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My high pressure car wash bay setup

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(For this original picture I had a Mosmatic 90 degree swivels…. I did not post my results yet.  But from my unscientific research conclusion.  I believe Mosmatic fittings are the nicest looking fittings, the most expensive fittings and do not last as long or as well as any of my other fittings I have used previously.  I would recommend Parker, Value Line, Kleen-Rite brand…. I believe you understand my unscientific conclusion here.  🙂  But the Mosmatic fitting did last around 9 years and they can be rebuilt…. Just like all the others which I would not rebuild.  Mosmatic fittings just cost a lot more and they do not last 15-30 years.  LOL 🙂  I do like shiny things though!  I also purchased a Mosmatic 40.032 $33.07.)

If you noticed from the picture…. I also used a Mosmatic 3/8 30.154 inline swivel fpt $34.67.  I used it between the whip hose and the bay hose.  I believe an inline swivel works better on the gun.  I also tried 2 swivel…. Up top and on the gun…. I just use one at the gun.  Also the performance from this Mosmatic swivel must not have been that exciting I do not remember?  Maybe it is brass looking now and it is still installed?  🙂

Basic information:

  • All fittings are 3/8 for high pressure in the bay
  • NPT: National pipe thread taper / US standard or Normal pipe thread!  🙂
  • MPT: Male pipe thread
  • FPT: Female pipe thread
  • I have in the past couple years tried to purchase my fittings from amazon.com.  Most of the time you can find them HERE or by searching.  But sometimes the cost is a little high LINK ($8.99 on 4/17/2018).  But if you consider what you need…. Shipping from KR is not free and I have found I can waist an hour or more getting one ebow sometimes.  (Different stores.)  But Home Depot now pulls stock for you but the prices are retail…. But you can get them the same day.
  • I have noticed amazon.com and Northern Tools have more high pressure guns now and more supplies now…. But I have never purchased any of them.  These might be good sources if you need a gun fast?  I have also found some random high pressure stuff at Home Depot.
  • You need to use plumbers tape on everything

Parts:

  1. Plumbers tape $1.87 LINK
  2. Parker S2107E-6-6NI 90° Boom Swivel 3/8″ M x F  LINK
  3. Black 3/8 6 foot hp hose for the inside of the 360 degree boom (KR)
  4. Brass Fittings Pipe Coupling 3/8 $1.39 LINK
    • Stainless steel class 1000 version $3.79 LINK
  5. 4 inch piece of stainless steel piping sch 80 316/316L NPT male (to prevent the boom from rubbing a hole in the hp hose) $3.94 LINK
  6. Brass elbow 90 degree fitting 3/8 fpt LINK $3.35
  7. Whip hose:  3/8 1 foot hp hose
  8. I started installing quick disconnects next.  (Helps in the winter when or if you shut down the wash.)
    • 3/8-Inch Stainless Steel Quick Connect Pressure Washer Adapter Set $12.99 LINK
  9. Blue 3/8 8 foot hp hose to the gun (KR)
  10. Fluid Controls 3/8 FxM Brass Swivel 3500PSI $18.99 LINK
  11. Giant Guns w/SS Discharge Fitting Weep $24.95 LINK
  12. Wand Pipes Threaded & Tapped 1/4” x 18” Stainless WTS418 $9.44 LINK
  13. 18″ D&H Insulated Lance WTL22003 $15.50 LINK
  14. Snap Clip for WTL22003 WTL22004 $4.35 LINK (Not required)
  15. Gun Guard – Black, Rubber GUG22046 $3.50 LINK (I was told I should use these…. I never did.  They look annoying to me.  :))
  16. Suttner Nozzle Protectors 1/4 F x 1/4 F SUTNP4F4F $4.99 LINK (I love these but the zinc fitting will rust…. It should be stainless.  But your crappy setup rust also.  LOL 🙂 )
  17. Spraying Systems 1/4 in. Male NPT WashJet Spray Tip, 2507 SN2507M4 $3.45 LINK

This was a variation on what was installed when I purchased the wash.  I believe the Suttner nozzle protector makes the gun setup look a lot more professional.   At a different wash I used a Spring flex wand…. Which I liked because the customers were more violent with equipment.  🙂  I did replace the nozzle with the Sutter…. Small rotating nozzles are super annoying.  You can also purchase a cheaper gun setup…. I have used cheaper gun setups.  My Dad had purchased and used some of the worse equipment I have seen…. It is not what you should do.  LOL 🙂

Also the GinSan Blue Nozzle Protector Fits 1/4 is the type of nozzle I hate LINK especially anything smaller.  They rotate in your hand.  The Sutter nozzle is not perfect because it is not stainless and will rust onto the stainless wand pipe.  Then you have to use a pipe wrench.  Also replacement parts would be nice because the outside black piece could be replaced more frequently…. Maybe if it was cheaper?

Also a note that all the fittings are 1/4″.  Usually I have found in all the used equipment I have seen operators use 1/8″.  I believe larger is easier to work with, makes larger parts, more throughput and probably better.

  • Spring Flex Wand with 1/8 Nozzle Protector $16.99 LINK

 

  • Stainless steel pressure chart I went by: LINK (Let me know if I was incorrect. Preciously I purchased from a catalog but could not find the email.)
  • An aside for Kleen-Rite: You should use a link shortener for emailing links. Your links are interesting and very long.  Also before anyone says anything…. I used part numbers from a 2005 catalog and they are still the same.  Just a hint and just saying.

I LOVE Watching People WORK…. I could watch it all day! Well…. not all day you probably have to be outside! :)

Greg was pulling out a Coleman Water Wizard 1.0 and installing a Water Wizard 2.0.  Greg had a couple guys up at his wash which were pretty good and you can pick up some good tips just watching people…. Or harassing people!  LOL 🙂

My tips today were not from the tech guys…. but from Greg though.  Thought I would share them.

I believe everyone has had that set of sockets in that crappy case.  When that case craps out…. What do you do?  Purchase a new SET!  🙂  Well I learned the solution for my box and tool chest drawers full of sockets. (Well it probably will be easier to just purchase a new set then put it on the holder…. Right? 🙂 )

Below is how Greg demonstrated the Ernst socket holder…. I purchased it ASAP! 🙂

Ernst 13-Inch Socket Organizer with 11 1/2-Inch Twist Lock Clips: http://amzn.to/2jTO3iz

Another tool I would never think of having but both Greg and the tech were using was an extension for your drill or impact.  I need to pick one up it will probably come in handy. http://amzn.to/2fpljgr

I tried to figure out how to unscrew something with no clearance one time and purchase this item. http://amzn.to/2y17ufM I had to use it once…. I am surprised how many times I have grabbed this silly thing. So if this is handy…. the extension is handy also. LOL 🙂

If you are looking for sockets I just picked up some deep and shallow metric sets. Both cheap…. The Tekton are nice the Stanley came in a cheap case which did not close correctly and good luck figuring out what you are looking for. 🙂 But the Stanley were pretty cheap. I have used a 500 ft/lbs impact with no problem with the Stanley impact set…. So they are good? 🙂
$18 Stanley 97-126 11 Piece 1/2-Inch Drive Metric Deep Impact Socket Set: http://amzn.to/2jVbUyw
$27 TEKTON 1/2-Inch Drive Shallow Impact Socket Set, Metric, Cr-V, 6-Point, 11 mm – 32 mm, 14-Sockets | 4817: http://amzn.to/2jU5n6Z

BTW Amazon has their NitroCat impacts on 15% off…. I got the smaller 1375-XL http://amzn.to/2wKsBCP

Okay a Dewalt tool review! Multi-Bit & Nut Driver Set thing…. or fake Klein? LOL :)

This is mildly car wash related!  🙂  I have been debated purchasing a smaller socket set or a nut driver set…. Well I wanted a set of smaller 1/2″ sockets so I just decided to purchase these after months.  I have an IR set I like but it is missing the smaller sockets and I want 1/2″ because I do not want 25x socket wrenchs…. You get the idea!  🙂

This is the huge Dewalt DWMT73808 multi-bit & nut driver set…. 70 pieces 1/4″.  The reason I purchased this item was for the seemingly complete nut driver set.  I believe it was one of the most complete sets out there?  It also had metric…. which is really great.  The problem is….. this thing is HUGE!

 

Besides the size…. which I should have checked first.  The hang tag is super annoying which you have to cut off…. it also has 4 little clips which are annoying.  This handle (I might be out of line here) is totally stupid and worthless.

The design of the handle is I believe a complete rip off of the Klein design. In fact only the finnish of the tool and the name makes it a Dewalt. But who know…. Stanley owns about everything right? 🙂

The first picture is the only bit I could get to fall out of place…. which is good. But the case is plastic so it will probably break right? The second picture is more of a questions…. What looks more douche?  Me wearing stupid socks with house slippers…. or me carrying this ugly thing by the handle like a dumbass?  If a handly man came to your house holding that dewalt case could you not laugh or judge him immediately?  If I came to your house wearing these stupid socks and slippers would you laugh and judge?  LOL I would!  🙂  To be honest have you seen a maintenance person ever use Dewalt tools in general?  Just saying…. Like it matters?  But it might indicate reliability?  I have burnt out a hammer drill and a grinder.  But I switched because all my batteries died. 🙂  But the real reason is DeWalt decided to not have hard cases anymore.

Anyway…. I am mixed on this item…. it is huge!  Also kind of stupid and worthless in size.  Unless it is for a home shop or somewhere you can hide it.  🙂  I am thinking I am just going to throw the stuff in my Veto tool bag to be honest.  But the nut driver set is actually really nice and complete.  It might be a purchase at only $29 from Amazon.com?  I purchased it….  I almost like it?  LOL 🙂  LINK for the item.

Big Belly Compactor / Trash Can

I hate to act like I thought of this idea also…. but I thought of this idea also. LOL 🙂 I have drawings somewhere? They claim different figures…. 5x – 8x times the amount of garbage.

The problem is they cost (I believe) 4k a piece…. at least that is what this person is quoting? I would like to purchase them but the lot is kind of large. Do you want to purchase some? LOL 🙂 They are pretty cool.

15% off a pretty interesting carwash product? :)

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This would probably have worked great when I mixed my chemicals from powder?  (The chemical and powder seemed to separate.)  Would also be nice if they sold something like this but for a drum stand?  (When water gets under the drum it can get nasty.)  The description says it is for 5 gallon buckets…. But I would think it would work for 15 gallon also?

The product is really for bucket washers…. So do your part and purchase one so they will be sold out!  LOL 🙂  It is actually a grit gaurd…. Good for expresses and tunnels with prep stations.

I might just purchase one to help the economy?  LOL 🙂  Seems like I might need one?  Plus it is only $6.83! (You have to change it to Amazon as the seller BTW.)

http://amzn.to/1SZWQGL

UPDATE: What is a….. *ORIGINAL* Replacement Sensor for Dixmor Weep Mizer (TI0100) $40.00

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I am done dissecting these…. I will also revise my precious post/comments.  I believe they use hot glue.  Which is apparently a thing people do?  Also people claim freezing hot glue helps it separate?  Which it did not…. so it might be something else?  Also the leads and solder joints might just not be cleaned?  (“No clean” solder flux residue) Corroded leads look different…. but I am not sure how corroded leads look under hot glue?  The matter what…. every time I need a sensor I try all my extras.  Which never work.

I do know something…. Gin-San uses epoxy or some resin…. for some reason?  Probably just to be…….. well it does not make their timer last longer.  At least that is what I have seen and heard.  Plus by their price of the timer and lack of features on some…. it adds money to the bottom line.  In my opinion.  🙂  Like the GinSan GS-31 (Which I have 5-6 for sale if you want some! 🙂 ) why does it cost $400 new…. when you need another $100 timer?

Funny Carolina Pride Direct Ad :)

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Now Carolina Pride Directs website is straight up 1980s! LOL 🙂 Just a form…. looks like a scam by today’s standards…. no offense to Direct that is just my opinion (I would change it asap). What does Carolina Pride Direct even sell? Actually it looks just like Ginsan equipment…. down to the sticker? But their ad says to “REPLACE your existing Ginsan” but again I never heard of this place. I just thought the ad was funny because you save 10%………. Yeah! Plus they run ads for their site…. so I assume people fill out the form! Good for them…. they will present you 10% off! 🙂 But honestly how would you know if there was a discount? They are the only seller and there are no prices?

I found this ad because I was trying to find a GinSan product again! It actually appears that GinSans website is out of date? Or they do not have all their products on their site? Plus I hate to even ask this…. But does GinSan still sell their “Liberator Credit Card System”? I emailed “Doug Empie” about their credit card system and he said they “generally utilize Hamilton and Crypto Pay”. So I assume that means no Liberator?

Box of random parts…. Can you guess what they are from? :)

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Hint:
Baldor EM4103T Motor 25HP, 1770RPM, 3 Phase, TEFC KR: $2,100.15

3535 CAT PUMPS- 36 GPM, 1200 PSI, 30.0 Max HP KR: $4,150

I have purchased 2 x 25HP motors both were descrpbed as follpeing – “Like New, Used for about 3-4 Months… then taken out of service…” This one is a lot nicer then my other motor though.

If you wany to offer me scrap price plus free shipping give me a call! LOL 🙂

Listen….. anyone selling vaca for scap price and free shipping. PLEASE CALL ME FIRST…. PLEASE! LOVE CWGUY 🙂

Parker Slugbuster Coin Acceptors? Why am I using GinSan Sensortron?

Okay so I acquired some Parker Slugbuster II 2 long drop coin acceptors.  Is there a reason why I shouldn’t use the Slugbuster products?  Are Ginsan Industries Sensortron acceptors better or worse?  Why do all these products look the same as the $20 ebay China coin acceptor?   🙂

The Parker is $30 less for the old Slugbuster I (Old Style)  $108.33.  (They look exactly the same.)

The Slugbuster II quarter only is $107.14.  With tokens also $130.94.

All the Slugbuster II models are less then the Sensortron at $137.75?  What have I done?  🙂

 

What also worries me is in the Kleen-Rite ad for the Sendortron, the info says “with over 100,000 units in service since 1981”.  That I am guessing… means they have sold 100,000?  That doesn’t seem like very many…. so I think I have been purchasing something everyone knows is over priced and other products are better?

Also if you goto parkers slugbuster website:  slugbuster.com  (Which BTW is SO BAD and looks like a phishing web site.  The clip art also is….. WOW!)  They say to fix ANY Slugbuster it cost $65… and a new acceptor has a 2 year warranty?  WTF that site does seem like a scam!  Or to good to be true!  🙂  I think I have to switch to Slugbuster acceptors…. unless they are POS?  I don’t know?  🙂