How to Replace and Install a Pressure Washer Hose


A pressure washer is a handy tool to have in your cleaning arsenal, making light work of cleaning outdoor surfaces, stripping paint off buildings and so much more. As every component of this versatile machine is designed to work with the other, your experience may leave you disappointed if the pressure washer hose is the cause of its demise.


Hoses can get worn out over time due to everyday wear and tear, and if you are not a dapper hand at carrying out minor repairs, perhaps it is better to replace your pressure washer hose. In this article, the experts at Bestline Manufacturing guide you through the process, ensuring that the DIY fitment of your hose surpasses that of a pro.


Repair vs Replacement of a Pressure Washer Hose

Pressure Washer HoseBig rips, signs of heavy wear and tear, or damage to the important inner bits, like the lining or strengthening layers, are all red flags pointing out that your portable hose needs to be replaced. If you feel that fixing it will be less costly, we suggest you do a feasibility test first. Should the problem be minor, then repairing the hose is more affordable. However, in the case of major damage or when using a fixed hose that must remain stable and secure to handle the force of the pressure washer, replacement is best.


Hooking Up Your Hose in 3 Easy Steps


For work around the home, a pressure washer is normally hooked up to a dedicated garden hose which in itself sounds simplistic enough to install, right? You may be surprised at how often hoses are not attached properly causing leaks which, in turn, lead to reduced water pressure and, more importantly, wasted water.


Step 1: Test the strength of your water supply

Knowing the flow rate of your water supply is important as most pressure washers run at specific gallons per minute or GPM. Running your pressure washer with a GPM below its minimum can potentially damage the machine, leading to a costly repair. For example, for light cleaning jobs such as cleaning outdoor surfaces, you only need up to 2 GPM.


Step 2: Quick connect for easy use

No matter your choice on whether you intend to use a splitter valve, a reliable tap connector is a handy tool for attaching your water supply and garden hose. This lets you swiftly connect and disconnect your pressure washer, making storage a breeze and overall use more convenient. Just make sure that the connector is compatible with your taps.


Step 3: Time to make that final connection

Connecting the hose is a simple process starting with locating the water inlet on your pressure washer. This might involve screwing on the hose directly or using a quick connect coupling. Next, connect the high-pressure outlet to your pressure washer and turn it clockwise until it fits snugly. A loose connection can lead to frustrating leaks and reduced pressure. Once secure, turn on your water source and check for any escaping water. If there are no leaks, you are ready to unleash the cleaning power.


Dependable Pumps for Pressure Washers


If the nitty-gritty of PSI ratings and GPM for your pressure washer hose is too much to figure out simply to give your driveway a good scrub, then rather consult with Bestline Manufacturing. As the sole distributor of Cat Pumps in Southern Africa, we can guide you toward finding the perfect-sized, reliable and dependable pump for any cleaning application.