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Sealcoating Issue

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by turbo_diesel, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. turbo_diesel

    turbo_diesel LawnSite Member
    from Ottawa
    Posts: 5

    I've started up a sealcoating business in my city. Around 2 weeks ago I filled my tank sealant, it remained in the tank for that time because of poor weather. Today I decided to spray a relatives home.

    Before I went for the seal, I ran the pump to recirculate the product. Got the property, got all set up and 30s into spraying the tip started clogging up. It took a good 45min to coat that driveway because of clog after clog. Once it was done-yes there was over spray, I felt like I had to dump it all.

    Once I got home I checked up online if there were any possible solutions. I found out a gun is more preferred to a wand and an inline filter can be added to hose out-put to prevent sludge.

    I bought a gun from asphaltkingdom but no inline filters. Would anyone know what type of inline filter would work for seal coating, or if theres something else I could do.

    Cheers
     
  2. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 212

    Isn't it still a little cold up there to be sealcoating?
     
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    They spray oil up there
     
  4. turbo_diesel

    turbo_diesel LawnSite Member
    from Ottawa
    Posts: 5

    Yesterday was 17 celsius and today its 19. I'll be spraying a cousins place today. I ran the system for 45 min in agitation mode-try to mix up the batch. I'm still looking for a filter. The sealant is pretty thick, I'm thinking wire mesh instead of fabric.
     
  5. turbo_diesel

    turbo_diesel LawnSite Member
    from Ottawa
    Posts: 5

    So I did the seal, turned out much better then yesterday-that 45min of agitation really helped. Unfortunately I still had around 10 clogs during the seal. My only solution is a filter. I'm going to a hydraulics dealer tomorrow to see if he would have an in-line filter solution.
     
  6. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 212

    Oil? Well I learned something today.

    Andrew
     
  7. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

  8. turbo_diesel

    turbo_diesel LawnSite Member
    from Ottawa
    Posts: 5


    Thanks for the recommendation JF. I called up the company I dealt with when i bought my system, turned out they sold a filter upgrade for my set-up. I bought filter and got it installed. We sealed a place today and no clogs, BUT there was a noticeable drop in pressure, much smaller V. I'm going to check the filter and see how affective it was, cleaning it might also help in pressure.

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  9. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Just turn up the pressure...

    BTW please don't tell me you really use that black knight liquid poor crack sealer?

    It's totally garbage, as soon as it rains all your cracks will disappear. and it wont last tru the winter with that material, trust me.
     
  10. turbo_diesel

    turbo_diesel LawnSite Member
    from Ottawa
    Posts: 5

    I am unable to increase the pressure. The motor is connected directly to the pump. I'm looking into how to tweak the carb on the motor to gain some rpm's.

    Guilty as charges using the black night. Crack filling is part of our services, I need a cost efficient product- cant beat 10bucks a jug. I suppose if a customer wants something more heavy duty I can up-sell to hot rubber.
     

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