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Old 09-04-2008, 11:25 AM
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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?

http://www.cpopowertools.com/products/dpd3100.html
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:49 PM
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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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Just bought a 2500psi Honda powered p/w from Lowes this year, and love it.
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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.

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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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dont buy the rigid, plastic parts in the handle, just had this problen on one at the in-laws.
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get one with a Honda motor
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