How to Maintain Used Spray Foam Insulation Equipment

Working with spray foam requires specialized equipment that usually come at a premium. For businesses or contractors working with a tight budget, buying new equipment may not be a viable option. This is why at Intech Equipment & Supply, we offer used trucks and equipment as affordable alternatives.

Overall, you should care for your used spray foam insulation equipment just as you would for your new equipment. Regular checks, daily cleaning, and proper storage are key to extending the life of your guns, proportioners, and other accessories. By following the manufacturer recommendations, you can use everything for their longest possible lifespan.

Caring for Your Used Proportioner

Machines that are made well, like those from trusted brands like Graco and PMC, can last for years and therefore have multiple owners. After our sales team matches you with some quality used spray foam machines, they need to be maintained just like a new machine. Follow the same daily guidelines as you would follow for any machine and you’ll keep it running for as long as possible.

  • Check the pumps and Y-strainer periodically for large particles. As the y-strainer prevents large pieces of crystallized materials from entering the machine, it will get clogged. Too much blockage will decrease your machine’s performance and affect the quality of your spray foam application.
  • Check its power source with an amp clamp to make sure that the incoming voltage is steady and at the same level that the manufacturer recommends.
  • You should also be sure to keep the drum mixer free from buildup. As you apply your materials, the drum empties and lets in humid air, which will crystallize the materials within. Any buildup causes material feed problems and affects the longevity of your proportioner.

Caring for Your Used Spray Foam Guns

We continually update our inventory of quality used spray foam guns, so check often to find out what’s new in our store. Caring for a used spray foam gun is much like maintaining a new one. You must keep it clean and free of clogs so that it continues to work properly.

  • Run only one gun off a single proportioner. By trying to “multitask” and attach more than one gun to a machine, the pressure and flow for each gun won’t be even. This can cause a variety of maintenance issues that lead to clogging or inconsistent application results.
  • Keep it as clean as possible! Spray foam guns take the brunt of the action and need to be properly cleaned, lubricated, and stored after each use. Though it may seem tedious to flush out the mix chamber or apply WD-40 to specific parts, you’re investing in its longevity. Used guns may already have a few years under their belt, so it’s even more important to stretch them to their maximum lifetime.
  • If you find that your used gun is clogging once a week, you should strip it down and clean all its parts. Soak individual parts in a solvent to remove debris. 
  • If your air purge gun uses the spool valve method, you should check the o-rings and replaced any that are damaged. 

Be Fully Stocked

Every spray foam contractor should carry spare parts in their rig.  Whether you need additional o-rings, spray foam gun tips, or other accessories, our store has what you need to continue working. Consult the user manuals and exploded diagrams that we include with many of our products to pinpoint the exact parts you need. Then, you can find the corresponding part on our spray equipment, parts, & accessories page to have it shipped quickly to your business.

Alternatively, you can simply give customer care a call and we can guide you through the entire selection process.  When you already have the right replacement parts in your rig,  you can maintain your used guns and machines without having to wait for additional shipments. 

Shop for Used Spray Foam Insulation Equipment for Sale at Intech

At Intech Equipment and Supply, we carry both new and used spray foam insulation equipment for sale to offer our customers high-quality equipment at a variety of price points. By following these guidelines and the manufacturer’s recommendations, you can keep your used equipment in the best shape for their maximum lifespan. 

If you need any assistance selecting the right used equipment for your rig, contact us at Intech Equipment & Supply.