Connecting the pressure washer to the garden might seem like an easy job, but it can be very confusing because of the varieties of pressure washers, garden hose, and pressure hoses. Pressure washers are powerful machines that turn the 40 psi supply of the garden hose into more than 1500 psi. It is easy to connect the pressure washer to the garden hose, but some steps are involved. Without breaking it, you can easily fit anything in place and get the job done with a simple process.
This article will discuss the methods to connect the pressure washer to a garden hose in simple and easy steps.
Steps To Connect Pressure Washer Gun To Garden Hose
The hose on the output of the pressure washer must be able to handle at least 3000 psi. The garden hose has the normal withstanding range of 300 psi to 500 psi. The pressure washer’s power can range from 1000 psi to 4000 psi, which will require a high-power garden hose capable of withstanding that pressure. You will need a hose that is built for that pressure. Other than that, you will need some connectors to connect all the components. You will need to connect the pressure hose to the pressure washer, the garden hose to the pressure washer, and some other connections. Follow these steps to do the tasks efficiently.
Measure The Gallons Per Minute
The connection between the pressure washer and the garden hose is primarily based on the purpose of the pressure washer and how often you will be using it. You can easily calculate the flow rate of the faucet in easy steps. Most pressure washers require 2 to 4 gallons per minute of water, so your water source must be able to provide it. Your water source must have an output of 3 to 5 gallons in a minute. You can easily measure this by a gallon bucket and note it’s time to fill the bucket. You can easily determine the GPM by dividing the 60 by the time to fill the bucket in seconds.
GPM = 60 / time to fill one gallon (seconds)
To avoid the error, try to take at least three readings and choose the one that is repeating.
Connect A Splitter
A splitter is a good option if you frequently use your pressure washer. It is an excellent tool that saves time and effort to assemble and disassemble the pressure washer. It is a good option if you do not want to disconnect the garden hose when connecting the pressure washer. Using the splitter is a good option, but it may lack GPM when the garden hose and the pressure washer are used simultaneously. Whether you are using the pressure washer with the splitter or not, it is better to use a fast attach connector to make the pressure washer quick to attach and detach. In this way, you can make your pressure quick to relocate.
Connect The Hose To Water Inlet
Now that the garden hose is prepared by making all the connections, it is time to connect it with the water inlet of the pressure washer. Use the fast attach connector to connect the garden hose easily. Connect the other side of the garden hose to the water source. Make sure that all the connections are secure and there is no leak.
Attach the High-Pressure Hose to The Output Of the Pressure Washer
Attach the high-pressure hose to the output of the pressure washer. Make sure that you use only the authentic pressure hose to withstand high pressure. Attach the other side of the high-pressure hose to the pressure wand or garden sprayer. Using the short hose to ensure a high flow rate while maintaining the psi is better
Connecting the pressure washer gun to the garden is a simple task if you know what to do and what steps to follow. It is essential to check all the connections to avoid any leakages. Ensure that all the attachments and accessories are reliable and can bear the pressure applied to them.