6/14/19: Our 12' and 20' inlet hoses are due to arrive on Tuesday, June 18th. Expect a brief delay if you place an order that includes a 12' or 20' inlet hose as it will be held until we can fulfill the order entirely. Click here to learn more about the products that are in the process of arriving to OGHQ.
You can now build your own custom solution. Click the button below to "Build and Price" any variation you would like.
The Comet is a decent solution, but I think we need to make a few changes to make it portable. The first issue is the inlet. The inlet on the pump has BSPP (British Standard Pipe Parallel) threads. It comes with an adapter that converts BSPP to GHT (Garden Hose) to accept your standard hose or one of my Inlet Hoses. The problem we encounter is that adapter makes the inlet too long to accept the inlet hose when the unit is sitting on the ground. We need to add a 90 degree elbow to make it so you don't have to put the pressure washer on a milk crate.
A few notes about making this modification:
You'll need to watch the video above to allow for this modification.
***You are doing this at you own risk. If you lose a screw or break something, this will not be warrantied. This is really easy to do, but I'm telling you don't call me crying if you screw it up. Just own up to it and fix it.*** I've done the hard part getting you the parts you need. I had to buy a bunch of crap to figure out how to get this to work. I've gotten you 90% of the way there, you'll just have to finish it.
You'll need to take the cover off the machine and then reinstall it afterward to add the elbow (see video).
I could only find the elbow in stainless.
All of these fittings need to be taped to ensure they don't leak.
The threads don't match up (BSPP to BSPT). It will work, but know the threads will grab almost immediately. No one makes a BSPP elbow that I could find in the US.
Ordering: These packages are designed to use the hose reel and hose that comes with the Comet, but you can easily remove it if you'd like and add a Kobrajet hose. Email us if you need that solution.
1.) Choose if you need the Comet. I understand some of you may already have one.
2.) Next choose the package you want.
Advanced Kit: I'm calling this "Advanced," but what it means is you are getting what I would buy with this pressure washer. This is the best but most expensive option.
All Stainless QDs where available (a few of the reducers are brass)
3.) Finally, choose the length you need the Inlet Hose to be.
I've been chasing this one since the beginning. I was hoping to find a mid-tier/cost solution that would be reliable and provide us adequate flow. Now this is drawn from my experience and is a preference, but I would much rather have more flow than pressure for washing a car. The target is as much flow as possible around at around 1000 PSI. Now don't get too hung up on the pressure number. I know we have been conditioned to think we are getting 2,000 or 3,000 PSI out of pressure washers, but that is not what I measure in real world testing. 1,000 PSI is more than enough to blast the mud off your Jeep, or get the salt out of your wheel wells. Trust me on this one, flow(GPM) is king in the car washing game. For example, my $4,500 Kranzle in my wash bay is providing me 950 measured PSI with a 6.0 sized nozzle at 2.8 GPM.
This Comet has a few quirks, but we can easily overcome them with some fittings and accessories. The key is the output. I measured 975 PSI at 1.90 GPM with a 4.0 nozzle, which is darn near perfect for washing a car.
You can choose to buy this package with the Comet Static 1700 Extra or without it.
***Note the warranty on these is 1 Year Parts and Labor. What won't be covered is shipping back to their service center in MN. You need to know this going into a Comet purchase.***
Rated at 2.11 GPM
Rated at 1450 PSI Max
(These are the specs to compare to others, but they mean nothing in the real world.)
Max Water Temperature Passable: 145 Degrees
This still comes with all of the junk from the Comet Static 1700 extra package like OE Wand, Wall Rack, Foam Cannon, Brush, etc.