Taking care of your equipment will save you in the long run. The best way to keep your gun spraying is to keep it clean, lubricated and polished. You should also always see the manufacturer’s manual for specific maintenance needs for all of your equipment.
Fluids subjected to heat in confined spaces, including hoses, can create a rapid rise in pressure due to the thermal expansion. Over-pressurization can result in equipment rupture and serious injury.
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
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.
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.
3 Things you Need to Do Now for your Spray Foam Business
Spray Foam is a continually growing business industry and as the industry grows, requirements change. It’s important to have a baseline of knowledge for your business, but if you’re not doing these three things it could mean trouble.
It’s less common when material will not spray on the ‘A’ side and ‘B’ side at the same time, but when it happens, there could be a number of factors at play. If you find yourself in this position, take a look at these common reasons;
- Proper operation of the pumping system. (execute initial startup checks)
- The product cold, it doesn’t flow properly.
- Failing delivery supply like transfer pump wear or neglect.
- Your regulator could be malfunctioning; Are you getting enough air supply to your Transfer Pump?
- Failing packings from wear or neglect.
- Clogged screens can also cause major issues in proper flow.
- Recent crossover in hose or contamination within the gun itself.
The Pump Lube Check Valve is often overlooked when performing maintenance. The check valve can be maintenanced by releasing one pound of air into the valve to ensure it is in working condition.
Maintaining your equipment seems like an obvious requirement, but keeping your rig up to snuff can seem tedious. Trust us, it’s not the most fun job, but it is a necessity to the life of your rig AND surprise surprise, your equipment too! In this article, our experts pulled together four of the most effective steps in maintaining your rig – aside from your standing oil changes, engine checks, and tire checks.
Generally, when you check equipment for moisture buildup – you’re bleeding your pressure system and tanks. However, over time, moisture sometimes builds up in your spray foam hose air line. Periodic maintenance of the air line is required.
To safely remove moisture, complete these steps; place a fitting/dump valve into the air line that normally connects to the spray gun, turn on your air system, open the dump valve, then run the system wide open for 15 minutes or until moisture is displaced. These steps should be done in a safe area, suitable to rapid air release.