by Dean Dean

KINGSLINGER UPDATES 2023

KINGSLINGER UPDATES 2023

This KINGSLINGER UPDATES 2023 post reflects changes on both the compressor and our system since my last updates video.  In this video, one of my students is picking up his Kingslinger Soft Wash System.  Victor is actually our first Spanish Speaking school student that we provided translation for.  The Kingslinger along with two tanks and a hose reel will be set up on the back of his pickup truck.  His desire is for the system to be portable, meaning he can move it in and out of his truck as necessary.  Be sure and watch the entire KINGSLINGER UPDATES 2023 video and then leave a comment with any questions you may have.

COMPRESSOR UPDATES

Right off the bat, the compressor handles on the newer compressor model are not as high as on previous models.  This allows us to attach the Kingslinger Soft Wash System directly onto those handles.  The placement of the Kingslinger is a little bit higher making it easier to get to.  These are minor changes and it is still fairly simple to assemble and install.  At 5:30 you will note details of gallons per minute and distance or reach.  I have been able to clean 2-3 story buildings with this exact system many, many times!  Another great feature of this system contributing to portability are the banjo fittings.  The tanks he will use are the low profile, slim line 55 gallon tanks for water and for bleach.  We use uniseals without bulk heads to tighten up that connection into each tank.

SOFT WASH HOSE

This KINGSLINGER UPDATES 2023 set up includes 250 of flexilla soft wash hose with soft wash ball valve gun and JROD nozzles.  He also have a couple of adjustable cone nozzles.  These are great for cleaning around delicate landscape areas where you really need to control your bleach output.  This has a nice range from straight stream to a fine mist.  It’s extremely handy and helps save you alot of money by reducing bleach waste.  At the 14:00 time stamp, I explain how to use a supplemental tank hose with a 5 gallon bucket and making use of the third valve.  It allows you to mix soaps and surfactants like our RAP for oxidation stripes from gutters and things of that nature.

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ELECTRIC SOFT WASH

ELECTRIC SOFT WASH

The new ELECTRIC SOFT WASH system is much like the Kingslinger.  It the response to many requests for something like a Kingslinger but with a 12 volt power supply rather than gasoline compressor.  This unit is light weight, portable and easy to move around.  It doesn’t take up much room, and allows them to clean a roof or house as needed.  So we are glad to introduce what we are calling THE SOFT E.  This stands for The Soft Electric.  This electric soft wash system comes with a Remco 7 GPM 100 PSI 12 volt pump.  With the Kingslinger and the Soft E, you have two system for two rigs.  But you can easily take both systems to one job as necessary.

EASY HOOK UPS

This ELECTRIC SOFT WASH system is easy to hook up to tanks.  I discuss this in detail with pictures at the 3:30 time stamp in this video.  You can batch mix, or you can plumb it to tanks with uniseals.  It is an extremely flexible system which can be portable or mounted permanently, depending on your needs and desires.  Just make sure you make provision to vent any bleach fumes in hoses.  Another great feature is that it can easily be stored when not in use such as during winter time.  It’s also great for spraying our proprietary cleaning solutions such as RAP, Dougie Fresh, or Kings Kling.  You can even use it to transfer bleach from one tank to another.  You will find a separate follow up video for installing and plumbing instructions.

OTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

I just want to remind everyone of all the training opportunities available through my online education portal at my PRESSURE WASHING SCHOOL website.  You will find my online video school, as well as various training events.  In fact, I hold a monthly school in Kingwood, Texas with hands on training and classroom instruction.

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KINGSLINGER DRAIN KIT

KINGSLINGER DRAIN KIT

This KINGSLINGER DRAIN KIT video post contains instructions in detail for installation.  The Kingslinger Soft Wash System is ideal for metering your bleach, water and soap mix.  In this video, extensive instructions are provided by my build partner Edwin who has a shop next to mine.  Ed is with High Performance Lubricants and assists with all of my builds and other manufacturing and fabrication tasks.  There’s no better person to walk us through installing the KINGSLINGER DRAIN KIT than Ed!

COMPRESSOR DRAIN PLUGS

The compressor comes with two barrel drain plugs already installed on each barrel.  It’s best to install the KINGSLINGER DRAIN KIT on a new compressor with no oil inside so that the unit can easily turn on its side for installation of the drain kit.  The very first step is to remove those drain plugs with a crescent wrench or 9/16 wrench.  You want the drain valve side to be on the same side as the regulator side or the side with mixing GF mixing valves.  This side is also the same side as the compressor regulator.  Ed shows in detail how to loosen fittings and then how to prepare them to ensure they are good and tight.  A 5/16 wrench will also be in use for this step.  Pay close attention to getting them snug but also making sure they are pointing in the right direction.

DRAIN KIT LONG PIECE

It’s important to note there is a long piece and a short piece in the drain kit.  The short piece will go on the same side as the mixing valves and compressor regulator.  This is how the KINGSLINGER DRAIN KIT valve itself ends up on the right side.  The last step before tightening all the fittings is to make sure the entire unit is in place properly on your truck, trailer, or van.  You want to ensure the valve has ample space to move.  Do not overtighten but make sure it’s good and snug.  If you are new to this business, here is another post you might be interested in.  It’s a piece I call Pressure Washing VS Soft Washing.

 

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SHOOTER TIPS

SHOOTER TIPS

One of the newer products we now offer at Doug Rucker store are pressure washing shooter tips.  The sling shot shooter tip is designed to help you reach heights of 30-40 feet without the use of a ladder.  The purpose of these are for soft washing using either downstream via a pressure washer or a dedicated pump like the Kingslinger.  So for pressure washers we have them in 2-3GPM, 4-7GPM or 8-10GPM.

SHOOTER TIPS VISUAL DEMONSTRATION

In the video below, we provide both pictures and video footage of the shooter tips in action.  The 8-10GPM pressure washer tip provides spray up to at least four stories with no wind present.  This is ideal for cleaning larger homes, hotels, apartment complexes, commercial buildings and so forth.

KINGSLINGER SOFT WASH SYSTEM

The Kingslinger Soft Wash System is what we use frequently with an 0020 nozzle.  But we also provide video using the sling shot 2-3 GPM.  However, we prefer the 0020 nozzle over the sling shot for the air diaphragm pump.  There is very little difference, although I can sense a slight better distance from the 0020 nozzle.  The sling shot shooter tip does not come with the quarter inch.  You will need to order this separately if needed.  These awesome nozzles are priced just right!

Shooter Tip

 

 

 

WEBSITE SERVICE

If you are new to the pressure washing industry, one of the first things you will need is a website.  Consider the website service we provide only for the pressure washing service industry.  And here’s some GREAT DEALS too!

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KINGSLINGER UPDATES

KINGSLINGER UPDATES

At Doug Rucker Store, we have made several quality improvements on the Kingslinger Soft Wash System.  In this video, we cover these upgrades extensively.  In fact, some of the concepts could help with any soft wash system you might be using presently.  These KINGSLINGER UPDATES are changes and modifications we have made over the Fall months of 2020.

MOUNTING PLATE UPDATES

We transitioned the pump from a 5 GPM to a dual 10 GPM pump, which in reality is two 5 GPM pumps working together.  The original plate was not sufficient to secure the pump rightly, so we have upgraded to a stronger plate.  This new plate is all set up for both the 5 GPM or 10 GPM pump, and will improve performance either way.  It is a wider plate and much more stable, which enhances the entire mixing system.  These Kingslinger Updates are covered in detail in the video below.

HOSE UPDATES

Another one of the KINGSLINGER UPDATES is the hose we now use for it.  We switched to a new poly braid hose, which is transparent.  This is very nice to able to see the amount of water present in the lines.  Previously, the yellow curly hose was a harder and more brittle hose.  In addition, the look was less than appealing, and hooking and unhooking was more challenging.  On the back, you find all stainless steel hardware attached for securing the Kingslinger to the compressor.  Another great update option is the GF valves.  You will have the option to choose between pentair or GF valves.

 

PLUMBING KITS

Plumbing kits are now available as an option.  It’s always a great idea to have extra hose because you never know when it might come in handy.  You can choose between 1/2 inch or 3/4 for the inlet fittings.  If you plan to use a soap tank, you can choose between 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch.  They will come with a bulkhead fitting which goes to the tank.  Also, here is a link to the soft wash gun I always recommend along with these Kingslinger Updates.

Kingslinger Upgrades

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KINGSLINGER DISTANCE

KINGSLINGER DISTANCE

Many potential customers inquire about Kingslinger Distance through the Doug Rucker Store.  The Kingslinger Soft Wash System can be connected to a 5 GPM or 10 GPM pressure washer.  There are options with the Kingslinger such as with or without the compressor.  Also, hose or hose reel options can be considered.  One of the variables to evaluate when considering  any soft wash system is distance.  We provide a video demonstration of with a measuring wheel.  This allows you to see what you’re actually getting in terms of distance.  Here is more information when considering pressure washing start up business equipment.

KINGSLINGER DISTANCE VIDEO DEMO

KINGSLINGER DISTANCE 45 Feet

Upon measuring in no wind conditions, we were able to get to approximately 45 feet.  This was while using an 0020 nozzle, and then an 0040 nozzle.  Adjusting the ball valve vertically will obviously affect KINGSLINGER DISTANCE.   This is extremely handy especially for roof cleaning projects.  Some distance will be lost from the ground when cleaning straight up on vertical walls.  Our estimate would be around 2 feet.  Wind will also be a factor for distance with Kingslinger, or for any soft wash system in use.  We also discuss in detail the importance of evaluating the actual dedicated pump for any product you are considering.

KINGSLINGER GF VALVES

Another option available is GF valves, which we have found to help improve flow.  You can choose between the GF or Pentair valve system.  The three valve system allows you to control the mix for water, bleach, and any other cleaning solution you might be using.  Regardless of the mix ratio or detergents used, you can still count on approximately 45 feet for KINGSLINGER DISTANCE.  There are several more Kingslinger product videos available on the product website at the bottom that might interest you as well.

 

Kingslinger Distance

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