I bought a cheap electric power washer from freds . Does a good jof of washing the house and the Toys
Ya, that's what I've bin told too. Lack of use, is harder on it than anything.Last Christmas I received an MTD Troy-Bilt from Lowes w/6Hp. Briggs. Briggs is backing the warranty for it so maybe it was actually made by them. So far after 6 hrs it has worked great!
According to a response I received back from the pump manufacture the best way to keep it alive is to run water through it once a month to keep the parts from seizing up due to corrosion.
Its so darn hard to keep track of who's making what anymore.
You can easily pick up a 3.5gpm @ 2500 psi one with a honda engine for around $400 pretty much anywhere. Walmart might even have one.its another toy i just got to own, would use it to clean the house and driveway, maybe some extra dirty toys i may find, sometime my cars
oh yea and less than $500
When we do our power washing in detroit mi, we use a 16gpm 3500psi pressure washer. Its two 8gpm with 3500 psi plumbed together running a 60 inch surface cleaner. Or sometimes we use two 48 inch surface cleaners running 8gpm each. We can clean about 24ksqft an hour of semi dirty concrete. If it was all residential we might be able to get more. We haul 500 gallons in a tank and use hydrants. At the end of this year we are looking at running 24gpm total with 3 8gpm machines running 48 inch surface cleaners. It's expensive to get going but you can really sell on the fact that it takes you 1/3rd or even less of the time than your competition and to be honest a lot of our best paying jobs are time restricted.I purchased a pressure washer from Watercannon.com several months ago. It has a Honda GX 200 with RCV Triplex pump 2.8 GPM, 3300 PSI. The service guy from that company assured me this pump was as good or better than the comparable CAT pump. I paid $765. So far I really like it.
Also would like to point out that when we do our power washing in detroit mi and actually do use a 4gpm machine sometimes, however this is for graffiti removal. but yeah, if you want to do this professionally you should be running a minimum of 4gpm and upgrade to 8gpm asap.I purchased a pressure washer from Watercannon.com several months ago. It has a Honda GX 200 with RCV Triplex pump 2.8 GPM, 3300 PSI. The service guy from that company assured me this pump was as good or better than the comparable CAT pump. I paid $765. So far I really like it.