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    Any other input???

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    I'm newer to this forum and as most I started off cleaning house with a M-5 thought it was the best thing at first. After dragging the soap around and never seeming to have enough hose to it I tried a backpack sprayer hooked to the M-5 that was rough on a old fat man. tried DS and it seemed to work good I started to make some of my own nozzles first by drilling out old worn out ones to find the best size to stream then started to ad length to them with different sizes of pipe and tubing. There was a paper written from Arizona state on how water streams why it stays together how to keep it bonded together pressure and so on. It was quite informative but I can't find it now after a computer crash on my end. I wound up with some nozzles that work for me and have been using DS since and I can still go up the pressure with the conventional pressure washer nozzles to get the concrete and if there is something else the homeowner wants done. The main reason I found and joined the forums was to read about the electric units I find them most intriguing and see a spot in our stable of cleaning equipment for one. I like the idea of no noise when we did hood cleaning there were time that I believe this type of rig "sprayer" would have been great. Some restaurants and cafes were next or inside of motels noise was bad. We had electric pressure washers capable of using their hot water form the tap, but were hard to manage on the roof and most to small to use a whole lot of hose. I know I do get s certain amount of frowns with the motor running while washing. No noise would be nice. I also want to be able to apply the F9 through a hose set up instead of a pump-up sprayer and using a ball valve manifold to switch between the F9, fresh tap water from the site and the mix for cleaning by using each ball valve to help tune the mixture. This all is still in the mock up stage now. Till I can decide what pump to use. So for me I have to vote on the DS method right now till I can get my hands on an electric rig.




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    When I first started I used an xjet to wash houses, especially 2-3 stories, because I didn't want to climb a ladder with a pressure washer wand in my hand, not to mention the risk involved trying to shoot water with high pressure while on a ladder. Once I found a chemical tip at my local pressure washing store that'll shoot a long range shot as well as adjust to a fan spray, I never used the xjet again.

    Jonathan Trammell
    Crandall, GA

    ProWash Cleaning Services LLC
    ​706-280-2532
    www.prowashcleaningservices.com



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    I use a 1/2" air pump run by a 150 psi / 18cfm with a 30 gallon tank. I carry 100 gallons of bleach and have a 50 gallon mix tank. My plumbing is such that I can use the air pump to pull bleach out of a tote into the 2 50 gallon tanks, move bleach for the bleach tank into the mix tank and pull water from a 350 gallon water tank to the mix tank. The only thing I have to do manually is add the roof snot to the mix tank. I can then use the air pump to apply the bleach up tp 4 stories .
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    We are switching over to Booster Pumps....selling all my air diaphragm and compressors....

    Doug Rucker-Owner/Operator
    Certified NCE Instructor
    We own and operate a School for Pressure Washing, Roof Cleaning, and Soft Washing http://www.pressurecleaningschool.com
    Check out our ONLINE PRESSURE WASHING SCHOOL with over 160 videos https://www.pressurecleaningschool.c...ashing-school/
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    Doug, what are booster pumps? I never heard of them.
    Quality Pressure Washing of Houston
    Robbie Miller
    832-792-5420
    www.QualityPressureWashingofHouston.com

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    Doug Rucker-Owner/Operator
    Certified NCE Instructor
    We own and operate a School for Pressure Washing, Roof Cleaning, and Soft Washing http://www.pressurecleaningschool.com
    Check out our ONLINE PRESSURE WASHING SCHOOL with over 160 videos https://www.pressurecleaningschool.c...ashing-school/
    Free FREE Events www.uamccevents.com

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