Pressure washers are an excellent tool to clean up hard-to-remove grime and dirt from various surfaces. One of the critical factors that determine the efficiency of a pressure washer is the nozzle size. Choosing the right-sized nozzle for your pressure washer is essential to achieve optimal performance. In this article, we will discuss how to select the correct-sized nozzle for your pressure washer.
The first step to selecting the right-sized nozzle is to determine the pressure rating of your pressure washer. Pressure washers come with different pressure ratings, generally the standard user will have a pressure washer between 1000 PSI (pounds per square inch) to 4000 PSI. The table provided below is shown in Bar, to convert PSI to Bar you need to divide by 15. Once you have identified the pressure rating of your pressure washer in Bar, the second step is finding your litres per minute. If you don’t know the litres per minute it should be on the side of the pump.
The chart lists the recommended nozzle size for various pressure ratings. For example, if your pressure washer has a pressure rating of 150 Bar (2250PSI) at 12 LPM, Equip2Clean recommends using an 045 nozzle size.
Pressure Washer Nozzle Attachment Size & Fit Chart
It is important to note that using the wrong-sized nozzle can have adverse effects both on your pressure washer and the surface you are cleaning. A nozzle that is too small can damage the surface by creating too much pressure, while a nozzle that is too large can reduce the cleaning efficiency of the pressure washer.
Finally, it is essential to remember that pressure washers can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always wear protective gear, including gloves and safety glasses, and ensure that you follow the manufacturer's instructions when operating your pressure washer.
In conclusion, choosing the right-sized nozzle for your pressure washer is essential to achieving optimal performance and avoiding damage to the surface you are cleaning. Use the chart provided by Equip2Clean to select the correct nozzle size based on your pressure washer's pressure rating and the litres per minute.