Category: Business Tips

Spray Foam Contractors, Winter’s Almost Here… Protect Your Systems Now!

For spray foam insulation companies, winter means one of two things. Most of them keep spraying and do everything they can to keep chemicals warm, while others thoroughly winterize and store their rigs. Either way, here are some great things to consider.  If you’re going to keep spraying, controlling drum and hose temperatures is critical. […]

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Spend Money on Equipment Before Tax Time

Tax season’s right around the corner. Gather all those statements and receipts as you begin working with accountants to determine if it’s better to claim everything as income or invest to grow the company and lower your tax burden. Certainly, a few of the many things to consider should be the age of your equipment, […]

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Fusion ProConnect

When the Fusion ProConnect hit the market, it looked and sounded pretty cool. Doesn’t everything? It was the newest gadget, the updated version, the next big thing. Graco claimed it would have fewer problems, fewer replacement parts to buy, and be easy to change. The cartridge is definitely user-friendly and was designed to get you […]

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Easy T1 Pump Fix

If you own a Graco T1 pump or an IPM IP02, there will come a time when you reattach the air line to the pump and it still sounds like it’s out of material, even when it’s a full drum. The reason is that the air motor is only connected to the piston by a […]

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When You Can’t Breathe…

Has a sprayer ever said to you, “I’m not dragging that hose around!” 0r “I hate those things,” or “I don’t care,” when you’re asking them to wear fresh air on a job site? What about a sprayer who wears a mask but refuses to shave, or won’t use supplied air when spraying inside a […]

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What In the Blazes Is Heat Training and Why Does It Matter?

Few people will ever work in spaces as hot as attics in July, where the highest recorded temperatures hit over 180°. Yet, insulation and spray foam contractors work in these spaces wearing hooded suits making them sweat even more. That much heat requires some very cool and innovative ways to keep your crews safe. From […]

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Flushing Your Cares Away

Have you ever left a spray foam gun on the hose over the weekend and showed up Monday with crossed fingers hoping it works? Remember how it felt opening the valves and pulling the trigger, only to have the gun plug up instantly? Yep, the A-side or isocyanate, crystallized in one of the fluid passages, […]

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Boomerangs & Poachers – Construction Labor Is Hard To Find

In construction, the labor pool has run dry. Every day we talk to contractors who could add services if they could find people to do the work. While contemplating how to help IDI’s contractors with this, I remembered that Bryon from AI in Fort Myers, FL has added or gathered up to 12 crews over […]

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Blowing Your Troubles Away

A large portion of the customer satisfaction and safety issues related to Spray Foam Insulation are rooted in the failure to properly ventilate during and after the installation. The amines and other chemicals introduced during the process are much harder to remove after the application. The easiest way to avoid problems in the first place […]

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Keep Your Generator Out Of The Graveyard

What’s the second most expensive, and maybe the most important piece of equipment in your spray foam rig? It’s that generator. And when it dies, as far as your insulation company goes, money is only going out instead of coming in. As a spray foam tech for IDI, a massive amount of my troubleshooting calls […]

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