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PostSubject: Roof Cleaning Hose Size ?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:29 pm

This one will require all to pay attention, for once and for all, we are going to put a stop to this 3/8 hose idea.
Just because shurflo put a 3/8 hose fitting on some of it's pumps means little.
The engineers never intended a low psi pump to be connected to 200 feet of 3/8 hose!
Lets take a 45 psi 3.6 gpm shurflo, and take a look at what happens,and
how much we lose by crippling our pump with 3/8 hose, OK ? "

The Fluid Flow Calculator

This is your input:
fluid: 10 % solution
fluid temp F: 40F
flow rate GPM: 3.6
pipe size in: 3/8
pipe length ft: 200.00
pipe material: C
These are the results:
velocity ft per second: 6.0462
Reynold's Number: 11699.0414
friction factor fa: 0.0300
friction factor f: 0.0298
head loss ft: 82.3780
pressure loss psi: 36.2326

flow calculator developed by Michael J. Rocchetti PE
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"As can clearly be seen, we have just pissed away 36 psi, and we only had 45 to start with!
This is the penalty you pay using 200 feet of 3/8 hose.
Oh, BTW, this is being "kind' to you Don, for these calculations assume PIPE!
Coiled hose has even more loss!"

"Now, look below, and see what happens when we switch to 3/4 hose ? "



The Fluid Flow Calculator

This is your input:
fluid: 10 % solution
fluid temp F: 40F
flow rate GPM: 3.6
pipe size in: 3/4
pipe length ft: 200.00
pipe material: C
These are the results:
velocity ft per second: 2.1703
Reynold's Number: 7009.1924
friction factor fa: 0.0343
friction factor f: 0.0341
head loss ft: 7.2616
pressure loss psi: 3.1939
flow calculator developed by Michael J. Rocchetti PE
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"It can clearly be seen that our pressure loss is only 3 PSI using 3/4 hose, compared to 36 PSI using 3/8 hose!
Unfortunately, the hose loss calculator is a free program, and does not
have the 5/8 hose selection we recommend as an option, so I had to use
3/4 to make my point.
Bigger hose is better, and it is always better.

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PostSubject: Re: Roof Cleaning Hose Size ?   Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:10 am

Yeah, we use same hose here for roof cleaning in Seattle.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Cleaning Hose Size ?   Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:11 am

RonMarsh wrote:
Yeah, we use same hose here for roof cleaning in Seattle.
I used to live in Seattle, back in the early 80's!

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