Yesterday I was washing a house and the DS injector stopped pulling the chems after I did about 3/4 of the house. I have a new 5gpm machine with a built in Injector. It was frustrating for a while trying to figure out the cause. I checked to make sure the filter wasn’t clogged and the line on visual inspection seemed to be ok. I was using the soap tips that came with my roof cleaning pump from Bob at Pressuretek. I even tried the black tip that came with my machine and that didn’t work. I had a new backup injector rated for 5-8gpm and that didn’t work either.
Finally I realized that the Injector stopped working after I added an additional 50ft of hose to 100ft. I had out when it was working. I took the 50ft off and it started working again.
Can someone give me a tip on what to do to get it to draw when I need more than 100 feet of hose?
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Thanks Tim. It could possibly be the gun since it was a new one that I bought after purchasing the machine. I didn’t think to try the gun that came with the machine. I will try that and the other suggestions and let you know what happens.
Professional machines don’t have built in injectors, it was not an assumption, its a fact… Injectors go bad and need to be replaced because professional equipment gets used far more often than residential quality equipment, therefore they are built to be replaced easily.
Do you have a pic of your machine? Where did you buy it?
I had a chance this afternoon to check out the problem and discovered that it was the gun. The second gun I bought was rated for 8gpm. The gun that came with my machine was rated for 10gpm. The 10gpm pulled the chems with 200 feet with no problem.
Facts: 1. I didn’t buy the machine at Home Depot or Lowe’s. I bought it at Toys-R-Us…Er, I mean Northern Tools. See the link to the Pressure Washer in the reply to Tim’s question about which machine I bought.
2. I bought the machine last November before joining this forum and had very little knowledge of “Professional Pressure Washers”
3. Although I may not have a machine that fit’s some people’s definition of a “Professional Machine” because it does have a built-in-injector, as a 65 year old grandfather who has come out of retirement to stay busy so that I am active and healthy, this machine fits my definition of “Professional” just fine! so…
4. I am not going to get rid of it because it doesn’t fit someone else’s definition of “Professional” I am very happy with it and I am getting work. At 65, I am not going to set the world on fire but that is not my goal. You is right for others isn’t always what is right for you.
5. I joined this forum to learn from others and I am not looking for “Simplistic” answers such as “Get Rid of It”. I admit that I don’t know as much as many others but I have to make do with what I have.
6. Tim provided me very great tips and guess what? One of them was the answer, so Thanks to Tim.
I’ve worked with Bill on several jobs, to me all his equipment is very professional, not only is his equipment professional but his business and the way he handles himself on jobs is very professional. When he pulls in the driveway customers know right away that he is the real deal! FACT is Bill is a PROFESSIONAL and a hell of a nice guy!