hose question

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by snapper, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    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??

    later!! chris
  2. cmturner

    cmturner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    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.
  3. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159


    Also if you are downstreaming, the 5/16" will not draw soap, you need the 3/8"

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