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damon2

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Pressure Washer / steamer Thu, 04/20/06 1:26 PM (permalink)
Looking at getting a pressure washer for general cleaning, carts..racks,..maybe even walls and behind my cooking equipment..any suggestions?
 
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    Sundancer7

    RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Thu, 04/20/06 3:38 PM (permalink)
    Go to Home Depot or Lowes. I bought one about 5-7 years ago. They are half the price now and twice the power.

    You might get the gasoline powered one instead of the electric. You will need a water source although for what you do, there are attachments that allow you to pump out of a five gallon bucket. That would probably be all you need.

    Paul E. Smith
    knoxville, TN
     
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      damon2

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      RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Fri, 04/21/06 12:29 AM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Sundancer7

      Go to Home Depot or Lowes. I bought one about 5-7 years ago. They are half the price now and twice the power.

      You might get the gasoline powered one instead of the electric. You will need a water source although for what you do, there are attachments that allow you to pump out of a five gallon bucket. That would probably be all you need.

      Paul E. Smith
      knoxville, TN


      just how much power do I need...I was looking at this one
      ProductName: 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer 2.1GPM, 110V

      Product ID: PRO-LINER



      Manufacturer: Annovi Reverberi - AR



      Description:
      • Heavy Duty Industrial electric pressure washer
      • PSI: 1,450
      • GPM: 2.1
      • Induction Motor with 120 Volts, 19 Amps
      • Note: Induction motor can produce 6 times the life of a universal motor.
      • Motor thermal protection
      • AR Triplex plunger pump
      • Pressure adjustment
      • Pressure gauge
      • High/Low pressure adjustable spray wand
      • Gun & wand assembly
      • Built in detergent suction
      • Built in detergent tank
      • 25' High pressure hose
      • Automatic safety valve with low pressure by pass
      • Two wheel trolly
      • GFCI protected power cord
      • Weight 57 Lbs.
      • Ships via UPS



       
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        MikeS.

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        RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Mon, 05/8/06 6:14 PM (permalink)
        I had an electric Karcher and it was more trouble then it was worth. I moved up to a gad powered karcher at 2400psi and it is really sweet. Be sure to check out Costco and Sam's as their prices usually beat out the others.

        MikeS.
         
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          UncleVic

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          RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Mon, 05/8/06 6:59 PM (permalink)
          I'm not too sure a gas powered one would be wise to operate inside a building. Yes, they do have far more power, but then there's the carbon monoxide thing to deal with. If you do go with gas, make sure you get extension hoses (for the spray head) to reach from outside in. Not sure how cost effective that would come out to be.

           
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            nvb

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            RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Mon, 05/8/06 7:56 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by UncleVic

            I'm not too sure a gas powered one would be wise to operate inside a building. Yes, they do have far more power, but then there's the carbon monoxide thing to deal with.


            I would think that between the return air and the exhaust fan there wouldn't be any problem.
             
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              UncleVic

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              RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Mon, 05/8/06 8:33 PM (permalink)
              You might be right there... But there's the explosion hazard... Not sure on how the insurance company would react to that one..

               
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                damon2

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                RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Tue, 05/9/06 12:25 AM (permalink)
                thanks, I'm a bit partial to the electric..just o as to avoid having to run for gas, as keeping it around is out of the question...do you think the 1450 psi would be adequate?
                 
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                  John A

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                  RE: Pressure Washer / steamer Tue, 05/9/06 7:48 AM (permalink)
                  You can get a Turbo head for the gas machines, see if it will work on the electric model. It greatly increases PSI, so much that on a gas powered washer it can be dangerous.

                  John
                   
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