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Pressure Washer Advice

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by CarpenterGuy, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy New Member 100 Posts

    I need a pressure washer. I'll be using it to clean fences, decks, and driveways/walkways. I'll probobly use it to clean siding and a car or two also. What PSI should I be looking for, and what brands do you recomend?
  2. jiujitsu

    jiujitsu New Member

    you dont need anything more then a 2500 psi and anything with a honda motor are nice...and graco has some real good 1's but for what you need he gracos are a lil much
  3. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    i agree, dont get a Briggs. too

    Craftsman is always good ...
  4. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy New Member 100 Posts

    Yeah, i've been looking at Craftsman. They always have sales.
  5. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    do yall have any Harbour Freight Tool stores up there?
  6. dwill3015

    dwill3015 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Honda powered is what i have and i bought it at Home Depot. Make sure you winterize it though or you will be replacing the wand next year.
  7. sweetdawg99

    sweetdawg99 New Member

    we have a harbor freight by me. i dont mind it. good place to get a single use tool that you plan on tossing after yer done. My friend remarked that the whole store looked like it should be stamped 'Made in China'.
  8. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy New Member 100 Posts

    Yeah, i've been to Harbor Freight. I'm pretty sure it's all Chinese made stuff. I need something that'll last close to a lifetime though.

    How do you winterize it?
  9. JMoney02

    JMoney02 New Member 100 Posts

    Well, I have a Craftsmen, Briggs motor and it has been a workhorse. 2950 with three attachments for pressure, one is for low pressure that is used for chemicals. Has two bottles attached to the carry cradle to dispense cleaners for the varity of applications mentioned. I have had this now for 4 years and never had any issues with it. On sale with Craftsmen Club card was 400.00
    And pretty much unless it;s stamped MADE IN THE USA, its MADE IN CHINA........ The port in CAL.
    is expected in increase from 20% to 70% import in the next 2 decades, saw this on the History Channel last night on its new show about trains and how the rails are used for the ports in Cal.....

    Jeff

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