by Dean Dean

Hose Management Video

HOSE MANAGEMENT VIDEO

A few years ago, I did a video on this same subject simply using an extension chord.  So this HOSE MANAGEMENT VIDEO is an update with new content on how this will work well with hoses too.  This would not work with pressure washing hose because the makeup is too stiff and too restrictive.  But this will work with softer more pliable hoses and extension chords.  I actually learned this technique using microphone chords as part of set up and take down for church worship services.  So hopefully this HOSE MANAGEMENT VIDEO trick will help save a lot of time and effort on every job.

EASY UNRAVELING

This HOSE MANAGEMENT VIDEO trick will help keep chords and hoses organized so that you save time and effort on the job with easy unraveling.  It prevents the hoses and chords from becoming a tangled mess, taking up more space, causing more frustration, and costing more time.  At the 1:40 time stamp in the video, I show and demonstrate the unique wrapping or winding up secret that few people know about or use.  It two step process during the wind up that is essentially reversing the circle wrap every other roll.  It’s a one-two or a-b rhythm that results in the chord or hose stacking in a different way than the standard procedure most people use.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

This is not something you will be able to easily master right off the bat.  The HOSE MANAGEMENT VIDEO trick I provide here will take some time, some getting use to, and some practice.  Once you need to throw it or open it back up again for use, there will be no twists, no knots, and no kinks.  If this video is helpful, keep in mind I have an online video school with over 250 videos.  And I have monthly schools in Houston for hands on training with equipment demos and classroom instruction.

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

X-JET M5

X-JET M5

This X-JET M5 adjustable twist nozzle post and video is highlights the dual purpose of this unique nozzle.  You can use it when you need a straight stream but then twist to adjust it for a fan shaped spray.  This fan shape option provides the opportunity to broadcast widely over plant life to rinse and protect the property.  This X-JET M5 twist nozzle connects to our ball valve setup, which has the mosmatic hose swivel.  This set up allows us to simply hold it while spraying without having to worry with a trigger gun.

BEWARE OF X-JET M5 DANGER

While using this X-JET M5 twist nozzle recently, the coupler did not seat properly or all the way in.  As we turned the ball valve on to release water, the nozzle shot out pretty strong, long, and hard.  With proper training, my tech knew to keep all nozzles pointed down when first beginning to release or apply high volumes of water pressure.  This resulted in the nozzle hitting the ground, rather than a door, a window, the garage door or some other place causing damage.  Even though the nozzle itself sustained small scuff marks, it sill functions at 100% capacity, so no damage to the damage at except slight visual scuff marks.  It is important to always take extra time to ensure all your connections are seat securely all the way in for adequate locking in place.  And then always point your nozzles up in the air or down into the ground when first pulling the trigger or opening the valve.  This is a great habit to get into, as you can pretty much be assured that this happened to pretty much everyone at least once in their pressure washing career.

DIFFERENT SIZES OF X-JET M5

The X-Jet M5 comes in difference sizes.  The size options are 2-3 gpm, 3-7 gpm and 7-12 gpm.  At the 5:35 time stamp of this 10 minute video, I answer answer question.  What do you do when your J-Rod nozzles are not seating properly?  So I provide a few options to improve this particular challenge.  I have more X-Jet information in another post that you might be interested in checking out!