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Old 05-13-2012, 10:49 AM
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Pressure washer advice

im looking to get a new pressure washer. a nice one, honda engine, 1000.00 budget, i dont know where to start. any advice on brand and where to go, thanks
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:03 PM
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But if this helps, I bought my Dewalt DXPW4240 in the fall of last year and it works great. Thirsty, but cleans
everything very well. I do not offer powerwashing as a service though. I just use it around the house and
to wash off equipment and vehicles. To be honest, I can't remember what I gave for mine. It was around
$900-1000 though, I remember that.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...-203185026-_-N

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:18 AM
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Dewalt DXPW4240 question

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But if this helps, I bought my Dewalt DXPW4240 in the fall of last year and it works great. Thirsty, but cleans
everything very well. I do not offer powerwashing as a service though. I just use it around the house and
to wash off equipment and vehicles. To be honest, I can't remember what I gave for mine. It was around
$900-1000 though, I remember that.
I am looking at that same model pressure washer from Home Depot. I thought I read a review that it has the automatic idle down? But looking at it in the store I am sure it doesn't. Not a big deal for me. Does it have a pressure ajustment valve? Thanks T
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...-203185026-_-N
Iam looking at the same model from Home Depot. Does it have automatic idledown Does it have a pressure regulator? thanks T
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:35 AM
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Here's where I bought mine. http://www.pressurewashersdirect.com
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:48 AM
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:32 AM
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Iam looking at the same model from Home Depot. Does it have automatic idledown Does it have a pressure regulator? thanks T
Crete you'll bear with me, because I pretty much don't know anything about pressure washers. I just start mine up and start spraying.

I do not believe it has the automatic Idledown. I always lower the throttle lever before I turn it off for a sec, and then just switch to fuel cut-off.

The pressure regulator, I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I did have a buddy come over who knows these things well, and wanted to mess with it, but I wouldn't let him because my owners manual states that pressure is pre-set from the factory and NOT to mess with it.

Here's the manuals for it, if it helps: http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Product...mber=DXPW4240#

The only thing I added to mine was the little blue turbo nozzle. They also have the black and orange ones too. Works great.
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I'm not a pressure pro either but I bought the Ryobi for about $700 with the idle down engine and soap shooter. I really like it but again . I'm not using it daily. Northern tool has good ones with Honda engines and 3-4 gpm for about a $1000.
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