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Need to know whats a good powerwasher.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dallassnowman, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. dallassnowman

    dallassnowman 1/2 ton status

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    What brand and size do I get?
    Need to buy one for household use. Probably around 100.00. To clean the oil spots off driveway and clean my engine from time to time.
    Any one had good/bad experiences??
    Also anyone trust ebay?
     
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    Don't go cheap. You get what you pay for and cheap ones suck. Check out the name brand Alkota. These are a little more than what you want to spend but they are the best I've used. We have 3 of them at work and they work flawlessly.
     
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    Yeah after alot of searching looks like I'll be spending more like 200.00
     
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    Thats still cheap. The Alkotas have been known to sell up to the $2K range. :eek1: But they are worth every penny.
     
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    looks crappy, i know around here lowes and home depot normally have really good pwashers for not that bad price. maybe 300? 3200 psi? maybe i dont remember
     
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    "This page not available." Not showing up at all.
     
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    Thats still cheap and small. I need to check out the specs on ours at work. Its HUGE. Uses diesel fuel for the burner which is a large "kiln". Also has a 50' length of hose on them, too.
     
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    I have a part time job at Sears in the Lawn & garden section. We sell a lot of pressure washers. $250-400 is what most of them go for and I think 2500psi is the lowest we sell anymore. Anyone of them will be more than enough for you
     
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    We have a honda 8hp motor, sprayin 3200 psi. My dad gave $800 for it new in 99'. It will take the paint off a car.(depending on the tip you use). It's great, never had any problems out of it...and we use it 1-5 times a week too!(my dad is a contractor). I'd go for a Honda, but B&S are makin better motors every year.
     
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    I used to work on these things from time to time. My suggestion is to find what the gallons per minute are and not get stuck on the psi. If you have something that puts out high psi but only in an area the size of a pencil lead you will be cleaning that part for a long time. Good luck, even the small ones are nice to have around.
     
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    Yeah there are lots of different models thanks for the onfo!!!!
     

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