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Old 04-02-2012, 07:34 AM  
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Anyone have a recommendation for a good home pressure washing system?


 
 
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:26 AM  
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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.


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Old 04-02-2012, 02:12 PM  
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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.
 
 
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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.
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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.
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I had a gas powered I had to stop using because it was putting grooves in the cement.
 
 
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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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