A power washer hose is a very common replacement part. Even though the hose isn't a moving part, it does wear out because it transports powerfully strong & damaging pressurized water from your pump to your spray gun. And, sooner or later, it needs to be replaced.
Your power washer hose is not the same as the garden hose that you have hooked up to the intake valve of your power washer!
Pressure washer tubing is made of PVC, polyurethane or rubber. And they're specifically designed to withstand the constant beating of the pressurized water flowing through it.
You'll find that the most reasonably priced ones are constructed of PVC and they are perfectly suited for most homeowners.
The slightly higher-priced black rubber models on the market have a heavier construction, but I really don't like the way they can leave black marks on horizontal surfaces. My thought is this: why spend time power washing if you're left with nasty looking black marks?
That's why I prefer the new, lighter colored power washer hoses that don't mar! They're very flexible and I've seen them in blue, beige, gray and yellow. They cost a few more dollars, but I think they're definitely worth the investment. See the photo above.
Also, I like the newer style hoses that have the "bend hose-end" protectors at each end, as shown in the photo above. These bend hose-end protectors keep your tubing straight and they really help prevent kinks.
By far, the 1/4" diameter replacement hose is the most common because they are used on the most popular electric and gas pressure washers designed for homeowners.
The larger 3/8" diameter tubing is used on the higher end homeowner & commercial gas power washers and are built to tolerate higher PSI and a larger gallon per minute water flow.
MY TIP: always, always match your units diameter and PSI specs with the new replacement hose you're considering. If your unit has a PSI rating of 3500 to 4000, don't buy tubing that only rates up to 2700 PSI!
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