How to Connect a Pressure Washer

Written by bryan roberts
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Pressure washers are an easy way to clean various exterior surfaces of your house. These devices clean all of the dirt on driveways, exterior walls, and even rain gutters using the small, intense water streams that flow from the pressure washer. Additionally, pressure washers are easy to set up as long as you have the right equipment beforehand.

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Things you need

  • Pressure washer
  • Garden hose
  • Exterior wall socket

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  1. 1

    Check the oil level on your pressure washer to make sure you have enough oil. If you do not have enough, your machine may become damaged during use.

  2. 2

    Connect your garden hose to your exterior water outlet.

  3. 3

    Connect your pressure washer to the other end of your garden hose.

  4. 4

    Connect the power cord running from your pressure washer to an electrical socket. Since you are using an electrical device that is designed to spray water, it is not advisable to use an extension cord, as it could cause electric shock. If you plan to use an extension cord, make sure the cord is safe for use with water.

  5. 5

    Turn your water outlet on to send water through your garden hose. At this point, open the trigger gun portion of the machine to check for any foreign objects. After this, proceed with using the pressure washer.

Tips and warnings

  • You may need to ensure that your garden hose can pump more than 5 gallons a minute before you use the pressure washer. The pressure washer may not work properly if it cannot receive enough water from your garden hose. You can do this by filling a 5-gallon bucket with water. Use a stopwatch to calculate the time it takes to fill the bucket.

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