Switch between cleaning tools while solution hose is pressurized

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  1. dan1

    dan1 New Member

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    Does anybody have any good tips for connecting wands onto solution lines, without shutting the truck off? I'm still new at this so excuse my ignorance. I'm assuming a ball valve at the end of the line to cut the water, then a pull of the trigger should reduce the tension, allowing easier connections. But is there anything else I should do to easily switch between different cleaning tools, while there is pressure in the line?
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    dan a ball valve is what u need. i use one
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    It will shut off the flow to the quick disconnect then you trigger your wand or tool which relieves pressure at the QD. Then you can change tools easy!

    This is what we are talking about. It goes between your QD and the end of your hose.
    http://www.interlinksupply.com/index.html?item_num=AH56
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    Frank DiGi Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Same here as the guys above said ball valve will do it...
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    Be sure that the new tool has a valve that can take the pressure you are putting against it. You should not pressure a line up to 800 psi then switch to an upholstery tool that has a 400 psi valve. That being said, a ball valve should do the trick.
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    I could be wrong here but, you shouldnt have to turn your mount off even if you didn't have a ball valve on your wand or uph tool. There should be a ball valve of some sort at the machine to turn it off or on. If you don't want to add a ball valve at the moment, then just shut the solution off @ the mount then switch tools........at least I hope you should be able to do this.

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