better equipped than I to answer your questions but they are busy working on their own companies and may not always have time to talk on the forums.

I sincerely apologize if it came out wrong. Spring time is fast approaching and we don’t have a lot of time to get ready but please do not mistake my hurried style for condescension.

Bob’s eLemonator will mix very nicely with bleach and stay strong for days. Simple Cherry will not. Don’t feel bad, since Bob came out with eLemonator, I found myself with enough Simple Cherry to wash my personal vehicles for the next several years.

Russ’s Roof Snot will blend very well with roof mix and last for days without causing it any harm.

Find a way to blend your soap and bleach and you will be a better man for it.