ProTool Rotary Brush 32 in (80 cm) Water Powered
- Designed to clean solar panels, vinyl, and aluminum siding
- It is a mobile, hand-operated unit designed to be controlled manually
- Hydrokinetic brushes save considerable time compared to traditional brushes
- Requirements: 580 psi at brush head max and 2.3 gallons per minute consumption
Brush 32in Water Powered for Cleaning Large Surfaces
For Pressure washing sizing the brush is the same usage as a #7 tip
Brush Shown with the Guard Accessory Installed
Rotating Brush User Manual
Instructions for Use:
- Connect the brush to the telescopic lance.
- Position the unit on the surface to be cleaned.
- Open the water valve on the telescopic lance.
- Begin cleaning the surface.
- Close the telescopic lance’s valve.
- Turn off the water supply
- Open the telescopic lance’s valve to discharge the residual pressure.
We recommend the Gardiner SLX Pole for supporting and using this rotary brush. The first section is removed to insert the brush support and hose Either:
the SLX 27 (less 5ft for 22ft of reach) 155-4275
or the SLX 39ft (Less 5ft offers 34ft or reach) 155-4391
Consider the complete Kit if you do not have a pole in your posession. 159-1201
Specifications:Width: 31.5 in.(800mm)
Diameter: 5.9 in. (150mm)
Weight: 9.47 lbs (4.3Kg)
Bristle: 0.6 in.(15mm)
Attachment: M22 x 14MM Connector
CLEANING COATED OR PAINTED SURFACES
Using water on glued parts may cause them to become detached. Do not use the unit on wood floors or parquet that are not well-sealed.
Be careful when cleaning doors, parquet, painted surfaces or surfaces coated with synthetic products, and aluminum panels.
Before using the brush, we advise performing a test on a portion of the surface that is not in view, to prevent damage or alterations during cleaning.
PRODUCTS TREATED – HANDLED OR GENERATED
The Solar Panels treated with the brush should be comprised of modules with a maximum tilt of 35°.
Verify in the photovoltaic system’s operating manual the type of brushes that can be used for cleaning it, so as not to cause abrasions on the panels’ film.
It is important to avoid all operating situations that could cause repeated and unexpected stops of the brush’s rotation, such as those specified below:
- In the case of surfaces comprised of panels, the maximum distance between them must be 3 cm to prevent the unit from dropping into the empty space between one panel and the next.
- The surfaces must be as free as possible of protruding bodies such as long screws, brackets, and terminals, which could obstruct brush rotation or rip out its bristles.
- The unit is not designed to withstand heavy accidental impacts, such as those caused by being dropped, or those that are less intense but repetitive, such as those resulting from operating in stepped areas.
- It is also very important that the operating pressure not exceed the maximum value indicated in the “Technical Specifications” in order to prevent excessively high rotation speeds from causing premature wear of the unit’s mechanical parts.
- When not in operation, never allow the unit’s weight to rest on the rollers’ bristles so as not to bend them.
Pressure Washer not included with Pole
Regulator and Gauge
Use a Pressure Gauge to undestand the pressure at the brush
Install the Gauge on the water connector on the brush
Test Run your your pressure washer and supply water to the brush from your running pressure washer the PSI should be between 290 psi and 725 psi.
One you have your system setup at the correct pressure ytou can remove and store the gauge for future testing
Alway test again after a pressure washer has been worked on or should a different pressre washer is put in place to power the brush
If your pressure Washer is running the brush at more that 725PSI then immediatly stop the water flow.
You can try a smaller pressure washer or install and adjust a Pressure Regulator to set the pressure to the suggested 600 to 650 psi to run the brush. (Max 725psi)
How to check your Flow from your Pressure Washer
- 1min 50 seconds (2.7 gpm) and
- 2 min 20 seconds (2.14 gpm)
Regulator and Guage not included
Testing and Setting Water Pressure
If your pressure washer is to big you will need to usea Pressure Regulator to control the Pressure - Target 600 to 650 PSI.
Here the gauge is installed
Attached to the Pressure washer and run the brush, ig you are between 550 and 650psi you are good to go.
Attach a Pressure Regulator and Test, Set PSI
If the pressure is more than 725 PSI then install and adjust a pressure regulator to the target of 600 to 650psi. (Max 725)
Gauge can be removed for day to day use
Once you know your settings are correct you may remove th egauge for day to day cleaning
Keep the gauge handy should the pressure washer used be swapped out so you can test again