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XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM

XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM

Have you ever wanted to use an XJET but without all the mist and pressure that the XJET puts out?  The good news is that you can do exactly that!  I’m going to walk you through an XJET modified for downstream.  Remember that as you are evaluating a job, you are evaluating three things.  You are looking at the surface type and stain presence, which then helps you determine which application method to use.  Application options include downstream injector, dedicated pump, XJET, or even a pump up sprayer.  The XJET is just one application for applying your bleach mix.

XJET SET UP

Here are a few preliminaries before the XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM is executed.  The XJET comes with hose, nozzle and proportion attachments that help meter the mix coming out of the XJET bucket.  Its very important when using the XJET bucket, which comes separately, to ensure the back valve is open.  This allows for ample ventilation.  Otherwise, the bucket will collapse as a result of vacuum suction upon draw.  One end of the hose will attach directly to top of the XJET bucket.

XJET MODIFICATION

The main step for an XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM is to install the main part of the XJET in between the gun and the lance of the pressure washing gun.  For more information concerning the BEST SOFT WASH GUN, click here.  Remove the quarter inch plug fitting from the XJET nozzle and the spring and orifice from inside.  Install a quarter inch threaded fitting directly into the gun.  We always recommend using teflon tape with lock seal to secure the fittings.  Next, screw the XJET fitting directly into the threaded fitting now attached to the gun.  Then there is another quarter inch  fitting with threading INSIDE which screws on to the XJET nozzle.  After you reinstall the wand, place the quarter inch coupler on the end of the wand.  Now, using the JROD for downstreaming along with the XJET modification, you have much lower pressure.  The same down streaming distance of 40 feet can be acheived with this XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM process.

X-Jet modified for downstreaming

EXTRA HOSE

The XJET arrives with an approximately 15 foot hose.  This will require needing to move the XJET bucket every 15 feet.  This will add needless time to every project that the XJET bucket is used.  We always recommend purchasing a 50 foot hose to use in place of the 15 foot hose it comes with.

XJET XTRAS

One of the great advantages of this XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM process is that your bleach mix is not running through more equipment, which means this equipment will last much longer.  In addition, this method means you will use more bleach.  This modification allows you to use your XJET as a downstream injector, which is great for post treating concrete surfaces with heavy landscape.  Mist and overspray is greatly reduced and much more controlled with an XJET MODIFIED FOR DOWNSTREAM.  I have provided a detailed video on my YOUTUBE channel link here which provides further insight and details for this.

LINKS TO NEEDED SUPPLIES

X Jet Long range Nozzle

X Jet Bucket Pail System

50 Foot Flexzilla 3/8 Air Hose

The quarter inch threaded couplings you can get at any building supply or plumbing supply store.

 

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Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I am so pleased to announce the dates once again for the Annual Doug Rucker School Houston Texas training event.  The Houston 2017 Sales Training Event will be totally geared to sales and marketing of your service business.  No matter what type of service business you own and operate, this promises to be the premier training event of the year for Sales and Marketing.  Cost to attend this event is once again FREE.  All you have to do is get here, pay for your lodging and food while here and learn from some of the best sales teachers, coaches, and trainers in the business.

This years event will be held again at the Courtyard Marriott in Kingwood, Tx on February 15, 16, and 17 2017.  When flying in you will want to fly into the George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The hotel is only 15 minutes from this airport. Address for the hotel is 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Texas.  You must register for the FREE event HERE.

COURTYARD MARRIOTT DISCOUNT

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at discounted price of $124.00 and you must make your reservations by February 1st in order to guarantee this rate.  The Courtyard Marriott is a great hotel and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and of course, The Draft where the social hours will be held.  The Courtyard Marriott can be reached at 2819731790 and mention the Doug Rucker School in order to get the discounted room rate.

PowerWashStore.com is the main sponsor of the event, and will once again be here with their traveling store and equipment.  Equipment Demos will be on the afternoon of February 15th, with the training and classes on February 16th and 17th.

Please check back here frequently for updates, agenda, speakers, and other information that will be added as it is confirmed.  Any questions call or text me at 2818833630.

 

Courtyard Marriott 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Tx 77339 2819731790

Use Code: DougRuckersSchool for room rate.

Airport to fly into is: Houston George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.(IAH)

 

 

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Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School

Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School

The Doug Rucker School of pressure washing and roof cleaning is on the road again.   Ray and Tonya Burke, owners of Spray Wash, and I will be hosting a Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School.  In addition,  we cover Roof Cleaning on July 28,29, and 30th, 2016.   Spray Wash is located at 640 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee Fl 32301. We will meet there at 8:00am, on July 28th, before heading out for training on a residential property.

Also, this school will be a special edition.  We will also be doing Commercial Pressure Washing and Soft Wash hands on training on Saturday July 30th.  Spray Wash is very active every weekend doing large commercial pressure washing project’s in and around the Tallahassee Florida area.  You’ll get to experience first hand everything that goes on from setting up on a commercial job, the cleaning, all the way to completion.

Logistics

Here are the particulars for the 3 day school:

Cost of the School: $950.00

Day One July 28th: 8:00am Meet at Spray Wash at 8:00am located at 640 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee Fl 32301

Residential Roof Cleaning and House Washing…on the job training as Ray and I teach you how to properly and safely clean a residential roof, house, driveway, patio, etc.  We will teach how we do everything from setting up on the job site, pricing the job, things we look for when protecting the property from damage, spraying techniques and application methods, house and roof wash mixing and much more.  Also plenty of time for questions and answers.

Day Two

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Day Two July 29th: 9:00am Class room time at Spray Wash Headquarters..  I have several power point presentations that I’ll go through that cover everything for Residential Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Protecting the Property, Driveway, Sidewalk and Patio Cleaning, Soft Washing and Pressure Washing, Mix rations for house washing and roof cleaning, Identifying Surfaces and Stains, Pricing Jobs, Quotes, Customer Service, and much more.

Ray Burke will also do an introduction and discussion on the Commercial Cleaning class that will take place on the following day. Oh and how he get’s these monster jobs.  You will not want to miss this part.

 

Day Three July 30th: Commercial Cleaning.  We will head out to a Commercial Cleaning job site that Spray Wash will have scheduled for on the job training.

 

This School is only limited to the first 10 that register and pay. You can do that by CLICKING HERE and reserving your spot.  Once the 10 spot’s are gone, this school will be closed.  All transportation to and from the school and also while in Tallahassee, as well as food, accommodations, etc are your responsibility and are NOT part of the school fee.

 

If you’d like more information please feel free to call me or text me at 2818833630.

 

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Roof Cleaning School

Roof Cleaning School

The Pressure Cleaning and Roof Cleaning School is proud of the many students that have come to Houston to learn.   Since March of 2011 we have had over 30 students attend and receive actual hands on training and classroom training. We have been fortunate to have students attend from Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Florida.  Plus North and South Carolina, as well as right here in the Houston Texas area.

When you attend our School, you will receive training in how to Soft Wash, as well as learn how to clean driveways, and when available, wood decks, pool decks, and other surfaces associated with a residential cleaning application.

Our training is geared to the individual that is starting out as well as the established company that is interested in adding Pressure Washing and Soft Washing to their existing business. The two day class consists of actual hands on training at a job site as well as 4 hours of class room time. Seeing the equipment in use and how it functions to achieve the cleaning success is another advantage of attending.

Roof Cleaning School

Roof Cleaning School

 

Student Steve Salley learning the correct “tempo” for cleaning a driveway using a surface scrubber. He is also learning the correct way to clean and manage the hose so that it is not always getting in the way.

 

 

 

 

Roof Cleaning School

Roof Cleaning School

 

Student Alberto Rivera getting classroom training on Day 2 of the Pressure Cleaning School.  This is the part that sort of wraps up the training with a recap of the day before hands on training as we go over mixing ratio’s, bidding roof cleanings, spraying techniques, property management and much more.

 

 

Learn how to start a roof cleaning business

Total cost for the School is $750.00 for those traveling to the Houston area.  Local Houston attendees pay $1500.00 For more information on Doug Rucker’s School please feel free to contact me at 281.883.3630

The Pressure Cleaning School is owned and operated by Doug Rucker, owner of Clean and Green Solutions, a Houston Texas Roof Cleaning company.

If you can’t attend here, be sure to check out our Online Video School and learn in he comfort your own home.