I'm somewhat in the market for a good pressure washer. It would be
for my around-the-home/yard/farm usage -- car wash, deck wash, siding
wash (in prep for caulk and paint). For as much as the painters are
estimating them doing the wash I'm thinking I can buy a decent washer,
do it myself, and have it for the next go-around. All thoughts
On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:28:21 -0700 (PDT), kansascats
I have an electric one I really like. No fooling with gas and an
engine that won't start when you need it. (old gas, bad gas, whatever)
This is not some wimpy 120v unit. It is 230v @ 30a (3000 PSI @ 2.5
GPM). I have the same plug on is as my welder and I have outlets in
several places for it. That in combination with a 10 ga extension
cord and extra hoses, I can get anywhere on the property and down to
the boat dock.
I have an electric one from Lowes - less than $200 a couple of years
ago. My use is infrequent and I did not want to have another gas engine
around that I would have to tend to when not even using but to keep gas
fresh and change oil, etc.
Think mine is 2,000 psi which is capable of doing all of the things you
want. As for siding wash and any other use, once you get spray head
more than a foot away it is not more effective than a regular hose.
Have an electric Karcher which failed after a year or two. Bought a
gasoline driven (Honda engine) Karcher at Home Depot about 2600 psi as I
recall a couple of years ago and it has been fine with use by 3 of my
children and me.
Have gone through half a dozen electrics. Got a Karcher 6hp Honda at a yard
sale, like new for $40. Best money I ever spent. Handy to wheel around
anywhere, you just need water. I'd buy a gas one, and they can be had used
at a good deal.
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