I’m presently in part time mode and also conserving money to at some point to gain a trailer set up with 8GPM press washer set up. Right now I’m simply researching A LOT and watching videos on various trailer set ups. One question I have no one mentions anypoint around a pump from the buffer water tank to the p washer unit. Is it not essential or many y’all simply usage gravity fed method??

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powerwashplus:

I’m currently in component time mode and conserving money to someday to get a trailer set up through 8GPM press washer set up. Right now I’m just researching A LOT and also watching videos on various trailer collection ups. One question I have actually no one mentions anything about a pump from the buffer water tank to the p washer unit. Is it not essential or the majority of y’all simply usage gravity fed method??

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It is not needed.

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a belt driven or gear driven press washer will suck water from the tank on its own, no pump necessary. A direct drive machine will certainly must have actually a pump feeding it , which implies you will certainly need a generator to run the pump ( or a long expansion cord). the additional $ for pump, plumbing power resource etc will certainly cost you more in the end than simply buying a belt drive from the begin.


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a belt moved or gear pushed pressure washer will suck water from the tank on its own, no pump important. A straight drive machine will should have a pump feeding it , which indicates you will certainly require a generator to run the pump ( or a long extension cord). the additional $ for pump, plumbing power resource and so on will certainly price you even more in the end than just buying a belt drive from the begin.

Gotcha now it makes feeling.

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powerwashplus:

Gotcha now it makes sense.

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I’ve gravity fed my straight drive 5.5gpm unit for 3 years now with no problems. That’s also through just a 15 gallon induction float tank.


PressurePoint:

I’ve gravity fed my direct drive 5.5gpm unit for 3 years currently with no problems. That’s also through just a 15 gallon induction float tank.

Gravity fed works for all pumps yet to pull water from the pump it requirements to be either belt or gear propelled. Surprised your direct drive pump has lasted that lengthy. I had 1 straight drive pump and after my guys provided it for around 10 right hours on a Job it crapped out. Never before aacquire for us.


PressurePoint:

I’ve gravity fed my straight drive 5.5gpm unit for 3 years currently through no problems. That’s also through just a 15 gallon induction float tank.

Yeah some feed via no trouble as lengthy as the water level is above the inlet. I had a 4.6 General pump EZ3045G that functioned off a tank.


Found this old thcheck out and have actually a question about the gravity feed. I currently usage a Graco 3040, 4gpm, 3000 psi through a 11 hp Honda engine. Seems favor as soon as I start a task with a complete 275 gallon water tank the press is sufficient but when I gain dvery own to around a 1/3 of the tank left the press is so low it is tough to wash let alone reach through any type of height. Is this normal via a gravity fed setup? I also need to set my push to the maximum or cshed to it from the begin to have sufficient press to wash a home. Also wondering what sort of pump I might acquire to install in between the tank and also the PW to assist with the water feed to the PW?


rpetry November 10, 2015, 5:27am #9

Find an excellent service in your location that knows about push washing. I began out through little suffer, no genuine knowledge of equipment or process. An excellent distributor/shop proved me the method. After 13 years, still perform ~ 95% of my organization with them.


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Found this old threview and have a question concerning the gravity feed. I currently usage a Graco 3040, 4gpm, 3000 psi via a 11 hp Honda engine. Seems choose as soon as I begin a project with a full 275 gallon water tank the push is adequate however when I acquire dvery own to about a 1/3 of the tank left the push is so low it is tough to wash let alone reach via any type of elevation. Is this normal with a gravity fed setup? I additionally have to collection my push to the maximum or close to it from the start to have sufficient press to wash a residence. Also wondering what type of pump I might acquire to install in between the tank and also the PW to assist through the water feed to the PW?

Is it a straight drive? If it’s not belt or equipment pushed, it won’t pull water.

(99.99999% of) Direct drive pumps require at least a small little bit of incoming press to feed them. That would describe why it works ok until you gain down to a particular level…The weight of the water is offering enough press to feed the pump up to that allude, but after that it’s just not enough.

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