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post #1 of Old 06-25-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Would this be an OK entry level or "prosumer" pressure washer in your book?

$400 at Home Depot
http://www.homelite.com/catalog/pres...ashers/UT80432
While we're at it, how do you feel about this lance? 40" version is $60
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post #2 of Old 06-26-2011, 10:22 AM
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What are you cleaning? Quick answer, if this is for professional use, deal with a proffessional. HD buys in such quanaties, that they can and do have equipment build to there specs, like wal mart. And like wal mart, the cheaper stuff is cheaper

Look at Landa, Delco, Vanguard engines, General TS2021 pumps. Of course, they cost more than $400.00,but there is a reason. My Delco 3,000 psi 5 gpm heated pw cost $5,000.00 in 1999. In 12 years it has made me over $75,000.00 per year. My cost, Maybe $5,000.00 in repair, total. The real cost is not the repair cost, but the cost of a job delayed.

But then maybe you want to be a low-baller and do crap work charging beer money. If that is the case, buy your POS PW. If you want to make money, buy a real PW.

http://www.pressureparts.com/Search....trict=Products

http://www.pressuretek.com/

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post #4 of Old 07-22-2011, 03:37 PM
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What would be an acceptable starting power washer? I am interested in getting into power washing. Mostly for parking lots, homes, driveways etc... The models you have listed below, would they do the job?


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What are you cleaning? Quick answer, if this is for professional use, deal with a proffessional. HD buys in such quanaties, that they can and do have equipment build to there specs, like wal mart. And like wal mart, the cheaper stuff is cheaper

Look at Landa, Delco, Vanguard engines, General TS2021 pumps. Of course, they cost more than $400.00,but there is a reason. My Delco 3,000 psi 5 gpm heated pw cost $5,000.00 in 1999. In 12 years it has made me over $75,000.00 per year. My cost, Maybe $5,000.00 in repair, total. The real cost is not the repair cost, but the cost of a job delayed.

But then maybe you want to be a low-baller and do crap work charging beer money. If that is the case, buy your POS PW. If you want to make money, buy a real PW.

http://www.pressureparts.com/Search....trict=Products

http://www.pressuretek.com/

http://store.dcs1.com/store/c/30-Par...cessories.aspx

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We clean commercial kitchen exhaust systems, not flat work. All I know is what works for our field. Contact those sources I listed.
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post #6 of Old 07-23-2011, 12:18 PM
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Great thanks for the help. There is a local power wash supply here I will probably go talk to them soon. At least that gives me something to compare to.

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get at least a 5.6 mate

You will not be sorry for spending the extra monies.

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