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Masonry, precast and delicate stone Cleaning StoneHealth

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    utopia78
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    Toronto, ON

    Tomorrow I start using the Torc machine by StoneHealth. It uses compressed air, granulate and water to clean delicate masonry and stone. It uses a cyclone action to scrub the surface. The machine was originally developed by a German company and the company StoneHealth took this and developed the machine more. They used it on a very delicate historical project on Bath Abby, England.

    It uses 3 granulates, Dolomite, calcite and Unil. All have less than 1% quartz and no silica. The end product is environmentally safe.

    StoneHealth has three products in their brand line.

    The Doff Machine:
    The DOFF System is unique in achieving temperatures up to 150 degrees at the nozzle end – making it a ‘superheated water system’. Designed and developed to effectively remove paint, biological matter and general dirt and grime without causing harm or shock to the substrate.

    The Torc machine:
    The TORC system creates a gentle swirling vortex using a mixture of low air pressure, little water and a safe inert fine granulate.
    The Torc Head is modularised into separate components which results in an efficient and gentle swirling vortex using even less water and granulate than the original Jos system.
    The removable nozzle cone can easily be changed so that a larger cone can be used to clean large areas such as ashlar or a smaller nozzle cone can be used for more intricate detail such as an elaborate capital or rustications.

    And CleanFilm:
    A thin layer of latex paste is applied to a surface by brush or spray. It’s then left for 24 to 48 hours during which time it absorbs dirt, stains and pollution. The latex takes on rubber-like properties and can then be peeled off the surface and disposed of in normal landfill sites.
    This product doesn’t use water and there’s no risk of leaving salts or other chemical residues. There are no chemical after effects to the substrate.

    *product descriptions from https://www.stonehealth.com

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #684146

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Here’s a few pics of the Torc onsite.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #684149

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Here’s a youtube video of the CleanFilm in action:

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #684163

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Here’s a youtube video of the CleanFilm in action:

    <figure class=”oe-video-container”><iframe width=”770″ height=”433″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/pNyY6Bd8RQc?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen=””></iframe></figure>

    That’s an amazing line of products. Excellent for conservation work.

    Is it expensive?

    Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it muffles the sound.

    #684251

    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    Nice chris, looking forward to hearing more about this

    #684253

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Here’s a youtube video of the CleanFilm in action:

    <figure class=”oe-video-container”><iframe width=”770″ height=”433″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/pNyY6Bd8RQc?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen=””></iframe></figure>

    That’s an amazing line of products. Excellent for conservation work.

    Is it expensive?

    It would cost around $10,000 CAD for a TORC unit and yes amazing for conservation work.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #684254

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Nice chris, looking forward to hearing more about this

    Thanks Kyle!! Very few people are trained or use this machine in Canada. It’s great to be able to try the process.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #685130

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    If anyone is interested in using this system in Canada, there is one distributor called Historic Restoration Products in Toronto.

    http://www.historicbuildingproducts.ca/

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #685135

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    If anyone is interested in using this system in Canada, there is one distributor called Historic Restoration Products in Toronto.

    http://www.historicbuildingproducts.ca/

    Are you going to be working with this distributor? Is he doing the training for you?

    Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it muffles the sound.

    #685249

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Here’s a youtube video of the CleanFilm in action:

    Thank you for posting the video, very nice system.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

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