Does it come with an adjustable nozzle? 1300 psi is enough to rip your screens.ffokazak said:Do you have any experience with a 1300 psi pressure washer? is that going to clear out my screens?
Good deal...... Glad its working out for you.... went and looked at the data plate on mine after last post and mine is 2800 psi.... I'm sure 1300 will be plenty....ffokazak said:So yeah. i think i can safely say this will work perfectly. I got out stuff that i thought would never come out. On reclaims, it cleared them out, first pass, perfectly. Im no sure if 1300 psi is in fact going to rip the screens, though. I am using it on full blast, and tried it on an oldie, of course, but it didnt seem to damage it at all.
I have never seen a pressure washer rip a screen in 20 years of screen printing.Squirts said:Does it come with an adjustable nozzle? 1300 psi is enough to rip your screens....
Crank up the pressure and you'll see it..... with a flat fan spray at high pressure its like a knife, not only will it cut a screen it will cut YOU TOO!! Haha!fizz said:I have never seen a pressure washer rip a screen in 20 years of screen printing.
I have visited over 350 different printers in the last 6 years, in my sales job and have never heard of it.
I would serously doubt that you would ever rip a qualty mesh with a pressure washer in normal use.
In normal use is probably key though.fizz said:I would serously doubt that you would ever rip a qualty mesh with a pressure washer in normal use.
I have ripped two screens with the pressure washer... However this thread makes it sound like a bigger deal then it really is.... If the screen is fairly clear of emulsion its not gonna happen.... theres just not enough resistance for the spray to be able to cut the mesh.... however if a large patch of THICK emulsion is hit with Very High Pressure it can start the rip before the emulsion starts to break free... this is what happened to me both times... Lesson learned.... I start at lower pressure untill screen is starting to clear good... then crank pressure up to eliminate the small problem spots when necessary.... But Like I said it sounds worse then it is... Its not a big deal .... Just comman sense... if you hit the emulsion with a thin very high pressure spray.... before the emulsion has had a chance to start to liquify well its just like turning it on a piece of cardboard same result..... nice slice right thru your screen....Solmu said:I was particularly warned that if your screen already has a hole in it the pressure washer can catch that hole and tear it further. Haven't experienced it myself (even when washing out old crappy screens), but I was told to be wary of it.