Gravity fed or pump fed for your mobile detailing setup ?Feb 23, 2022
alright these questions get asked a lot about setting up my water tank about where do i get water from and where um how is it set up what do i prefer
pumpfails whatever this video is specifically for that, to answer those questions and just show and 'all, uh, what I prefer and all that, in my opinion, you don't have to do what I did, um, but you can build on what I'm doing, so the first thing It's the first thing, what I'm going to do, the first question that people ask. I is where I fill the water or where they would fill the water.
I honestly can't tell you that because I filled my water at my house, I bought them, I literally bought this house so I could do
mobiledetails and have a place for my family and the reason why instead of getting an apartment I went ahead and bought a home like I said it was so I could have a place to fill my water tank and not have to go to my sister's house and fill there or have to go to a lot of places or find a place to fill my water tank if you're living in an apartment i have no idea where you can fill
yourwater tank right now what i would say is if you have close family maybe i mean my water bill is no more than 50 60 a month maybe offer to give them 50-60 a month to fill
yourwater tank as much as you want, depending on the size of the water tank you have.
If you have a large water tank then you probably have to give them more because you are going to increase their water. bill so compensate someone to fill your water tank or whatever but i can't tell you if you live in an apartment i'm pretty sure there are places that sell water i guess and maybe you could do it on your what you call it now a lot of people ask me if you use just regular water no i use soft water so i didn't even buy that machine for this but then i realized i could use it for this so i'll show y'all my machine that i have but here's my water softener right here here i have a gentle rain um all the water goes through this damn i need to put some salt in it dammit i open it up this definitely needs some salt but basically all i have to do is put salt in it and that's it, but this is very, very low, that's probably why our water. it's felt a little hard but all the water goes to this it goes directly to my meter not the meter the street water whatever supplies water to the whole house that's what gets here this Are you connected. in the front and then it comes here to my backyard um yeah they had to do that to dig it up and everything put some pipes and things in the ground um to do all this but I mean I paid like a hundred bucks a month for the whole machine and put up with like all the service and stuff like that and it's definitely worth it i mean um the water definitely feels a lot different than if i go to someone's house that doesn't have one and i have one or when we go to places in louisiana the water It feels unpleasant compared to the water here.
It's like it feels soft and it feels so much better and it makes all the difference when you wash a car. I notice when I use just normal hard water, the water dries faster and makes water spots. much faster than when i'm using water from my house if i wanted to get hard water if i wanted to just get regular old water i would get it from here this doesn't filter at all but everything else inside the house every um all the other little faucets, whatever you want to call them which are on the outside of the house they are filtered in addition to this now if you're wondering how do i fill my water with the water tank that's up there um if you if you have a
setupsimilar to mine what it means you would have to take the hose, you take the hose and bring it to the end, you put it over the top and you turn on the water and whatnot.
I don't like to do that, so what? I did it was that I have a t I'll show you some I have a uh a look not a t a and t what comes in has a hose, which is this hose right here that is to fill my buckets because the other one goes to the water
pumpjust to fill my buckets so I have a hose here with two female ends and this goes in like you see basically I like a little faucet and I put it on to fill my buckets with water and then when I want to fill my water tank I remove this little fitting right here and i put the hose for the water tank it will connect there you will see that it is a female you know it is connected and i open the water and fill it with water that goes through the actual hose i have the opportunity to do another opportunity that i have the ability to do
gravityfeed and i have the ability to do the water pump which is what i do water pump now when i started i was doing gravity feed and i'll tell you all the problems would be gravity fed um and the b The benefit of being fed with grabber and the benefits of having a water pump vs. both and stuff like that so first I think I'm going to go ahead and show you guys how I got everything set up and then I'll get into the gravity feed stuff ok so here is my 35 gallon water tank i've had this water tank since i started um i don't plan on getting rid of it now alot of people ask me how many cars you can do with that how many whatever how long do you lasts this will last you as long as you keep track of that I know if I have 35 gallons here and I actually keep track and I actually watch and I actually make sure I have water in here and I'm watching to make sure and be like a little conservative like I know if I have three cars, I know I can't use as much water in one of those cars, sometimes I use more, sometimes I use less, but I know that way I stay on top of things and always go back and check the water. tank to see where i am to see how much i can use so the thing is like i said people ask how many can you make me and valerie me and my fiancée made four cars out of this water tank in one day at the same spot . with the 435 gallons with this tank now the tank was full to the brim but we also paid attention to how much water was used in each one and then when i felt it was ok when i got to the last one i had i already asked the customer until I said hey I think I may run out of water it's ok for me to use your water if I do and they said it's perfectly fine most people won't mind being honest if you use its water i just do i just got a water tank because i want it to be fully
mobilewhere i can go anywhere apartments parking lot whatever never mind i could go there so i have this water tank on a tractor supply for 119 120 or so but later in the video i show you a difference rental option that you can look for in san antonio for cheaper than getting this this is nice because the way it sets up but i'll show you the other tank i have all the other stuff i have that's what i'm going to add so let's go to my connections ok so i have this i have two just for safety so i could if something happens to this i can always close this and vice versa something happened to this one to this one in the back i could close the front one i just added that for safety cause i had i had that happened to me when one of the things broke and i happened to have an extra one in the truck I got lucky this has a yum I got it maybe from walmart or home depot lowe's one of the two now this one here this white and blue hose this is gravity fed this one doesn't go to any pumps or anything this is the hose that i show everyone in the front thats used to fill the buckets and i feel like you need it like you can thats s specifically for filling the buckets and to fill any chemical bottles if i have to do it most of the time i dont have to do the chemicals while I'm on site but sometimes I have to fill the bucket with water because I forgot to fill it up before I left this one here has some you see it has a connection for the female this green hose goes to a pump water, so I explained this in one of the videos where I was showing you around. inside the main one, so this green goes over here, turns around and goes to this water pump, that's the water pump mark here.
I got this one from Harvard Freight that water pump is pretty good and I mean not very good is that. the water pump is a great angle i haven't had a problem with it i have no problem can't complain um the harvard comes from port transport that specific water pump can actually run on battery as well so this ends well here it opens up and you can put a battery in and you can undo the plug so it can b It's basically wireless and you can put it anywhere so if I wanted to put this in the front with me and not have to plug it in I can do that whenever have the battery to support it so that was the reason i actually bought it but now i have it plugged in at all times so it didn't really make a difference um so this is the end of it and i hope i can explain it again the best possible way this is the m and this is the output as you can see I have another y, I have a 90 or 45 degree I think it's a 45 um I have a 45 and then it goes into a y and you'll see that it has two hoses, so this hose was it's here this one goes back to the water tank it goes around no matter where it is it's usually up here but it fell over so when I pull up to the site what I do is I just put this on for safety just to make sure that if it's open or if there's a leak or whatever, don't completely spill with this because sometimes there's still water inside some of the hoses, but I'll take this cap off, put it inside the water tank like this, um, and that's it I'm leaving it there now the hose I just showed you what it's for is to be able to keep the water pump on if you do a water pump
setupone of the types is if it doesn't pump water through it which is just when you use the pressure washer the water pumps through it then you could burn out the water pump so you have to power i have a water pump through it as i understand that's what it's for so that every time I use a pressure washer they are both open p Because this goes to the pressure washer, it goes back into the tank, so when I'm not using the pressure washer it's flowing through it and it's just recycling in the tank out of tank back to the tank out of tank back to the tank that's all it's doing that way i have water constantly going through the water pump and it doesn't get hot it doesn't overheat and it doesn't burn and then obviously like i said this goes to the water pump here same not to the water pump this one goes to the pressure washer well water pump and the electric pressure washer is the best is the best way to go in my opinion and that one goes to the pressure washer and then obviously I have my pressure washer hose going to the pressure going to the pressure washer hose rail and that's history so if you have any questions about how this works I mean okay come back to watch the video and if you still don't understand then um the co comment below i will try to answer as many questions as i can whenever i can if you see me in my previous videos i had a gas pressure washer and i was doing gravity adjustment now the gas pressure washer was 23 23 or 2600 psi and the pressure washer that I have now which is just a cheap 100 pressure washer from Home Depot it's about 12 or 13 psi I think and it pumps 1.2 gallons per minute and the other one was way over 1.2 gallons per minute so if you look at me like I said Had the gas pressure washer and the gravity fee.
If you want to know which is better I would say the water pump setting is better, the reason is I had the pressure washer set to gas when it was gravity fed. and it was just sometimes it was hard to get the pressure washer to actually get the water out because even though I had the water on and I had the pressure washer on it's like it has air or something like it's just drawing air or it's just air coming it was preventing the water from going through the pressure washer or something, so what i had to do was turn on the water first, then hook up the pressure washer, um, the water to the pressure washer and then it would prime and then, from there i can go ahead and start washing now if i accidentally press the trigger while the pressurizer was on i dont want to have to do the whole process again and that may be because i had a longer hose and i was taking pressure off the washer It came out of Durango so what ended up happening is I was testing the water pump and I actually broke that pressure washer by pulling on it and it fell over and broke the part where you put the pressure on. hose so i saw this water pump at the charging port for 100 bucks and i thought man that's not bad you know the cheap ones are like 50 but you can put a battery on that one and stuff so i bought that one um after i broke that pressure washer i bought i looked for an electric pressure washer because the pressure washer i have is at least two hundred three hundred bucks i bought an electric one for a hundred bucks and i needed it at the time um since i've been running this setup with the electric pressure washer and water pump, it's so much better, all you do is push a few buttons and that's it, you don't have toworrying about the pressure washer staying on all the time my pressure washer was strong as hell you really don't need like an expensive pressure washer to wash cars that's what people don't understand you don't need like that you don't put as much the pressure isn't all that but it's good enough to wash the car it does the job the job i needed to do the only thing i noticed since i did the gravity since i'm not doing the gravity fed anymore is i use more water with the pump water now i don't know if it's because it's leaking water or what but i have no idea but if you're going to do um if you're going to do a gas pressure washer i'd say get a water pump because it could mess up your pressure washer gas because your pressure washer is doing more work it's pulling instead of something pushing and then pulling it's doing more work trying to get the water and pump the water out and I always noticed that when I plugged my lav love water pressure at my house outside the pressure is obviously 10 times better than before with this i get the full effect of what the pressure would be if it's with the water pump you're going to have the same pressure um as if you were hoo do it outside from someone's house so to me like I said the water pump is better um you're going to be looking at uh if you want to set up a water pump if you're looking to do like a cheap water pump install an electric pressure washer the most use is going to cost you maybe 200 dollars if you are going to add a water tank you are going to spend between 250 to 250 to maybe 250 to 300 dollars which is about the same cost as an electric pressure washer gas a good one because i dont think you wont find a gas pressure washer for 150 i couldnt find one for one i think all the ones even the cheap ones are like 200 250 with tax something like that so um gravity feed has its pros and cons and pump setup water has its pros and cons but the water pump setup in my opinion is just better all i have to do is more with gravity feed i don't think you can keep the pressure washer on and when you're not using it , sometimes it would but not for very long because I was afraid I was going to um or burn something with the pressure washer because it's not actually pumping water so that's the other thing with gravity fit with the pump water as you can see I have the hose coming back it's recycling so it's all getting water with the electric pressure washer basically I guess it turns on and off it's not on all the time unless you pull the trigger then it comes on you hear it turn on and start pumping so i would definitely recommend you do a water pump set up the water pump and electric pressure washer setup if you can now if all you can h is acer a gas pressure washer or could i do is uh i dont know how electric pressure washer would work as gravity fed i have no idea how i would do it because i didnt have the electric every time i was doing gravity feed huh , but hey if you have to do the gravity fade in the meantime there's nothing wrong with that I would say if you have to make sure you put the tank on your ankle um I didn't always do it at an angle and it still worked perfectly fine , but it would probably work even better if you set it at an angle that way, the water basically goes right into whatever hole you have. so ok last but not least let's talk about the position of your water tank because i forgot this so i'm doing this part for the video on editing let's talk about the position of your water tank I haven't heard anyone say this yet.
You may have heard someone say this, but I haven't heard anyone say this yet. um when i see a lot of videos of water tanks.
detailingi think that's the youtube name but besides that point um you have to be careful where you put the water tank now remember i told you that you have to be careful where you put the water tank and be aware of the weight of the water tank because that could do some damage to your vehicle. I mean your vehicle's transmission may not be able to handle the weight of water when full so you want to keep mine from that but you also want to be if you put a large water tank and one of the things that that had me kind of gave me a little anxiety. hit me from behind and with this water tank full this goes that's it this is going to crush me this is going to crush me so you have to be careful where you put the water tank um if you depend on the vehicle you you have now in a vehicle like the van i have it doesn't really matter because nothing is going to happen that damn nothing is going to throw that seat the way seat seats are bolted to the ground so it's not going to knock that seat down even when she's sitting on that seat I see.
I rust that water tank hit that sink it's not going anywhere else can I and I could bet money on that even the second water thing I'm adding that it wasn't going anywhere because the truck is big and I have space to do all those things, but if I put one of those big squares in, you get them for 100 bucks and they probably hold up to 250 gallons. the size of it and if it's full you'll never need 200 gallons of water straight up you probably won't even use 100 gallons of water a day to be honest it will probably last you a couple of days but you want to be very careful where you put it remember which because you don't want to put it in place and someone hits you and i think it lunges forward and crushes you you're dead or your back is hurt or something so be careful that um set up the water tank pretty simple it's pretty easy gravity fed pu mp fed i choose pump fit i think pump fit is better but listen if you start now you could do the gravity fade i did the gravity fit now and they work perfectly fine honestly when i started i was using custom water i didnt have a water tank , but that was before i really started doing youtube i mean youtube i don't think i ever did youtube videos but i was using that i was using his needle a, they had no problem with that and I told them I had an Electric Pressure Washer laying around I have to plug it in and all that stuff actually you they they give power and water actually and most customers don't they care.
I have some customers that customer would rather have me use these things and then um a lot of times they'll say hey the waters right here I have a plug right here if you need it so it's all up to you you can start and charge your charge with username stuff but like I said just keep in mind how much weight you're going to be pulling with the water tank and how much I'm pretty sure there's an equation for that and where the water tank is going to be placed so, If you have any questions, please comment below.
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