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Want to buy a pressure washer. How many PSI/HP do I need?

Old 08-16-05, 12:28 AM
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I have the older version of this one from sears, although I think mine is actually 2300. It has done everything I needed it to do very well so far, and I have used it quite a bit.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=07175201000
Old 08-16-05, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JustinS
I have the older version of this one from sears, although I think mine is actually 2300. It has done everything I needed it to do very well so far, and I have used it quite a bit.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=07175201000
Justin, isn't it a pain to not have wheels? Or did you add them on?
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Originally Posted by tbird2340
Justin, isn't it a pain to not have wheels? Or did you add them on?
Not at all. Even full of gas, the thing weighs 20-25 pounds or so. I just pick it up and move it to the next spot. With the 25' hose I have, that gives me a pretty good cleaning radius.
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not sure how much power you'll need, BUT..

My dad purchased one (gas one too) a few years ago and exchanged it for a more powerful one when he thought it wasn't strong enough.

THe new one he got ended up taking the paint right off of his car. Be careful.. you really don't need as much strength to get the job done as you think.
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I've got a Delta electric one, and while I don't know off hand any specs, it easily strips the stain right off my deck and cuts into the wood. I'm not so certain a gas model is needed. Remember that those gas models are yet another engine that you need to perform maintenance on.
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I have my eyes set on this one at the moment.

$349
Troy-Bilt®
2550 PSI Gas Pressure Washer
HP-Volts: 6.75
PSI (Max): 2550
GPM:: 2.3
Hose Length: 25' High Pressure

Extra power and accessories for a variety of projects
6.75 HP Briggs and Stratton engine with more power, reliabiltiy and easy starting
4 Project Pro™ nozzles have preset pressure and flow settings for optimal cleaning
Easy Start™ pump technology
Stainless Steel Spray Wand
Bonus $100.00 value power cleaning kit with turbo nozzle, scrub and rotating brushes and 112 page project guide
1 Year Limited Warranty

Will I be able to inject stuff into this one?
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Anyone know if this is legit or not?

http://www.freeroms.com/lowes_coupon.html
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Year old bump. Thanks in part to this thread never leaving my mind I finally purchased a Briggs & Stratton gas model from Amazon for $175 (2050 PSI/2.0 GPM 3.75 HP). I've used it for two days now and LOVE the thing. I can't recall the last time I actually had fun cleaning! Worked great on the walks, patio and brick. My neighbor came over and I jokingly said, "Should I clean off the curb as well?" I knew his response would be something about how I'd have the only clean curb on the street. And now I do. It's looks funny, but in a good way.

Unfortunately, some of the dirt and specks of mold on my hardiplank seem to be way too ingrained. I don't think that is going to come off w/out the paint chipping. But I didn't add a cleaning solution first, so maybe that will be a necessity.

Question... have any of you cleaned your garage floor with one of these things? I have some old oil spills that could use a spray. Just a little concerned about getting the walls wet.
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are the walls sheetrocked? primed and painted?
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Originally Posted by SoSpacey
are the walls sheetrocked? primed and painted?
Sheetrock. Not sure about primed, but painted white.

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