I wanna see what you guys think of the build so far. Lookin for tweeks and tricks ideas and improvements. Any feed back good or bad is appreciated. Im just starting up and trying to get it set up as good as I can. Ive been a painter for a few years so I had some experience in this but in hindsight knew very little about doing it right. Thanks to this forum and other places im learning the right way to power wash. Ive practiced on friends and families places to get it semi dialed in. Got insured and did my first real job not to long ago and it went really well.
2500psi 5.5 gpm belt drive
200 ft Supply hose reel with cam locks
15 gallon chem tank
150ft hp hose
2 tool boxes
Hp hose reel is coming in tomorrow
Short gun with jrod
Window cleaning mop and squeegee just in case
Spare quick connects
Down stream injector
Tool bag full of any tool id need
Im getting a laddar rack asap
Im about to get a gp hammer head 20in
I like the truck and metal boxes. However the hose reel on the right side looks like it’s plastic? If so, please throw it away and replace with a metal one. You can get metal ones for under 100$. I would use milk crates to store the fuel and chemicals. Coming along good.
I definitely agree. Those are made to be used on your back patio not getting hit with wind driving 60 mph down the road multiple times a day. Not only will it not last from everyday use it’ll eventually break loose driving down the road and possibly cause a wreck. My mom was involved in a 10 car wreck from a 3’ step ladder that fell out of some contractor’s truck. There was one car in front of her who slammed on their brakes. My mom was far enough back to where she was easily able to stop. The car behind her wasn’t and neither were the 7 cars behind that one. I’m sure that guy’s insurance paid out some bucks on that one. Not only for the damage but also medical bills. Being in business you’re better off over thinking and over building everything. It’s also an example of why you want to make sure you have the proper insurance policies.
The hose reel is metal. I thought about painting it black for that very reason. Looks plastic
Cool I’m going to basically have it set up the same. 35 gallon buffer and 15 gallon chemical tank. Do you just have the downstream siphon hose into the chemical tank? And no surface cleaner ?
The tank had a hard plastic tubing with filter already on it and I connected my ds injector tube directly to it. Havent tried it yet I was using buckets before I set up the chem tank. Im ordering a surface cleaner this evening. If youll look on top of the buffer it has a y fitting 1 to reel other to short hose with nozzle. When the tanks full I open the valve to the short hose and use it for filling buckets washing off hp hose. Figured id tell you about that if youre planning to do a build because i like it and feel like it saves time
About the hudson y valved to short hose do you guys think it was a good idea or a waste? I feel like the flow is a slightly restricted so maybe not worth having? But theres the convenience of water at the truck with out disconnecting anything @PMG @marinegrunt
Gotcha ya will be doing a build, gonna pay someone else to do it tho. I’m gonna have a 35 gallon vertical tank instead w/ 8’’ diameter. The bed of my pick up is smaller then yours, I wouldn’t have room for the toolboxes. Thx for the heads up will throw that y fitting on there for sure. Yes it will makes things a little easier.
I also have a wye before my Hudson float valve. I then have a short piece of hose so I have access to water. Although, I also have a separate bulkhead, 1" hose, and valve mounted on the side of my trailer for access to water. It also acts as a drain for my buffer tank. I still like the access to water from my water supply line because I sometimes need the pressure to spray in the end of my 12v drop stick to prime the pump.