How to Bid to Win Residential Spray Foam Insulation Projects

Placing a bid is a slippery slope; bid too high and you price yourself out of reach, bid too low and leave yourself vulnerable in the event of a mishap which all too often leads to cutting corners, delays and having to go back to the client asking for more money. While word of mouth is such an effective tool in residential work, accuracy is as critical to longevity as the profits that sustain your business.

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How to Handle Spray Foam Insulation Barrel Sets

Two component spray foam systems, for sprayed in place or spray on polyurethane foam insulation blends, are primarily packaged in steel 55 gallon barrels and distributed by their weight in volume as a paired set. A Paired Set is two barrels consisting of one “A” side (Activator/Isocyanate) and one “R” side (Resin/Polyol) ranging in a combined liquid weight from 970 lbs. to 1050 lbs. It should be noted that in many instances the components are referred to as “A” and “B”, respectively. In general the spray foam systems are produced having at minimum six months shelf-life within the original unopened barrel. Stored between 60 and 75 degree F (15 – 24C), do not require additives, B sides may require mixing and/or continual agitation.

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Fix-It Friday! Attaching a PMC Coupling Block to your Hose

In this episode of Fix-It Friday! – the Coupling Block is explained with tips on how to hook up your coupling block to your PMC hose.

PMC’s Universal Coupling Block is designed for the AP1, AP2, AP3, APEX, and PX7 spray guns – as well as the GX7 spray gun. When taken out of the box, your Coupling Block will include plugs and fittings. The larger of the two fittings is intended to connect with the Resin side of your hose. The smaller of the two fittings is intended to connect with the Iso side of your hose.
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6 Ways to Enhance your Spray Gun

You have your spray gun, now what? Different jobs require different mixing chambers and variable pressure from your machine. Your gun requires care and maintenance in order to extend the life of the gun. Here, we discuss the top six gun enhancements you should have on-hand in order to enhance and extend the life of your spray gun.
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