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Old 03-27-2019, 10:51 PM   #1
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I'm guessing everybody already has this, or something like it, but if you don't you might consider getting one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 03-28-2019, 11:26 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link, @Holland Painting. I didn't know there was such a thing. Sure beats trying to track down tips. I lose about 3 or 4 per year.
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Try using a J-Rod from PressureTek.com


https://pressuretek.com/jrod-4-way-nozzle-holder/
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Try using a J-Rod from PressureTek.com


https://pressuretek.com/jrod-4-way-nozzle-holder/
Interesting. You can lose all four at once..
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The previous post suggesting the J-rods was a good one. These are also useful and of much higher quality than the link in the OP

https://pressuretek.com/m5-twist-downstream-nozzle/
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The previous post suggesting the J-rods was a good one. These are also useful and of much higher quality than the link in the OP

https://pressuretek.com/m5-twist-downstream-nozzle/
I'm guessing you are not referring to the Original Post(er)?

5 years, and no problems, so the quality is fairly good (brass construction).
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is another one I like, but have not tested it as thoroughly:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I just like how convenient they are, and since they never come off my gun, I never lose them. They have soap (hi and lo) and also the 4 most common pressure settings (0, 25, 40, rinse) VERY CONVENIENT!

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I'm guessing you are not referring to the Original Post(er)?

5 years, and no problems, so the quality is fairly good (brass construction).
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is another one I like, but have not tested it as thoroughly:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I just like how convenient they are, and since they never come off my gun, I never lose them. They have soap (hi and lo) and also the 4 most common pressure settings (0, 25, 40, rinse) VERY CONVENIENT!


If it works for you, great. I'm not trying to change minds here. I do a lot of washing & run a lot of chems through my tips and this wouldn't last more than a few days at most. The link I provided is for professional/commercial use and its' quality reflects that. If you're getting 5 years out of any one spray tip, multi-nozzle or otherwise, it's clear that the tip is only being used on occasion. If that's the case, I'm glad you found a useful tool that works well for your needs.

Someone could come on here and swear by the Graco Magnums they sell at HD and how they could get 5 years out of them with no problems. Doesn't change the fact that they are not of the same quality as the Graco 390/395.
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If it works for you, great. I'm not trying to change minds here. I do a lot of washing & run a lot of chems through my tips and this wouldn't last more than a few days at most. The link I provided is for professional/commercial use and its' quality reflects that. If you're getting 5 years out of any one spray tip, multi-nozzle or otherwise, it's clear that the tip is only being used on occasion. If that's the case, I'm glad you found a useful tool that works well for your needs.

Someone could come on here and swear by the Graco Magnums they sell at HD and how they could get 5 years out of them with no problems. Doesn't change the fact that they are not of the same quality as the Graco 390/395.
Purchased the "Quick Connect" in 2013. Has sprayed every exterior house and deck on my schedule, and still works! Definitely worth $20.

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I think they (the 5 in ones) are great...but they do not hold up. I was a little concerned last time one failed when it launched the rotating part off into the distance. Otherwise, they've only failed by self-destructing in an organized way...leaking.

I don't think they are rated for professional pressures/usage. I've also had problems with the soap tip drawing, but that may be a more esoteric issue. My downstream rig is touchy about hose length and everything else.

I can't see why nobody is making a nicely rated one of these. I buy the Simpson ones, which have held up better than any other, but still go through at least 2 a year.

Useful..yes
Potentially dangerous...yes

I'll keep buying them, but like I mentioned, I was taken aback by an extreme failure, so I'll be watching real close.
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I think they (the 5 in ones) are great...but they do not hold up. I was a little concerned last time one failed when it launched the rotating part off into the distance. Otherwise, they've only failed by self-destructing in an organized way...leaking.

I don't think they are rated for professional pressures/usage. I've also had problems with the soap tip drawing, but that may be a more esoteric issue. My downstream rig is touchy about hose length and everything else.

I can't see why nobody is making a nicely rated one of these. I buy the Simpson ones, which have held up better than any other, but still go through at least 2 a year.

Useful..yes
Potentially dangerous...yes

I'll keep buying them, but like I mentioned, I was taken aback by an extreme failure, so I'll be watching real close.


I've certainly launched my share of tips in the past!
Hopefully no one was injured, and no glass broken. Good to keep an eye on anything with moving parts, as YES they are more prone to failure than a simple piece of metal.

Mine developed a slow leak, but can be tightened with an Allen Wrench. I decided to take it apart and add Loc-tite, and has been good since then.

I have a GX390 PW with a TriPlex Pump, and personally feel 3800-4000 PSI is the perfect balance between functionality and maneuverability (ie., weight).

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+1 for j-rods from pressure tek.

Also swap out the stock brass fittings on your gun with stainless couplers. They don't rust so tips are seated without any fuss.

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+1 for j-rods from pressure tek.

Also swap out the stock brass fittings on your gun with stainless couplers. They don't rust so tips are seated without any fuss.
brass doesn't rust.
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Well something is corroding because they don't accept tips very easily. The stainless components are much much smoother after use. Well worth the extra $ imo
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High-concentration NaClO does a number on anything. Stainless can be better than brass, but there are many grades of stainless as well, some much better than others.
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Can u tell me more about NACIO?
Bleach. Very corrosive in high concentration.
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About 25 years ago I started using turbo nozzles and very seldom used anything else. With the turbo, I seldom had the need for different angles. You do have to be careful with them, they can tear things up if your not. If it were particularly delicate work I would switch to a 25* or 40*.
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+1 for j-rods from pressure tek.

Also swap out the stock brass fittings on your gun with stainless couplers. They don't rust so tips are seated without any fuss.
Yeah need to switch mine. More props for Pressure-Tek and their great service too
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