Pressure washer recommendation!!

Big Al1Big Al1 Senior MemberPosts: 7,025 Senior Member
Been thinking about getting a gas powered pressure washer for use around the house. My main use will probably for cleaning around the pool deck. I've had a gas one before, but since I don't use it often I had a lot of engine problems after a few years, due to the poor quality and ethanol gas being pawned off on us. I've got an electric washer but it no where near the power of a gas washer. Other than the gas issue, I have ethanol free gas available bear by, what moderately priced units (that's right, I said unit) would you all recommend??
I do have a lot attachments left over from my other washer.

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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Anything with a Honda gas engine is bullet proof just stick with Honda. :applause: Later
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,266 Senior Member
    Second the Honda motor. Get one with a brass pump, they last lots longer.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,025 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    Second the Honda motor. Get one with a brass pump, they last lots longer.

    That's the way I was leaning. Had a Honda last time but the issue was old/bad gas that ruined the carb!!
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,104 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    That's the way I was leaning. Had a Honda last time but the issue was old/bad gas that ruined the carb!!
    Carburators can be rebuilt. I have one with a Honda engine and the carb gave me trouble from the gas too. I found that turning off the gas petcock while the washer is running will drain the float bowl of gas and keep gum and sediments from forming. Also use fuel stabilizer in the gas you keep for the washer. That will help keep the fuel fresh longer.
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  • bmlbml Senior Member Posts: 1,075 Senior Member
    Pay attention to the volume of water that the pump is rated for, not just the pressure. 4000 psi sounds like a lot, and it is, but it will be slow as heck if it can only deliver that pressure at 1gpm or some such other low flow.
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    This is like watching a bunch or **** trying to hump a door knob.....
  • NomadacNomadac Senior Member Posts: 890 Senior Member
    I have a Karcher with a Tecumseh that I have had for about 6 years and it has worked fine for me. I bought it at Menards.

    http://www.buykarcher.com/product_list.asp?TYPE=washer&SKW=KARPRESSWASH&trk_src_ss=KARPAYPCWEBMACSS&.
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,749 Senior Member
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
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