All About Transfer Pumps: How Pumps Work and Common Pump Problems

Transfer Pump failure is one of the leading causes of off ratio incidence, lost production time, emergency, and cost over-run out of the many components that make up our processing equipment. Diligent preparation is a key factor toward the successful operation of your project and the equipment you depend on. The facts is, equipment components are only going to perform as well as they are understood and maintained.

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SprayWorks Teams Up with Graco to Offer Equipment, Rigs, and Parts

Now Offering Graco Products

SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce its recent partnership with Graco Inc. Now a distributor for Graco pumps, mixers, guns, parts and Gusmer Reactors – customers have a complete line of products to choose from. The partnership was formed in order to fulfill customer needs and offer lower cost rigs with some of the highest quality equipment in the industry.
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How to replace a GHO Pump Upper Air Gasket?

Transfer Pumps can be a tricky item to replace parts, leaving you with small parts and confused on where to place them. In this Fix-It Friday, John Davidson shows how to replace the Gasket Upper or Upper Air Gasket on a PMC GHO Transfer Pump. The same anatomy can be applied to Graco Transfer Pumps and IPM Transfer Pumps.
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Equipment Company Launches New Spray Foam Series

SprayWorks Launches New Equipment Repair Video Series

CANTON, Ohio – SprayWorks Equipment Group, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, has launched a new video series for contractors. The new series of short videos, aptly named Fix-It Friday, is hosted by Polyurethane equipment experts with decades of experience; John Davidson and Dave Penta. Fix-It Friday consists of monthly videos curated with common part repairs and maintenance steps that need to take place regularly. The videos allow spray foam contractors to take repairs into their own hands.
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How to Minimize SPF Material Waste

Spray polyurethane foam material is one of the ongoing expenses you’ll have as an equipment and business owner. That means it’s one of the biggest areas in your business that you can cut costs by reducing waste when storing or spraying SPF material. Use the following four tips to effectively minimize SPF material waste in your spray foam insulation business.
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Proper hose care

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.

Part 1: Check-listing to Save the Job and your Sanity

15 Most Important Steps on your Job-site

How many times has the crew shown up for work, got into the vehicle, turned the key on and drove off to the job with your spray foam rig? Every day, right? What about the times you received that dreaded phone call, “the machine or equipment is not working, it was working yesterday” or “we need more parts and can’t work today.” Sound familiar? Implementing some standard procedures and guide lines will help minimize down time and help transform your crew into a professional spray foam production team.
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How to Fix your Transfer Pump – Before you Replace it

PMC GHO, IPM OP series, Graco T2 Transfer Air motor performance

After use, the transfer pump air motor starts operating sluggish and leaks air. This is generally due to deforming (wear) of the upper reversing spring and the upper air valve gasket. You can notice the spring wear off in two ways. The first being the pump fails to return to the down stroke and secondly the pump will pause momentarily when reversing to the down stroke which appears as a cavitation type action. In this situation, hanging the spring is the best solution, but when in a pinch, stretching the spring to its near original length can get you through the day.

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