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Old 03-31-2005, 04:53 AM
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Power Washers

I'm in the market to buy me a power washer but I don't know too much on what to look for.

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Old 03-31-2005, 06:32 AM
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Hey Charlie,

If my memory is still functioning correctly, I think there have been a couple of good discussions on the issue of good washers in the past. Do a quick search of the archive and see what you come up with.

I specifically recall some issues involving safe use...and some tragic accidents that have occurred using these seemingly tame machines.

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Old 03-31-2005, 10:02 AM
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Here is my experience. I was in the market for a power washer last year. I went to all the local outlets, Lowes, Home Depot, Wally World and such. A person I work with told me to go by this industrial power wash supply outfit. I inquired about a particular model and winced at the price. The guy had obviously been through this before and asked if I had been looking at the discount outlets. I said yes. he then asked me to come with him to the back of the shop. There was a huge pile of washers from Wal Mart and the like. He siad people had brought them in for repair and the pumps they use he cannot get parts for. For the most part the pumps come from China or a thrird world country and it is impossibel to secure replacement parts. I would up buying a unit from him. It was a 6hp Honda engine with an Admiral pump that came with a parts list and instructions on where to get the parts. I also got a 50 foot hose with a variable spray nozzle. Yes, I paid about $200 more than I was planning on, but I got a unit that will last a long time if I take care of it. One thing he pointed out to me about the cheapos is they do not have a by-pass valve. The by-pass valve redirects pump pressure when the pump is running and the nozzle trigger is not depressed. A unit without that valve dead heads the pump which will dramatically shorten it's life.....just food for thought.

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Old 05-10-2005, 07:52 PM
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Wrong topic question

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I would get a Honda.. no less then a 2500 psi.
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No matter which one you pick, DON'T LOAN IT TO FRIENDS!!!!!! I had always heard there are 2 things you don't loan out, your wife and your chainsaw. Power washers need to be added to the list. Spend the extra money for one with the bypass valve, it will last much longer.

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