by Dean Dean

BEST POWER WASH EQUIPMENT

BEST POWER WASH EQUIPMENT

This video features the BEST POWER WASH EQUIPMENT for starting you own business.  This 12 X 6 trailer build is ideal, and we always customize builds for our customer’s needs and desires.  While we are in the Houston, Texas region, we serve the entire United States.  Custom van, truck and trailer builds is one of the things we specialize in.  And we always only use the BEST POWER WASH EQUIPMENT money can buy!

BEST POWER WASHER MACHINE

It begins with our commercial series 8 GPM cold water pressure washer with the toughest frame and components in the industry.  Then he is getting the 24 inch whisper wash Lil’ Big guy surface cleaner.  This is by far my favorite surface cleaner to use and is the only one I have been using for years.  Also, we are including the KINGSLINGER soft wash system.  It fits perfectly on top of the pressure washer frame which helps maximize space in the trailer.  There is no plumbing running on the floor of the trailer, again to maximize space.  It also eases movement in the trailer itself.

FLOW PRO REMOTE

The BEST POWER WASH EQUIPMENT for starting your own business must include the FLOW PRO remote bypass system. Another great feature on this trailer is our three way poly valve with mounting box.  You will also notice the king’s reels stack unit for three hoses.  Then you will see his pressure wash gun assembly along with a adjustable wand.  There is also a gun and wand that comes with the pressure washer machine.  The Banjo three way valve is also a great thing to have for convenient use of water around the trailer.  There are many uses for this such as rinsing, filling a bucket or pump up sprayer, and other things that arise.

BEST TRAINING

We always train our customers on best practices for using all the equipment that comes on a van, truck or trailer build.  We have been providing professional power wash business training for over ten years now.  Nothing excites us more than seeing new startups get going in the right direction and set up for success.   If you are looking for the BEST POWER WASH EQUIPMENT you can get, let us know!  We are always glad to help!

 

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COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SET UP

COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SET UP

This COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SET UP video features a 20 foot trailer.  One of our customers did arrange to have his trailer painted to match our commercial line series of industrial products.  This particular setup is perfect for larger buildings with larger parking areas.  Apartment complexes, shopping malls, and many other large projects are ideal for this rig.  Let us know if you need assistance with your commercial trailer, truck or van setup.

COMMERCIAL HOT WATER MACHINE

This COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SET UP begins with an 8 GPM hot water pressure washer.  This machine uses gas power, is belt driven, and can be truck or trailer mounted.  It also has the Flow Pro Remote bypass system, which helps save time and effort on every job.  This is ideal when cleaning oil, grease or graffiti.  Some of the options on this machine includes 5 GPM or 8 GPM, as well as a Honda vs Kohler engine which also depends upon availability.

KINGSLINGER SOFT WASH SYSTEM

This COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SET UP also comes with the Kingslinger Soft Wash System.  This system includes a Flo-Jet air diaphragm pump and the GF valve mixing station which meters bleach, water, and soap.  In addition, the Tsunami Air Water Separator and all of it is mounted on a metal plate for stability.  There is also an auxiliary gas tank supplying the Kingslinger as well as a secondary cold water pressure washer.  When considering the Kingslinger, always consider the Kingslinger Drain Kit as well.

SUPPLY TANKS

There are two tanks for this COMMERCIAL PRESSURE WASHING SET UP.  You will notice a 100 gallon bleach tank, There you will also see a 300 gallon water tank.  Full and complete plumbing for down streaming also includes high quality, professional seals.  A three way poly valve with mounting box allows for convenient rinsing of the downstream injector.  You can switch from the bleach tank to the water tank with this valve box.  Be sure and watch the entire video as there are many more supplies, parts and accessories that you will want to know about.

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PRESSURE WASHER FILTER VIDEO

PRESSURE WASHER FILTER VIDEO

This PRESSURE WASHER FILTER VIDEO explains in detail installing and maintaining a very important pressure washer element.  It’s the HIGH PRESSURE INLET FILTER that is the subject of this post!  When and where are they used?  How do they work?  What do I do to maintain them?  Those are the questions this PRESSURE WASHER FILTER VIDEO answers!  Thank you for watching and be sure to ask questions in the comments section of this YouTube video!

CONNECTION WITH SURFACE CLEANER

In this PRESSURE WASHER FILTER VIDEO, I explain the various sizes they come in.  And I talk about how I connect them to my surface cleaner, as well as how easy they are to move between surface cleaners.  These high pressure filters can handle 5000 psi and about 200 degrees Fahrenheit heat.  At 2:30, you’ll see the small screen inside the filter housing that will trap or catch debris from the water flow.  It is 100 micron mesh.  Also, it is easy to take it out and clean it when necessary.  This filter helps keep surface cleaner nozzles from getting clogged with sand or debris moving in the water.  The one I use is a 3/8 size inlet.  Pay close attention to the arrow on the filter that designates the water flow direction.  Also in this PRESSURE WATER FILTER VIDEO is the reminder to use teflon tape and seal with loxeal to prevent leaking.

CONNECTION WITH TURBO NOZZLE

At 5:20 of this PRESSURE WASHER FILTER VIDEO, another size is the quarter inch.  You should utilize this size most commonly on turbo nozzles.  It can also be helpful for smaller surface cleaners.  I clearly explain in detail how this particular filter size connects to a turbo nozzle.  At 6:45, you’ll find some great insight on maintenance demonstrations of these filters in various sizes.  I provide MONTHLY TRAINING EVENTS to help pressure washing businesses expand their services and grow their business!

 

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PRESSURE WASHER PARTS VIDEO

PRESSURE WASHER PARTS VIDEO

This PRESSURE WASHER PARTS VIDEO features a mount box for three way valves.  The Doug Rucker Store physical address is 25432 TX-494 Loop in Porter, Texas.  We are in the Humble or Kingwood area just northeast of Houston.  Please stop in and see us if you are in the Houston area!  I want to thank all of our loyal YouTube viewers and especially the one who sent me a mount box we features in this PRESSURE WASH PARTS VIDEO.

BIG DOWNSTREAM FAN

If you have known me for any length of time, you know how big a fan I am of down streaming.  We can get most houses and buildings that are moderately dirty cleaned up nicely utilizing the down stream method.  For more heavily stained surfaces and higher areas, we use the Kingslinger Soft Wash System.  For many years, I have been relying on a poly three way ball valve.  In the video, I explain why and how I use it.  It enables us to switch from bleach to water for rinsing while down streaming.  We would normally zip tie or hose clamp the three way valve to the truck or trailer.  You see this is the PRESSURE WASHER PARTS VIDEO above.

PRESSURE WASHER MOUNT BOX

A long time viewer and customer of ours named Ricky recently sent me a mount box.  We are able to place the three way valve inside this box that also has mounting screw holes.  This keeps the three way ball valve braced and makes it easier to turn the valve when necessary.  At 4:45 of this PRESSURE WASHER PARTS VIDEO, I go over the plumbing.  And how the three way valve connects to various sources.  We also discuss how it incorporates into our Flow Pro Remote Bypass System with our downstream injector.

 

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PRESSURE WASH TRUCK VIDEO

PRESSURE WASH TRUCK VIDEO

Do you own your own Pressure Wash Business?  This Pressure Wash Truck Video features a recent build for one of our students from Atlanta, Ga.  He attended our monthly school in January 2022, and now Carlos is getting a utility service body truck identical to my own setup.  Through my Doug Rucker Store, we provide truck, trailer and van set ups for pressure washing professionals.

PRESSURE WASH TRUCK LAYOUT

In this video, we do a complete walk-a-around so that you can see all the equipment Carlos is getting.  His truck is a 2013 Ford F-150 double cab with long bed.  We removed the long bed and then put the utility body on in its place.  We then install Line-X to protect the surface for long term functionality.  Carlos was patient but found it was completely worth the wait to get the truck precisely as he wanted.  We hope this PRESSURE WASH TRUCK VIDEO helps you evaluate your own business rig.  Then, let us know if we can help take your equipment to the next level!

PRESSURE WASH TRUCK EQUIPMENT

The video includes all the equipment in detail, but we start with the Kingslinger Soft Wash System.  Then there is an 8 Gallon Per Minute pressure washer, and a ladder rack.  Tanks, a surface cleaner, and cleaning supplies are part of this package as well.  He got three electric reels as well as the flow pro downstream remote system.  We demonstrate how fantastic this set up for storing back up tools, equipment and accessories. In addition to the equipment, we provide extensive training for how to operate and use the equipment effectively and efficiently.  My school also included lifetime mentoring and availability through Voxer to help with any challenges, questions, or issues that might arise on a job site.

 

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FLOAT VALVE VIDEO

FLOAT VALVE VIDEO

This FLOAT VALVE VIDEO features me sharing from years of experience testing various water tank float valve devices.  As I am building another custom truck order, this is a great time to address concerns that arise with float valves.   Thanks so much for watching and be sure to leave a comment with any questions you might have. about this FLOAT VALVE VIDEO.

HUDSON FLOAT VALVE

The most common one that I have used for the last twenty plus years is the Hudson Float Valve.  But this particular model can be very temperamental and would sometimes fail to be effective.  When this happens, you see water shooting out from the breather tube on the tank.  So over a year ago, I did some research to find a better alternative because of the frustration I experience using the Hudson model.  This is when I began using and testing JOBE brand float valves.

JOBE FLOAT VALVE

There are a couple of different models by Jobe and one of them has a string.  But my preference is the one without the string which utilizes an arm rather than string.  This particular model allows more water flow into your tank which results in filling the tank much faster.  It is the Topaz Model and it is much easier to install and more hassle free to use.  The General Pump Float valve is another popular brand and model that a viewer recently brought to my attention.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

At the 5:00 mark of this FLOAT VALVE VIDEO, I provide extensive installation instructions.  In addition to the tools you will need, there are also other parts that you need.  Installation instructions are given for the Hudson, then the Jobe, then the General Pump.  Drilling holes and installing bulkhead fittings are also part of the demonstrations in the FLOAT VALVE VIDEO.  I hope this helps and I’d like to invite you out to Houston for my next monthly school.  This two day event includes classroom instruction and actual hands on training at a job site.

 

 

 

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Power Wash Truck Video

POWER WASH TRUCK VIDEO

This Power Wash Truck Video post features a recent project for one of our customers.  The Doug Rucker Store provides pressure washing professionals with truck, van, and trailer builds.  All of our builds are customized to fit the needs and desires of the customer.  So this video details all the equipment as well as installation and plumbing.  Our passion is assisting new pressure washing professionals with their business.  So we hope all of our videos help you grow your pressure washing business.  Thank you for checking out this POWER WASH TRUCK VIDEO.

PLUMBING FOR PRESSURE WASHER

Right off the bat, you’ll see how the plumbing for the water supply is set up for this trailer build.  This connects to the pressure washer machine with bulk head fittings and hose specifications.  I also walk you through the unloader bypass hose set up with which returns water back to the tank when off trigger.  This POWER WASH TRUCK VIDEO also includes a FLOW PRO remote bypass system.  At about 4:45, I provide some tips on various wiring options for the Flow Pro.

DOWNSTREAM INJECTOR

The downstream injector is another important piece of this POWER WASH TRUCK VIDEO set up.  We use a check valve in order to obtain a stronger mix and the contributes to injector longevity.  I also show a poly three way ball valve that enables me to rinse the injector at the end of every job.  You will also notice how all of this connects to the various tanks on board.  In fact, I even explain how the inside of the tanks are set up.  Setting up a vent hose to bleach tanks helps protect your equipment from deterioration.  The Kingslinger Soft Wash System, hose reels and other aspects of this POWER WASH TRUCK VIDEO are also included.

CONTACT US

We make it easy and convenient for you to connect with us for your truck, van, or trailer build needs.  You can call us at 281-612-1223 or send us an email to info@DougRuckerStore.com.  You may also submit an online request here.  We have provided service for customers from as far as New Jersey, Atlanta,  and California.

 

 

 

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Pressure Washing Startup Video

PRESSURE WASHING STARTUP VIDEO

In this PRESURE WASHING START UP VIDEO, I cover the equipment you need.  While our physical location is in the Houston, Texas region, we proudly serve all 50 states through my online school and store.  Not only do I show you the equipment you will need, I also demonstrate it in use outside.  My passion is helping new startups build their business!  So thanks for checking out my PRESSURE WASHING STARTUP VIDEO.

PRESSURE WASHER MACHINE

I recommend starting your business with the Kohler 4 GPM pressure washer.  It is a B.E. with Kohler engine and when money is lean and the budget is tight, this is a great way to start!  If you do have any questions about this machine or any of the equipment in this PRESSURE WASHING STARTUP VIDEO, be sure ask it in the comments section.  I always reply personally and try to respond to questions in comments in a timely manner.  This is professional grade machine that will assist cleaning houses and even small commercial buildings.

SURFACE CLEANER

The Whisper Wash Ultra Clean surface cleaner is another highly recommended attachment for your power wash business.  I change the nozzles due to the strong power resulting in the machine lifting or rising up from the surface.  I don’t really like this so the nozzles I use prevents this from occurring on the job.  It’s light weight, versatile, and easy to maneuver on the job.

PRESSURE WASH GUN

You definitely need the pressure wash gun assembly with the Suttner safety orange easy pull trigger.  At the 7:00 time stamp, I demonstrate how this gun can works when down streaming.  You can also use it with various nozzles that enable rinsing as well as reaching higher surface areas.  This is when a J ROD kit is extremely handy.  Be sure and watch the entire video to take advantage of all the tips and tricks.  I sure hope this PRESSURE WASHING STARTUP VIDEO helps you build your new business.  Don’t hesitate to reach out if I can help in any way!

 

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POWER WASHING BUSINESS TOOLS

POWER WASHING BUSINESS TOOLS

In this POWER WASHING BUSINESS TOOLS video, I am working on a trailer build.  This trailer rig is for a local customer out of Cleveland, Texas.  But we provide truck, trailer and van builds for customers from all over the U.S.  In fact, a customer from Atlanta, Georgia will picking up his service body truck very soon.  So this is a great time as I finish these builds to provide more details on some of the tools I use.  Be sure and leave a comment with any questions you might have about this POWER WASHING BUSINESS TOOLS video.

JROD NOZZLE TOOLS

There are seven different JROD NOZZLE OPTIONS to choose from on my store website.  In this particular truck build order, he is getting the KINGSLINGER nozzle option.  I always advise purchasing two so that you have a spare if one of them fails or gets lost or damaged for some reason.  We also include a 3 JROD NOZZLE HOLDER for the pressure washer.  I give ample details for when and how these various nozzles are used on the job as well as installed on the rig.  Also, for many of these tools, you have the option of ready to use or DIY.  For DIY items, you can save a little money and assemble parts yourself.  My preference was always to have tools arrive ready to use to save time.  But as I explain in this POWER WASHING BUSINESS TOOLS video, you select the option on the website you prefer.

DOWNSTREAM INJECTOR CHECK VALVE

He already has one but is getting two more as back ups.  Pay close attention to the arrows making sure they point toward the gun.  We always operate with a basic principle in mind.  The plug points the way the water flows.  Another important aspect I emphasize in this video is using thread tape and loxseal to prevent leaking.  You might also enjoy checking out “Doug’s Link Deals” with various items I use that might be helpful in your business as well.

OTHER POWER WASHING TOOLS

Rounding out the list of helpful Power Washing Business Tools in this video includes an adjustable wand and ball valve setup.  I also cover the pressure wash gun assembly.

 

 

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Figuring Downstream Bleach Dilutions

Figuring Downstream Bleach Dilutions

I am often asked about figuring downstream bleach dilutions when pressure washing.  I have never really cared to know what the exact precise percentage of bleach to water is coming out of my gun.  What I am concerned with, is one important fact, is the bleach mix strong enough to change the color of the organic stains or not.   If it isn’t then I know I need to use my dedicated pump, like our Kingslinger Soft Wash System, or a pump up sprayer.  Always remember, that all a Soft Wash System is, is a pump up sprayer on steroids.  It allows you to get a stronger mix, like with a pump up sprayer, without having to re-fill the canister and continuously have to manually pump air into the sprayer.

The strongest bleach solution you can usually achieve using a General Pump Downstream Injector is around .8-10%.  If you have green algae which is easy to remove, then downstreaming will work for that. Once you get in to the darker and black mildew stains, then you need a stronger mix than downstreaming can deliver.  A pump up sprayer or soft wash system that can get you 20% or higher, is great for that.  For Roof Cleaning, you definitely need stronger mix ratios then what downstreaming can deliver.

If you are one that likes figuring downstream bleach dilutions, then here is a bucket method test you can perform. Also be sure to check out my Online Pressure Washing Video School if you are starting a pressure washing business.

How to manually figure out your dilution ratio on your pressure washer.

Step 1:

Check your flow rate on your pressure washer for 1 minute to see how many GPM your pressure washer is putting out. Use a container that measures gallons along the side of it and fill the container up for 1 minute and try to make sure to not allow any water to get out of the container as you are doing this test. (Ideally you will want to do this test with your rinse tip on the end of your wand)

If your container doesn’t have the markings, or a graduated scale, then you can manually mark them by using a measuring a cup to pour desired amounts into the container, and then mark them.

Step 2:

Test your upstream or downstream injector by getting a metering jug that measures ounces and fill it with water and put your soap line into the metering jug and draw the water for 1 minute. This will allow you to see how many ounces your soap injector is drawing in a minute.

Step 3: 

Doing a little math

For example:

If you have a 5 GPM pressure washer then you will do the following math to figure out your dilution ratio on your pressure washer.

5 X 128 (128 ounces in 1 gallon)=640 ounces

Draw rate in a minute: 40 ounces

640/40= 16 total parts, 15 parts water to 1 part chemical, so your dilution ratio would be 15:1 or some in the industry will say 1:15.

I am also including a link to a calculator that you can play around with, and may help you as well.

https://jansson.us/mixingratio-concentration.html#pressureWasherCalculator

Figuring Downstream Bleach Dilutions