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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M5 TWIST WITH KINGSLINGER

M5 TWIST WITH KINGSLINGER

Thank you for checking out this M5 TWIST WITH KINGSLINGER video post.  Recently, a customer made a purchase of an M5 TWIST nozzle from the Doug Rucker Store.  His intention is to use it with the Kingslinger soft wash system.  He has a 10 gallon per minute unit and I was reluctant about these two items working well together.  Later that day, he sent me a video exclaiming how great this one two punch combination is.

NO SWITCHING NOZZLES with M5

The advantage of M5 Twist with Kingslinger is not having to switch back and forth between a shooter tip and a fan spray.  In this video, I provide a demonstration of the distance you can get with this combination.  In fact, there are three different nozzle sizes to choose from based on the gallon per minute machine you’re using.  I want to thank Tommy Fischer from the Katy, Texas area for pointing this out so that other professionals might also benefit from this insight.  Keep in mind that wind is an important variable that has an affect on the distance you can get on a job site.

M5 TWIST PLANT PROTECTION

We use the M5 Twist with Kingslinger often also for plant protection.  You can get a nice wide fan pattern which is ideal when spraying plants with 100% water to protect them from exposure to the mix.  Be sure and take advantage of all the training opportunities I provide.  I have an online video school with over 275 videos.  You’ll also find some great industry standard information on my YouTube channel.  And I host monthly two day training events in Houston.  This includes on the job training using equipment you may not own yet.  And it also includes excellent classroom training and instruction.  Be sure and leave us a comment if you have any questions we might be able to assist with.

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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

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KINGSLINGER COMPRESSOR

KINGSLINGER COMPRESSOR

For those just starting out in the pressure washing industry, you might be using an air compressor for the very first time.  So we want to take some time to explain some of the mechanics of the Kingslinger Compressor.  So by defining various parts and demonstrating how it all works together, we hope to enhance your experience.  There is an “unloader valve” which controls the pressure going to the tanks and then to whatever tools are in use.  Always make sure the unloader valve is in the up position when starting the machine.  Then turn it down after starting so that pressure build up can begin in the air compressor.

AIR COMPRESSOR GAUGES AND HOSE

We use a quick coupler to connect the hose to the system near the gauges.  There are two different gauges.  One is the reading for pressure in the barrels of the Kingslinger Compressor.  The other is for reading the pressure going to the tool that is in use.  This would typically be the 10 Gallon per minute air diaphragm pump.  This gauge should never exceed 90 psi.  Use the adjustment knob to reach the level of pressure you desire.  Exceeding 90 psi is possible and will result in greater distance, but the risk is causing damage to the pump.  In addition, this unit has a fuel pump which will allow running fuel from an auxiliary tank.  Otherwise, the smaller tank of the unit means you have to fill the tank with gas more often.

BASIC OPERATIONS

Of course, always make sure you have gas and oil before starting the KINGSLINGER COMPRESSOR.  When the unit arrives brand new, it does not contain oil.  One quart of cheap 10W30 oil will be included with the shipment.  However, we strongly recommend using a better grade oil found here so that the machine will last much longer.  The oil will need to be changed less frequently and you will surely save money over the long run.  Make sure the choke is out, the unloader valve is up, and it should start right up on your first or second pull. Once it’s started and running, choke goes back in and unloader goes back down.  Holding your finger on the stop button will bring the machine to a complete stop.  If you are just starting your business and need website assistance, consider this as an option.

 

Kingslinger Compressor

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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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