I paid $100 for this from HD in Jan of '06. It doesn't have the metal
pump housing that Stormin was talking about, but if he bought one from
HD after mine I guess they changed the pump. Regardless, I've never
had a problem with mine. I used it to pressure my entire home in '06
before I painted it. I've used it a few times to clean my driveway and
my wooden deck.
By the time you haul it out, hook up all the connections, and fiddle
with it until it actually works like it's supposed to, you could have
finished most simple cleaning jobs.
Then you still have to disconnect everything, and put everything away,
assuming the blasted things still works at all.
Then you can spend the next few days hoping you didn't damage what you
were cleaning by forcing water into the siding or deck wood (for
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