When starting your own spray foam company, it is important to have high quality equipment from reputable manufacturers. Companies like PMC and Graco have products that are quality tested and built to last. By spending more money on quality equipment now or buying new instead of used, you can save on having to replace less quality products more frequently. Oftentimes, used equipment is less costly than new because all the parts are brand new.
Avoid unnecessary down time by performing maintenance checks before you start your day. It is easier to perform these checks while the system is cool and pressure free. Taking this step saves you downtime later if something was wrong.
Now through August 31, 2018 – trade in any proportioner and get $3,000 off a new PMC PH-2 Proportioner.
We’ll take any proportioner in any condition! The PH2 Proportioner is a hydraulic machine with 28 lbs/minute output and max psi of 2,000. It can withstand up to 410 feet of hose and is perfect for any spray foam project including; attics, crawl spaces, residential insulation, storage tanks, roofs, and more. Also available for coatings projects with the PHX2 machine. This machine is economically priced with an open frame that makes it lightweight and capable of withstanding the long term needs of high pressure projects.
In this Fix-It Friday video, we review multiple types of Y-Filters and the respective screens. PMC, Graco, and Gusmer proportioners and reactors can be challenging to understand for a beginner. Even for the experienced applicator, maintenance and repairs can be overwhelming.
In this video, we break down the components of the Pump Lube Assembly for PMC, Gusmer, and Graco machines. The Pump Lube Assembly, or Lube Reservoir, is responsible for preventing moisture from coming in contact the packings. At times, the DOP may become discolored or contain a milky white consistency.
The benefits of using spray foam insulation machines, such as their durability and energy savings, make them 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.
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.
Often overlooked when owning and operating spray foam equipment, is the electrical system. When transporting to and from projects, the spray equipment takes its share of bumps and vibrations that can loosen electrical connections. I recommended rechecking all of the electrical connections at least once every three months. Weak connections can prematurely short circuit or shorten the life of the electrical components.
As Spray Foam Technicians, we recommend one tool you should have on hand that can keep you and your crew up and running. When you suspect that you may have an electrical issue and need to contact a tech for help, one of the first things you may be asked is to confirm voltage’s through the spray system. Having a Multi-Meter on hand in your spray rig will help you to easily determine the answers you need to get your system up and running asap.