Curious what most have found to be enough psi for a 3 story house to
clean the siding? (I think around 35 feet to the peak)
IE: I've looked at some electrics that max out at around 1600 psi,
while the gas ones are around 2200 psi or higher...
I was thinking electric would be the easier one with less maintenance
etc.. but maybe not enough power?
Here are two models in particular:
Sistema 10102 CleanJet 1400 TSS
(Amazon.com product link shortened)74318373&sr=1-2
1400 psi, 1.4gal per minute, electric;
Briggs and Stratton 2200 psi
(Amazon.com product link shortened)74318373&sr=1-5
35 feet? A plain old garden hose will deliver a stronger stream of
water at that distance. Pressure washer pressure happens very close to
the nozzle. You need to be within a foot or two of whatever you are
trying to clean. At five feet, there is just a fine mist gently
wafting through the air.
Good to know this. I have same problem cleaning a shaded side of my
house and had also thought pressure washer. For this senior citizen
to climb a 30 ft ladder on a slope is also out of the question.
Wonder if anyone else has a suggestion?
I had heard that the gas powered 2200 psi or higher units would reach
that high (i posted this but it didnt show up ).. I wonder what the
pro's would use.. or maybe they use a ladder..
Trying to find a solution that is around $200 , hopefully electric.
They must sell things that go on garden hoses that will mix soap in
with the water. Last year they had a product that was meant for
cleaning windows on the second floor. I think it was blue. Don't know
how well it worked on windows, let alone walls.
"Windex" has been making a hose end sprayer unit for some years now,
comes filled with the cleaner (not quite the same as standard
windex). You spray it on the windows, wait a bit, and then
rinse. Any hardware/DIY/Lowes etc store should have it.
It seems to work quite well on windows. It might work on siding,
and if not, you could refill it with something else. They're
Of course gardening centres are full of such devices for
spraying liquid fertilizer etc, so that'd probably work
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