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Power Washing

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by bigkyle, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
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    Ok i have been reading through diff posts about power washing and i was woundering what everyone uses to do it. As do people only use water or chemicals or what. I am pretty confused about what is used to get the job done.Thanks
     
  2. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    i use just water with about 3500 psi pressure washer, it takes me between and hour to an hour and a half to do an average size driveway
     
  3. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    thank you. that was a big help to me. Would a 2500psi work for doing driveways, patios,decks,walk ways
     
  4. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

  5. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    yeah that will work. but the more psi you have the faster you can go. when i started i used a 1500 psi and on average it would take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to clean a driveway.
     
  6. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    also i would find a pressure washer with a honda motor.
     
  7. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    why a honda engine
     
  8. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    if your wanting to use a surface cleaner you need at least 3000 psi. i just use a wand with 25 degree tip, as i find that it is easier to spot clean, and the surface cleaners to be more of a hassle to move around and operate.
     
  9. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    honda motors last forever, as long as you keep the oil changed. my 3500 psi is 4 yrs old and never had a problem with it at all, i've done around 1000-1500 driveways with it
     
  10. garrettlawn

    garrettlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    for pressure washing would you take a tank around on your trailer or just hook up to the customers water for like driveways and walls etc..
     

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