A pressure washer is a powerful tool to clean your home or car without the hassle of soap and water. But if you don’t have an outside tap, there are still other ways for how to connect a pressure washer to a kitchen tap.
To connect a pressure washer to your kitchen tap takes some effort and creativity. Kitchen taps don’t come with a thread for connecting these devices, so you’ll need an adapter that can fit on the threaded end of both the device and the faucet as well as seal tightly between them.
There is some pressure washer available in the market that can take water from a bucket with the help of a suction hose. But if your cleaning a surface that requires continuous flow, then read the below guide.
Steps To Connect Pressure Washer To A Kitchen Tap
Now before you are going to connect the machine, you will need
- Hose Pipe
- Universal Tap Connector
Make sure when you are connecting the hose pipe to the kitchen tap, it has a length of 50 feet or more. When you connect it to the outdoor tap, the hose pipe will be small, but if you connect to the indoor tap, the hose pipe should be longer depending on the distance from tap to cleaning machine.
So if you don’t have a hosepipe and looking to buy a new one, measure the distance from the kitchen to the actual location where the machine will be used for cleaning.
Purchase the universal connector for the tap. This connector will be useful in connecting any kitchen tap that is available in different models.
How To Connect a Pressure Washer To a Kitchen Tap
Now after connecting the hose pipe to the machine now connect the kitchen tap to a universal connector. Now turn the tap a little bit to slowly flow and check whether the water is flowing without any leakage. If there is any leakage, reconnect the connector from the water tap properly and make sure the water flows correctly.
When everything is perfect, you have to recheck the water flow, but make sure this time, open the tap in full and check the hose connector didn’t fall off. If it falls, you have to tighten it even more so that it is not unattached from the water tap and makes the kitchen wet.
Connecting Hose Pipe
After placing the connector correctly, it’s time to connect the hosepipe to the connector. If the hosepipe is new, then it might be a little difficult to fit. Now put the hose to another end outside where you want to clean and start testing water flow.
Now connect the end of the hosepipe to the pressure washer. The connector of the pressure washer is situated either at the back or in the front of the unit. Again test the water flow, but this time you will need the help of someone who can turn on the water tap from inside while you are standing outside holding the pressure washer gun.
If the water flow comes out perfectly from the cleaning machine at a strong pace, the connection has been set up correctly. And, if the water flow is not right, then it might be due to some leakage between the connection.
Q. My setup has been connected perfectly, but still, I am getting low pressure?
The main reason for getting low pressure is your kitchen tap has a low water flow rate. If you have a longer hosepipe, the pressure will not be higher than the small hosepipe length.
Q. If I don’t have a kitchen tap, what are other alternatives?
If you don’t have a kitchen tap to connect, you can go with a portable pressure washer that does not need any connectivity with any connector.
We hope you will connect the pressure washer to a kitchen tap with the help of a hose pipe and universal connector by reading our above guide. Make sure while setting up the connection and everything is connected properly.