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Most Forceful Hose Nozzle

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Most Forceful Hose Nozzle

We have gone through 2 pressure washers in the past few years and have decided they are too expensive for our limited use of washing the deck twice a year. We want to try just water pressure with a good nozzle that can emit a strong stream. Does anyone have an idea which one they found to be the strongest in this respect?
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my experence with different nozzle (from $2 - $30) they have make very little difference.

huge difference in 1/2" vs 5/8" hose tho
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I would think using a stiff brush/ broom to manually scrub a chemical cleaner onto the deck boards would be needed. The scrubbing would replace the job being done by the pressure washer ?
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you can buy a 'power nozzle' for a hose. They are not as good as a pressure washer. Deck cleaning can be done with a deck cleaner and brightener, a stiff broom, some time and a brisk and thorough rinse off.
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It'll never be as good as a pressure washer. The question is how are you going through pressure washers so quickly? I buy $100 washers and they last 8+ years. You have to store them indoors so they don't freeze and crack.
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I have this Bullseye nozzle :https://www.bullseyenozzle.com/ It's not bad,but I would like a more finer jet at full opening.Just bought the Brass Sweeper Nozzle (AL801) from Lee Valley,but it's not much better than the Bullseye. H50

*EDIT*-This Lee Valley AL801 nozzle is similar to my Bullseye,both of which have a 'feathered' or scattered water pattern at the end of the stream...I would like one that keeps it's narrow shape almost all the way to the end...gonna be hard to find. H50
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Do u leave the unit in the garage or someplace cold during the winter where water can freeze and bust stuff up?

If you use it so infrequently, it shouldn't break
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Huck50 wrote: I have this Bullseye nozzle :https://www.bullseyenozzle.com/ It's not bad,but I would like a more finer jet at full opening.Just bought (ordered) the Brass Sweeper Nozzle (AL801) from Lee Valley,so hope it's better than the Bullseye. H50
EDIT-This AL801 nozzle is similar to my Bullseye,both of which have a 'feathered" or scattered water pattern at the end of the stream...I would like one that keeps it's narrow shape almost all the way to the end...gonna be hard to find. H50
Let me know once you get the Lee Valley one and compare. I had the old version of the Lee Valley that actually looks like your Bullseye nozzle but lost it some time ago. I do remember it being better than any of the expensive larger nozzles we tried.
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l69norm wrote: I would think using a stiff brush/ broom to manually scrub a chemical cleaner onto the deck boards would be needed. The scrubbing would replace the job being done by the pressure washer ?
We have this but sometimes you just want a powerful spray to take off superficial debris and not have to get your hands too dirty.
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GPS wrote: We have this but sometimes you just want a powerful spray to take off superficial debris and not have to get your hands too dirty.
That's exactly what the jet nozzle https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/ga ... item=AL406 is made for.

"This low-cost, solid brass sweeper nozzle attaches to your hose to produce a high-pressure stream of water that can be used for sweeping drives and sidewalks, flushing eavestroughs, and washing cars. The internal design makes it more effective at creating a smooth stream than competing models, and the brass construction ensures a long life.

Made in USA."
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GPS wrote: Let me know once you get the Lee Valley one and compare. I had the old version of the Lee Valley that actually looks like your Bullseye nozzle but lost it some time ago. I do remember it being better than any of the expensive larger nozzles we tried.

*EDIT*-This Lee Valley AL801 nozzle is similar to my Bullseye,both of which have a 'feathered' or scattered water pattern at the end of the stream...I would like one that keeps it's narrow shape almost all the way to the end...gonna be hard to find.
Lee valley also have a nozzle called "Little Big Shot",which I think is a copy of the original "Bullseye Power Nozzle" which also has an internal membrane which changes shape when you turn the end piece which changes the shape of the spray. H50
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Huck50 wrote: *EDIT*-This Lee Valley AL801 nozzle is similar to my Bullseye,both of which have a 'feathered' or scattered water pattern at the end of the stream...I would like one that keeps it's narrow shape almost all the way to the end...gonna be hard to find.
Lee valley also have a nozzle called "Little Big Shot",which I think is a copy of the original "Bullseye Power Nozzle" which also has an internal membrane which changes shape when you turn the end piece which changes the shape of the spray. H50
Thanks for your update. The lee valley version Little Big Shot is what I think I had a few years ago and lost. Have you compared AL801 to LBS?
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GPS wrote: Thanks for your update. The lee valley version Little Big Shot is what I think I had a few years ago and lost. Have you compared AL801 to LBS?
No, I have not,but it looks and functions (I am guessing)similarly to my Bullseye,but not really looking to add another nozzle to my collection,unless someone can verify that it (LBS) works better that the Bullseye or the AL801.
Seems that Melnor at (CTC) has one identical to the LBS and it's called 'Mighty Mite'.H50
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I can't comment on the version from Lee Valley but I have the little big shot and this one PA: Brass Nozzle . Both are comparable, but they don't compare to the pressure of a pressure washer. That being said I used the LBS, some outdoor cleaner before staining my fence and it turned out ok.
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I wonder if going from my current 5/8" hose to a 3/4" if there would be a significant difference in the spray pattern,that, being more uniform rather than being scattered or feathered at the end?.....anyways,I tried turning my water hose valve so less water is coming out and it seems to make the stream more uniform at the end,instead of being all feathered out.H50

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