Pressure Washer Nozzles

It’s important to have the correct pressure washer nozzles for your cleaning job. You’ll clean faster and more efficiently. I tell you what to look for in this helpful article.

The search for those perfect nozzles can be tiresome. Without a good tip even a high end power wash up gadgets won’t get the job done. The nozzle restricts the flow of water coming out of the end of the wand, making it pressured. Different nozzles are used for different jobs depending on how strong a pressurized blast you need. Tougher stains on your concrete driveway will need a higher pressure blast than cleaning your car. Having the right nozzle for the specific task at hand is extremely important.

As with most devices, replacing and adding to the collection of various different types of attachments tends to be frustrating, particularly when you come across the long and convoluted descriptions often found in catalogues and user guides.

When you are on the hunt for a new power cleaner nozzle, you might come across some perplexing specifications with regards to spray angles and nozzle openings. Your first instinct at this point may be to panic but hopefully the following guide will assist in eliminating some of your annoyance.

There are two approaches to getting to know your max psi clean-up gadget nozzles. On the one hand, there is the option of testing each and every possible nozzle on different applications. While this may sound like a fun, experimental approach, it can turn into a frustrating and disastrous affair. A far better approach is to locate a few tips and tricks offered by experts and other users.

Types of Heavy PSI Cleaning Nozzles

The two basic types of nozzles are the detachable kind and adjustable nozzles that come with a tip already attached to the end. The adjustable nozzles let you twist them to get different pressure and water spread settings. For these washers you don’t need to buy any extra tips, just use the adjustable nozzle for different jobs.

However many other machines on the market will come with 5 basic types of nozzles, 0 degrees, 15, 25, 40, and 65. You can of course go out and buy more if you feel you need to get more precise, but the five basic types should cover you, especially if you are just a homeowner looking to clean around your house and not operating a pressure washing business.

Features of Detachable Nozzles

  • 1/4 inch male plug easily snaps into a corresponding 1/4 inch female coupler
  • O-ring in female coupler facilitates a tight seal
  • Generally color-coded to indicate what degree of fan spray is produced. The lower the degree, the more concentrated and powerful the spray is. Higher degrees have a wider spread and are lighter with less pressure. (red – 0 degrees, yellow – 15, green – 25, white – 40, black – 65)
  • The color coding makes sense when you think about it, red means stop or caution, whereas green means go, just like a stop light.

Matching The Nozzle To The Job

Your force scouring nozzle can only get the job done if you have made sure to match it with the appropriate task. In general, cleaning jobs are split according to tough, moderate and light. With a few guidelines you will be able to make an informed decision in no time at all.

Types of Heavy PSI Cleaning Nozzles

Red 0 Degree Blasting Nozzle – Use for removing caked mud/sand from tools, cleaning off rust from steel, removing tar, or oil from concrete, or cleaning other tough stains from concrete or masonry.

Yellow 15 Degree Stripping Nozzle – Use for removing peeling paint, or cleaning mold and mildew from bricks, or decks, patios.

Green 25 Degree Cleaning Nozzle – Use this for sweeping leaves and other light debris from concrete or brick, general cleaning jobs like light mildew or mold stains, or cleaning gutters.

White 40 Degree Washing Nozzle – Use for light washing and cleaning, things like rinsing glass windows or cleaning cars.

Black 65 Degree Soap Nozzle – Use this nozzle only to apply cleaning solution to a surface before you start power washing it. When you try to apply detergent at higher pressure the solution just shoots off the surface and doesn’t get soaked in.

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A Turbo Nozzle Can Really Save You A Lot of Time

Turbo Nozzle pressure washer
Turbo Nozzle Pressure Washer

This is easily one of the most popular types of washer nozzle attachments available on the market. People tend to purchase max psi cleaning accessories that minimize the effort required to complete the cleaning task at hand. Because of its impressive versatility, this nozzle has been known to be an adequate replacement for an entire set of other nozzle types.

Joseph Krantzles invented the turbo nozzle which turns the very limited 0 degree nozzle into a powerhouse. Basically the turbo nozzle rotates the 0 degree nozzle so that it covers a wider angle. This wider cleaning angle allows you to cover more surface area and clean a wider space faster. This nozzle type can be a bit more fragile than others so handle with care. It can also wear down faster than other types of nozzles; however rebuild kits are readily available and very affordable.

Tips on Using And Taking Care of Your Nozzles

As with any device, pressure washers need to be given proper care and attention before, during and after use. It is important to keep the washer, hose and nozzle clean and dry in between uses to prevent any clogging or long-standing damage over time.

During use, there are a few key elements to keep in mind to ensure that you get the best possible cleaning power out of your intensity wash down tool and to avoid using it in the wrong way and causing irreversible damage.

  • The greater the distance away from the nozzle, the lower the impact pressure will be – Somewhere between 4 and 12 inches is an effective cleaning distance.
  • Gradually increasing the size of a nozzle orifice is the preferred method of lowering cleaning pressure.
  • A constant flow of water will gradually wear away the hardened steel of the nozzle, replacing these regularly is incredibly important.
  • Buying a pressure gauge can assist in figuring out when it is a good time to replace a particular cleaning nozzle.
  • Always be sure to properly size your nozzle orifice with regard to the PSI (pounds per square inch) and GPM (gallons per minute) ratings of your pump.

Simply adhering to the above-mentioned guidelines should ensure that you get the most out of your pressure washer nozzles. A lot of common sense and a little bit of research is all you really need to get the job done.

Alfred Harper
Alfred Harper

Alfred Harper is a former consultant and product expert at a company producing cleaning equipment. He was working at this position for more than 10 years and has gained incredible experience and knowledge as he has tested almost all pressure washers brands and models and became an expert in this field. Now, he is writing reviews and how-to articles about pressure washers and makes a great contribution to the Pressure Washers company to help people to choose the best cleaning equipment for home use.

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