Equipment List With Links

Hello everyone. I know a lot of new members like myself have a ton of questions so I posted the equipment list I’ve come up with. This build is intended to start with residential cleaning. So no hot water included. I’ve had it looked over by a couple people on here @Racer @DisplacedTexan @bluewave18ft and I know there’s a TON of different ways to go. But I created it with links in it and wanted to share it for some of the super new guys like myself to reference. Thanks to everyone on here for all the knowledge, questions asked, and answers given. Especially to all the old pro’s putting up with the up and comers.

There are 5 tabs, Equipment, Soft Wash (two pumps to choose from), Chemicals, Marketing, and Insurance

I haven’t purchased anything yet but figure it would be a good start for some of the members with no experience or direction to have something to look at. That being said, search search search the forum first, revive old threads, network, help others, and research. Good luck!

All the Bells and Whistles (8GPM 3500PSI) $10193 Equipment List Shared - Google Drive

Beginner List (5.5GPM 2500PSI) $3852/$4510 (w/soft wash)


Here’s my list for the beginners. 5.5 gpm pressure washer, a 65 gallon buffer tank, supply hose, 200ft of pressure hose a j-rod, surface cleaner, a leaf blower, and a very basic 12v setup. This will clean every residential home in the United States. The rest goes towards securing the jobs aka marketing, if they don’t know you exist as a company you’ll never clean there home. This game is as simple as that.


Awesome brother @TexasPressureWashing thank you.

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Added a Beginner List based on @MuscleMyHustle’s advice and input.

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@Goff60 these lists have been vetted by some of the more experienced guys on here.

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The leaf blower is listed twice just FYI

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Fixed, good catch.

Good call on this. I regret not researching and making hasty decisions buying less than adequate equipment to start with. I’m in it now, and I have alot of knowledge of what to upgrade to.



@eagleguy here you go. If you want to see why there are many threads discussing the pros of moving away from a smaller GPM direct drive.

@Bayouman the PW you linked in your other thread is similar to the one in my beginner list at the top (same website). Check it out for the basics as it’s been vetted by several of the experienced members.


If only just beginning I would add a more PW hose for backup. 200ft on your reel is good and another 150 in your truck/trailer. I would just have an x-jet for drawing mix instead of 12v for beginning. I’d also add a M5DS twist tip. I‘ve never needed a leaf blower since a PW acts as a leaf blower. Also just getting the high draw fixed chem injectors from PressureTek are cheap and work great if you take care of them.


@Bren_Mark_Window_Cle the beginner link will give you and idea of what to look at starting out.

Missing: 2 ball valves 1 swivel, Hudson float valve, drrop stick,

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Yes on the leaf blower effect. White tip does best


@Firstresponse87 check the beginner list at the top.

Hello @MuscleMyHustle. I am new to this forum. My name is Derek J from Indiana. Lack of experience question here, what is this 12V setup you mention for? I am a beginner trying to start out.

The 12v systems is for batch mixing chemicals in quantities that you need and spraying onto house/roofs in whatever strength solution you choose to put into the tank. Whatever is in the tank is what will hit the house/roof out of the nozzle end. A system like this gives you control over chemical strength beyond what downstreaming and X-jetting can give you, be it straight water to undiluted straight SH and everything in between that you will ever need. It’s versatile. Another thing that’s versatile and goes hand in hand with a 12v pump is a proportioner, but that would be a little over your head at the moment. Also don’t be shy to use the search function, every question you’ll ever have is on this forum free of charge, you just have to do your bit.


@AMarquis8054 Adam welcome to the forums and thank you for your service, fellow active duty brother here (Navy). At the top is a list for beginners with links. @MuscleMyHustle also speaks to the basics in this thread. There is so much information in this forum it’s unreal. I really recommend you spend at minimum a couple weeks reading, researching, and learning before buying anything. You’ll save a lot of time and money that way. Best of luck and look forward to seeing you around the forum.

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