X-jet for roofs?

@Paul_Kelly I’ll be back to date night soon enough. Lol except she takes half as long to find an hour and a half movie for us to watch on Netflix. I’m not allowed to pick or we’d watch Braveheart weekly.

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What size machine are you running the xjet on?

4000 4gpm

If you do decide to use the x jet I would suggest rinsing with a garden hose. In my area the most taps average around 5 gpm.

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Gate valve? Ball valve?

I just bought 100’ of poly hose for $38 on Amazon. I’m going to try the whole thing first. I’ll shoot video.

Yeah those plastic valves that are sent with it aren’t designed for commercial use…which is funny because I don’t know how many casual home owners are using x-jets haha.

Also, those are ball valves, which in any setting are used mainly just for turning flow on/off. The problem with regulating flow with one is that between the off position and 100% open position is 1/4 of a turn. A gate valve on the other hand uses a knob (not unlike what you see on a garden hose spigot) and requires (typically) 4 full rotations to be 100% open. So you have more control over flow rate.

Like this:

I can’t remember if the x-jet hose is 1/4 or 3/8 but all you’d need is the following items and have a nice setup:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/1-4-Brass-Gate-Valve-200WOG-FxF-NPT/154489466?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6512&adid=22222222228065206915&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=169639563760&wl4=pla-274534898580&wl5=9017453&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=114435484&wl11=online&wl12=154489466&wl13=&veh=sem

If you’re reeeeeal fancy you could connect a ball valve AND a gate valve with a barb on either end with a npt nipple and have an on/off switch and a flow control valve.

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US plastics had a bad shipment of valves earlier this year. They set me 24 free 3 way ball valves when i called them. That valve on the xjet isn’t a gate or metering valve. It’s made to stop the bleach feom siphoning out when you disconnect the hose and drop it on the ground to rinse. They are only 3 or 4 bucks

That would make things so much easier than carrying a bucket with you. Let us know how it goes because I have to get an x jet now… :confused:

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I will. I use 6 & 7 gallon black buckets for storage of SH and a dedicated chem tank on the trailer for downstreaming. Modified one of the lids of the black buckets to draw from after seeing one of innocents videos.

I used to use a big spring clamp to hold the hose in the bucket and it wasn’t very effective. Modifying one of your buckets will make your x-jetting life a lot easier. Edit: just taper the bottom of your draw tube. I tried to get too close to the bottom on the first iteration and the tube literally sucked to the bottom of the bucket.

I still fear pulling one of the buckets over so if 100’ works I’m going to try 200’. I’ll just plumb up the chem tank to run the x-jet off of.

I’ll just have to weigh the pain of lugging buckets with the pain of wrangling two hoses. Won’t know until I try. Ha!

I use 30 ft draw tube on xjet.

I have did a few roofs with x jet. I get good results when I pull straight pool shock from a 5gal bucket. You have to account for the gpm that your pump is pumping

Wow. Thanks Guys! I think I might try the X-Jet. Did a house the other day and had a brand new downstream injector fail on me. Although the more I think about it the more I wonder if my draw tube got clogged somehow.

Did you ever decide this worked or go back to the 12V?

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