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  1. #1
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    Jan 2007

    Pressure washer for boat, etc cleaning

    Looking for first hand experience in gasoline pressure washers. Will mainly be used to clean boat/autos and other jobs such as concrete driveway etc.. I don't really want to go with the higher dollar self heating models

    I'm looking currently at the Dewalt and Rigid 3000 - 3800 PSI models such as these - but none indicate weather warm water can be run thru the pumps nor if they have a soap dispenser. I prefer something with a durable pump so what do I look for in that regard?

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    Charter Member # 55 Charter Member Griff's Avatar
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    ..........32........... Active Thunder
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    Oct 2000
    I've had a $500 2500psi Craftsman for 6 years and it does everything you are looking for just fine. Never any issues.

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    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    37' Active Thunder AVH; 17' Speedliner Cat OB
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    May 2001
    Just bought a 2500psi Honda powered p/w from Lowes this year, and love it.

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    Charter Member # 545 Gold Member Beak Boater's Avatar
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    Dec 2000
    Port Tobacco MD/Cape Coral Fl
    Got a 2800 psi with a Honda engine from Lowes also. Does everything we need it to from driveways to siding. What ever you buy. Make sure you put a fuel stabilizer in the tank if you are in an area that has ethenol in their gas. I can tell you from experience. Those carbs. have lots of small parts. Anything that sits for a while between uses, chainsaws, powerwashers, leaf blowers, ect. The fuel with ethenol in it wreaks havoc on them. It seems to always screw them up when you need it right now.
    Last edited by Beak Boater; 09-04-2008 at 02:07 PM.

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    Registered satisfactionII's Avatar
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    '96 Scarab
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    Jun 2004
    Check Steve's Wholsale Tools. I got a factory reconditioned Honda 13HP with a triplex pump-4000psi/4GPM and 1 yr warranty for $800.00 about 6 months ago. They might ship, don't now.

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    Registered rchevelle71's Avatar
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    1982 Pantera 24sport
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    Aug 2003
    Boca Raton
    dont buy the rigid, plastic parts in the handle, just had this problen on one at the in-laws.

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    Member #9 Charter Member hp500efi's Avatar
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    Oct 2000
    Pewaukee, WI
    get one with a Honda motor
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