Fittings connect pressure washer parts together and fit between the high-pressure hose and trigger gun or between the pump and pressure hose to ensure they connect properly.
Pressure washers come equipped with fittings, couplers and adapters so you can pretty much hit the ground running once your machine has arrived.
There are some instances where fittings will be needed, which we will explain in the latest blog from Britclean.
You will only start to require fittings when you –
Add attachments such as a surface cleaner, foamer or pressure gauge
Want to use a different high-pressure hose or to extend the length of your current hose
Want to turn screw fittings to quick connect
Looking to avoid hose kinks with swivel fittings
Fittings are relatively cheap, long-lasting and will ultimately make your cleaning experience easier.
The difference between Quick Connect and Swivel Fittings for Pressure Washers
Here we will explain the difference between Quick Connect and Swivel fittings to ensure you get the right one for your pressure washing machine.
Quick Connect Fittings
Quick Connect pressure washer fittings are the simple solution to connect and remove a hose quickly.
The female quick connects hose fittings (sometimes referred to as sockets) have an o-ring to prevent leaks whereas the male side is sometimes called the plug.
Most pressure washing machines will come equipped with quick-connect fittings out-of-the-box.
Swivels prevent the hose from kinking when being used and help to unkink it when you first walk out the hose.
This fitting works by allowing a swivel of the hose without needing to twist the spray gun and extension wand in big circles. You will be able to walk it out and the gun swivel twists out the hose kinks as you walk. This is one fitting that you will not be able to pressure wash without once you’ve used it once.
Get in touch with any questions
If you have any questions about pressure washing fittings, please do not hesitate to contact Britclean now. Our team have over four decades of experience and will be more than happy to help.