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What pressure washer to buy?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Fawcett, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I've been doing the whole landscaping/snow removal/total property management gig for some time now. I've been looking to add pressure washing to my list of services. I know experience is important and I have a several years behind the gun. My ex-boss used to have a sweet pressure washer with a Subaru engine and it worked great.

    So my question is:
    What brands should I look into?
    What psi/gpm should I look for in a strong unit.
    I'm looking for a machine that can take hours of use which can clean pressure treated wood and trex decks, pool patios, outdoor furnature, walk ways and driveways. I know the best equipment costs money and I'm ok with that.

    Thank you in advance!
  2. Pressure Washing Cleve

    Pressure Washing Cleve LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Minimum 4 gpm at 3200 psi. Better would be 5-8 gpm around 3000 psi hot water unit.

    FCPWLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

  4. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

  5. Jack Kramer

    Jack Kramer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    You should try to make it to Albany, New York for the Pressure Washing Seminar this spring. There is a 2 day Pressure Washing Class followed by a 2 day seminar. The grand prize giveaway is a hydrotek 5gpm hot water skid. The website is www.pwseminar.com.

    Bob from PTSTATE will be there as he is one of our generous sponsors.

    If you have any questions you can call me.
  6. Houston Tx Roof Cleaning

    Houston Tx Roof Cleaning LawnSite Member
    from Katy Tx
    Messages: 30


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