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      10-14-2018, 10:24 AM   #1
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Buying a pressure washer

Hello,
unfortunately, my old high-pressure cleaner is broken and now I am looking for a new one. I use the high-pressure cleaner only for cleaning my car and occasionally for cleaning the garage floor (with surface cleaner). Can you recommend some good pressure washers?
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      10-14-2018, 10:41 AM   #2
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I purchased this one years ago and it's been great. Happy hunting!

https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/zrps80314e
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      10-14-2018, 12:40 PM   #3
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^That one looks good, but says "CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED" on this listing. I would not buy any pre-owned gas tools.

I literally just bought this last night and started it up this morning:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-30...3001/303316335


It seems to be great. I know Ryobi does not make the best tools, but this one has a long 35' hose and a Honda engine. $350 at Home Depot, can't go wrong!
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I had the same requirement. I bought the Sun Joe spx 3001. It was like, less than $200 from Amazon. It is a great little washer, it has it's quirks like a short washing hose, which I bought their extension hose for $30, but aside from that, it gets you started in the pressure washing field until you find you need more (gas, more hp, extra fittings) features.
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seemed to me there were two choices:

1). buy a Kranzle

2). buy a SunJoe, and a Master Blaster, and a foam cannon, and some CF bling for my DCT

I, ummmm, picked the SunJoe. It does the job well enough and, yes, the extension hose is a must.

Go to Obsessed Garage for the quick-change adapters/fittings and the wand. Just don't tell him you have a SunJoe. He hates SunJoes, but he does have the best YouTube videos.
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      10-14-2018, 03:18 PM   #6
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this is one purchase that i wish i had just bought the kranzle and not tried to do it on the cheap. you'll get what you pay for.
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      10-14-2018, 03:43 PM   #7
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wife bought this for me last year when it was on sale at Lowe's I believe. so far so good with the foam canon as well as washing down the garage, driveway and cleaning the sidings on the house


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I have never had any luck with electric washers. Gas all the way.
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      10-14-2018, 04:25 PM   #9
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I have the same Ryobi. Working great after 3 years.
I bought a Flexzilla hose, brass spray tips and MTM hydro sg28 spray gun which I like better than the wand.

It doesn't let the foam cannon dangle out in front of you, basically more control.
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I have the small electric Ryobi as well but... it's just for washing cars as I have it somewhat "built in" to a detailing station in the garage. It's great for that.

I also have a larger Ridgid (3300 psi/3.0 gpm/7hp Subaru) with the Cat Triplex pump. That one replaced a smaller gas one on which the pump (axial) gave up the ghost after 5 years or so. I wasn't planning on getting quite that much pressure washer but... It was the last one in HD, the display unit and they had it marked down like $200. I offered the manager another $100 less and they took it. You might want to see if there's anything like that available near you. I even ended up with two sets of tips because... they'd put one set in the little holder on the unit and there was another set in the document bag that was zip-tied to the display unit.
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OP gas or electric?

I've had good luck with my electric Sun Joe.

If you want gas though, as mentioned, troll HD, Lowes, etc. for end of season deals.
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If you want gas though, as mentioned, troll HD, Lowes, etc. for end of season deals.
+1

The consumer grade machines are pretty much all the same.

I ended up buying a pressure washer with a junk pump on craigslist for $50. Came with everything including a pretty new Honda GCV190 engine. I bought a new pump online for $100 and bolted it on (3 bolts) and it has been working great for 4 years now.
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Electric power washers have come a long way. You don't need a lot of power to wash your car. Good luck.
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just buy a sunjoe. the pressure washer in it self is not of concern specially if you washing ur car. now the attachments is where u want to spend ur money
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https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...essure-washers

Norther Tool is great, the CAT pumps are the best
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Anyone have the Harbor Freight electric washer?
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Electric power washers have come a long way. You don't need a lot of power to wash your car. Good luck.
+ I like to play music while i'm washing the car so listening to the generator on would be annoying
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Anyone have the Harbor Freight electric washer?
I tried it and returned it for one reason. Not because it doesnt work but because the parts are proprietary. I bought the cheapest electric one at lowes which had real parts. I think it was $199. If something breaks I can go to any hardware store and buy replacements. You dont need a lot of power like the gas ones produce.
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I have this one and really like it. https://www.amazon.com/YARD-FORCE-Br.../dp/B0144O1UYM

All the parts seem to be really high quality - especially the hose - and it is much easier to use and to store the components than any other washer I have used.

Here's a video on it:

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I tried it and returned it for one reason. Not because it doesnt work but because the parts are proprietary. I bought the cheapest electric one at lowes which had real parts. I think it was $199. If something breaks I can go to any hardware store and buy replacements. You dont need a lot of power like the gas ones produce.
Wait, what? Are you discouraging Tim, The Tool Guy modifications? Are you American?
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Wait, what? Are you discouraging Tim, The Tool Guy modifications? Are you American?
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Just picked up an AR blue and so far so good.

Anyone use their for foam washing? Curious which attachment is best.
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