Homemade Softwash gun

Anyone have the link to the homemade roof gun set up bookmarked…I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I broke the gun that came with my bandit already. I have a regular garden hose sprayer that’s working for now but the distance seems to be suffering.I remember seeing someone made one from PVC but I can’t find the thread.

Just a ball valve, 1/2 hose barb, and 1/2in reducing to 1/4 bushing for a quick connect

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I made the same thing but with nylon barbs. More fragile but doesn’t corrode.

Does anyone know if there are PVC quick connect nozzles out there? Just curious.

I made one out of pvc for roofs and posted it here

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I’ve never seen them, but sounds like something that could be produced on a lathe fairly easily. Now the sockets would be another story…

Edit: this is the only PVC nozzle I’ve come across so far. But you still need a quick connect for it
http://m.powerwash.com/item/363239312d36323934

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That’s the thread!!

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Where did you get the black pvc wand from? Size?

The black pvc pipe in the picture i posted can be bought from lowes/home depot in the sprinkler section. They have a few sizes as well

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I bought one of the fancy ones online for softwashing and never even put it together… I like garden hose sweeper nozzles. KISS i guess…

Closing out the trailer for the year I realized my 6 dollar homemade 12v gun I learned to make from this forum made in the entire season with heavy use and zero issues. pwra info wins again. Keep up the good work boys!

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Back from the dead.
Here is a polypropylene QC. The have NPT and barbed fittings.
https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=28345

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I don’t think he’s going to reply with a thank you seeing as how he’s on a 1000 year suspension.

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This gun has Male garden hose threads on the end. Under that red rubber cover on the tip. I use that and made a pvc set up similiar to most. But instead of using a 1/2" or 3/4" poly valve you use this as the valve. Works great.

1000 years hard time changes a man

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No doubt!

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Looks good. The metal housing might give you some issues. Check this one out. You can pull the rubber cap off the end and it has male garden hose threads.

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Just used it yesterday. This gun won’t last longer with the corrosion. Heavy build up inside the gun even after soaking it over night. Thanks

I get my Gilmore guns from Dollar General. At a dollar a piece I don’t care if they only last one job or 100 jobs. I keep a box of them.

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The gun I linked above has garden hose threads at the end. You can add a quick connect and use regular spray tips like you’d use for roof washing. It’s also nice being able to add fan tips for pre and post treating larger areas of concrete.

I have plastic quick connects after my mosmatic swivel. I replaced the o-rings with viton. I can swap over to any gun in just a few seconds. Not that I switch around very often but is kinda nice to have the option.