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post #1 of Old 11-27-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Pressure washer choices

I am looking to buy a pressure washer come spring. I have a small 2900 PSI honda pull behind. I am looking to have one mounted in the truck. What do you guys recommend. How many gpm? how much PSI. I want something that will rinse siding in no time, and also be able to hook up to a surface cleaner.

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post #2 of Old 12-10-2012, 09:20 AM
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I wouldn't buy anything smaller than an 8GPM machine. 8GPM puts out the best water flow for washing houses.
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You should search some reviews online.
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Best place to buy from in my opinion is Pressure Tek. Ask for Bob. Great guy. We have a couple of Pressure Pro 8gpm cold water machines with no problems at all.

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Best place to buy from in my opinion is Pressure Tek. Ask for Bob. Great guy. We have a couple of Pressure Pro 8gpm cold water machines with no problems at all.
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I bought a 5.6 hydrotech and have no problems with it. I bought it from CPW Equipment.
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After 23 years in this business in Florida, I have had most everything.
My favorite of all [ I have 8 machines all running fine right now] is my 18HP Vanguard, with a TS2021 5.6 gpm pump, belt driven.
But, I would not suggest you go below 4gpm and 13hp for running a business. The direct drive machines are a poor choice for all but homeowners, as opposed to belt drive and secondly gear drive.

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If you're going to clean concrete you'll want hot water. It'll save you a lot of time, which means more $!
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Is this machine worth $3000? It was professionally removed and winterized from a Sprinter Van.
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Gonna try one of this on next summer
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These machines can make quick work of many outdoor cleaning jobs. Here's how to choose the best type of pressure washer for your home.
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If I had to do it all over again (and had the money to do so) I'd buy an 8 GPM machine. I purchased a 4 GPM machine from Bob at Pressuretek and my surface cleaner struggles a bit with it. Now for house washing it's great, but you'll be able to walk faster with a surface cleaner with a larger GPM machine. I'm actually going to test a smaller surface cleaner with mine this weekend to see how it does.

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At least 8 gpm. Minimum 2500 psi. Keep in mind you lose 300 psi per 100 feet of hose.

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Right now I have a 5.5 GPM pump on a 13HP Honda engine (belt drive) and really like it.
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Right now I have a 5.5 GPM pump on a 13HP Honda engine (belt drive) and really like it.
That is a nice little money maker. Going bigger (gpm) allows you to get your work done much faster. I bought that unit going from 4 to 4.6 to 5.5. 9 Months later I built a 10 gpm machine and it is no contest, I can clean a $100 driveway in 20 minutes.

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