Hello! I am the owner/operator of Wolverine Exterior Services. I have been here a few times before but I forgot my old account info. Last season, I was using an xjet, and a pressure washer for everything, and I hated it. way too much pressure off the xjet, and too much overspray for roofs
I am building a 12v soft wash system in attempt to fix it, but I want to see if im missing anything, or if anything needs to be changed.
All the parts im about to mention are already owned.
-50 gallon chem tank
-Proportioner (Stealth Soft Wash ELITE Proportioner System - DIY KIT)
-250’ of flexilla 1/2" air hose
-5 gallon tank (buffer)
-Various gauges of wires + electrical odds and ends
-5.5 GPM everflo 60psi pump
These are the rest of the things im assuming I will need but dont yet have
-fittings + hoses
I’ve been researching this very thing over the last two days. Looking good to me.
I saw All About Pressure Washing guy used a solar charger on his Budget Soft Wash build. I thought that was interesting.
I wish the kits weren’t so much more of a premium than parting them out.
Am I wrong on these softwash kits being WAY more money? All of them are $1500-2000. I’m not coming anywhere close if I parted that out and just watched a YouTube video putting it together. Some of them seem like it is a 30-40% mark-up.
Do you plan on charging your potential customers just enough to cover cost of operations or do you plan on making profit in there somewhere? That’s was these pre-made skid companies are doing - and having to pay at least one employee to put it altogether.
Anyone that looks at “brands” when it comes to softwash systems is an A-grade fool. None of these companies have an advantage over any other. Supplying 12v to a pump plumbed to reel isn’t rocket science. You will dismantle it many times for maintenance, leading you to the same place as building it yourself the first time without the hype fee attached to it.