Big Guy 4 Tip Bar Problems

I have been using my big guy two tip bar for about 2 years now and it got to where I needed a new bar. Got the 4 tip and now I hate it. Got it from PressureTek with 25020 tips. I’m doing an apartment complex and I’ve resorted to using my 4gpm 18in surface cleaner because I like it better and it does a better job. Again, nothing wrong with anything in the 8.5 gpm system, it runs like a champ, but I had to crank the pressure all the way up from 2800-3000lbs to above 4K and it still won’t clean the surface as well as my 4gpm. Am I missing something?

To the left is the big guy 4 tip bar almost full pressure and the right is just my 4gpm cleaner. I have to be missing something. The tips were clogged when I first ran it, so I had to take an awl and get some of the debris out, but I don’t think I could have changed the size of the orifice, right?

18 inches is about the max an 8gpm can effectively run. I routinely use a 16in instead of the 19in with my 8gpm’s. If you are “cranking” up the pressure with your unloader then 1) your unloader is not set correctly and 2) you are bypassing water that needs to be cleaning concrete, not going back into your tank. Put a 4 nozzle on your 18 inch and sell whatever your other one is.

Cranking up the pressure won’t change anything at the surface cleaner. Your tips control the pressure and are setup for whatever you choose. You need a tip chart to appropriately choose the correct tips to raise or lower pressure.

You should never “crank up the pressure”

Thanks @Firefighter4hire for correcting me on above statement. @A.M.P.W have you considered trying different tips?

That’s incorrect. I use a 28” big guy and 36” maxima (with hot water) and 8GPM with no issues.

The 19” might be more efficient and is more efficient in certain applications but making false statements helps no one.

@Racer any input? You use larger surface cleaners more often than I have so far.

Man, I stopped replying to you when you showed your lack of ethics and disrespect for women. How about go pound sand other something other than talking about what you don’t know about. You can hit ignore and not reply to me if you like

Umm that’s not how that works


Don’t tell him how or the info will be added as an appendix in his book lol


I’m not surprised you’re taking that stance. Saying you won’t post anymore then here you are. Sounds like a lie to me? Idk.

Don’t waste your time, he will defend his words/actions till the end even when he’s clearly wrong.


I’ve never replied to you because you contradict every thing I’ve ever said to fit your narrative. If you spent more time helping people vs being negative and attacking people we’d have more to talk about.

What a made up load of crap. I disagree with you because your lack of experience and the amount you feel the need to speak up and throw out second hand advice based on your book copied from this forum. And how do you know how many people I help? Here you go again speaking on things you have no idea about. Just because you bought equipment and “wrote” that book it doesn’t mean you’re experienced enough to attempt to mentor others and act as if you know the pathway to running a successful business.

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I’ve been very clear I organized a book on the basics based on my notes. I think sharing what I’ve done and tried is different than mentoring people. I don’t claim to mentor anyone. I don’t claim to teach anything. YOU make those claims. Only one of us is making false statements, that would be you.

I wouldn’t say I know the path to run a successful business. I would say I’m navigating that path. I think if I made that statement before 10 years that would be a pretty arrogant statement since the metrics on new businesses are: 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% of small business fail in their second year, and 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business. Finally, 70% of small business owners fail in their 10th year in business.

@Max1 have you been in business for 10 years?

I’m all for dialogue, not personal character assassination because you’re petty and have an axe to grind.



See what I mean @Innocentbystander

Isn’t that what people who write books and speak at events do?


@A.M.P.W get your screenshots now buddy. This one’s bound for the lounge