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Austin 04-02-2012 07:34 AM

Best Home Kit
 
Anyone have a recommendation for a good home pressure washing system?

havasu 04-02-2012 09:26 AM

I have two types. A small electric pressure washer, and a gas powered behemoth. I prefer the smaller one actually because it is lighter,cheaper and can be shelved. The big one is heavy, space consuming, cumbersome, but has the ability to blast off paint real well.

Austin 04-02-2012 02:12 PM

So I take it you plug in the electric one?

Seems that could present issues with the amount of water it takes to pressure wash something.

havasu 04-02-2012 02:15 PM

There are two connections. One is a electrical plug on a 30' cord, and the other is a garden hose connection. They go on sale about every two weeks at my local Pep Boys for about $65, and does a pretty good job at degreasing engines on cars, cleaning concrete, and removing dirt from home siding.

Chris 04-03-2012 01:06 AM

I have a gas model and love the thing. It will eat through concrete or be gentle. The only downfall is storage, it is smaller then a lawn mower but still takes up room.

Austin 04-04-2012 09:14 AM

I had a gas powered I had to stop using because it was putting grooves in the cement.

imported_Workaholic 04-17-2012 01:03 PM

Pressure washers come down to technique, you do not need 4000 pounds of pressure for most things but the higher gpm's the better. From a diy stand point just go down to either lowes and buy a cheap troybuilt or go to the HD rental department and buy one of their rental units.


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