by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker


This POWER WASH HELP QnA VIDEO is the third in a series of QnA videos.  We have been getting great feedback from students in my school and from loyal YouTube channel viewers.  We always appreciate the question you ask because we know others are asking the same thing!  Thanks for checking out my third POWER WASH HELP QnA VIDEO and please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question in the comments section.


The first question comes from a Doug Rucker Store customer who came to our Porter, Texas location to purchase a hose reel.  He asks “Of the various hose reel brands that you sell on your website, which is best for soft washing?”  He is looking for a reel that isn’t a “rust bucket” since 50/50 is a hot mix.  This is an excellent  POWER WASH HELP QnA VIDEO to start us off with.  The important thing to remember is make sure you get a hose reel with a stainless steel manifold.  However, this strong 50/50 mix will deteriorate any manifold regardless of the composition.  When this happens, it’s very common to simply use the reel for hose storage.  You can get it repaired, but most of the time, we just replace the hose reel.  My preference has always been the Valley Industries hose reel because this model does not have a manifold.  I discuss at length some of the different brands we sell and the variables for each one.


This next question is about what horsepower I recommend for 12 volt pump when soft washing three story high buildings.  We sell Remco and Ever Flow bleach pumps but my preference is the Remco brand.  I have been testing this brand on our commercial truck for several months.  The key is to make sure you have bigger hose


There are many opportunities I am providing for you to further your power washing education.  I have an online video school with over 250 videos.  Enrollment includes life long mentoring and access to me for any questions or issues that may arise in your business.  I provide monthly two day training events here in the Houston area, and we also have various weekend training opportunities as well.  And of course, there is my YouTube channel that I hope you will take advantage of!  If you’re just starting your pressure washing business, we can also assist with building your website and making sure you have the right equipment to meet your needs.  Let us know how we can help!