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07-04-13, 07:49 PM   #1  
Pressure washer question.

I've recently acquired this pressure washer, to use around the house and such. There is this placard affixed to the unit that gives a few do's and don'ts.

I am interested in the one about "maximum garden hose length" this happens to be 50ft. The washer is supplied with 25 ft high pressure hose and a lengthy wand. To wash completely around the house, though, would require the joining of two 50ft hoses. Reason being, there is only one outdoor spigot, placed at one corner.

What is the risk? any recommendations?

 
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07-04-13, 08:08 PM   #2  
If you have good enough pressure and volume, it's fine.


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07-05-13, 04:10 AM   #3  
While I agree with Cheese, I'd suggest buying another 25' of pressure hose as it will make the PWer a lot easier to use - you won't have to move the unit as often


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07-05-13, 06:00 AM   #4  
Thanks guys. will give it a go with the two garden hoses for now. Also, I think the additional high pressure hose suggestion is good too.

 
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07-05-13, 07:00 PM   #5  
I tried both suggestions with varying results. Joining two garden hoses did not work very well because it did not provide constant high pressure output. I had to make a short run to HD, where I purchased an additional 25ft of high pressure hose, this did the trick when used with 50ft of garden hose.

Not sure why it worked one way and not the other, but I am satisfied with the result.

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07-06-13, 04:41 AM   #6  
Were the water hoses undersized? or any type of restriction? I never got around to reading the manual for my PWer so I don't know if it states not to use more than 50' of supply hose or not but I've never had any issues with using 100' or more. The length of the supply hose shouldn't affect the volume of water that can come thru it.

That said, you can't go wrong having extra pressure hose. It won't be long before you wonder how you ever got by without the extra section


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07-06-13, 06:59 PM   #7  
no, both hoses were the typical garden hose size 3/4 inch. I was careful to lay them out straight so there were no kinks. Do not know how to explain.

 
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