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rodltg2
11-27-2006, 01:18 PM
i'm looking to buy a pressure washer to wash my house, houseboat, car etc. not looking to peel paint or something ill use more than a few times a year... any experst on these things.. i saw this one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/PRESSURE-WASHER-2200-PSI-BIG-WHEEL-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ130049190985QQihZ003QQcategoryZ5 0388QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Sodar
11-27-2006, 01:38 PM
My neighbor and I went in half and half on one and I love it. We got the Honda 3500 psi. I have actually never used it to wash any cars/boat/RV's and probably never will. It works great for cleaning the exterior of the house. We also used it before we had the bottom of our ocean boat repainted... it was a LOT easier than sanding!
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/pressurewasherzone_1916_10288656

mrcrowson
11-27-2006, 01:54 PM
I own that exact PW.. It works great on driveways, cars, boats (CAREFUL) I got an extra hose so I didn't have to keep moving it around. I also go a TURBO JET. MAN is that thing great. I think it is a great little washer for the price.

Hope this helps.

i'm looking to buy a pressure washer to wash my house, houseboat, car etc. not looking to peel paint or something ill use more than a few times a year... any experst on these things.. i saw this one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/PRESSURE-WASHER-2200-PSI-BIG-WHEEL-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ130049190985QQihZ003QQcategoryZ5 0388QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

M-Funf
11-27-2006, 01:55 PM
Rod,
I've used some of the cheesy electric ones as well as some good high pressure rental versions. Every time I've used the cheesy ones I've been disappointed.
I decided to buy a Ryobi 3k PSI unit with a Subi motor.

http://www.homedepot.com/cmc_upload/HDUS/EN_US/asset/images/eplus/046396410283_4.jpg

It works very well. I got it on sale for just under $400 at HD.

I think the key to any good pressure washer is deciding what you're going to do with it. If you're just going to wash wheels and siding, you don't need 3k PSI. You could probably get by with 2.2-2.5k PSI. I would choose gas over electric just for convenience.

Good Luck!

Edit: I think mrcrowson has a good idea to purchase a second hose so you don't have to move the unit so much...

rodltg2
11-27-2006, 02:07 PM
im not looking to do anything crazy. just wash the bird poop and dirt off my house. and clean off my houseboat once in awhile too..

how does the one on ebay look?

Sodar
11-27-2006, 02:09 PM
The one on ebay looks nice. I think you can get pretty close to the same psi though with electric... i think!

mrcrowson
11-27-2006, 02:11 PM
The one you are looking at on Ebay will do the job. I paid just over $300.00 with taxes for mine a Lowes. I have owned it for around 3 years now and it still starts on the first couple pulls.

M-Funf
11-27-2006, 02:12 PM
The one on ebay looks nice. I think you can get pretty close to the same psi though with electric... i think!

If you're not set on which unit to get, go down to your local rental place and rent both an electric and gas unit. That's what I did. I had borrowed my cousin's electric Karcher, rented a more powerful electric and even more powerful gas units. I decided that for the extra $$ the more powerful gas unit was the best.

I loan it out to people any time they want it. Every time it comes back cleaned up and with a full tank. :D

6ballsisall
11-27-2006, 02:17 PM
I had a $100 variety Karcher Brand that was electric. I want to say it produced about 1300psi. It lasted about a year (with minimal use) and then the pump burned up in it. While it was only $100 or so, it would seem to me it should've lasted a little longer than it did.............

Ric
11-27-2006, 02:27 PM
i'm looking to buy a pressure washer to wash my house, houseboat, car etc. not looking to peel paint or something ill use more than a few times a year... any experst on these things.. i saw this one on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/PRESSURE-WASHER-2200-PSI-BIG-WHEEL-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ130049190985QQihZ003QQcategoryZ5 0388QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

we have a sams club honda pressure washer that is around that 2200psi number that's in your link
I dont know much about it but I used it for the first time, just last week and was dissapointed FWIW.
wanted to wash my new driveway down and it wasn't even as powerful as a carwash sprayer IMO.
I might have been better off with my thumb over the end of the water hose spraying around... Get the 3000psi:cool: OR MORE!!

Workin' 4 Toys
11-27-2006, 02:39 PM
From the ad...
GENERAC IS THE LEADING MANUFACTURER OF PRESSURE WASHERS, PRODUCING THEM TO BE SOLD UNDER VARIOUS WELL KNOWN BRAND NAMES SUCH AS TROY BILT, CRAFTSMAN AND BRIGGS AND STRATTON. YOU ARE BIDDING ON AN EXCELLENT GENERAC FACTORY RECONDITIONED UNIT.

Now, I don't know where they get their information from....I wouldn't buy a generac new let alone rehab'd.
And why does the ad show a troy-bilt and list a rehab'd generac????

mrcrowson
11-27-2006, 02:53 PM
Hua!! Just noticed that the one on eBay has a 4.5 hp motor on it I would think it would make somewhat of a difference. Like I said before mine is around 3 years old but it has a 6hp motor on it I think the PSI is around 2500. I just used it yesterday to wash off the mud on my 4runner after a great day of wheeling. :D

Bruce
11-27-2006, 07:36 PM
I have a 2500 psi with 5.5 Honda eng. Plenty of power for your needs. Got it from Cummins tool who goes in towns with tool sales. It was rebuilt and I got it for $199. Been using it for about a year with no problems. I checked it out and it was a Devlbis. VERY IMPORTANT do not have it running for more than about a minute without flowing water are you will fry the pump!

Leroy
11-27-2006, 07:43 PM
I have a 5hp Monsoon (cheap no name ~$200) that is 1800PSI that has worked great for me for about 10 years. Have blasted decks, concrete, people have borrowed it many times, still runs great.

atlfootr
11-27-2006, 09:23 PM
i'm looking to buy a pressure washer to wash my house, houseboat, car etc. not looking to peel paint or something ill use more than a few times a year... any experst on these things.. i saw this one on ebay...forget that one, NO GOOD :noface:
This is what I do, it's my living.

mitch
11-27-2006, 09:56 PM
Rod, I got the same one as that (Troy 4.5/2200) at Lowes for 70 bucks. It was a customer return in mint condition. It's decent, but I would not pay 279 for it, which is what they charged for a new one

LakePirate
11-27-2006, 10:42 PM
Got this one
(http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200241224_200241224)a couple of years ago. It works like a champ. A bit more of a buy in, but you have plenty of money it should be no problem.

I have bought a couple different wands and nozzles for it and find it capable of doing everything from cleaning vinyl siding to cleaning concrete.

mitch
11-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Got this one
(http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200241224_200241224)a couple of years ago. It works like a champ. A bit more of a buy in, but you have plenty of money it should be no problem.

I have bought a couple different wands and nozzles for it and find it capable of doing everything from cleaning vinyl siding to cleaning concrete.


looks nice, love honda

LakePirate
11-27-2006, 11:15 PM
looks nice, love honda


You can't beat their small engines.

Plus I know where and who makes the Briggs and Strattons....no thanks.

rodltg2
11-27-2006, 11:51 PM
thnks for the advice, i think i may buy one i saw at hD today. 299 for a honda..

jimmer2880
11-28-2006, 06:56 AM
Why are all of my posts showing up multiple times?

jimmer2880
11-28-2006, 06:56 AM
Why are all of my posts showing up multiple times?

jimmer2880
11-28-2006, 06:57 AM
Go buy the spinning power spray nozzle. Those things are awesome!

like this one (you can also buy at HD or Lowes)

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=6970&productId=8934&R=8934

Workin' 4 Toys
12-01-2006, 09:44 AM
I was at the HW store yesterday, there was a HONDA PW for $1500...... and a Honda POWERED PW right next to it for $300.00....


We have a briggs powered Craftsman that gets serious use all summer, it was purchased as a scratch and dent several (maybe 6 or 7) years ago for about $150.00. 2350psi I believe. Still running the original oil in it...:o I don't dare open it up to see..... A quart of Amsoil could be wasted knowing it could blow at any time and that might be thought of as the culprit.....

rodltg2
12-01-2006, 02:18 PM
i ended up buying the honda for 299, and i have had some issues. none of which are the fualt of the machine. first i put it all together and was getting ready to load it in tha back of my truck to fill it with gas. well since my truck is lifted i asked for some help. well my cousin decided to load it in by himself. as he slid it in, the wheel snapped off. well he thought it was a bum wheel so he said he would go return it. so i left in the back of my truck for him to return it. but he didnt get around to it, i forgot it was back there and drove home with it. well i didnt tie it down so it was sliding all over the place. the next day i went to get it out and all the oil spilled out of the carb and i lost the hose for the soap attachment. well now it is beyond returning.. ive now replaced the oil and cleaned it all up and it runs like a champ. dont roll so good though!:D

Ric
12-01-2006, 04:02 PM
Contractors :rolleyes: