Good day everyone!
TLDR: Help me engineer a 0040 tip?
Starting out, I have been lurking on this site for about 6 months now non-registered, thanks in advance for all the information i have learned here! I have done a lot of pressure washing in the past (Facilities Manager for most of my professional career), and branched out to Residential work due to some circumstances; I mainly handle house washes (soft), Window Cleaning, and gutters if I am having a really slow week, with branching into Roof Washes after I complete some more hands on learning with someone experienced in it.
Now onto todays dilemma. Turns out a client’s husband that I didn’t meet from a couple weeks ago was very impressed with my house and window wash, and they are a Builder just completing a few luxury summer vacation homes. He wants to try me out on one house to see the quality of my work. We reached an acceptable quote amount which is lower then I would have normally priced it, but small cost to get my foot in the door.
When I got home this morning I was doing some maintenance on my equipment, basically packing it for tomorrow. The wife wandered outside, grabbed my wand, and did a Rambo style yell while pointing the wand up and pulled the trigger; for dramatic effect no doubt. Unfortunately, my Pink Soap Tip was in the gun and not secured as it had some debris preventing it from locking; I was on the way back to my machine to turn it off and tinker. Well, said tip took off like a rocket, and I hope it didn’t land on anyone, but thats put me in a spot. The house I am doing is Three Stories tall, and I cannot reach it with my Black Tip. Further fun is I live in Canada in the BC Interior, and no one within a 2 Hour Drive has a replacement tip (or really even knew what I was describing). I have other replacement tips on order already, but not expecting them until next week, and I have to go out tomorrow and do this job.
So I guess what it boils down to is: Does anyone have some alternate suggestions of how to fashion a DIY tip that has some degree of confidence in the construction, or another method I have not researched? The tip could also be a 0030 I believe; my current washer is a 3500 PSI, 3.2 GPM model until I can afford an upgrade after the next couple of jobs.
If you have read this far, thanks in advance! I appreciate the help. I normally like to buy pre-fab equipment for peace of mind, but my happiness of the morning has eroded into a bit of a scramble now. If there isn’t anything I can do today about it, I will just do his Interior Window work tomorrow, and check with the neighbors about potentially leaning a ladder onto their side of the house, and then shooting from that way; the houses are super close together, I just don’t like using pressure on the ladder that way and not sure of how the builder will view that optic.