I've been thinking about doing for as long as I can remember. I've wanted a dedicated wash bay for over 20 years. I thought that would be the most amazing thing in the world to be able to wash cars whenever I want, and not have drag out a hose every time I wanted to get the job done. Two years ago, I started searching everywhere to find a solution that would not only be suitable, but also be amazing. There are a couple obscure on-wall semi-complete systems out there, but I wanted something better. I knew I'd have to piece it together and build it myself if it was going to check all my boxes.
After beating my head against the wall trying to do this, I ended up choosing the massive (in size & expense) Kranzle K165STS that is on my wall in my dedicated wash bay. Add in tearing the walls apart for bracing and 30A wiring to support 200 lb, boom pole, dozens of tried and failed parts like hoses, wall plates, and quick disconnects, a bunch of Mosmatic parts like buying the wrong boom pole and having to buy a second one; and we are in the $10,000 neighborhood! In other words, very very few people are going to do that all in the pursuit of the amazing result I've been able to obtain. I get that.
There are quite a few drawbacks to my expensive wash bay solution.
The massive Kranzle runs on a 30 second delay. Meaning, after the trigger is released, it runs for 30 seconds before it shuts off. Think about washing your wheels. Just when the pumps turns off, you end up restarting it to wash the next section. It would be so much better if it turned off instantly. This is designed to run this way to protect the massive pump from starting and stopping too often.
It's loud. The bigger, higher flowing Kranzles are about as loud as an industrial air compressor. Part of the advantage to electric is to have the ability to wash at 6AM and not wake the whole house and neighbors.
The obvious one, expense. Without any of the laundry list of other supporting products you need to make this work, pumps are starting at $3500 and up.
Don't get me wrong. With the right conditions you can't beat the high-end, high flow/powered solution. I'm on 6 acres with a detached wash bay, so those conditions are perfect. But, what if you have normal attached garage and want something on the wall, out of the way that you don't need to drag out every time you want to wash? What if you want to wash at 5AM before heading to a car event on Saturday morning? I want the same things and wanted and on-wall system for OG Headquarters, but I don't want to drop ten grand on it.
So here we go...chasing a great solution that checks all the boxes. I get that seeing a photo of this complete and functioning looks easy, but I assure you, it will require more orders of part after part and trip after trip to the hardware store to eventually get this dialed in. This store has given me a platform to channel my obsession and save you the inevitable pain you would need to endure to get this right. But...keep in mind, this system doesn't just magically appear on your wall.
This solution is designed for the obsessed, not regular people.I'm going to save you a ton of money, trial and error, and waiting for parts to arrive and get you 90% of the way there. But...you are going to have to work for the result. Picking the parts and pieces is the hard part, but you may need to hire a plumber or electrician and make a few trips to the hardware store to get this to fit your particular garage.
Main Package:THIS IS WHAT COMES WITHIN THE BASE PRICE. None of the Inlet Piping or Braided Stainless inlet hose is included here. This will require you to source your own plumbing from your water source or the use of an inlet hose.
Kranzle K1322TS (built to my spec):
2.1GPM 1300PSI (we will be running at about 1150 PSI)
Pressure Switch - instant on as soon as you pull the trigger and turns off when you release it
18" Wide x 8" Deep T304 Stainless Steel Shelf: I decided not to have holes put in the shelf. It is very easy to place the Kranzle where you want it, mark, and drill holes. I didn't want to lock people into placing it a certain way.
Hardware: 6 Bolts, 6 Wing Nuts, 6 Anti-Vibration Loop Clamps: for mounting pressure washer, attaching power cord, and attaching the outlet hose to the shelf. Doesn't come with tapcons or lags for mounting shelf.
4000 PSI 3/8" FPT Jumper Hose 3': Comes with M22 Female Plug and 3/8" Stainless coupler to allow quick disconnect of hose from the pressure washer.
Cox Hose Reel (112-3-100): This thing doesn't look like much, but it's industrial grade and very stout. Holds 100' 5/8" outside diameter hose.
100' Blue 1 Wire Non-Marking High Pressure Hose: Note - The new version 2 of this hose is dark blue. This is sourced through Veloci. They call it a Kobrajet, but it's simply a super high quality, relatively light weight, 4000 PSI hose that is much more pliable than others I've tested. Plus, the termination and kink protectors are really nice.
Complete Mosmatic Sprayer and Wand Combination w/ 4.0 sized 40 Degree Nozzle and MTM PF-22 Foam Cannon: I know many of you already have the gun/wand/foam cannon, so just shoot me an email if you don't need. It will subtract $273.00. The nozzle brings it down to ideal pressure for washing cars. Includes all stainless quick disconnects.
Optional - Mosmatic Wall Mounted Wand Holder: Take note this holder mounts to the wall at a slight angle. The lower part of the holder is angled closer to the wall than the top.
Optional - CR Spotless DIW-20 High Output Wall Mounted System: This is the wall mount version that you would hard plumb to your water source and add valves to switch between DI and regular water.
Piping Solution: Now Available.
This is an at your own risk purchase. I'm pretty sure aluminum will hold up to deionized water, but I haven't actually tested it. We have zinc plated, brass valves and aluminum pipe and fittings that aren't rated or tested for water. But, if these can hold air, I figure why not water. I'm using it on my system and wanted to offer you the same option.
It includes the following: You will need a saw or pipe cutter to cut to length. I would recommend hiring a plumber to install.
3 - 33.5" Sections of Prevost 1" aluminum pipe.
1/2" Male Threaded 90 degree Elbow
1" Bent Pipe
2 - T-Unions
2 - Threaded Valves
2 - 90 Degree Elbow Unions
Piping Ball Valve
1" Pipe to 3/4" Male Reducing Union
24" T316 3/4" Male Braided Flexline
Stainless 3/4" 90 Degree Elbow
Brass 3/4" NPT to GHT Nipple
MTM 3/4" Stainless Coupler Plug
Prevost Spanner Wrench
Prevost Neutral Hook Spanner (for valves)
Prevost Basic Deburring Tool
***This will come in separate boxes. Some boxes come direct from me, and the others come from KranzleUSA and/or CR Spotless. This will show shipping charges in your cart for the part that comes from me. Shipping of the Kranzle is included in the cost. Canadians, choose "Shipping to Canada" option in the drop-down box.***
***Shipping to Canada will be an extra $150. Just know you are going to get hit pretty hard with duties and taxes. The amount is unpredictable. I've seen a low as $50 and as high as $600. Keep that in mind when ordering.
Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some assistance in creating a different configuration than the ordering options in the drop downs.
This is a full, detailed install series of two regular obsessed dudes with limited tools and mechanical ability doing a custom install.