I am in the "market" for a pressure washer. I would be interested in any
experience or advice that any of you may have. I realise that the first
question is "what are you going to use it for?".
I want a pressure washer for a number of reasons and expected uses.
1. To wash my car, truck, tractor, impliments, etc. etc. etc.
2. To clean the bottom of my boat after a summer in the water.
3. To "blast" old pealing paint off a flock of rental houses I have.
Being a "slumlord", I'm not looking for a perfect job but only a way
to get a base for a spray paint job that I will do myself. I'll
have to re-paint in a couple years anyway. (Either tennant damage or
Housing Authority requirements.)
4. I just want one, to do a lott of stuff. (Don't you?)
Reason "3" provides me with the justification (and tax deduction) for the
washer. Otherwise I will have to pay some Turkey about $400.00 to strip the
houses I've got to do next month.
I have decided that I can't afford the 3000psi washers and have come down to
the 2000 psi types. I think they will do it. I'm looking at the following:
1. Northern Hydraulics:
5.5 hp Honda 2000psi, 30'hose, 4 nozzels $ 679.00
2. Northern Hydraulics:
5.5 Tecumseh 2000psi 30'hose, 25 deg nozzel $ 499.00
3. Harbor Freight: (Coleman)
6.0 Tecumseh, 2200psi 50'hose, Adjustable nozz. $ 599.00
5.5 Honda, 2000psi, ? $ 679.00
5. Lowe's: (Generic)
6.0 Tecumseh, 2200psi, ? , Adj nozzel $ 589.00
I am inclined toward the Harbor Freight unit (3) since I don't have to pay
the sales tax (6.0) on it and the freight is free.
I'm sure there will be opinions.