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have a question I am interested in purchasing a ball valve set up my current power washer I use is a 3400 psi and I have a 3700 psi power washer which ball valve set up do I need. They are Dewalt Home Depot power washers.

SKU DRSHPSU 
Or 
SKU DRSBVSK

I would like to purchase the most common one that all guys use across the board this way if I get a more powerful power washer I will be covered 

I am going to choose the DIY version but with the DIY version how do I select the plug-in socket out or does it just come standard and how do I know what the plug-in socket out is do I base it off the picture it's on your website?

I am new to power washing.

 

This is the most common one used, https://www.dougruckerstore.com/products/ball-valve-set-up/ and has been used on pressure washers 4000-5000psi with no issues.  You can also use the higher-pressure ball valve option, but it is much harder to turn.

I am going to choose the DIY version but with the DIY version how do I select the plug-in socket out or does it just come standard it will come with the parts unassembled and you choose which on you want as the out and how do I know what the plug-in socket out is do I base it off the picture it's on your website? The picture on the web site is how I do mine, with the plug out. Basically your “out” fitting is the fitting the water will come out of.  Some guys prefer the female coupler as the out, some, like me, the plug.  It really all depends on how you have your machine set up.  If the lead fitting off the machine, the one the water comes out of, is the female coupler, then that’s how your ball valve would be set up.   If it’s the plug, then the plug on the ball valve should be the plug. 

 

You should not need a more powerful (PSI) machine than what you have, but you when you upgrade look for going with more GPM, 5-8GPM, 2700-3500PSI.  More GPM will allow you to clean faster, better, and be more productive. 

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