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.
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.
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?
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
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