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Workin' 4 Toys
04-26-2007, 09:38 AM
What do you have?

Datdude
04-26-2007, 10:06 AM
I have some little red piece of crap. It is so cheap it doesn't even have a name on it. They give you a quick connect to hook the water supply hose to the pressure washer and that keeps popping off:mad: . Probably time for something new?

chudson
04-26-2007, 10:11 AM
John Deere model 118 my Dad got for buying a new combine in "76". Not much pressure any more but it knocks most of the dirt off for washing machinery!!!

X2M
04-26-2007, 10:21 AM
umm...

Dish washer, washing machine, garden hose w/ a nifty spray thingy. :rolleyes:

Sorry, but no pressure washer. :o

Leroy
04-26-2007, 10:29 AM
Generic from local hardware store about 15 years ago. 5HP, 2200-2400 psi, has worked great for years and was only ~$200 when I bought it. Mostly use it for decks and concrete. Many people have borrowed it.

SkiDog
04-26-2007, 10:38 AM
3600 PSI W/ 13H.P. Honda motor. This thing will bust concrete!:cool:

trickskier
04-26-2007, 10:47 AM
This is what I have, 5hp Honda motor, starts on the first pull.

jenglin
04-26-2007, 10:52 AM
I was given a Troy Bilt (Brigg&Straton) 2450 psi w/ a 5 hp Honda. My boss was going to take it to the dump and I asked him about it and he said it was a piece of crap b/c it leaked all over and if I wanted it I could have it. I took it home and hooked it up and he was right the gun leaked all over but that was it. So $30.00 later for a new trigger gun and I'm in business. I offered him something for it when he asked me if I got it fixed, but he said I if it took something so simple and stupid to fix it then he was stupid enough to give it away. It works GREAT!!! Should I feel guilty?

Maristar210
04-26-2007, 10:53 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/3000psiPreswas.jpg

Here's what I have except mine is a 2800 PSI this is a 3000. Works like a charm. I've owned it for six years or so and no regrets.

P-hat_in_Cincy
04-26-2007, 10:58 AM
Just picked it up a couple weeks ago and first use was this week. I wanted a Honda, but I went the cheaper/higher pressure route. :o

PRODUCT DETAILS

Troy Bilt
3000 Max PSI
2.7 Max GPM
Briggs & Stratton 875 Series™ OHV Engine
(Runs cooler, longer and delivers more power with reduced sound levels
Maintenance Free heavy-duty axial cam pump with Easy Start™ pump technology)
8.75 ft-lbs gross torque
190 cc
4 Project Precision Spray Tips (0, 15, 40 and low pressure) help eliminate the guess work. Each tip has unique pressure and flow settings that are optimized for each project type.

M-Funf
04-26-2007, 11:02 AM
I have the 7HP 3000psi, 2.7gpm Ryobi...The engine is a Subaru. Starts every time on the first pull (so far), but is fairly noisy and vibrates. I don't know how this would compare to the Honda...:confused:

It will take the chrome off a trailer hitch ;)

http://209.235.210.201/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=http://209.235.210.201/images/tools/RY80030.jpg&w=250&q=100

Maristar210
04-26-2007, 11:03 AM
Of course.....

When in doubt whip it out :D

Nothing like a healthy prostate:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/stevepee.jpg

Maristar210
04-26-2007, 11:04 AM
I call that artwork "Beer Buildup"

trickskier
04-26-2007, 11:31 AM
I call that artwork "Beer Buildup"
:uglyhamme :uglyhamme

#47of100TeamMC
04-26-2007, 11:37 AM
I've got a honda I've had for quite some time. bought it from Sam's Club about 10yrs ago. Still good as new.

I see at Sam's Club they have them for sale again. I think it was $349 or so for a 5hp Honda. and a bunch of spray nozzles.

If I were in need of one... that's what I would get.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-26-2007, 12:17 PM
Does that have a soap resevior on it Staristar??:confused:

Maristar210
04-26-2007, 12:19 PM
Does that have a soap resevior on it Staristar??:confused:


Yeah Mon.... It sure does Mon (jamican accent)

you knoe the soap hose suck and the big hose blows,
you know mon?

Workin' 4 Toys
04-26-2007, 04:12 PM
Does that have a soap resevior on it Staristar??:confused:
Whatchu got in the UP there Mr. threadjack?

KnoxX2
04-26-2007, 04:16 PM
3600 PSI W/ 13H.P. Honda Got it from Sams Club

RexDog1
04-26-2007, 05:22 PM
Ummmmmmm??? I have a hose and when I turn the water on, water comes out, I put my thumb over the hole where the water comes out of the hose it will sprays the water faster
I can do a PSI test for you if you would like?:rolleyes:

Workin' 4 Toys
04-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Ummmmmmm??? I have a hose and when I turn the water on, water comes out, I put my thumb over the hole where the water comes out of the hose it will sprays the water faster
I can do a PSI test for you if you would like?:rolleyes:
Yes, do a psi test. I want to know how many PSI your thumb can hold....8p

DrNautica
04-26-2007, 11:08 PM
Here's mine

13HP Honda GX390
Cat Pump
3.5GPH @ 4000psi

Monte
04-26-2007, 11:14 PM
Powerease 2900 psi w/ a honda 6.0 And yes I have the long wand!

79stars&stripes
04-26-2007, 11:55 PM
I have a 6 hp briggs pressure washer, just engough to take the decals off the boat.

planoboy
04-27-2007, 12:08 AM
This is what I have, 5hp Honda motor, starts on the first pull.

I had one like that. loaned it to the neighbor, I saw it at his place leaking oil. It blew a seal, water in oil now.
wut you gonna do? The guy is a friend, lets me borrow stuff.
seems I will be buying another it's a must have tool.

(I wonder how long you should let on run w/o releasing pressure? not long imho.)

planoboy
04-27-2007, 12:08 AM
This is what I have, 5hp Honda motor, starts on the first pull.

I had one like that. loaned it to the neighbor, I saw it at his place leaking oil. It blew a seal, water in oil now.
wut you gonna do? The guy is a friend, lets me borrow stuff.
seems I will be buying another it's a must have tool.

(I wonder how long you should let one run w/o releasing pressure? not long imho.)

Workin' 4 Toys
04-27-2007, 03:31 PM
Here's mine

13HP Honda GX390
Cat Pump
3.5GPH @ 4000psi
I've been hearing the "CAT" pumps are the only way to go....

milkmania
04-27-2007, 04:37 PM
And yes I have the long wand!

that don't matter......

it's all about the pump:o

RexDog1
04-27-2007, 05:43 PM
Yes, do a psi test. I want to know how many PSI your thumb can hold....8p

47 PSI with the right thumb and 33 PSI with the left ????hummmm

My right hand has been busy :rolleyes: TMI?????

Workin' 4 Toys
04-28-2007, 02:14 PM
I am VERY glad X2 told me what TMI stands for a few weeks ago........Otherwise that would have made no sense. Now I know for sure it's WAY TMI....:noface:

Workin' 4 Toys
04-28-2007, 09:16 PM
How'd I do....

JKTX21
04-28-2007, 09:52 PM
I have a Troy-Built 4.5HP, 2700 PSI pressure washer.
It has 4 attachments and hurts really bad when I run it over my bare foot. :(

I spent a good bit pressure washing my dirty carpet today, looks a ton better.

atlfootr
04-28-2007, 09:58 PM
I wonder how long you should let on run w/o releasing pressure?With a bypass hose you can let it run alot longer than one w/out, but ideal no than a few minutes tops.

Maristar210
04-28-2007, 10:58 PM
How'd I do....


Looks great WFT...... Letter fly:D

Workin' 4 Toys
04-28-2007, 11:07 PM
Looks great WFT...... Letter fly:D
I hope I am not setting myself up for yet another Honda fall:o , but it's a Honda powered Dewalt (frame) and has the CAT pump.....It should blow real good. :D

bcampbe7
04-28-2007, 11:39 PM
That ought to wash the car just fine! :D

Workin' 4 Toys
04-29-2007, 09:18 PM
That ought to wash the car just fine! :D
Oh, hadn't even thought about that use....:o

atlfootr
04-30-2007, 09:13 AM
What do you have?Finally, a thread that involes my work.
I own a Pressure Washing Company, so ask away :)

Workin' 4 Toys
04-30-2007, 09:23 AM
Finally, a thread that involes my work.
I own a Pressure Washing Company, so ask away :)
Ooooooohhhh.......What's the best solution for cleaning oil off concrete....:confused:

atlfootr
04-30-2007, 09:56 AM
Ooooooohhhh.......What's the best solution for cleaning oil off concrete....:confused:There's a number of different over the counter products you can use that removes both grease / oil most sold at either Lowes or HD, but what I use is only "commerically sold".

It's called 600 DETERGENT masonry clearner.
Used only for new construction work, it also comes in form for geneal maintance as well.

This is HIGHLY CORROSIVE ... it will burn you to the bone.
If you look around, you maybe able to find some as well.

Made by PROSOCO
3741 Greenway Circle
Lawerence, KS 66046
1-800-255-4255
www.prosoco.com

atlfootr
04-30-2007, 10:04 AM
Either of these maybe what your after ... I'd call 'em first and confirm.

Degreaser Item # 41060
http://www.prosoco.com/images/products/Degreaser_5g.jpg

Description and use
Enviro Klean® Degreaser is a unique combination of new solvent technology and specialized detergents in a water base solution.
This new cleaning chemistry provides an effective alternative to aggressive solvent cleaners for many equipment, floor and industrial cleaning applications.

Developed as an environmentally responsible alternative to conventional degreasing solvents, this low-hazard solution quickly removes oil and grease films, adhesive tape residues and rubber tire marks and scuffs from concrete, tile and masonry floors. Enviro Klean® Degreaser may also be used in dilute solutions (up to 200:1) for daily cleaning and routine maintenance cleaning.

Enviro Klean® Degreaser is suitable for cleaning many surfaces including plastic, vinyl, glass, metal and fiberglass. Removes greasy smoke films and atmospheric dirt from building signs, awnings, canvas materials and tarps. Removes salt and hard water deposits from fiberglass chrome and painted surfaces. May be used in many industrial precision cleaning applications suitable for water base solutions. Excellent general purpose cleaner for pressure injection and degreasing of engines, vehicles and industrial equipment.

Advantages
• Contains no caustics or phosphates.
• Safe replacement for ketone, benzene, chlorinated and aromatic solvent cleaners.
• Contains no chlorinated, florinated, aromatic or hydrocarbon solvents.
• Low hazard, low toxicity. Contains no aromatic or chlorinated solvents. Nonflammable, non-caustic and water soluble.
• Concentrated for economy — dilute with S to 200 parts water.
• Quickly cuts and emulsifies all types of grease and oil.
• Removes many adhesives and paint residues.
• Apply with brush, low pressure spray or high pressure injection.


All Surface Cleaner Item # 55089
http://www.prosoco.com/images/products/ASC_5g.jpg


Description and use

Stand Off® All Surface Cleaner is a revolutionary formula for cleaning and degreasing heavily soiled stone, tile and masonry.
It's ideal for concrete and other hard surfaces stained and soiled by hard use and heavy traffic. It's extremely dilutable for application to nearly any surface.
In concentrate, it dissolves quickly and efficiently with cold water, making it as easy to use as it is effective.

Advantages
Easy to use
Powerful, economical concentrate.
Flexible dilution with up to 10 parts water.
Rinses fast and easy with cold water.
Ideal for natural stone - from limestone to granite.
Works on an enormous variety of surfaces, including hard-to-clean tile and grout.

Workin' 4 Toys
04-30-2007, 12:52 PM
There's a number of different over the counter products you can use that removes both grease / oil most sold at either Lowes or HD, but what I use is only "commerically sold".

It's called 600 DETERGENT masonry clearner.
Used only for new construction work, it also comes in form for geneal maintance as well.

Thanks for the tip. If it's available, I can get it.
It's getting the "right stuff" that is hard to find without having to buy thousands of "samples"....This is one I haven't tried.

atlfootr
04-30-2007, 01:09 PM
Thanks for the tip. If it's available, I can get it.
It's getting the "right stuff" that is hard to find without having to buy thousands of "samples"....This is one I haven't tried.Good Luck, let us know what happens.

Tap
04-30-2007, 01:29 PM
I have that new 'vinyl paint' on the exterior of the house and railings of the deck. The crud buildup is mostly dust/pollen/mold. Should I used the TSP+Clorox in a pump sprayer or is there a similar product that I could use with the power washer?? (I am not really sure if the paint will hand the pressure cleaning)

atlfootr
04-30-2007, 01:46 PM
I have that new 'vinyl paint' on the exterior of the house and railings of the deck. The crud buildup is mostly dust/pollen/mold. Should I used the TSP+Clorox in a pump sprayer or is there a similar product that I could use with the power washer?? (I am not really sure if the paint will hand the pressure cleaning)Use low pressure when washing, the TSP / Cleaner may work - I'd test a small area first before tackling the entire job.