Preparedness

One thing that I learned from this forum an a couple years of doing it is to have backups of backups. I’m organizing and trying to be sure that I’m not missing anything. Anytime something fails and I have to buy a part or product to fix it, I buy two or more. Recently I had problems with my burner and it ended up being the high pressure switch. I bought two. I also bought a few other parts that a fellow washer said are prone to fail. Spray bars, sc swivels, reel swivels, spare hose, spare fittings, extra 12v, spare guns, rebuild kits, ppe, unloaders, etc. if it can go wrong, it will. Spend money now and don’t miss out money and look bad when it fails. I’m thinking to buy an extra pump 2021 soon just in case.

What are some things that you recommend keeping on hand? What am I overlooking?

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Don’t forget to have redundant employees

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Wish me luck with that one. I have a good one but I still don’t trust him by himself. It’s the details that count and he misses a few every other day. Do you have redundant employees?

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Oh and I have a 36” maxima ba for same if anyone is interested make an offer. Brand new in box

Looks like you have a pretty good handle on the back ups. Only thing I might add are some extra jump lines. That and injectors are the main thing that I have had issues with. Luckily I had back ups!

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I noticed my jump line is rubbing like crazy on the floor of the trailer and i looked at the under side of the hose and its eating it up. What problems did yours give you?

(Im not running a k7 unloader)

I can’t remember who it was but someone takes some heater hose, slits it lengthwise, wraps it around jumper hoses, and zip ties it on there. Could probably use like 3/4" or 1". You probably wouldn’t have to do the whole thing just trouble areas that rub.

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Mine was rubbing against a bracket I have for my reels and didn’t notice it until it blew! After looking it was eaten up in several spots and surprised it made it as long as it did. I will definitely be wrapping mine after moving everything over to my new trailer this winter.

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That’s me :grin: I use old 5/8" heater hose

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I was gonna say the same thing. We wrap hydraulic hoses that are rubbing on our iron roughneck with 1” air hose.

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Mine did the same. I switched to double wire and keep a couple extra. I get them made with older hose that I’ve busted. I pick a section that is in pristine shape and have the hose shop crimp them.

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Damn, that’s brilliant

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The dull cornered scrapers for awnings.

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Used fire hose… @grizz

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Good one.

I just remembered something IBS said to me a long time ago. Belts, if you have belt drive. That I don’t have and it’s approaching 900hrs. Need to grab some

Nevermind that’s not me lol that way will hold water. I spiral wrap mine so it can breathe

I actually horded 200 feet of fire hose i found at a house i was renting at awhile back. Only problem is it looks crappy and i dont people to think im a homeless pressure washer.

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Here’s a video i seen the other day

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some other stuff i have on trailer too. Thats a 12 volt utility pump that runs off of hose pipes. I haven’t needed to use it yet but i got it for $50.

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