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Old 02-22-2007, 06:06 AM
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Hey guys,

I am interested in getting a pressure washer and would like some recommendations. I only have about $200.00, what do you suggest? What PSI do I look for, etc. Any recommendations you have are appreciated.


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Actually, I just bought one from sears for under $200 on sale. Gas powered 4 HP. no wheels, but it's real light so it's actually easy to carry and doesn't take up much space in the shed at all. 3 nozzles plus a soap nozzle.

just search for 07175201000 at
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I bought one at Lowes a couple of years ago for under 200.00, has 2400 psi, as I recall.
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Daveh, be warned that when the washer is not spewing water, it is not cooling! In other words if the engine is running but the "wand" is in the off position, there is no water flow. These pumps rely on water "movement" for cooling purposes, and the pump can quickly burn out.

Make sure that the pump can be serviced/waranteed locally, as that is the weakest link. Purchase the unit with the highest pressure that you can aff
ord, as that will shorten your work time as well as producing better results. Best of luck! TJN/56Nomad
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$200.00 is a prettly low-budget pressure washer.

My all-time favorite is the Water Wacker, mfg'd by FAE. They're referred to as the "Cadillac" of pressure washers, and I've sold quite a few of them at the NAPA store I used to work at.

It's a fairly common design in this part of the world.

These are serious units that are built to last, and to be serviced when things wear out.

They're a little more pricey, though ... about $1000.00 CDN
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Low end pressure washers are generally disposable. As mentioned they do not have by-pass valves that allow water to circulate when the wand is off. Also the pumps on these cheapo washers are not something you can service if need be.

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