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Best hose nozzle?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jclaffee, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Jul 28, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    jclaffee

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    What is your fav hose nozzle for washing vehicles? I've tried a bunch. They typically self destruct, or have crappy spray patterns. The one I'm currently using is brass, and even it is about to come apart. (And I managed to create a big paint chip with it recently by being a dumba$$). Watcha got?
     
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    0603D854-0DFC-4F88-AAA7-84F296A6E0BD.jpgI have been using these for years, they last for ever have all kinds of pressure, and you can change what kind of flow rate you want from a main stream to flared out I guess they’re great I really like it. Best place to get Them these days is the Home Depot you can get it shipped to the store for free and that’s the cheapest place that I have found them
    Pro Large Firemans Nozzle
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/206057093
     
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    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Orbit-Max-8-Pattern-Nozzle/1000188693
    Every manufacturer has a similar nozzle for use with a garden hose. I'm 'queer' for this type of nozzle because it has a thumb control for 'on and off' and a multi-pattern spray capability.
    But, just as you mentioned, these things aren't built especially well and may only last a short time. I've gone through a bunch of them myself.
    I may have to break down and buy the Fireman's Nozzle, too.
     
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    Ok, I haven't tried one of these monsters, do I'm going in!
     
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    I use a similar nozzle. Great for blasting grime off the paint before soaping up. However, I like high volume, low pressure for rinsing so I pop off the nozzle and just use the hose wide open.

    I recently discovered these quick disconnects from Eley. They are fantastic & huge. Full 3/4 ID, so they do not restrict flow. O-rings, so they don't leak. with 65lbs of pressure at the tap, and 3/4 hose and fittings, and a nozzle similar to the one pictured above, I can soak my kids from a full 55' away. They can run to the other side of the street, but they can't get away.:rofl:


    https://www.eleyhosereels.com/products/garden-hose-quick-connect-system
     
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    Outside of a pressure washer, this is the way to go.
     
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    Screenshot_20200925-070129~2.jpg One thing I have connected to my hose sprayer is this shut off.
    SOOOO much more convenient than having to run back to the spigot and shut the water off there. Handy for when I need to remove the sprayer in order to hook up the hose directly to my riding mower deck wash.
    Spend a few extra bucks and forgo the plastic ones and go brass. I have found these last MUCH longer.

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07D3SY4DH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VZCBFbKQEQ5AQ
     
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    I have a couple of these and love them for when I need good pressure and flow but don't particularly care for them when washing my trucks because of needing two hands to operate. I do have two hands but, find it more convenient for an old school one handed nozzle with the truck washing.
    It is difficult finding good quality ones though.
     
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    I stay away from brass or metal ones at all times. One slip up can turn into a bad day. I prefer the firehose nozzles.
     
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