Sqft estimate for a gal. of encap concentrate

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  1. Sierra Clean Care
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    I'm doing a fairly large encap job tomorrow ( 17,560 sqft). I went and had a look at it today, and it looks clean. I know there are variables, but on CLEAN commercial olefin, what can I reasonably expect to get from a gal of Releasit DS2?
    Jeff @ SCC
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    You should be able to do it with 1 gallon, at 4oz per gallon.
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    Richard, what I’m asking, how many sqft will the entire gal of concentrate cover?
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    Oh, I miss read what you are saying.... my bad.... you figure all I need is one gal?
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    32 gallons diluted 600 sq/ft coverage
    19,200
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    Thank you....
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    I think so. I'd take another gallon in case it doesn't go as far as I'm guessing
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    Rick G had it figured out at a Cimex per gallon.

    So I ordered a gallon and only got redhots, hahahaha
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    Be sure to wet your pads with solution when you first start out. They need the lubrication, not dry.

    Also anytime you stop, even for just a second, flip the head up and shut off the flow valve.

    Clean in a down & back pattern not like a rotary. More like mowing the lawn. Triggering down solution and coming back scrubbing only. Then repeat.
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    Normally with a Cimex and Encap-Clean DS2, you can average about 300 sq ft per gallon of RTU. At 32:1 you'll have 33 gallons of usable solution. Cleaning at 300 sq ft per gal RTU you'll yield roughly 9,900 sq ft per gallon of concentrate. So at that rate, 2 gallons of concentrate should take care of your job.

    For round numbers you can plan on cleaning about 10K per gal of DS2, or 40K per case. Be careful not to over-wet the carpet. More is not better with encap.
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    Now that’s the answer I was looking for. Count on approx. 10k for every gal. What if it’s really dirty/stained? Between 7500-10k? Guess the 2 cases I bought today are a little much..... oh well, can add it to the pallet of chems I just received. Stocked up for the next 6-8 months I guess....
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    Cost-effective and profitable! Those 2 cases will beat the most brilliant Wall Street broker, hands down. Your $300 worth of product can clean 80,000 sq ft of carpet. If you were to charge .15 per sq ft you'll generate $12,000. Not a bad ROI! :winky:

    P.S. Thank you for your purchase! :)
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    I managed to squeeze .20c a sqft out of them.... it was short notice, and I’m working on stat holiday( 11/11).... they agreed.... Cimex and 17” Brushpro.....
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    Just out of curiosity, who’s your Canadian distributor? @encapman
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    Releasit Canada:
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    866-987-1333
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    You can buy encap that does just the same for just under $12 per gallon at just under $48 a case with dilution rate of 6 oz\gallon

    Some of you guys are being taken to the cleaners. No pun intended.
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    DS2 has an end use cost of 3/10ths of a cent per sq ft. It's hard to find fault with that math. Try a free sample of Releasit. www.TryEncap.com Compare it to the bargain encap, or to a more premium encap. Customers often tell us they've tried other encap products but prefer Releasit. You may end up like them too. :)

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    Nothing in this industry costs 12$ a gallon. Maybe in the US....
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    Stick with the name brands. Maybe the $12.00 stuff can do the same stuff but why take that risk.

    It might take months to figure it out, at your clients expense. Maybe if that's all you can afford. However if you can afford better, just factor it into your cost of goods.
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    Interesting point. I used procyon on one job, and it’s the only VLM job I’ve done so far that I got a call back....
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