* Temperature Notes
Our power washers are engineered with COLD/HOT/STEAM technology. The heat rise over ambient is 125°. So, for example, if your incoming water is 60°, the unit will run at 185° with the heater ON. There are two ways to increase the heat rise:
- Pre-heat the water tank – a simple process. Place the wand into the water tank and add heated water with the spray nozzle attached.
- Slow the water flow down by turning down the unloader valve. This will decrease the amount of water flowing through the heating coil which in effect will give higher heat rise. The more the water is slowed, the higher the heat rise. This will also lower the PSI and GPM.
Please note… “Steam” in this industry we call “Wet Steam” as water from 212° (boiling) to 248° (for example). Much above this temperature gets into the “Dry Steam” category and increases the possibility of scalding. Higher level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. These higher temperatures will add stress on the couplers on the hoses and can make them weaken causing them to come loose (EXTREMELY DANGEROUS) and will prematurely wear out the pressure hose.
* Output Notes
This unit is engineered to run two guns simultaneously. When operating two guns, the volume of pressurized water is divided between the two discharge points – two guns or one gun & surface cleaner. When two guns or the surface cleaner are operated simultaneously, the nozzles on the guns or surface cleaners need to be changed to smaller orifice sizes – this will maintain the PSI – however, the GPM or the output of the machine is now dispersed through another discharge point. We like to compare this to taking a shower and someone flushes the toilet, so obviously there will be a pressure reduction when running more than one gun or with the surface cleaner running at the same time.