Your spray rig will always be your biggest investment. Maintaining your rig should always be a high priority in your daily, weekly and monthly maintenance. Servicing your spray rig varies slightly depending on the type of material you are using, however in this article we review the basic steps required in regularly maintaining your spray rig.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
SprayWorks Equipment Group has released a new rig website, www.WeBuildRigs.com. The new website features a full line of custom and turn key spray foam rigs and polyurea coatings rigs, specially designed for a variety of uses; residential spray foam, commercial roofing, roads, bridges, waterproofing, parking decks, and more.Continue reading
How spray foam insulation prevents energy loss
There are many factors which determine how much energy a modern building is required to operate efficiently. In this article, we explore where energy loss is happening. We also explore how to prevent energy loss with spray foam by using foam insulation spray equipment.Continue reading
Pounds per minute of spray foam can be determined by 4 factors.
- What spray foam machine you are using vs the output it is designed to perform?
- What pressure is the spray foam being sprayed?
- What spray tip or mixing chamber is being used to spray the spray foam?
- How much spray foam can the spray foam mechanic consistently control given the spray foam application?
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading