I am have difficulty fitting a garden hose to an outside tap in the garden i have 5 fiitng including a spray gun. my problem is the there is no instructions. i have tried to fit the items to the tap but none is fitting. can you help
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The common hose is made from a synthetic rubber, but some newer hoses are made from soft plastic. the only other important material is a web of fibers on the inside of the hose, that you can only see if the hose gets a rip or if you cut it
When I have experienced the loss of drainage, I have found a couple obvious problems and solutions.
First, make sure that the garden/discharge hose is not kinked at any point along the line from the vacuum to the outside. If kinked, the line will not drain.
Second, the baffle can become blocked or clogged. Take the following steps to determine if your baffle is clogged and to clear the clog:
1. Turn off and unplug the vacuum.
2. Unclip the two lid clips.
3. Lift the lid of the vacuum. When properly set up, the baffle hangs below the filter housing on an opaque hose about 1 foot in length.
4. Grasp that hose and pull firmly downward. Once removed, I take that hose and the attached baffle to an outside garden hose.
5. Pull the baffle off the opaque hose.
6. Spray water from your garden hose through the opaque hose to make sure it is clear.
7. Spray the baffle clear.
8. Lightly tap the port of the baffle, where the opaque hose has been inserted. Most of my clogs have been the result of hair balls (or worse) at this point. Just tap any blockage out and rinse.
Third, reattach the baffle to the opaque hose. Reattach the opaque hose and baffle to the motor under the filter housing. Set the vacuum top on the canister. Click the locking clamps closed.
If this doesn't result in clearing the clog and allowing it to drain, then you are in the exact spot I am right now. If I figure out this new problem, I will update further. But I have cleared this kind of clog maybe five times in the six months I've been using this new Shop Vac Sump Vac
Attach a length of garden hose no longer than 5 feet, to the threaded drain hose connection that was supplied with your unit, to carry water to the drain. 1. Remove the drain-hole cover on the back left side of your unit. 2. Connect a garden hose to the threaded drain hose connector. 3. Push hose connector tightly to the drain-hole on Rear Grille with the arrow on the tab pointing UP. The hose attachment will accept a standard garden hose fitting. Do not over tighten the hose when connecting it to the hose connector, use a rubber washer and tighten by hand firmly without stripping the plastic threads. When being attached to hose connector drain hose connection, do not bend or kink the hose. The hose should lie flat from the dehumidifier to the drain.
Yes, this is a problem for our Nexxt dryer as well. This may work for you. I took an old garden hose, cut about three feet off it, then took a cap from spray paint can, cut a hole in it the diameter of garden hose. Put the hose in the cap. The spray paint cap fits nicely on my shop vac. Took the shop vac in the laundry room and attached the spray cap with the garden hose inserted and vacuumed the lint from the slot using the end of the garden hose. Worked pretty well. If you don't have a shop vac you may be able to stick a flexible hose in the end of you home vac and hold it with your hand to seal it. That should be able to remove most of the lint. Good luck.
the fitting on the gun is bad or the wrong one. get a new one with the right threads for the gun end and the corrisponding fitting for the hose end. gun may be npt thread and hose might be jic thread.
chances are home depo has the correct fitting.
The reason it stops spraying might be a clogged gun, hose or nozzle-tip.
The reason for pressure buildup killing the engine might be a stuck unloader valve in the pump.
While you are checking each component of the "output" side, spray some penetrating lube into the "input" side of the pump (where the garden hose connects) and let it be working on the unloader valve.
Fix the spraying problem first:
Start at the nozzle and verify that it is open by using low-pressure air. Clean or replace as needed. Next check the hose (with nozzle and gun unhooked) and finally the gun/trigger mechanism.
All must be clear and open to perform correctly.
Next, pour a few ounces of power steering fluid (or similarly LIGHT oil) into the garden hose, attach it to the pump and turn on the water supply.
Leave the "output" hose, gun, etc. UNHOOKED and point the output port of the pump (where the high-pressure hose connects) towards a vacant, safe area.
Startup the engine and allow the oil in the garden hose to work its way thru. (About 1 -3 minutes of run-time.) Shut it down and attach the high-pressure hose.
Hope this solves the problem!
You shouldn't have to control air flow - just adjust fluid to provide a good spray pattern. If you feel you need to slow down application rate you can buy a garden hose shut-off valve at your local hardware store that will thread onto your air line just before the quick disconnect at the gun. They look like this
sound like the inside suction hose is loose or not fitting correctly. i had a similar problem and wrapped some duct tape around the tube then snugly fit it inside the cap. no outside air suction and it works fine. i've had mine going on 15 years and use it constantly.
I have been servicing Power Washers for the last 5 years. And I cannot understand why you need a non-return tap outside. I think "outside" you are refering to the main supply after the water meter.
Well if your power washer needs a non-return, you can fit a cheap garden hose non- return attachment.
Regarding the non-return at the outside tap,..this is most probably NON-RETURN. If you want to be sure you can contact the water works division of your country and city...and I am sure they know what sort of taps should be used. In my country it is a must that a non-return outside tap is used. This is important so that when there is a cut in the water supply, the water meter and the whole system will not have to be bled out of air when the water comes again.
This is how I flush the heater core...go to the garden department at Wal-Mart and get a 5/8 - 3/4" female garden hose connector similar to my picture...remove the upper heater core hose and connect your garden hose to the connector then to the heater hose and secure with a hose clamp. Remove the lower heaer core hose and point it to the gound, then turn on your faucet and run clean water thru it...