Understanding downstream rates


#21

I also use Elemonator so at around $21 per gallon that’s not cheap


#22

I use 1 gallon per 200 gallons of mix. Never needed any more it wouldn’t help anything by adding more . Endless foam is your goal . Foam requires 1 percent foam agent “ or a good foaming surfactant “


#23

I have gotten to the point that I use 1% sh with Elemonator on everything…just seems to work a lot better on the houses that I clean.

And, I put 1 teaspoon of Elemonator per gallon of hw mix.


#24

I foam the house
Ok thanks to @Racer… i use arms and hammer laundry with oxyclean.
Not as primary but to mask the smell of SH.
Try it… place SH in a cup ad a spoon full of arms and hammer and smell it.
Then use whatever you want as surfactant.


#25

Do do have a foamer or just use a DS or soap tip?
Cause i use a foamer.
My time lapse video was shot using a 4gpm machine.
The second video was using my 8gpm machine.
2 different foamers


#26

Are you sure about that draw rate? I use a 2.1 injector with a 3.8 gpm PWer and get an 8 to 1 rate.


#27

@racer this is with 100’ of hose, with 50’ is just under 10 to 1. But I can’t reach anything lol!!


#28

@Sasquatch yes sir I’m 100% sure. Maybe I should try a better injector? No foamed just a 0 degree soap tip. I do have a foamer but I had to drill out the orfice to keep the unloaded from bypass.


#29

I always test mine with 200’ since that’s what I’ve usually got on the reel. 50’ shouldn’t make squat for difference in your draw rate


#30

Hmmmm. Maybe I do need to investigate and get a different injector. Btw it is new. Well a month old anyway.


#31

How are you testing? Do you have you’re injector mounted on the pump or at your reel?


#32

Soap tip on, pulling out of a marked bucket into a marked 30 gal drum. 60 seconds on the trigger.


#33

How much water is your machine actually pulling in 60 sec? With 100’ of hose. Need to know pretty close, within 10oz. Not sure 30 gal container accurate enough.


#34

My mistake. 60 seconds on the trigger is 5.0 gallons. I takes 18 gallons output to draw 1 gallon into the injector


#35

The injector is @ the unloader


#36

you sure it’s exactly 5 gal. Most are a little over or under. Do you have a reel?


#37

Yes sir and yes sir


#38

Move your injector to your reel. That will help you some.

How many oz of whatever are you pulling in 1 min?


#39

I haven’t measured draw in 1 min, it I will tomorrow. I’ve heard both ways on the injector, I have 12’ of lead hose, not sure if that matters. Also I would have to have 12-13’ of draw hose if I move it to the reel. I only have 7’ now. Not sure if that matters.


#40

I’ve used 20ft of 1/4 hose it pulled the same as it did with 10ft