Unfortunately i disagree with a lot of what you have said in this post.
Is it annoying when someone doesnt do a quick search, yes and thats why i dont always post in those to help the. I agree people need to help them selves first and learn.
What wrong with the following? "ball valves, surface cleaners with fixed mounted guns, pink nozzles,
pump up sprayers, little giant ladders, 12 volt systems for washing
I use ball valves, pump up on almost every job to spray small areas, i dont have a 12 volt but have an AODD on order that i will be using a lot. We have very dirty stucco homes where DSing wont work, so whats wrong with using a 12 volt to wash a house? I use a ladder on almost every job, not to use high pressure or get up and personal, but the house i work on are not cookie cutter boxes. We also have to use ladders to get dirt daubers down, you have to hand scrub them, they will not come down other wise. I dont like this post because you make assumptions that everyone has to wash your way even though different region require different things.
You talk bad about the little guys who dont have 8+ gpm. I dont even have one, i have a 4@4k and a 5.5@2500 and i like them. Does that make me unprofessional? Not everyone can just drop 10-15k out of the gate to start with larger machines. Sometimes you do what you have to pay the bills. Also i know a lot of "bigger" guys who like to use the "smaller" machines because they soap better and stronger. Again we arent washing vinyl house where you cant DS a 50/50 mix. I DS straight or else it wont work.
What wrong with asking questions? Did you really start this business knowing everything?