Pressure washer extension wands


I need to purchase an extension wand for my pressure washer that will allow me to clean surfaces up to 24' high. My pressure washer is an Excel model ZR2800-gas/2800PSI/3.0GPM.
There are telescoping models that seem to fit the bill. Any recommendations about quality/reliability/usefulness/brand names would be most helpful.
Thank you!
Bob
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Bob wrote:

Just be aware that a pressure washer generates significant thrust. Doesn't seem like much when you're using a short wand, but give it a 24 foot moment arm and it may surprise you.
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If by surprise you mean make uncontrollable, I agree. I wonder what's being washed that can't be accessed by ladder?
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Bob wrote:

The best 24-foot extension would be a ladder.
I'm serious. If you put 24 feet of pipe on the end of a pressure washer wand, you won't be able to control it. Remember, to do any good, the nozzle has to be within a few inches of the surface, and you have to move it back and forth a few inches at a time in a controlled fashion. At 24 feet away, you can't do it. I have a 3-foot extension for my pressure washer, and I often get so tired I can't control that.
Additionally, the water stream has to be more or less perpendicular to the surface being cleaned. You'll only be able to use your mega-extension on horizontal overhangs or short vertical surfaces. But, again, you won't be able to control the wand.
I suspect I'm not understanding something. Describe the problem you're trying to solve, and we'll see what we can recommend.
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Bob wrote:

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Thank you to all who responded to my post about pressure washer extension wands. You have certainly convinced me not to go the telescoping route. However how about having a 79" regular extension wand in addition to the 36" extension wand that came with the pressure washer? That way I would probably need to go about 7 feet or so up the ladder to cover the 20' walls on my house. Is there still enough control available with a 79" wand?
Thanks,
Bob

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The posters who warned about thrust were right on the money. A long wand will jerk back when you pull the trigger and force you to push against it but when yopu release the trigger there will be a huge tendency for the wand to get smacked against the house. You would risk breaking windows or denting siding.
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