Modern life is generally easier than it used to be. Today there are cars that guarantee human beings mobility through towns full of shops, televisions that can show us all sorts of things, and guns that can make holes in the wall when we are upset. But sometimes the modern world can seem to be conspiring directly against us; such is the case when you lose pressure from your washer hose.
A pressure washer is an essential tool to have if you really want a clean and healthy yard. When choosing a pressure washer instead of sticking with that cheap residential model, it’s worth your money to get the good tools. The better the machine, the more effective you can be in cleaning up the dirtiest areas around your home.
As time goes on, however, the equipment will need repair. One common problem that plagues pressure washers is a crack or hole in the hose. This can happen for a few different reasons but usually occurs after too much pressure damage has been sustained by the rubber material inside that makes up the tubing of the hose.
Can you repair a pressure washer hose?
The short answer is yes; it is possible to fix the pressure washer hose, but with the right materials. While there are plenty of commercial products you can buy that will help you do this, it’s also possible to make your own repairs if you have the right tools.
A pressure washer hose is a high-powered, heavy-duty hose used by pressure washer owners to give their cleaning jobs a boost
If you’re not sure whether your pressure washer hose is damaged or not, you should check for any leaks first. If there are no leaks present on the outside of the hose, then it’s likely just clogged internally with dirt and debris. To fix this problem all you need to do is run some water through your garden hose until it comes out clean on both ends of the hose.
Repairing a Pressure Washer Hose
Pressure washer hoses are usually made of rubber, which can wear out over time. Fortunately, replacing a pressure washer hose is fairly easy to do. If there are leaks present on the outside of your pressure washer here is how to go about it:
Measure the length of the hose by uncoiling it and laying it end-to-end in a straight line. This length will be the desired length of your new hose.
Use a utility knife to cut through the damaged section of the hose and discard it.
Remove the metal connector from one end of the remaining hose and set it aside for later use. You will need to remove the rubber gasket from this connector as well in order for your new connection to form an airtight seal.
Take your new replacement hose (which should be about 2 feet longer than your desired length) and use the utility knife to cut off one end so that you have two pieces of replacement hose. Save one piece to use in case you need another repair down the road, but use the other piece. Visit the Giraffetools collections to learn more about these repairs.