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Old 02-18-2012, 01:29 AM
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hose question

3500psi 4 gpm pressure washer. 50' 3/8 hose which is heavy and awkward. Will using a 25' 5/16 hose on the end of the 50' to connect to the gun hurt performance much? The 5/16 is easier to handle.. Thoughts??

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Old 02-18-2012, 07:53 AM
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I don't think you will see much if any performance lose. With that said I would save your money and just buy 1 100' good non marking 3/8 hose from www.pressuretek.com. Keep the other 2 hoses as back up. I am thinking that more than likely the 3/8 hose you are talking about is the cheap rubbery junk that comes with a washer from like Lowes or home depot. A good 3/8 hose is gonna act and feel completely differently than that cheapy.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:08 AM
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I don't think you will see much if any performance lose. With that said I would save your money and just buy 1 100' good non marking 3/8 hose from www.pressuretek.com. Keep the other 2 hoses as back up. I am thinking that more than likely the 3/8 hose you are talking about is the cheap rubbery junk that comes with a washer from like Lowes or home depot. A good 3/8 hose is gonna act and feel completely differently than that cheapy.
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Also if you are downstreaming, the 5/16" will not draw soap, you need the 3/8"
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