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Best Pressure Washer for residential use only.

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Dem79lawns, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. OP

    Dem79lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Thanks for the info. Its hard to hang with pros. I mean I two kwirks I have to do my own lawn and I hand wash my vehicles every weekend. The true reason behind it is because when I was a kid those were the chores my father assigned me and my brother. Here I am at 38 years old and if I don't wash or cut every weekend I feel out of place. I could easily hire a company financially, but I find some sort of zen in putting the time in myself. I don't have any craft skills like wood or metal work so I guess this is what makes me feel like I am doing something with my hands.
  2. Hill Lawn Care

    Hill Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Let me know what you end up with and how you like it. If you're around Florida you can always hire me.. I'll let you help ;)
  3. OP

    Dem79lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I am in Southern NJ. The lawn scene here is pretty nuts. If we only had a warm season this would be the prime place of landscaping. My Aunt lives in Lakeland, FL and they have a longer mowing season, but she even says people up here are lawn nuts. Its basically golf courses at every house.
  4. StraitShot

    StraitShot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Flow>pressure. For house washing I rarely use much more pressure than a garden house with the exception being driveways/patios. You want at a minimum 4 gpm with 5.5-8gpm being ideal, belt or gear driven cold water unit. Flow is going to keep you off of ladders and cut your rinsing time drastically. "Pressure" washing a house is a bit of a misconception. You want to clean the house with a detergent. Apply detergent with low pressure, rinse with low pressure. Check out the pressure washing institute, tons of great info there.
  5. CorkyE

    CorkyE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I'm a homeowner that uses one quite regularly for all types of jobs. Last year, I bought a Generac 6598, 3100psi, 2.7gpm and it's worked great. I bought a small sidewalk cleaner attachment from Northern Tool and it's a real time saver on concrete. For the $359 I spent, it's been a great investment.
  6. Taylor Maher

    Taylor Maher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello, if you are looking for a good value pressure washer, I recommend the Sun Joe SPX3000. I did a review of this product. Check it out here:
  7. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 702

    Northern Tool electric pressure washer.
  8. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 13,776

    Was in Northern Tool today. They have a 3000-3100 psi unit 2.5 gph for $369. I purchased this washer last year on sale for $299. Has a one year warranty but an extended warranty is available. Not fancy but has done the job. One selling point was they do repairs.

    Worth taking a look.
    Doc8406 and zlandman like this.

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