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Let's talk pressure washers

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by HBdirtbag, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Dec 4, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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    HBdirtbag

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    I've been using an AR Blue unit for about 5 years no, electric, has worked good, but it's on it's last leg.

    I hate how it's setup, it's just a pain to move around, doesn't store together well, etc.


    I've had the bug to replace it lately, and forever had thought about going gas. Something that I can do fences, my driveway, etc with too. BUt peaking around Amazon last night these two electric units caught my attention:


    Briggs & Stratton S2000P

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XKWF4DF/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Sun Joe SPX4001

    https://www.amazon.com/Joe-SPX4001-...rd_wg=VzMmq&psc=1&refRID=C74338038CKD967XMH7G


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    Powerful enough to do driveways/siding/fences
    Easy to move around
    Foam Cannon'ing FTW
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    pschiller86

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  3. Dec 4, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    Had a Homelite powered by Honda 2300 psi got from Home Depot it was in the refurbished section got for cheap..It did the job..gave it to mother-in-law to wash her Dbl wide trailer she was asking to borrow...so now I'm on market for one...want something a lil more pressure 3000+ psi
     
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  4. Dec 4, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    Stick with Honda for this. Expect $400+ for new.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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    I have an Ex-Cell 2100 psi pressure washer that I bought new at Lowe's or Home Depot around the year 2000. It's about 17 years old and it still works great, I can't believe it.

    If/when it goes, I may just have to go with another Ex-Cell.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2017 at 3:16 PM
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    Nice!

    Mine has a Briggs engine and DeVilbiss pump.
     
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  7. Dec 4, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Dec 4, 2017 at 6:38 PM
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    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    Sorry, Buddy! I just don't want you having an identity crisis, forgetting who you are. (but I'm happy for you about your move!)
     
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  10. Dec 27, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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  12. Dec 27, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    I also bought one of those oscelating power nozzles :eek: holy s#$%& that thing is crazy!! I did my driveway and it worked awesome, covered a lot of area in one pass and managed to smooth the concrete in the process. Used it on my smooth concrete front porch and it was taking chunks out so I had to switch to the regular 0 degree nozzle.
     
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  13. Dec 27, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    Les7311

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    Download OfferUp on your phone
    Set up profile
    Do a search for Power Washers

    I purchased a brand-new 2000psi electric PW for $60 from a kind lady relocating

    Try it, you may just luck out!!!!!
     
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  14. Dec 27, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    Which cannon?
    I have a Kärcher PW and I'd like to add a cannon but was considering just a foam gun that run a off the hose. If I could find a decently priced cannon I could use with the Kärcher I'd prefer that.
     
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    https://youtu.be/kfpcB1BSH80

    This is what sold me on the cheap foam cannon. I can't take credit for it, another member on here posted it. Can't remember who at the moment.

    I know I would need an adapter for my old pressure washer.
     
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    I'm sold. Thanks again
     
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    Let me know how it works! Good luck! If it sucks please don't blame me, haha.
     
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    Haha I'll keep you posted. Need to find a way to adapt it to fit my PW. But that shouldn't be too hard.
     
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    My plan was to check my local Ace hardware store for the fittings, try to make my own brass adapter.
     
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    Any pressure washer with a honda engine. Never liked electric power tools & they don't compare to gas tools. Craigslist is the best place. I was able to buy a practically brand new simpson for cheap. All u need to do is winterize the pump & it's good to go
     
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    For me it’s a noise level. I generally start washing cars about 6:30-7 am and attempt to be on the relatively quiet side.

    Although our new neighbor has already commented that she get washing my car was a waste of water (I then made sure to wash all 4 that day and left the hose emptying out on the lawn)
     
  25. Dec 28, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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    I got one of the electric SunJoes from Amazon only because I didn't want another gasoline engine to winterize/maintain, otherwise it would have been anything Honda powered.
     
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    Earbuds will drown out your neighbors
     
  27. Dec 28, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    Thanks for the video on the foam cannon - I hadn't seen that before.
     
  28. Dec 28, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    Good to know!
     
  30. Dec 28, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    My only recommendation is make your own mark with a sharpie on the bottle of where to fill the soap to. Don't use the measurements on the bottle.
     
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