We use a pressure washer to remove paint, dirt, mold, etc. which are hard to remove. Pressure washer hose takes the pressure inside which can sometimes cause damage. If you use a pressure washer regularly, you should know how to repair pressure washer hose. Sometimes the water pressure causes leak in the hose. As a result, water will come out from the holes, and the pressure will be distributed. If you want to fix the pressure washer hose, you cannot use conventional ways. Because you will need something strong to handle the pressure of the water.
Replacing a pressure washer hose can be very expensive. And you cannot use a damaged pressure washer as these can be very dangerous. So, it is crucial to repair your pressure washer hose as soon as possible. Because the injuries resulting from a pressure washer hose can be very serious. Below, there is a step by step guide that will help you to repair a pressure washer hose.
How to Repair Pressure Washer Hose
Step 1: Turn off the pressure washer
Turn off the pressure washer as soon as you realize that there is a leak. If the pressure washer is plugged with an electric socket, unplug it immediately.
Step 2: Press the hose trigger to remove water
Before repairing the pressure washer hose, you will need to make sure that there is no water left in the hose. If the pressure washer was on, there is a possibility that there is still water in the hose. After switching off the pressure washer, check if there is any water left and remove the water completely. You should never work with a wet hose. If the hose is completely water-free, you will be able to work with it more efficiently.
Step 3: Find the leak and mark it
Now it is time to find out the leak in the pressure washer hose. There is a possibility that you already know where the leak is if you caught it while the pressure washer was on. However, after finding it, mark the area. Also, make sure that the area around the leak has no water left in it. Give it some time to dry. If you mark the leak, it will be easier for you to make the cut. Otherwise, you might cut more than you need.
Step 4: Cut the hose with a sharp blade
You will need a sharp blade for this step. It is better to buy a new blade instead of an old one. The new blade will help to make the cut sharper. If you use an old blade, the cut will not be smooth, and you will have a hard time to insert the couplings. Make a square-shaped cut around the leaking area. Make a cut at both sides.
Step 5: Buy a coupling for the leaked area
You will need to buy the right sized coupling, which will cover the leaking area. Now, insert the male repair coupling into the hose. You will need to use it on one side of the hose. The coupling should be flat against the hose. Use compression rings so that the couplings stay right on the place.
Now it is time to work with the other side of the hose. Insert the female repair coupling on the other side of the hose. The rest of the process is the same. The coupling should be flat against the hose. Here, you will need to use compression rings again so that the coupling doesn’t move away from its place.
Step 6: Connect the couplings together
After inserting both the couplings, you will need to tie them together. Use a wrench to ensure that the couplings are tight enough.
That is how you can repair a pressure washer. We will suggest you repair any leak on the pressure washer by yourself unless the leak is very serious. If the situation gets out of control it is always a good idea to buy a new one. Because, after repairing, there will be a possibility of leakage again. You wouldn’t want to compromise your safety just to save a few bucks.
Can You Connect Two Pressure Washer Hoses?
Yes, you can connect two pressure washer hoses. Sometimes it is quite hard to reach every corner of your house with the pressure washer hose. Because the pressure washer hoses have a specific length. Suppose you are cleaning a specific area, and you need to move on to the very end. You will see that the hose is not reaching out even it is fully extended. So, you will need to unplug the pressure washer and turn it back on by moving it towards the end in a different power socket. Repeating this can be very annoying and time-consuming.
But there is a solution. As said earlier, you can connect two pressure washer hoses. You will need a quick connect kit to connect two pressure washer hoses. It is easy to find the accurate size of the pressure washer hoses. But you will also need to make sure that the kit matches the hoses. There will be a seal cone in the kit. The seal cone is very important as it is the main point where the two hoses get connected. The seal cone must be matched with the hoses.
The right sized seal cone will ensure that there is enough pressure in the water. If the connection is loose, you won’t get the desired pressure you need for the cleaning process. As a result, there will be leaks again. After buying the kit, you will need to connect the end of the hoses together. It is as simple as that.
You will need around 5 minutes to extend your pressure washer hose. That is how you will be able to keep your pressure washer in one place and clean a large area at a time. Repairing a pressure washer hose is not difficult; you will need to buy a couple of tools and install them as per instruction.