Choose the Best Hose for your Pressure Washer
With your purchase of pressure washer machine, you will get a high-pressure hose. The hose you will get is not a bad one, but if you want to buy a better hose or if you want another hose for your use then there are many options. This is a very important part of your device along with the other important parts. There are high-pressure hoses of different lengths to cover your small or large area. Before you buy a new hose or replace your previous one, you should get a good idea about the hoses available in the market. In this article, you will get a good idea about different hoses.
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Things to consider before buying the best Pressure Washer Hose
Measure Your Need
At first, you have to decide that the hose you will need is made of what material, what should be the length to cover your large area. If you have a large area to cover, buy a hose with good length and if you have a small area to cover then buy a short one. Keep in mind that the large hose will be a problem to maintain in a small area and its price also will be more than a short one.
If you have an electric pressure washer then it will be a problem to move your machine here and there. In this case, a large hose will be helpful. If you have a gas pressure washer, then you can easily move your machine to places, and the short hose will serve you fine. Usually, people use hose starting from 20 feet to 50 feet. These hoses will not put much pressure on your device and will give you excellent service.
Different machines use hoses with different diameters. Before buying a hose, you should see your machine that what diameter hose it uses. All the hoses will not fit on all the machines. Usually for up to 2700 PSI machines use ¼” diameter hose. The machines that have PSI from 2700 to 3400 use 5/16” diameter hose. The largest and most commonly used hose diameter is 3/8” which can handle up to 5000 PSI water pressure.
You need to connect your high pressure at both the ends, one with the main device and the other with the spray gun. You need to check the connection type of your machine whether it has a connection that snaps into place or one that screws into it. You also need to check whether your spray gun has a male or female connector. It is easier to work with the male type connector though you can buy a female type connector.
Most of the hoses that we use in pressure washers are made of either of the three materials, PVC plastic, rubber, and polyurethane. The PVC plastic pipes are comparatively hard and difficult to bend. There is the chance of getting a crack if you try to bend it more than its normal. The rubber is comparatively flexible but pretty heavy. You might find difficult to move from one place to other, and if not careful it might leave a scuff mark on your wet concrete. The Polyurethane is steel braided hose coated with plastic. These hoses bend easily.
Few Best Hoses
There are many hoses manufactured by different pressure washer companies in the market. Not all of the hoses are good quality. You have to find the good companies who make quality hoses and to buy them. You may have to pay a little more than the normal hoses. Some of the good quality hoses are Power Care 30 ft hose, Simpson 3/8” 50 ft hose, Apache, B&S Craftsman ¼” 50 ft hose, JGB Enterprises Eagle Hose, UBERFLEX kink resistant hose, etc.
Find your best hose and get them for better quality and efficient cleaning. Observe your machine and find out the best hose that will suit your machine and working sphere. You will get the specifications of different hoses in the e-commerce sites such as amazon.com, etc. If you order they will give you a free home delivery as well. But before you place your order find out all the specifications about the hose you are going to buy.
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