Did you know your Air Compressor requires maintenance? Yes it does! There are a few simple steps you can take to elongate the life of your Air Compressor and keep it running smoothly.
Take your Machine from Zero to Full Flow
The AP Fusion Variable Flow Cap is designed to allow you to change the output of your Graco Fusion AP gun without having to change the mix chamber. The AP Fusion Adjustable Flow Cap Kit is the newest addition to the Graco Fusion AP spray gun. Preventing the applicator from having to purchase and replace multiple chamber sizes in order to achieve variable flow patterns, this gun make material flow a breeze.
Low-Cost Roofing Rig for Spray Foam and Polyurea
SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce our new 20 foot Roofing Rig. This low-cost rig is a solution for large-scale projects requiring high-output plural component machines without a high-cost rig. At 20 feet, it becomes easy to transport to your job site. Many commercially designed rigs are longer and require heavier tongue weight.
The benefits of spray foam insulation, such as it’s durability and energy savings, make it an attractive option for homeowners and contractors. Getting the job done right depends on the appropriate equipment, as there’s more behind the process than a simple spray gun. When searching for a spray foam insulation machine for sale, it’s important to recognize the different types of equipment and their respective uses.
So, you’ve come to recognize the versatility and popularity of spray polyurethane foam and have decided to capitalize on the growing trend by creating a spray foam business start-up? Since spray foam has a variety of uses and fits across a wide range of industries, it may seem overwhelming when deciding where to begin. Construction and renovation are one of the most common markets for spray foam, as it is gaining traction in both new buildings and retrofitting.
There are different ways to spray Open Cell foam to eliminate pocketing when spraying studs. Depending on the manufacturer you are using, they will recommend vertical or horizontal spray techniques – because of the chemical compound and how it settles in. For example; Rhino Linings recommends spraying horizontally with their Thermal Guard Open Cell. In doing so, I can improve my overall spray quality and deliver a better end-product.
When heating up your hose, I highly recommend unravelling the bulk of it. There are two reasons why.
One – the hose will create hot spots and could potentially get to the point where the hose would melt and burst open after an extended period of time. The second reason – as you spray material, you’ll get inconsistent heat and as your material cures, your application will become poor and inconsistent.
Every gun has a safety feature. You should get in the habit of turning on the safety feature whenever you stop spraying – whether it’s to talk to someone or check your depth. It’s an often overlooked step when a new applicator is learning, but can quickly cause serious injury or damage if the spray gun releases unmanaged chemical.
I make it a habit to check my A Filter before I start every morning. To me, that’s the only way I can pressurize the machine and accurately read gauges to eliminate any problems. The reason I check the A Filter in the morning is, regardless of when the gun is cleaned the previous day, the cleaner tends to leave a layer of film on the screen.
The B Side, in general, is less likely to cause contamination in the screens. As a result, B Side screens are often neglected.
One possible cause of B Side pressure loss is the collection of paint chips over time. Spray foam drums are recyclable and during the recycling process, some of the drums are repainted inside. Over time, the B component can soften the paint in the drum, causing it to flake off and collect in the Y-filter assembly – restricting flow to the machine. Making the Y-filter assembly a priority to clean can help prevent the collection of paint chips.