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Old 10-10-2015, 10:35 AM
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I have a Home Depot Husky brand 1750 psi power washer. It's electric and less than $100 when I bought it. It came with two wands; one was adjustable in pressure and width the other was a turbo rotary spray. The turbo rotary never worked from day one. It would stop operating after 10 min. but cleaned great until it stopped. I should have taken the thing back for a refund. The first wand always worked. Sometimes the pressure switch would get stuck in the on position.

Home Depot provided zero product support. That's why I stopped shopping there and I never buy Husky brand.

I suppose you get what you pay for and I should have spend more money.

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Old 10-10-2015, 11:19 AM
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I used to own some trucks ( had allot of pride in their appearance ), my first pressure washer, I spent $4500 on, in 1987 ?. 13hp Honda, 4500psi, dont remember the GPM, and it had 180 degree heat.

You could readily strip automotive and industrial finishes with it, if you wanted too.

Ive been through several since then including a 110v hot water hotsy ( allot of bang for the buck with that unit ). I have a M-iT-M electric unit now, I dont know the specs on it, but its closer to a steam cleaner than a pressure washer ( my own exaggeration of its performance ). Lots of heat, not allot of pressure or flow, pump is small, motor is small.

The motor is 240v single phase, and the furnace runs on 110v.

I also have a 10hp cold water machine. And a small Advance ( as in the floor cleaning equipment company ) old school 110v pressure washer that is also cold water.

The cold water 110v machine weighs about 100 pounds and is built like a brick shit house.

Anyhow, all that said, the gas engine powered machines are well worth the BS for the additional pressure and GPM. The electric is handy when I need just a little more pressure than the house well pump will provide through a nozzle. The advance 110v model I have was probably way north of $1000 when it was new, not some flimsy big box store POS, I gave $100 for it used. Pump on it massive and heavy, so it the motor ( for a 110v machine )

The other thing with pressure washer is the pump, you want a brass headed pump when possible, and this will cause the price to jump dramatically, by a factor of 2 or more. A new replacement pump for my 10hp is around $500 wholesale as an example.

In the pics, I show what a real pump looks like. I dont have a pic of the cheap aluminum pumps that are disposable, but they look nothing like the pump pic I posted. The cheap pumps still make the same pressure/flow, they just dont last is all.

Ive noticed on craigslist, always a crap load of pressure washers for sale, motor is good, pump has taken a dump.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for all of the great advice. So as Smoking Dodge said "go like hell" so I did.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:34 PM
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Looking good. Nothing like a good fall cleanup.

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Old 10-11-2015, 10:27 PM
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Concrete looks like new, mission accomplished. Wish we had a driveway that could be cleaned...
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:58 PM
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Concrete looks like new, mission accomplished. Wish we had a driveway that could be cleaned...
Is your driveway like mine if you clean it? Makes for a mud bath!

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Old 10-14-2015, 10:19 AM
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I have electric. If I was buying new and younger would go up one size and fire with LP. This is good enough I don't replace it, car washin machine at 5 gpm with 5 hp motor.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:24 AM
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I have one in a truck with its own tanks too, a pinch smaller at 4gpm. I got the stuff used free so its what it is, not too shabby though.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:53 PM
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Sberry,
Ummmmmm......that's a tad bigger than my electric unit! Did you get yours at Home Depot also?
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:17 AM
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It was 5 grand over 30 yrs ago. I would borrow money to replace it tomorrow if I had to. Its been used once already today and its just started.
My Bro did my Dads car and it looked like this. A trip to town and back does it after a rain. I wash cars evey day. Depending on how well can average anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes not including ice or snow.
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