What is your soft wash set up like?


#1

Just wondering what everyone else set up is like.

What kind of machine do you use? what kind of soap or surfactant? etc etc…

I have a 4k/4gpm machine, using a Hi draw GP injector from pressure tek, a 2.1mm
I have a 15-gallon chem tank, I fill it with 12.5% bleach, HOT MIX, no water, and have been trying different soaps out.
So far I like Arm n Hammer with Oxi-clean for the extra bubbles and smell. I Think it draws more attention from the neighbords, But I also like E-lemonator for its increased dwell time. Simple cherry I like as well, it seems to “scrub” the dirt off better from some places, But I heard it kills your mix over time, and I keep my chem tank full all the time, and there may be 2 or 3 days I dont have work in the winter and dont want to have a weak mix when I show up. I Would Like to try Fresh wash as some point.

100ft of supply hose on a Reel, with a Y splitter, 1 to fill tank and 1 for accessory water.
I also have a T fit on my tank with 1 side going to my machine and 1 side has 5ft of hose and a ball valve as a drain/accessory water. 50ft backup hose.

150ft of 3/8 pressure hose. 275 gallon buffer tank. and 5 gallon buckets for x-jet when needed, or to downstream other chems than bleach. 50ft back up hose.

I have 1 back up chem injector, poly hose, some O rings stashed.

As for tools I keep a basic set up wreches and screwdrivers, for onsite repair if needed.
I also carry an extention wand(only 5ft) for windy days or super high chimneys, and a 5ft step ladder for a get a little extra height when needed.

Surface cleaner set up with 40025’s. Honestly, have not tried them, I ran with 25025’s and It cleaned most concrete great, But I had 2 occasions of permanent striping on new or weak concrete, So i just switched to the 40 degrees hoping for some less harsh pressure. Pressure gauge reads about 2600-2800 psi when Im on the trigger.

For DS soaping and rinsing I use a J-Rod with a shooter tip and fan tips suited for my machine. All the pressure is 1,000psi or less for rinsing. I sometimes use the little twist nozzle from Home Depot.
I use an X-jet for light roof work and for pre-treating brick or stone.

Share your set up to me and others and compare and contrast! Thanks


#2

The ° of the spray pattern won’t change the pressure :+1:t2:


#3

Yea I know it won’t lower the pressure, but I was hoping it would be bit more gentle. Like the white tip vs green tip, same pressure, different spread.