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Old 03-29-2014, 10:02 PM
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Capital pressure washers

Anyone own a capital pressure washer? If so, how do you like it? They look very well built. I'm looking at the 3000psi model. Any input will be appreciated!
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:58 PM
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PSI means nothing. Look at GPM, gallons per minute.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:05 PM
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I think it's 2.4gpm
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:18 PM
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I think it's 2.4gpm
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Never heard of them.

2.4 is home owners area

What are you looking to do
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:26 PM
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PSI means nothing. Look at GPM, gallons per minute.
In the PW world it means everything. PSI is what does the work in conjunction with the solutions used. A garden hose has more GPM, what does that clean? Higher PSI is tiring when working with the wand, but essential with surface cleaners as each nozzle halves the working PSI. For a homeowner 3000 psi is fine. Capitals are homeowner grade.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:29 PM
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In the PW world it means everything. PSI is what does the work in conjunction with the solutions used. A garden hose has mor GPM, what does that clean? Higher PSI is tiring when working with wand, but essential with surface cleaners as each nozzle halves the working PSI. For a homeowner 3000 psi is fine. Capitals are homeowner grade.
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Depends on what you're cleaning.

We don't ever use a pressure washer except for concrete

So no. Psi doesn't mean everything. Knowing what you're doing means everything.

Gpm>psi

I would take a 3000 psi 8 gpm machine over a 4500 4 gpm machine every day

Edit: you're in Tampa. Google soft washing. They are huge down there. Ac is no longer washing but they did over a million a year.

Apple is a company to look up
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:31 PM
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Depends on what you're cleaning.

We don't ever use a pressure washer except for concrete

So no. Psi doesn't mean everything. Knowing what you're doing means everything.

Gpm>psi

I would take a 3000 psi 8 gpm machine over a 4500 4 gpm machine every day

Edit: you're in Tampa. Google soft washing. They are huge down there. Ac is no longer washing but they did over a million a year.

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Not when your doing a job where all wastewater has to be recovered.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:33 PM
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Not when your doing a job where all wastewater has to be recovered.
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Again. Depends on the situation. We try not to recover. There's usually ways around it.

All you do when you recover is dump it on a different part of the property, generally lol

And recovering has nothing to do with psi. A hot high gpm machine will out clean a high psi machine everyday
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:42 PM
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Again. Depends on the situation. We try not to recover. There's usually ways around it.

All you do when you recover is dump it on a different part of the property, generally lol

And recovering has nothing to do with psi. A hot high gpm machine will out clean a high psi machine everyday
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I do many fuel stations. No dumping that. Hot is the best way to go. The best systems use high percentage steam to do all the work. Super expensive.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:49 PM
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I do many fuel stations. No dumping that. Hot is the best way to go. The best systems use high percentage steam to do all the work. Super expensive.
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I absolutely hate dealing with collecting. Fuel stations are good accounts. We are in the process of talking to a few about cleaning the aprons
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