An interview with Steve Blyth and Shawn Gavin about the new Facelift waterfed poles coming out soon! Facelift is looking to get back into the US market with their pole range in Aluminum Alloy to Hi-Modulous Carbon Fiber.
Improved clamps are now small and easy to manipulate. The lever flips down so it wont hang at the edge of the gutter. Alot of thought has gone into the clamp design, the main change is the 45 degree angle between the clamps to prevent finger pinches.
Your RHG RO/DI Pure Water system is an investment in your pure water cleaning business or personal cleaning application. Like any investment, your RO/DI system requires a working knowledge and regular maintenance.
Deionization Resin filter cartridges will remove mineral impurities from water without the aidfrom the other filter cartridges included in RHG RO/DI systems. DI Resin, however, has a limited life span based on the amount of impurities it is removing from the water it is filtering. To extend the life of the DI cartridge, RHG pure water systems include one or two Reverse Osmosisfilter cartridges. 21” RHG RO membranes, for instance, are rated to remove 99% of impurities at 150psi water pressure. RHG RO membranes are rated for zero chlorine tolerance. So our systems also include a carbon cartridge to pre-filter out any chlorine from tap water before it is filtered by the RO/DI system.
When first starting your RO/DI system, there will usually be a spike in the amount of impurities the RO membranes fail to reject. This is called TDS creep. To maximize the life of your DI filter cartridge, you want to be sure that your RO cartridge(s) are functioning at their best before hooking them up to your DI cartridge.Here is an EZ Pure Caddy system and our powered AquaClean R4 system shown with the DI filter cartridge unhooked from the system.
The systems can be run in this configuration to isolate the RO cartridges and test their performance.
System Flushing, Storage, and Maintenance:
RHG RO membranes are designed to filter water on a constant basis. For longest RO service life, flush your RO cartridges at least 20 minutes per week whether or not you are currently using your pure water system. Extended periods of disuse can allow impure water to collect in an area of the RO membrane and leave sedimentary deposits, potentially ruining your RO. ROs can and should be flushed separately of your DI cartridge, as the purpose of flushing ROs is to clean them, not to produce pure water. To most thoroughly flush your RO(s),run water through them with your bypass valve in the fully open position for about one minute. Close the bypass valve and begin production. Test the RO water. If the ROs are removing at least 90% of the mineral contentdetected by your TDS meter at normal tap pressure, they are clean and functioning properly. If they are not removing about 90% or greater, open your bypass valve and allow the RO to flush. After about 30 seconds close the bypass valve and test the production water. If the TDS number has come down but is not in the desirable range, leave the RO(s) in production mode for a few minutes and flush them again. Repeat this process until the ROs are producing the target range of purity. Finally, open the bypass valve and allow the RO(s) to be thoroughly flushed. Regular and thorough maintenance of your ROs will shorten this process.
To see a video demonstration on the prevention of TDS creep, visit -RHG Products
An event for window cleaners hosted at RHG Headquarters in Castle Rock, Co. Kevin Dubrosky discussed how to market your pure water system to your clients, George Flynn from OSHA talked about how to identify risk factors while on the job, Shawn Gavin from RHG Products Co featured his product line of water purification systems and waterfed poles and Steve Blyth of J.Racenstein offered advice on how to tackle tough to remove objects off glass while using a waterfed pole.
Many Colorado resident window cleaners attended this event and many flew in as well. We had window cleaners flying in from Oregon, Tennessee, Florida.. others who drove in from Arizona and Missouri. There are probably much more other states to name… oh yea! Kevin Dubrowsky flew in from Canada!
For those who were unable to attend, you really missed out. Not just the fantastic marketing advice offered by Kevin or the insight presented by an OSHA rep, the mexican food for lunch, the tips and tricks taught by Steve but the networking and ability to be able to get hands on with equipment and speak with others who have used the same systems. Did we mention, Colorado is a beautiful state! So those who made this event a mini-vacation, really made it worth wild.
Anywho – Keep an eye out for more events and SAVE THESE DATES!
July 27-29 : WCN Annual Networking Picnic in Oconomowoc, WI
August 24-26 : Marketing Bootcamp in Greensburg, IN
September 1: 4th Annual Midwest Window Cleaning Conference in Corralville, IA
We wanted to share with you a little bit of the exciting products we saw and people we ran into at the ISSA Interclean convention in Amsterdam this past week.
Steve and Cameron spent the entire week at the show, meeting with our vendors and learning about all the up-and-coming products and techniques so that we could bring all this information back to our customers.
Take a look at all of the cool things surrounding Unger’s booth:
The traditional tools we have all come to know and love:
A new and exciting item released at the show: Unger Ninja Sleeves and T-Bars!
The sleeves are made up of part monsoon and part microfiber.
J. Racenstein should be seeing them roll into the US and our warehouses mid-June, so call us next month to get yours!
Also, check out these “trickster” window cleaners Unger had showing off the ease-of-use of their Ninja line:
Next, we stopped by the Ettore booth. It was very pristine, white (nice for a cleaning convention!) and well displayed.
Steve and John Becker from Ettore looking happy.
After Ettore we stopped by the IPC booth. They do a lot of manufacturing aside from window cleaning, therefore their booth was HUGE!
We stopped but the IPC Pulex section and found all of our old friends:
And a new one! We found a great new product for indoor cleaning:
Fill the jug at the bottom of the pole with pure water, and use the red lever on the side to spray the water onto the glass. The pad at the top of the pole is a replaceable microfiber pad. A pretty cool, light tool to clean those tough to reach indoor windows easily and efficiently. Coming soon to the US!
As we were walking through the show with Shawn Gavin, from RHG Products, we ran into our friends from Brodex WaterFed Poles!
And later met with the guys at Ionic:
Their cool booth:
And of course, their awesome new line of Water Purification systems:
All of these new and improved systems are in our new catalog. Ionic has put a lot of work into improving these systems. Call us today to learn about their exciting new features!
Also in their both, a demonstration of their Swift Poles cleaning Solar Panels:
AND, the amazing new 18 Meg Ultra Pure water purification system. Information about this new, extremely efficient system can be found in our new 2012 catalog (page 127)
And finally… some silly products, people and experiences we found while at the show:
First, we will start with this guy! He gets an A for dressing the part!
Shawn’s pick: an automatic show cover placement machine:
In goes the foot Out comes the foot, with the shoe cover on:
And lastly, check out these guys using their boat, that holds purified water, to clean yachts!!!!
Hope you enjoyed our recap of some of the cool new things we found at the ISSA convention!
If you ever have a chance to head to Amsterdam, take the opportunity! It is beautiful!
Nice accessory for applying chemicals to the building surface or Awnings from your waterfed pole. Try the Over the Top spray adapter.
Comes with fan spray nozzle and support arm. (Hose not included)
Simply attach it to any plastic angle gooseneck.
For simple and safe scraping, adaptable to any super lite brush by Gardiner. You just loosen the screw and slip in the scraper into the brush head. When you find you need to scrape the glass, all you do is turn the pole around, and the scraper is at the right angle. Also very simple to replace.
Shawn Gavin of RHG Products introduces you to a new accessory for the EZ Pure Water Purification System. What you get is the TDS Meter, Connection fitting and Clamp. To install, disconnect your outlet hose from the EZ Pure, stick your T-Fitting from the meter, into the system, connect your outlet tube, clamp on your meter onto the system, tuck the wires out of the way and what this will do is at the press of a button while its producing water will measure the quality of the water being produced out of the DI cartridge with a digital reading.
Designed to work on line pressure, so anytime you are under 45psi or so, you’re going to have a few issues in the field with water production. This will help you understand if you run into those issues. Easy to install. Simply disconnect your green inlet tube, connect it to the T-fitting on the gauge and connect the T to the system and now you have an Inline Pressure Gauge.