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  1. #1
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    Duct Cleaning Accesories-Whips and Balls and Hose, OH MY

    Sounds a little kinky to me.
    Seriously guys, I have purchased the HEPA style duct cleaning machine with a B&G fogger, and am lost as to what else I need. I have found some stores online, but there is no direction as to what accesories I need or what is best. I am going to do residential and light commercial. Lots of flex duct in my market. What accesories do I need to be looking at, who is the best and most economical supplier, and what sprays should I buy for this fogger?
    Thanks
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    I'll be getting into duct cleaning soon also, so keep this updated as to what you find out please.

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    Trouble is that no one is posting.
    The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!

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    http://www.abatement.com/air-duct/du...-power-rod.htm
    Reverse AIRE-SWEEP® Assembly: C320K (25’) & C335K (35’)
    Forward AIRE-SWEEP® Assembly: C310K
    http://www.abatement.com/air-duct/aire-sweep185gh.htm


    Just a start

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    Just make sure you have a good air compressor and a Viper II kit
    I get most of my stuff at http://www.ductcleanersupply.com/
    I use an electric craftsman professional oil filled compressor (The oil free ones are to noisy) and the Abatement Technologies Air Sweep gas compressor for heavy duty commercial jobs.
    I like the viper II because it comes with just about everything you need.. Even stuff to clean dryer vent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Premier Pacific View Post
    Just make sure you have a good air compressor and a Viper II kit
    I get most of my stuff at http://www.ductcleanersupply.com/
    I use an electric craftsman professional oil filled compressor (The oil free ones are to noisy) and the Abatement Technologies Air Sweep gas compressor for heavy duty commercial jobs.
    I like the viper II because it comes with just about everything you need.. Even stuff to clean dryer vent
    What model is your craftsman compressor? Do you happen to know the cfm/psi rating, and what pressure you run it at?
    The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!

    If "the grass is greener on the other side", it likely has been fertilized with Bull$hit!

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    What pressure are you running your whips at? Are you using brushes?
    The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!

    If "the grass is greener on the other side", it likely has been fertilized with Bull$hit!

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    I prefer pneumatic cleaning tools and have yet to find a brush system that works, but please note you need a GOOD compressor. You are wasting your money if you buy junk and trust me you aren't going to find a good compressor at the mall or local building supply!

    My truck mounted Champion compressor came factory set at 220psi, but on the advice of a compressor tech I have since reduced that to 200psi. It has a constant working pressure of app. 160psi. The two best pneumatic cleaning systems are the Viper and Scorpion rod systems. They both use the same fittings and you can mix and match their tools to suit your needs.

    My main vac is a Heat Seal Compact Truck Mount. I also have the Nikro EC-5000 and the General 20HP, but I never use either of the 2 portables unless I can't get my truck close enough.
    The greatest pleasure in life is doing well at what others say can't be done at all!

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    For flex duct, I prefer one or more passes with Heat Seal's low pressure 28" whip. Unless the flex is in very bad shape to begin with, this whip will do a thorough job of cleaning with damaging the duct in any way. I also normally run a forward (or reverse) air sweep thru before and after using the whip. Duct Cleaners Supply also has a new whip out for use in flex duct, but I have not tried it yet.
    The greatest pleasure in life is doing well at what others say can't be done at all!

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    I don't recommend sanitizing unless there is specific need for it. Even then, mold will only grow where unwanted moisture is present and all of the sanitizing in the world won't prevent its recurrence until the moisture problem is corrected.
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    I have looked at the contractor type compressors that are gas powered and have the two smaller tanks. From what I am understanding the 2 tanks keep a steady pressure. From what I am gathering, a person really needs a gas powered compressor.
    Are these statements accurate?
    The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!

    If "the grass is greener on the other side", it likely has been fertilized with Bull$hit!

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    Gas is a must and if you live in a cold climate do yourself a favor and buy one with electric start. I've heard several good things about the Eaton Compressors and have one of their pumps for a spare, but I've never used it.

    I like cleaning with a steady working pressure between 140 and 160 psi. My first vac came with an Abatement twin tank. If memory serves me it had a working pressure of 90psi and I was always waiting for it to catch up.

    I bought a 200psi Dewalt 110v electric portable on a 20 gallon tank for a hi-rise job a few years ago. Works great to inflate tires, but takes forever to fill the tank and wouldn't keep up with my tools. Thankfully I also bought a brush system for that job and while not much better I was able to clean the ducts with it and the Nikro elec. port. vac.
    The greatest pleasure in life is doing well at what others say can't be done at all!

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