Pressure Washer Nozzle Selection Guide

Use the chart below to help with pressure washer spray tip / nozzle selection. You will need to know how many gallons per minute your pressure washer puts out as well as the maximum PSI rating.

Nozzle / Tip Size Selection Chart

Determine the proper nozzle size by the pressure washer’s GPM (Gallons Per Minute) at a specific PSI . If the nozzle size is too small, your equipment can be damaged . If the nozzle size is to large, your cleaning ability will be reduced. Please note that nozzle fan degree does not effect nozzle size selection.

Nozzle Size     PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)
Hole Size Gallons Per Minute 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2250 2500 2750 3000 3250 3500 3750 4000 4500 5000
2 .034"/0.86mm 0.71 0.87 1 1.12 1.22 1.32 1.41 1.5 1.58 1.66 1.73 1.8 1.87 1.94 2 2.12 2.24
2.5 .042"/1.07mm 0.88 1.08 1.25 1.4 1.53 1.65 1.77 1.88 1.98 2.07 2.17 2.25 2.34 2.42 2.5 2.65 2.8
3 .043"/1.09mm 1.06 1.3 1.5 1.68 1.84 1.98 2.12 2.25 2.37 2.49 2.6 2.7 2.81 2.9 3 3.18 3.35
3.5 .048"/1.22mm 1.24 1.52 1.75 1.96 2.14 2.32 2.47 2.63 2.77 2.9 3.03 3.15 3.27 3.39 3.5 3.71 3.91
4 .052"/1.32mm 1.41 1.73 2 2.24 2.45 2.65 2.83 3 3.16 3.32 3.46 3.61 3.74 3.87 4 4.24 4.47
4.5 .055"/1.40mm 1.59 1.95 2.25 2.52 2.76 2.98 3.18 3.38 3.56 3.73 3.9 4.06 4.21 4.36 4.5 4.77 5.03
5 .057"/1.45mm 1.77 2.17 2.5 2.8 3.06 3.31 3.54 3.75 3.95 4.15 4.33 4.51 4.68 4.84 5 5.3 5.59
5.5 .060"/1.52mm 1.94 2.38 2.75 3.07 3.37 3.64 3.89 4.13 4.35 4.56 4.76 4.96 5.14 5.33 5.5 5.83 6.15
6 .062"/1.57mm 2.12 2.6 3 3.35 3.67 3.97 4.24 4.5 4.74 4.97 5.2 5.41 5.61 5.81 6 6.36 6.71
6.5 .064"/1.63mm 2.3 2.81 3.25 3.63 3.98 4.3 4.6 4.88 5.14 5.39 5.63 5.86 6.08 6.29 6.5 6.89 7.27
7 .067"/1.70mm 2.47 3.03 3.5 3.91 4.29 4.63 4.95 5.25 5.53 5.8 6.06 6.31 6.55 6.78 7 7.42 7.83
7.5 .070"/1.78mm 2.65 3.25 3.75 4.19 4.59 4.96 5.3 5.63 5.93 6.22 6.5 6.76 7.02 7.26 7.5 7.95 8.39
8 .072"/1.83mm 2.83 3.46 4 4.47 4.9 5.29 5.66 6 6.32 6.63 6.93 7.21 7.48 7.75 8 8.49 8.94
8.5 .074"/1.88mm 3.01 3.68 4.25 4.75 5.21 5.62 6.01 6.38 6.72 7.05 7.36 7.66 7.95 8.23 8.5 9.02 9.5
9 .076"/1.93mm 3.18 3.9 4.5 5.03 5.51 5.95 6.36 6.75 7.12 7.46 7.79 8.11 8.42 8.71 9 9.55 10.06
9.5 .078"/1.98mm 3.36 4.11 4.75 5.31 5.82 6.28 6.72 7.13 7.51 7.88 8.23 8.56 8.89 9.2 9.5 10.08 10.62
10 .080"/2.03mm 3.54 4.33 5 5.59 6.12 6.61 7.07 7.5 7.91 8.29 8.66 9.01 9.35 9.68 10 10.61 11.18
11 .083"/2.11mm 3.89 4.76 5.5 6.15 6.74 7.28 7.78 8.25 8.7 9.12 9.53 9.92 10.29 10.65 11 11.67 12.3
12 .087"/2.21mm 4.24 5.2 6 6.71 7.35 7.94 8.49 9 9.49 9.95 10.39 10.82 11.22 11.62 12 12.73 13.42
12.5 .089"/2.26mm 4.42 5.41 6.25 6.99 7.65 8.27 8.84 9.38 9.88 10.36 10.83 11.27 11.69 12.1 12.5 13.26 13.98
13 .091"/2.31mm 4.6 5.63 6.5 7.27 7.96 8.6 9.19 9.75 10.28 10.78 11.26 11.72 12.16 12.59 13 13.79 14.53
15 .096"/2.44mm 5.3 6.5 7.5 8.39 9.19 9.92 10.61 11.25 11.86 12.44 12.99 13.52 14.03 14.52 15 15.91 16.77
20 .109"/2.77mm 7.07 8.66 10 11.18 12.25 13.23 14.14 15 15.81 16.58 17.32 18.03 18.71 19.36 20 21.21 22.36
25 .125"/3.18mm 8.84 10.83 12.5 13.98 15.31 16.54 17.68 18.75 19.76 20.73 21.65 22.53 23.39 24.21 25 26.52 27.95
30 .141"/3.58mm 10.61 12.99 15 16.77 18.37 19.84 21.21 22.5 23.72 24.87 25.98 27.04 28.06 29.05 30 31.82 33.54
40 .156"/3.96mm 14.14 17.32 20 22.36 24.49 26.46 28.28 30 31.62 33.17 34.64 36.06 37.42 38.73 40 42.43 44.72
50 .172"/4.37mm 17.68 21.65 25 27.95 30.62 33.07 35.36 37.5 39.53 41.46 43.3 45.07 46.77 48.41 50 53.03 55.9
60 .188"/4.78mm 21.21 25.98 30 33.54 36.74 39.69 42.43 45 47.43                
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