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Old 14-01-2018, 11:17 AM   #31
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My original hose has a quick connect type into the motor, I was hoping to order a non karcher type hose so that when my pw gives up I can re use the new hose. Not sure how I would plumb that in? but will speak to Damian at nearer the time
From what I've seen, you can buy the special quick connect into the Kärcher machines' outlet separately. It presents an M22 male thread which is straightforward to connect to "normal" (ie non Karcher) hoses, which typically have M22 female, or 3/8” BSP (male or female) terminations.

Edit: Qwashers have this one:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F202048261093

It's 3/8” male, supplied with an adapter to M22 male.

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Old 14-01-2018, 07:44 PM   #32
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Here's how it works on my karcher



There is a joining hose between the internal motor and the hose reel.

Then a separate hose for the reel.

I think your right,the joining piece you've linked will connect into the reel and then onto a standard hose fitment.

Or I could just buy the hose with the karcher connector attached and when I go to renew my pw I can buy an attachment to suit whichever pw I buy?


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I'd be reluctant to buy any expensive upgrade with any sort of manufacturer specific terminations permanently attached, if you're considering upgrading or changing machine at some point in the future. If you do, you're then relying on being able to find the counterpart of that termination to be able to adapt it to whatever fitting the new machine has. Even if you can buy such an adapter, it is unlikely to be cheap, or small!
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I'd be reluctant to buy any expensive upgrade with any sort of manufacturer specific terminations permanently attached, if you're considering upgrading or changing machine at some point in the future. If you do, you're then relying on being able to find the counterpart of that termination to be able to adapt it to whatever fitting the new machine has. Even if you can buy such an adapter, it is unlikely to be cheap, or small!
What hose connection would you opt for, for the new hose?
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What hose connection would you opt for, for the new hose?
I'd go with 3/8" BSP - don't think it matters if male or female.

Edit: Since the Kärcher adapter from Qwashers is 3/8" male, you may as well get a hose with 3/8" female terminations.

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I'd go with 3/8" BSP - don't think it matters if male or female.

Edit: Since the Kärcher adapter from Qwashers is 3/8" male, you may as well get a hose with 3/8" female terminations.


So a 3/8" female on the hose reel end of hose

How about into my gun?

I will remove the karcher QR connector so the hose fits into the swivel

What would I need on that end of the hose.

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Also Damian has linked this connector for the hose reel end connection?


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So a 3/8" female on the hose reel end of hose

How about into my gun?

I will remove the karcher QR connector so the hose fits into the swivel

What would I need on that end of the hose.

Picture for comfirmation



Also Damian has linked this connector for the hose reel end connection?


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I would go away from Karcher fittings, and use standard QR connector, and purchase a mosmatic swivel.
Your gun does not have swivel?
My common advice is, buy a gun without swivel, put a mosmatic swivel on the hose.

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I would go away from Karcher fittings, and use standard QR connector, and purchase a mosmatic swivel.
Your gun does not have swivel?
My common advice is, buy a gun without swivel, put a mosmatic swivel on the hose.
My gun has swivel already fitted
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I'd go with 3/8" BSP - don't think it matters if male or female.

Edit: Since the Kärcher adapter from Qwashers is 3/8" male, you may as well get a hose with 3/8" female terminations.
And on the subject of hose, its often worth looking at the prices of different lengths with eBay sellers. I bought 15m of single wire from pressurewasherpartsuk and 15m was cheaper than 10m. Good solid hose with good 3/8" BSP female ends

10m £34.14
15m £30.41
20m £45.52
30m £56.53

I do wonder whether it may be a typo and should be £40.41, but they honoured my order and its still priced the same today.
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My gun has swivel already fitted
Sorry, I misunderstood your question, but I recommend you anyway to buy a Mosmatic svivel. Suttner swivels have radial bearings while Mosmatic have Thrust bearings or both, and work much more smoothly when there is pressure in the hose.

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