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