Filling up the water storage tank on your pressure washer trailer rig is time consuming. If you use a garden hose it can take forever, yet if you use a garden hose 1″ or 2″ it can be relatively easy and you can continue working while filling. There are some secrets to doing this of course as the garden hose under than much pressure can get away from you like a python on “Meth” so you need to be cognizant of that otherwise you will be soaked and could get knocked in the head by the brass hose ending. Ouch. Tips on Choosing the Right Pressure Washing Company
Well, here is a secret tip for those of you that fill up with water from fire hydrants with a water meter and a garden hose. As you know forcing the pressure of a hydrant down a garden hose can be a handful to keep hold of. One thing we have found to be very helpful to hold the hose in your tank while you are filling up is to push the hose in the tank about 2-3 feet and then wrap the string that holds your lid to your tank around the hose twice.
This makes for a very secure hold on the hose and then you don’t have to worry about the hose flying out of the tank at mach 2 looking for something to pelt. Another option that works okay is to use one of those Stanley Vice Clamps that you squeeze to tighten and clamp the hose onto the opening on the tank. This works most of the time although sometimes with some of the more powerful hydrants even this will come loose.