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Re: [Shop-talk] pressure washers

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] pressure washers
From: Battmain <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 07:07:17 -0700 (PDT)
A 3800 should work well for the sidewalk. I got a 3000psi to work on the 
sidewalk mildew. The mildew turns the sidewalk black. I got five nozzles with 
mine. The one that works best for everything is the turbo rotating nozzle. Same 
nozzle worked well for removing the paint on the house.The other nozzles just 
use up fuel and annoy me. :)    The lower psi pressure washers that I borrowed 
didn't work for me.  Degreasing also works good, but for the grime that's been 
sitting a while, a steam cleaner works much better. You're going to get a lot 
of splash back when working in the engine compartment even at the lower 
pressure settings. Cost for the unit was around $500 at Lowes years ago. Mine 
is very noisy. I use ear plugs, real goggles instead of my glasses only and a 
dust mask for the water spray. Look like a nerd but, safey first. Amazing what 
it can do the asphalt driveway if I'm not paying attention.


----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Vantacich <>
To: Shop Talk <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:16:30 AM
Subject: [Shop-talk] pressure washers

I am in need of a pressure washer and am looking for suggestions.  What I have
in mind so far, just to give you an idea of the size  I had in mind, is a 3800
psi 4 gpm minimum.  I have been eying the Dewalt GX390 for 999.00 at HD.  It's
portable enough to get around but yet powerful.  My research so far tells me
you need at least a 4gpm minimum to move the grease, a separate pump as
opposed to one the engine sits on and either a Honda or Briggs motor.   It
will be used mainly for cleaning side walks and degreasing cars and tractors,

Thanks for the advice.

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