Check the max pressure rating of the hose. While this is to ensure it can handle the pressure output of your pressure washer. Then select a hose that exceeds the max pressure of your machine to prevent damage or failure.
The size of the hose can affect water flow and pressure. Typically, pressure washer hoses come in 1/4’’, 5/16’’ or 3/8’’. A larger diameter hose can allow for large water flow. Thus it’s ideal for heavy duty use which need large water amount.
Consider the length of the hose based on your special need. Longer hoses provide greater reach. But keep in mind that longer hoses may result in some pressure loss due to friction. Thus choose a length that allows you to work and not loss too much pressure.
Ensure that the hose fittings fit your pressure washer. While common fittings include thread and quick-connect coupling. So choose the right fitting with right size to make the hose free of leak and fail.
This time we learned 4 factors on how to choose a high quality pressure washer hose. If you want to learn more, please see the next piece.