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post #1 of Old 09-11-2009, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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help me pick new pressure washer

I have 1 grand to spend on a new pressure washer. It will be cold water and won't be used for commercial use. I would say maybe 30 hours a year. I tend to overkill equipment I buy so I hope I will be ok on the budget.
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What will the use of this PW? Are you a skirt wearing PW or a Greaser?
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The use will be decks and siding on houses. I am a greaser.
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post #4 of Old 09-12-2009, 12:29 PM
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4 GPM should work fine for that. Much more than 6 gpm and most homes can not keep up with the demand.
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I have 1 grand to spend on a new pressure washer. It will be cold water and won't be used for commercial use. I would say maybe 30 hours a year. I tend to overkill equipment I buy so I hope I will be ok on the budget.
About 50% underbudgeted for even the most basic professional machine. That would be a belt driven 4 gpm with a 13 horse motor.

Most pros use a 5.6 gpm or bigger.

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The use will be decks and siding on houses. I am a greaser.

if you are already in the business, why do you need another PW? What is the PW you now have? GPM and pressure, is it a hot water?
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I love my Dewalt 3700 PSI pressure washer. It cost $1000 but is very worth it. you need the best so you can deliver the best. I also rent a hot water when needed since they are so expensive to purchase.

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I would reccomend a high pressure steam cleaner

visit my website, it outlines the advantages

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I love my Dewalt 3700 PSI pressure washer. It cost $1000 but is very worth it. you need the best so you can deliver the best. I also rent a hot water when needed since they are so expensive to purchase.
I do agree with you, I've been testing a few models of “Dewalt pressure washers” they really work fine. The new pressure washers from Dewalt are very remarkable. With the improvement that Dewalt has made on some of these models I believe that they have found a means to raise the lifespan on these units.

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A 4 gpm washer is all good that's what most pros start out with and you don't need any more for residential service. If you don't mind what did you get?
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This is a good time a year to purchase a pressure washer for those looking to get into this business.
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We use a 5.5 and a 4 gpm built by a local shop.
I recommend using a local shop and paying a little more for the benefits.

FWIW- if you just need a machine to soap and rinse houses, go with a roller pump. Much faster, higher reach and will be much easier.

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I have 1 grand to spend on a new pressure washer. It will be cold water and won't be used for commercial use. I would say maybe 30 hours a year. I tend to overkill equipment I buy so I hope I will be ok on the budget.
You can also visit this site for more pressure washing information
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Actually I have a similar question. I'm in the market for a quality pressure washer unit as an additional line for our surface restoration business.

I'm, looking for a quality commercial self contained trailer with everything mounted on it that's capable of carrying it's own water supply as well as the washer and heating unit.

Any help, direction, advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Actually I have a similar question. I'm in the market for a quality pressure washer unit as an additional line for our surface restoration business.

I'm, looking for a quality commercial self contained trailer with everything mounted on it that's capable of carrying it's own water supply as well as the washer and heating unit.

Any help, direction, advice would be greatly appreciated.

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That's a nice set-up!

Thanks.
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I 2nd this!

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I love my Dewalt 3700 PSI pressure washer. It cost $1000 but is very worth it. you need the best so you can deliver the best. I also rent a hot water when needed since they are so expensive to purchase.
I'm with John. the Dewalt 3700 has giving us hours and hours of flawless use! Was recommend to me by a buddy...glad I actually listened to his rantings this time!
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Jet-USA 3800PSI High Speed Electric Dishwasher RX550 is my best solution!!!!
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4 GPM should work fine for that. Much more than 6 gpm and most homes can not keep up with the demand.
He will still need a buffer tank. Most homes cannot keep up with 3gpm.

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post #20 of Old 02-23-2018, 11:16 AM
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Hey Mack,
According to your demand, i suggest choosing an electric pressure washer with around 2000 PSI and 1.5-2.0 GPM. You can find out more detailed review of
<a href="https://bestpowertoolsforyou.com/best-power-washer-reviews/">pressure washer according to your need</a>

Cheers!

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