Minimize Wear on Parts when Cleaning your Spray Gun

Although small, parts to your equipment can add up in cost. Some part costs are nominal, where some that do not require as frequent replacement, tend to be a little more expensive.

Torching, picking, sanding, and wire brushing off the gun and related parts often does more damage than good. At best, it cleans the parts but accelerates service wear by abrasive cleaning. Below are suggestions when performing regular rebuilds and cleaning your spray gun.

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Common Questions When Considering New Spray Foam Material

A common question we get at SprayWorks is “which spray foam material manufacturer is the best?” The answer to this is less about the manufacturer and more about applying the correct ratio of materials, ensuring good heat, and proper pressure. The real question that needs to be asked is, “what’s required to process the foam correctly?” When purchasing a new spray foam insulation there are several things you should consider, but it starts with knowing the manufacturer’s recommendations. After all, new material can impact your spray pattern, selection of gun tip and rate of application. Understanding these things upfront can save you a lot of time and trouble.

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How Much Spray Foam Per Minute are you Spraying?

Pounds per minute of spray foam can be determined by 4 factors.

  1. What spray foam machine you are using vs the output it is designed to perform?
  2. What pressure is the spray foam being sprayed?
  3. What spray tip or mixing chamber is being used to spray the spray foam?
  4. How much spray foam can the spray foam mechanic consistently control given the spray foam application?
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Troubleshooting Graco Reactor and PMC Proportioner Machines

Effective troubleshooting requires several elements that can be developed. The single most important requirement, without a doubt, is to have an understanding of the function of each component, its importance, and how it functions – and all of these steps should be learned in a basic training. Once these basic functions are understood, the rest becomes a simple matter of applying logic or “common sense”. Here are some basic issues that typically occur on common Graco and PMC machines and how to correct them.

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How to Care for your Hoses

Inspecting your Hoses

General inspection of your hoses with prevent damage that can easily be prevented. Check the hose, fittings, and surrounding equipment for cured material and clean. Ensure your hose is not in a high traffic area where heavy machinery could run it over and cause damage.

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How to Reduce Pocketing in Studs

Preventing pocketing is an important step in properly applying spray foam. Study the material manufacturer’s manual and take the proper steps to prepare your area before spraying foam. If the proper steps are taken for preparation, you will save time from preventing issues from occurring.

For the best application, first reference the material manufacturer’s manual. Do not exceed the total thickness acceptable in a single pass and allow the material to cure in between passes (typically about 10-15 minutes). Follow these steps to eliminate pocketing on your project.

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How to Choose a Spray Foam Product

With the ever increasing need to save energy, combined with incentives to utilize more efficient insulation, spray polyurethane foam insulation is fast becoming the insulation of choice. These changes have spawned a new generation of foam applicators, in turn, providing a competitive atmosphere in the marketplace. Material manufacturers have flooded the marketplace and knowing which to choose can be a daunting task. Material will ultimately be the most expensive ongoing product your company will consistently need and you can’t afford to play trial and error – especially when your company’s reputation is at stake.

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