Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

What is this witchcraft?!


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-01-2012, 12:03 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default What is this witchcraft?!

This is so cool.

Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-01-2012, 01:49 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Thats Sodium hypochlorite with some other additives.

The problem is it slightly damages the wood. I wouldnt use it on a expensive material.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
Thats Sodium hypochlorite with some other additives.

The problem is it slightly damages the wood. I wouldnt use it on a expensive material.
Would you say that's an application favored by "scam artists"?


I mean, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Martywdx Martywdx is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Iowa
Age: 58
Posts: 94
Rep Power: 6
Martywdx is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Would you say that's an application favored by "scam artists"?


I mean, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

My first thought was that is just bleach water


Doing a quick web search. Sodium hypochlorite, is just beach /Clorox.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-01-2012, 03:54 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martywdx View Post
My first thought was that is just bleach water


Doing a quick web search. Sodium hypochlorite, is just beach /Clorox.
sorta.... Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in bleach. Household bleach is 3-5% sodium hypochlorite. The outdoor clorox is around 6%. If you bought chlorine it would be 12%. If you bought a bottle of just Sodium hypochlorite it would be 100%.

I tend to think hes buying the chemicals and mixing himself. To make a more powerful cleaning product. Or hes buying a expensive premix.

I did a deck like this before and I could see the acid eating the wood. The damage was noticeable without even putting the pressure washer on. This can be somewhat reversed by using a wood restorer or staining afterwards. Another thing not shown in the video is you cant let this stuff dry.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Well that sucks.

I was going to rig up a walk-trough sprayer to make me "like new" after I come home from a hard days work.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2012, 12:05 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,948
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I sure the dog barking, wasn't behind that fence he was spraying with bleach!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-05-2012, 05:42 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 7
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

You can not buy just straight sodium hypochlorite as it comes in 12% solutions. 100% is not available to the general business as there is no 100%. Pools use calcium hypochlorite and that is a different chemical all together. There are some that use the bleach for pools but that is usually around 10%.

The problem is that it degrades over time. It may be pumped into barrels at 20% but by the time you get the drum it is around 12%. bleach in the store is normally packaged at 6% but degrades to 3% and then holds there for a while. Chlorine is a gas and not a liquid.

Because of the quickness of the color change I would say he is using nearly a straight mix or 50/50 sh and water. What he fails to mention is that until it dries, it keeps getting lighter and the wood can actually turn nearly white. Bleach is used in pulp mills to break down the wood fibers in the paper making process. Now I have used a little of it on a large fence where it was more cost effective because in my lifetime (and the homeowner) you are not going to go through a 1/2 inch piece of cedar by cleaning it with bleach.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-07-2012, 10:52 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,948
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Scott you should make a new video where you talk about the benefits of paint and then use a paint sprayer to spray on this magical paint which actually coasts the wood and gives it a new color
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by lawngawd7
9 296
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
Yesterday 04:34 PM
by Crossett73
91 33,674
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
Yesterday 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 45
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
05-24-2016 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 66
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 53
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,767
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 72
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 198
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 107
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 178
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 112
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 434,748
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 152
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 136
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 182
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 381
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 153
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 420
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,511
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 148
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 170
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 286
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 292
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 330
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy