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Pressure washers

So, I just picked me up an electrical pressure washer. It is rated at 1800 psi.

I plan on using this thing once or twice a week on the truck.

What kind of pressure washers do you guys have?

Do yaw ever put soap or anything into the tank?
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i have a gas powered troy-built one kind of like the one in the picture below. i dont use it to wash my vehicles but i use it to wash my house and yard equipment. i do use soap when washing the house.

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i have a gas powered troy-built one kind of like the one in the picture below. i dont use it to wash my vehicles but i use it to wash my house and yard equipment. i do use soap when washing the house.

pretty sure thats the same one that i have, close to it at least. Had an electric one and had nothing but problems with it. Vowed id never own a electric one again.
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Electricity and water = fail.

I have a gas powered one rated at 2800psi, use it on everything from the garage floor to the house.
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I thought about the problems with an electrical one.

I might try it out for a while, then if I dont like it.......return it.

I just had a guy offer me a gas powered one the other day for $35!!

I might just take him up on the offer and return the electrical one lol
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Id get the gas for sure.
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I just picked up a 3000psi gas with a vertical shaft Briggs. Not sure on the hp but it's rated at 8.75 torque. Found it on clearance at Lowes... reg $528 on half price for $264!

I've only used it once so far and playing around with it I took some paint off the company truck... lol. It was peeling anyways!

For the last couple years I've been using my father-in-laws Karcher with a 5.5hp Honda on it. Works great too but he paid a lot more than I did for mine!
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Ok, so I was looking at a Brute pressure washer.

I think it was 2800 psi. Gas powered.

Any good or bad reviews on these thing? I think it said that it had a briggs motor.
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I have a Honda 2750PSI i picked up from a guy at work for 100 bucks! I use it about twice a year for the house and driveway.

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Ok, so I was looking at a Brute pressure washer.

I think it was 2800 psi. Gas powered.

Any good or bad reviews on these thing? I think it said that it had a briggs motor.
ive heard hit and miss reviews on these. So people love em. Others manage to blow the motor in like 30 minutes. I dont know if its user error or not but Ive never managed to blow a briggs motor.
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briggs motors tend to get a bad rap because they are considered "cheap" in comparison to honda. yamaha ect. but i own several briggs equipped power equipment and have never had a lick of trouble with any of them. they all start super easy and run great. if this is just for home use and not intended to use all day every day you will be fine with a briggs.
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ive heard hit and miss reviews on these. So people love em. Others manage to blow the motor in like 30 minutes. I dont know if its user error or not but Ive never managed to blow a briggs motor.
Briggs motor blowing up in 30min? Either it has water as oil or it has no oil but I have NEVER heard of a briggs blowing up that quick, maybe after 30 years....
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Pretty sure this is the one my dad got last year. If not one very similar. Either way it's awesome

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briggs motors tend to get a bad rap because they are considered "cheap" in comparison to honda. yamaha ect. but i own several briggs equipped power equipment and have never had a lick of trouble with any of them. they all start super easy and run great. if this is just for home use and not intended to use all day every day you will be fine with a briggs.
I agree, I think everything I own is a briggs motor. never had any problems with any of them.
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Yup, its has a briggs. Nice pressure washer too.

2500 psi (thats more than ill probably EVER need lol)

Took back the electrical one, because I didnt even want to try it.
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We have a 3800 GPM (gallons per minute) i have no idea what that translates into PSI. but that sucker doesn't get used on my truck, only wheel wells, house and deck.
its a generic one with a Briggs and Strat.
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We have a 3800 GPM (gallons per minute) i have no idea what that translates into PSI. but that sucker doesn't get used on my truck, only wheel wells, house and deck.
its a generic one with a Briggs and Strat.
I hope you mean 3800 psi. Almost 4k gallons of water a minute is insanity.
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I hope you mean 3800 psi. Almost 4k gallons of water a minute is insanity.
could be that, i was sleep deprived when i typed that last night.
that thing rocks, it even takes care of the really hard stuff to get off.
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I have a little Karcher electric pressure washer. I don't think it even hits 1500psi but it still gets the job done and I love it. Now that I've had it for awhile I realized I would HATE HATE HATE not having one.

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I have a little Karcher electric pressure washer. I don't think it even hits 1500psi but it still gets the job done and I love it. Now that I've had it for awhile I realized I would HATE HATE HATE not having one.
I JUST assembled mine and did all the good stuff.

Im about to take it outside and try it out. Ive never had one, and now that I have one ill probably be the same way about not having one lol.
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I have a nice high power Karcher
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We'll, I fired mine up for a few minutes yesterday.

I just happened to be standing next to my lawn mower, and I decided to blast the stuff off of it.

Silly me....I end up blasting all of the dirt and crap onto my house lol. Good thing it came off though.

I didn't realize how powerful these things are.
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My buddies gas pressure washer can take paint off of cars lol
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My buddies gas pressure washer can take paint off of cars lol
Yeah, i want to wash my truck with it, but im scared.

I might hold it at a distance and wash it anyways lol.
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Yeah, i want to wash my truck with it, but im scared.

I might hold it at a distance and wash it anyways lol.
the pressure from these things can be dangerous but nothing to be scared of. did yours come with different tips? mine has different tips that go from low to high pressure so you can go from washing your truck to blasting paint off your house if you wish. lol this reminds me of when i was in Iraq and my unit had a massive diesel power washer for washing the trucks and a guy thought it would be smart to powerwash his boots. thr spray went through his boots and through the skin on his toes and required stitches to put back together. now thats power!
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