Want to know how to use gas pressure washer?
Don’t worry because we are going to give you the 6 easy steps to operate this power machine without any effort. All you need to do is to read till the end of this article and get back to work with your gas pressure machine. Let’s check it out now.
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How To Use Gas Pressure Washer
STEP 1: Adjust and prepare
Number #1 rule when you are operating anything: check for safety first.
Before rolling your sleeves and starting the machine, always read the instruction (or manual) accompanied with the product. Take time to get familiar to all parts of the gas pressure washer. Check if there is any damage or defect so that you can troubleshoot it to manufacturers.
Next, check the oil, gas inside the machine and make sure it is clean and original. Then, connect one end of the hose pipe to the high-pressure outlet, while another one is attached to the spray gun. Determine the clean water supply before connecting the hose to the water inlet. Make sure everything is connected tightly.
Now you can start the machine and pull the trigger of the spray gun.
STEP 2: Check the pressure and flow of the water
Always check the pressure of the water first because the different objects require different spraying method. If you are washing a fence, garden, or sliding, you just need a low-pressure cleaning. On the contrary, for the stubborn stain attaching on the surface, you will need a very high-pressure flow of water.
Spray to an empty area and check the water pressure. Then, adjust it following below instruction.
STEP 3: Adjust the nozzle angle
Nozzle angle is one of the essential features in a gas pressure washer as it determines how strong the flow (or pressure) is. We attach this nozzle to the hose of the machine.
Generally, if the nozzle angle gets narrower, the water pressure is higher, and this is the way we adjust the flow. However, each model has different types of nozzles, and so, the nozzle angle can be adjusted in the appropriate range.
As the high-pressure water can cause injuries if misused, adjust the nozzle angle carefully and try on the empty area before spraying on the surface.
STEP 4: Adjust the nozzle of detergent
Well, we cannot wash a thing without using detergent, can we? Then here is how we add the cleaning liquid to our machine.
The detergent injector is a part to extract the washing solvent with the pressure spray. However, you should ask and check what detergent is available for use with the machine to avoid damage to the inner parts.
Before applying the detergent on the surface, remember to wash all the dirt, dust, and particles in the first spray. Then, adjust the nozzle to a wide-angle to spray detergent on objects as this chemical liquid can only go through washer by a wide nozzle angle.
STEP 5: Check the connection
Once again, check all the necessary parts of the connection before you start the engine. Only one of the components attached wrongly or loosely may cause danger to the users and damages to the machine. Carefully follow the safety guide before operating.
STEP 6: Clean
Now you can pull the cord to start the engine and press the trigger to spray the water.
Let’s prime the system and remove air in the first few minutes of spraying. Then, test the water pressure and flow if it’s suitable for your purposes. Adjust the nozzle to the desired angle and start spraying on the surface.
First, wash all the debris and dirt from the surface with clean water. Then, apply the detergents or decreases and keep it for a few minutes to penetrate the dirt. Rewash the surface with high-pressure clean water.
The ideal position to operate the machine is about five feet away from the objects. If you want to reach a higher place, let’s use an extension spray wand for convenient and safety. Also, remember not to spray on windows or glasses material as it could be broken by high-pressure water.
Now you all know how to use gas pressure washer with the 6 easy steps to follow. It looks simple, doesn’t it? However, you should read the safety guidelines and prepare carefully for the first time using this machine as it may cause harm to users or the tool. Should you have any concerns about this? Don’t hesitate to share your ideas below.