Hey guys, so far you guys have helped me pick a machine and helped me with my name! I APPRECIATE IT TO THE MAX!
I ordered a 5.5 gpm 2500 psi cold water machine and it’s getting mounted in to the back of my work van with all the other fun stuff in the next two weeks! I’m so pumped! I just need some basic help here…
Need to know what tips I should get if I’m mostly doing house washes. I have seen the tips that have the four different types all in one that some guys use… Also I don’t have a surface cleaner (yet but it’s coming) maybe recommend some tips for that? Can imagine I will be asked to pressure wash some surfaces so would like something to help with that until I can get a surface cleaner. Just want to know everything I should get so I can be prepared!
I know everyone has different definitions of “soft wash” but using a orfice size of 10 with a 5.5gpm machine is putting out a little under 1200 psi. I dont consider that soft washing and i use way bigger tips in my 5.5 machine. Thats also why i dont recommend the premade (already selected nozzle size) jrod from pressurtek. I just buy the jrod then add my own nozzles.
Do you use a 0015? I assume you still have enough pressure to where you don’t have an issue hitting 3 stories or you wouldn’t be using it? I’m getting ready to place a big order to get ready for my trailer build so want to get what works best. I guess I can always buy a few different tips and see what works for me.
I agree with @Racer . I just got my M5 last week and I’ve done about two houses and it works great. Definitely worth the investment. Just get an extra 20 ft of poly-braid hose for your chemical and you’ll be set.
So you switch out the m5ds and the shooter tip?
I was looking at the jrod, and they make them in 2, 3 and 4 nozzle configs. I was thinking maybe an 0 / 60 and a 15/ 40 in a two nozzle config for my 8gpm 3500psi machine. If you use a jrod, do you usually use all four nozzles? Seems may be a little heavy.
I put it on my shopping list the other day after watching your house wash video. Thanks for the suggestion!
@AdamB I think Racer uses the M5 but he mainly down streams with it when house washing. At least it looked like he did in his house washing video. I take it you didn’t down stream if recommending extra vinyl hose? I think I really want to downstream so I don’t have to mess with hauling around buckets of house wash mix. I’ll try it both ways though.
2540, 0540, and shooter nozzle. I go back to the trailer to shutoff the soap as I’m using an undersized injector for maximum draw, and I would need to use way-too-small tips to get that thing to stop sucking soap.
The 5° nozzle is really useful for 1.5-2 story work. I highly recommend it.
what is the difference between the m5 nozzle(xjet) that and the m5ds. They look almost like the same thing? Also do these pull soap all the time even when changing the spray settings? Do they attach to a quick connect or do you have to install one?Thanks
Just got my m5ds today from Southside equipment. Came with quick connect on it. Yes they pull soap all the time you will have to go back to your truck/trailer and pull the hose. Love it so far, fans really really wide and can easily hit two story houses (only size I have done)
I don’t personally mind walking back to my truck to pull it but I’m new and maybe as time goes on I will get tired of it.