Low pressure tip

Hey can anyone tell me what kind of tip or attachment this guy is using on his gun. Ive been searching on the web for something like it but i dont know what it is. Excuse me if this is a dumb question, im a rook when it comes to powerwashing. Heres the you tube link

Im just curious about low pressure cleaning thats why i asked

That looks like a m-5 X-Jet tip to me, but i am not for sure

right on thanks Doug

I couldn’t really zoom in on it or get that great a look.It doesn’t look like an X-Jet M-5 it looks more like a basic 40 degree white tip.

i thought soap tip. X-jet would have more pressure than that right?

I’m pretty sure that’s not an x-jet, an x-jet would be a lot larger. It’s kinda hard to see exactly what it is, but I would say that it’s a 40 degree or so tip, probably the threaded kind, not quick connect. Either it was an electric pressure washer, or the pressure was turned down pretty low, that would explain the low GPM from the gun.

If you wanted low pressure from your pressure washer, but wanted to keep the GPM so you could work faster, you would want a tip that is rated for a higher GPM then your pressure washer. If you had a 4 GPM pressure washer and you wanted low pressure, you could use a tip rated for 8 GPM and this would reduce pressure while keeping 4 GPM. This would cost 10 dollars vs. a 150 or so x-jet.

awesome thanks Micah, ive got some shopping to do now. Hey Chris and Alex in the future, do you plan on adding power washing stuff like machines, lances, chemicals etc. or are you gonna keep it strictly WC stuff?

Never say never. We are working on our baby steps still. But who knows what the future holds.

It looks like a 1520 or 1530 to me, depending on the GPM of his machine.
It doesn’t look like he’s pushing much.

sorry Thad im a rook, the 1520 and 1530 are those tips?

The first two digits are your degrees while the last two digits are for the rated gpm of the tip. A 1520 would be a tip that has a spray pattern of 15 degrees and is rated for 2.0 gallons per minute. A 2525 would be a tip with a 25 degree spray pattern rated for 2.5 gallons per minute. I’m pretty sure that’s the way it works… For some reason I used to get that all confused.

that makes sense, thanks for the info micah

That’s close.
The first two digits are the spray pattern (degrees) and the second two are GPM at 4000 psi. If you have a 5.5 GPM machine and use a 30 or 40 GPM tip you will get maximum flow (for your machine) at lowered pressures.
A lot of us use large orifice tips to lower pressure to engage a downstream chemical injector and then just turn off the injector for a hvlp rinse.
This is one way to ‘Softwash’.

If you’re really interested in learning more about PW and especially the technical aspects then visit PT State.
Bob is The Man but don’t tell him, he’ll get a big head.

That must be the complicated way of understanding it. I keep it simple like this.
The first two digits is the fan spray (as mentioned) and the last two digits explain the size of the orifice (the higher the number, the bigger the hole-thus more gpm and lower pressure)

I would love more info around here about PW… Honestly, I sold my cold powerwasher for cash money recently… I regret it a little, but in a year and a half I’ve had 4-5 jobs for pwing. I did a decent job with the knowledge I had/have but really thought I could’ve could of done a better( and quicker)job w/ a hot water machine. That’s why I got rid of the service and the machine. I’m planning( In the future, whenever that may be) to invest in a nice hot water machine for concrete. The only power washing jobs I landed were for sidewalks, patios, and drive ways. Cold water kinda cuts it. The customers were happy, atleast. I just knew that it could be done better.

Long story long, I just want to learn more before I offer it professionally. Maybe it would be great if WCR offered education and supply of all of our pwing needs.
I’ll be waiting and watching…


This gentleman is an awning cleaning specialist. He recommends using low pressure cold water for this type of cleaning. He is using a standard spray tip with a large orifice, probably a 15 degree number 20 or larger. This would be stated 1520. The first 2 numbers represent the spray pattern such as 15, 25, 40 etc. The remaining numbers refer to the nozzle size. Example: 04, 05, 10, 20 etc. Thus 1505 would be a 15 degree number 5 nozzle. I will try to get a nozzle chart posted for everyones use.

Here is a Nozzle chart attached.