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Old 08-10-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default A Close Look at the New High-Flow Fireman's Nozzle

Tool

(noun)

Anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose.




Sometimes it's nice to not only have a tool that gives you the means necessary to complete a task, but to make the task more enjoyable for the user. A loud stereo or 24" wheels is not essential for transportation, but we do so because cars are our passion, and we like to make the experience of driving more enjoyable. We could all drive around in white sub-compact cars and forgo the air conditioning, stereo, aluminum wheels, and just utilize a car for what it is designed for - transportation. But very few of us do so.

You can often take something that you enjoy doing and make it more enjoyable by giving yourself more than just the basic tools to get the job done. Most define such a thing as a luxury. Every now and then you can give yourself a luxury and not feel bad about it, because it makes the hobby or task more enjoyable.






Yesterday I had some hands-on experience with the new Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle. We're always on the look out for the latest and greatest tools and accessories that make our hobby, and yours, more enjoyable. The hobby (also known as a passion for some) is car care!







The Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle is a cool tool to have in your car care arsenal. With 300% more flow than a standard hose nozzle, this tool allows you to make the most of your water pressure. The nozzle is not your typical flimsy plastic nozzle that most of us are accustomed to. It features a housing made of die-cast zinc with a metal shut-off handle. With the adjustable spray pattern and Gripguard insulated handle, it makes washing your car a breeze.






I wasn't simply going to sit here all day and look at the new nozzle, I wanted hands on experience. I'm all for a tool that not only does the job well, but exceptionally well, while making it more fun and enjoyable.






Pull the large metal shut off handle and you're instantly greeted with a strong jet of water. No need to worry about the nozzle slipping out of wet hands that are covered in your favorite shampoo, because with the Gripguard insulated handle, you can rest assure the nozzle won't be going anywhere.










Do you need a fine mist to rinse off your car or to water your plants? Not a worry, the Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle has a wide range of adjustment from a strong jet of water to a ultra fine mist.






Tools such as the Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle complete the task they're designed to, but also make that task fun, easier, and more enjoyable because of unique attributes that make them so desirable. So go ahead and spoil yourself every now and then and take something that you already enjoy doing, and make it better.


Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Another nice feature worth adding is the Brass Connector Shut Off Valve along with the Brass Quick Connector Set. The shut off valve enables you to shut off the flow of water before it reaches the nozzle. This makes it convenient to unscrew the nozzle without having to turn the water off at the source. To really make it convenient, the quick connects enable you to change nozzles and other accessories without having to unscrew anything.


Brass Quick Connector Set





Brass Connector Shut Off Valve





Quick Connect attached to Shut Off Valve.





Male Quick Connect attached to Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle.





At a glance.





Nozzle, Quick Connector Set, and Shut Off Valve all connected.





What's nice about the Quick Connects is that you can twist the nozzle. It's not stuck in one stationary position.





Real simple to disconnect







Brass Quick Connector Set

Brass Connector Shut Off Valve

Industrial High Flow Fireman's Nozzle
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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I hope you plan to wax your car every time you wash it. However, since I assume you do not, I hope you are using the cheapest car soap out there and couldn't care less about the your paint. With a nozzle like that, there is no reason to put any sort of helpful product on your paint since you basically pressure washing it right off. You wash a car with a flow of water, not a spray. All you've done is take the word "spray" to the next level at your paint's expense. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has any desire to protect their paint.

Advertise this for hosing down the driveway or washing off gardening tools. But don't hit your car with it.

Put this in the vendor forum maybe, but not the detailer's section. Obviously the "Geek" needs to research more.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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I hope you plan to wax your car every time you wash it. However, since I assume you do not, I hope you are using the cheapest car soap out there and couldn't care less about the your paint. With a nozzle like that, there is no reason to put any sort of helpful product on your paint since you basically pressure washing it right off. You wash a car with a flow of water, not a spray. All you've done is take the word "spray" to the next level at your paint's expense. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has any desire to protect their paint.

Advertise this for hosing down the driveway or washing off gardening tools. But don't hit your car with it.

Put this in the vendor forum maybe, but not the detailer's section. Obviously the "Geek" needs to research more.
You sir, are retarded. Hotsey pressure washers don't even remove wax, let alone your average garden hose pressure with a fancy nozzle on it.

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Old 08-11-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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DEXTER has zero clue on auto detailing. This seems to be a great product wouldnt mind seeing it in action. Right now i just use a electric pressure washer and it seems to work great.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:01 PM   #6
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I hope you plan to wax your car every time you wash it. However, since I assume you do not, I hope you are using the cheapest car soap out there and couldn't care less about the your paint. With a nozzle like that, there is no reason to put any sort of helpful product on your paint since you basically pressure washing it right off. You wash a car with a flow of water, not a spray. All you've done is take the word "spray" to the next level at your paint's expense. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has any desire to protect their paint.

Advertise this for hosing down the driveway or washing off gardening tools. But don't hit your car with it.

Put this in the vendor forum maybe, but not the detailer's section. Obviously the "Geek" needs to research more.
….I don’t typically jump on people for their uninformed observations/opinions (which seem rampant around here lately), but when you go out of your way to slam someone based on such flawed logic, it’s hard for me not to chime in.

As others have pointed out already, your argument is wholly unfounded. ….a little tact when engaging others on these forums goes a long way.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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I ended up taking one home last night to play around with some more. The wide range of adjustments along with the high-pressure makes blasting wheel cleaner out of nooks and crannies of wheels a breeze.




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Old 08-12-2011, 02:24 PM   #8
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I hope you plan to wax your car every time you wash it. However, since I assume you do not, I hope you are using the cheapest car soap out there and couldn't care less about the your paint. With a nozzle like that, there is no reason to put any sort of helpful product on your paint since you basically pressure washing it right off. You wash a car with a flow of water, not a spray. All you've done is take the word "spray" to the next level at your paint's expense. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has any desire to protect their paint.

Advertise this for hosing down the driveway or washing off gardening tools. But don't hit your car with it.

Put this in the vendor forum maybe, but not the detailer's section. Obviously the "Geek" needs to research more.

It sounds like you may have been misinformed on how to properly take care of your car.

Check out our Detailing How-To Guide. Here you will find a wealth of information that covers everything from interior to exterior care. You can also visit our Youtube Channel where videos are uploaded weekly - and they're all free.

Happy Detailing!
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #9
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oh dexters..
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:18 PM   #10
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I hope you plan to wax your car every time you wash it. However, since I assume you do not, I hope you are using the cheapest car soap out there and couldn't care less about the your paint. With a nozzle like that, there is no reason to put any sort of helpful product on your paint since you basically pressure washing it right off. You wash a car with a flow of water, not a spray. All you've done is take the word "spray" to the next level at your paint's expense. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has any desire to protect their paint.

Advertise this for hosing down the driveway or washing off gardening tools. But don't hit your car with it.

Put this in the vendor forum maybe, but not the detailer's section. Obviously the "Geek" needs to research more.
Good lord, you are misinformed.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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I have one of these nozzles and I love it but because my house water pressure is to low I can't use it. It really needs a good flow (not sure of psi) to be useful. I think its best features are durability and ease of use followed by comfort.

I'm on a well system and I don't want to turn up the pressure any more in the house. I honestly don't know why the outside water pressure is so low so if anyone has any ideas about that let me know.
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