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Old 15-01-2018, 04:52 PM   #41
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Hi guys,

Got myself a Karcher K4 full control pressure washer not long ago. The high pressure hose connects on the back of the unit into an elbow and is held in place by a retaining clip/clamp.

Is there any options to add in a quick connector onto that part as the clamp is a bit fiddly and would like to be able to remove the hose often to drain.
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Old 15-01-2018, 05:38 PM   #42
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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.

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


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The hose Damian links has a Kärcher specific termination at one end, and is then female 3/8 BSP at the other end (to which he's fitted a Kärcher adaptor). So this breaks my (personal) rule of having manufacturer specific connections.

If I were starting from scratch I would go with 14.8mm ("midi") quick connects. They're available with both male and female 3/8" threads so you can pick the combination you want to join the hose to the machine and gun with the minimum of adapters

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Hi guys,

Got myself a Karcher K4 full control pressure washer not long ago. The high pressure hose connects on the back of the unit into an elbow and is held in place by a retaining clip/clamp.

Is there any options to add in a quick connector onto that part as the clamp is a bit fiddly and would like to be able to remove the hose often to drain.
Can you post a few pics?
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Old 15-01-2018, 06:07 PM   #44
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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.
I was using a Kranzle swivel before I got the Mosmatic one. I didn't think it was bad, but the Mosmatic is leaps and bounds ahead. The one I got was about £30 plus about £9 next day delivery from Germany, so not cheap, but not frighteningly expensive. The Kranzle one is now installed on the Kranzle hose as a backup.
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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.
At that price it's very good value, especially if, as in your case, you don't need much in the way of adaptors to hook it up, as you've got a "greenfield site".
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I was using a Kranzle swivel before I got the Mosmatic one. I didn't think it was bad, but the Mosmatic is leaps and bounds ahead. The one I got was about £30 plus about £9 next day delivery from Germany, so not cheap, but not frighteningly expensive. The Kranzle one is now installed on the Kranzle hose as a backup.
A DGV i Suppose?

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The hose Damian links has a Kärcher specific termination at one end, and is then female 3/8 BSP at the other end (to which he's fitted a Kärcher adaptor). So this breaks my (personal) rule of having manufacturer specific connections.

If I were starting from scratch I would go with 14.8mm ("midi") quick connects. They're available with both male and female 3/8" threads so you can pick the combination you want to join the hose to the machine and gun with the minimum of adapters


I'm not with you on that one mate?

Can you link what you mean?


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A DGV i Suppose?
Yep that's right, from here https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mosmatic-Pi...app-cvip-panel

Helpfully produced in many, many different combinations of threaded ends

More here for anyone who is interested https://mosmatic.co.uk/product-categ...tic-dgv-swivel
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The in built swivels of the Suttner trigger guns are reasonable, but they aren't exactly free rotating when new, even when not under pressure (perhaps due to tight joints or grease) - I suspect the Mosmatic ones are freer rotating in all conditions.
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At that price it's very good value, especially if, as in your case, you don't need much in the way of adaptors to hook it up, as you've got a "greenfield site".
Indeed, and even though I (or is that we ??) tried to minimise adaptors/couplings by initial design it's surprising still how many components are involved by the time you create options with lance extensions, foam guns etc
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