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Old 11-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys. Came across this job. they want a quote. Im wondering if i could use a pressure washer tho.

The job is a 10in led light pipe that runs around the building. 700ftx1ft linear ft. It is hail damaged. They are replacing with a 3in pipe. Once they remove the pipe they want me to clean the brick. However i choose to. Soda or pressure wash. Anyone ever encounter something like this? What would be better to bid? By the ft or hr?
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dont really see any need for soda..p/washing will clean just fine, and i would think soda would be a bit pricey...just my two cents...
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Thats what i was thinking. Ive never done any pressure washing for anything like brick. Any one know of any chemicals and what psi and such is good for brick?
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Chris, if your just cleaning it, simple green will work.
Cut it with water and spray it on with a bug sprayer then wash off
That way you can control The amount of soap going on and you won't have to wash the whole side off after.

Nice little job right there!
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Thanks dyer. Any idea what psi? How would you bid that? Hr or ft?
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Try to figure it out both ways and go for the highest!
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I don't think a bug sprayer is going to work for you in this instance. Unless you have a lift available there is no way a bug sprayer is going to shoot the chemicals that high.

Can you tell if there are any rust stains on the block from the pipe? Anything you spray up there is basically going to run down the wall and show any dirt on the building in streaks unless you clean the whole thing.

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I got a price for a 40ft jlg lift. Delivered to site. Theirs black stains in a few places. I cant get up that high to see if their is rust spots. Paint on the tubes looks good tho
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I didn't mean to spray it from the ground.....

You would have to be on a ladder or lift!
The bug sprayer just gets enough soap on it to clean that area, them the power washer to clean it off. That way the wall is not all soap!

Rust stains? Might be a different story.

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