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Old 10-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Foam cannon pressure low

Hey guys, I got a foam cannon for my pressure washer a few months ago and tried it maybe 2 or 3 times and got sick of messing with it.

I attach it to the pressure washer handle and the pressure of the water coming out is very low (almost comparable to a garden hose), and the foam mixture is NOT what I've seen others to be.

I've tried a couple different handles and two different pressure washers with no difference in results. First pressure washer was a cheap electric one and the other washer I tried it with is a good gas one with many different pressure settings (house, pavement, fences etc)

I got the foam cannon from Amazon, but it looks identical to ones that I see other companies like detailed image and whatnot selling.

Anything I'm missing here?
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Check fittings, maybe the filter is clogged. What soap dilution/concentration aer you using?
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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Check fittings, maybe the filter is clogged. What soap dilution/concentration aer you using?
It's brand new, nothing should be clogged. Pressure washers are brand new and work 100% too even without the foam cannon on it.

I've used a few different soaps and mixtures.. but it's not the foam I'm worried about, it's the overall pressure of it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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What brand is it? Just because they look alike doesn't mean the performance is equal.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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What brand is it? Just because they look alike doesn't mean the performance is equal.
This is the one I got. Looks exactly the same as other ones as seen on other websites like detailed image (where they're ~$30 more):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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This is the one I got. Looks exactly the same as other ones as seen on other websites like detailed image (where they're ~$30 more):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Yes that's a quality one, I use it for my detailing business. it's possible a piece of plastic from the hose or bottle got lodged in the head, check and make sure it's clear. if you're getting nothing even out of a gas PW something is wrong. If it looks clear then exchange it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Yes that's a quality one, I use it for my detailing business. it's possible a piece of plastic from the hose or bottle got lodged in the head, check and make sure it's clear. if you're getting nothing even out of a gas PW something is wrong. If it looks clear then exchange it.
It magically started working this past weekend. Not sure how, because I had everything set up the same. I'm just glad it's working now and not a waste of money

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