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ck80

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Bought it! I no longer rent my hangar, it's property of ME! And they're going up in price, so another good investment.
Not just a good investment, a place to hide toys the wife doesn't need to know you bought!
 
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axisg

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Jul 17, 2007
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I can't imagine life without a pressure washer. Mine is 2700 or 3000 psi and it crushes the carwash. I did pull a bonehead move back in 2011. I'd pulled a clean Explorer 5.0 engine from the junkyard. I decided to make it more clean and pressure wash the exterior and then go TDY/deploy for almost 8 months. I didn't plug it off. Had I yanked the plugs, spun it upside down, and then dumped oil down the cylinders I would have been fine. I wrecked the block, I was sick to my stomach. I redeemed myself by buying a $50 "builder" short block on Craigslist and running that sucker with the GT40P top end. That bottom end was just fine, didn't burn oil and had great oil pressure. Back to the pressure washer though, I clean my driveway, wash cars, blast grease off of undercarriages, you name it.

Food for thought. Its the GPM that cleans not the PSI. This HF unit should work good for around the house. A unit running 1200 psi @ 4.5 gpm will clean way better than a 2500 psi unit at 1.5 gmp. Also spend the $$ on what is called a "turbo" tip to match your psi and gpm. If its not matched it will not work. Turbo Tip has the "Red" tip that you get in your kit with your washer but it spins in a 4 inch to 6 inch pattern. Our 3500 psi 5.5 gpm units with a turbo tip will peel paint off steel. We never use anything other than a Turbo Tip now unless it is water based sand blasting.
 
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Supercharged111

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Food for thought. Its the GPM that cleans not the PSI. This HF unit should work good for around the house. A unit running 1200 psi @ 4.5 gpm will clean way better than a 2500 psi unit at 1.5 gmp. Also spend the $$ on what is called a "turbo" tip to match your psi and gpm. If its not matched it will not work. Turbo Tip has the "Red" tip that you get in your kit with your washer but it spins in a 4 inch to 6 inch pattern. Our 3500 psi 5.5 gpm units with a turbo tip will peel paint off steel. We never use anything other than a Turbo Tip now unless it is water based sand blasting.

My neighbor has that spinning tip, it's pretty badass. Funny thing, I'm using the pressure washer today to get the nasty out the back of my flipper dually. I went and checked and mine is 2700 psi at 2.3 gpm, not sure where that puts me.
 
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axisg

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that is a better than average setup for home use. You wont worry about peeling paint but will cut your toe to the bone with a red tip if you are wearing sandals with it cranked full tilt.

washer story time .... 15 seconds in to letting a friend use my washer from work to clean the brake residue off his DD wheels. Turbo tip didn't cut it ( see what I did there ?? ) and he wanted to use the red tip.

George ?? why is the water coming off my wheels and pooling in my driveway red ??? Blood Alan.. its all your blood. You sliced your toe open with the red tip from the washer. You also peeled the paint off your wheels and now they need a repaint. Ill give you a ride to Urgent Care Clinic and you are gonna need some stitches LOL

that machine will forever be known as Toe Cutter !!
 
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5spdCab

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Thanks for the info on rating pressure washers. The one I bought last week is a Bauer 2300psi @ 1.2gpm electric.
So if it was 2300 @ 2.3 it would be much better?
 
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ck80

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Feb 18, 2014
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that is a better than average setup for home use. You wont worry about peeling paint but will cut your toe to the bone with a red tip if you are wearing sandals with it cranked full tilt.

washer story time .... 15 seconds in to letting a friend use my washer from work to clean the brake residue off his DD wheels. Turbo tip didn't cut it ( see what I did there ?? ) and he wanted to use the red tip.

George ?? why is the water coming off my wheels and pooling in my driveway red ??? Blood Alan.. its all your blood. You sliced your toe open with the red tip from the washer. You also peeled the paint off your wheels and now they need a repaint. Ill give you a ride to Urgent Care Clinic and you are gonna need some stitches LOL

that machine will forever be known as Toe Cutter !!
My 'home' pressure washer is a Husqvarna HH42...

Not sure where it ranks on the toe cutter scale, but I know it will slice lugs up off a truck AT tire if someone gets too close with it, as a friend who didn't believe me when I tried to tell them how to use it and told me they knew how to use one from their job discovered :rolleyes:

I tend to buy tools once for their purpose. Maybe I overbuy from time to time. But, then again, I bought one firewood chainsaw for $800. My father in law bought one at the same time for a bit over $200, the first of five "home depot specials" since I've had that one saw. He couldn't understand why I spent so much when his was less than 1/3 the price. But who came out ahead by now?

Cheap tools have their place, I guess it depends how often, and how long, you want to use them for. I often have lighter and heavier duty versions of similar tools if the situation calls for it....
 
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Supercharged111

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that is a better than average setup for home use. You wont worry about peeling paint but will cut your toe to the bone with a red tip if you are wearing sandals with it cranked full tilt.

washer story time .... 15 seconds in to letting a friend use my washer from work to clean the brake residue off his DD wheels. Turbo tip didn't cut it ( see what I did there ?? ) and he wanted to use the red tip.

George ?? why is the water coming off my wheels and pooling in my driveway red ??? Blood Alan.. its all your blood. You sliced your toe open with the red tip from the washer. You also peeled the paint off your wheels and now they need a repaint. Ill give you a ride to Urgent Care Clinic and you are gonna need some stitches LOL

that machine will forever be known as Toe Cutter !!

Lessons learned the hard way are the hardest to forget. I'm a chickenshit around wood cutting stuff after whacking a couple fingertips off earlier this year. Luckily they grew back.
 
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airboatgreg

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Got my electrical permit, figured out the office size and bought a bar and 4 high chairs for outside kitchen
 

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