Tech Talk: Hose Comparison



HOSE COMPARISON


It is important to match up the accessories to the power of the machine. If the hoses and nozzles are the incorrect size, they will lower the performance and cause excessive wear on the engine and pump.

Proper care and maintenance are important to extend the lifespan of your high-pressure water hose. Keeping a hose in good condition is also a matter of safety. When a hose blowout occurs due to worn out or damaged equipment, water and cleaning solvents under very high pressure (and often at extreme temperatures) are released, which can cause serious injuries.




HOSE GUIDE


H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6
THERMO
PLASTIC
RUBBER WRAPPED/
STEEL WIRE BRAID
RUBBER WRAPPED/
STEEL WIRE BRAID
RUBBER SMOOTH/
STEEL WIRE BRAID
RUBBER WRAPPED/
STEEL WIRE BRAID
RUBBER SMOOTH/
STEEL WIRE BRAID
60°C/140°F 100°C/212°F 149°C/300°F 149°C/300°F 154°C/310°F 154°C/310°F
1/4" 1/4" 3/8" 3/8" 3/8" 3/8"
25' 25' 30'/50'/100' 50'/100' 50'/100' 50'/100'
3200 4000 4000 4500 6000 6000
0 1 1 1 2 2
M22 QUICK CONNECT
BRASS
QUICK CONNECT
BRASS
QUICK CONNECT
BRASS
QUICK CONNECT
STAINLESS STEEL
QUICK CONNECT
STAINLESS STEEL
BLACK BLACK BLACK/GREY BLACK/GREY BLACK/GREY BLACK/GREY


TIPS FOR HOSE MAINTENANCE


USE ATTACHMENTS THAT FIT

if you plan to use spray wands, nozzles, or pressure washer attachments with your hose, you need to make sure you have the correct fittings, couplers and adapters.

DON'T DRAG OR KINK IT

Although pressure washer hoses are made to be flexible, you should avoid aggressively pulling on them, forcing them around corners or repeatedly dragging them over rough surfaces.

DONT FLATTEN IT

When a hose is flattened, the braided reinforcement can break, which could potentially lead to a blowout.


USE IT CORRECTLY

Pressure washer hoses should only be used at their specific temperature and pressure rating. Temperatures that are too high can cause the rubber of the hose to harden and crack.

KEEP IT CLEAN

As with any other type of equipment, pressure washer hoses should be properly cleaned after each use.

In addition, if you live in a climate where it regularly gets below freezing, you should winterize your hose by removing excess liquids after each use.

STORE IT SAFELY

Storing your hose properly will keep it safe from damage when it's not being used. Investing in a specialized high-pressure hose reel will prevent your hose from getting stepped on, driven over, kinked or flattened.