Rotary Turbo Nozzle Buyer's Guide
How to Pick the Perfect Rotary Turbo Nozzle
You can literally carve your name in wood with a red zero-degree spray tip. Unfortunately, the pencil-thin stream is so narrow that it can’t cover much surface area. It would take a very long time to clean a driveway with a zero-degree spray tip. Now, imagine the strength of a red spray tip spinning at supersonic speed.
That’s what a turbo nozzle does. By spinning the stream of water, it cleans a wider path. This way, you can clean larger areas with the highly concentrated zero-degree stream.
How it Works
A rotary turbo nozzle automatically spins a zero degree spray in a 4-8 inch circle at 3000 rotations per minute. The spinning water jet hits the surface area from multiple angles, quickly breaking down caked-on dirt and grime. As a result, rotary nozzles can cut cleaning time in half.
Selecting the Right Nozzle
Picking the perfect turbo nozzle is similar to selecting spray tips. First, you simply match the grade of turbo nozzle with your pressure washer. Finding a consumer vs. medium-grade vs. professional turbo nozzle is the easy part. The secret is selecting the orifice size. The chart on every turbo nozzle page will help you align the right turbo nozzle with the right water pressure.
For example, most consumer-grade pressure washers produce 2400 PSI of pressure. A small turbo nozzle with a 3.0 orifice will suffice. On the other hand, a professional-grade machine can generate up to 5000 PSI of pressure. The same 3.0 orifice will work flawlessly, but you’ll need a much thicker turbo nozzle to withstand twice the pressure.
Try to keep your orifice size as small as possible. Why? If you widen the orifice, you reduce the pressure. The whole purpose of a turbo nozzle is to fully utilize the highest pressure possible. Don’t dilute the pressure.