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Old 03-14-2017, 08:24 PM   #1
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My old Pressure Washer has just about quit working. I am looking for an electric one in the $100 to $200 range. I have looked on line but there are sure a lot of choices. Does anyone have any recommendations? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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First one I purchased to clean the pool deck in FL was electric. It worked ok but it took 5 hours to do the job. OK for small jobs but to small for my task.

Scored a 7.5 hp Craftsman with a Briggs engine on sale, a good machine that worked well for 15 years until the pump wore out. Scored a replacement pump from northern tool & now need 2 hands to control the wand. Machine now works as well as a friends 10hp Honda machine.

Use a turbo nozzle they really work well.

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You will regret going from a gas washer to electric. Loss of power makes the electric frustrating to use. I did it and wish I hadn't.
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I would go with a good used gas before I went with any electric.
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I use a electric washer that produces 1200 lbs pressure @ 3.5 GPM.

It will clean a tractor trailer trucks greasy fifth wheel so good, without soap,
that if you put your french fries on it to eat, you will only dirty the wheel.

The big key is the Gal. Per Minuit, not necessarily the high pressure.
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Thanks for the replies. It gives me some things to think about.
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As others have posted,consider a gas washer,i highly recommend one. I have an Excel gas unit from Home Depot with a Honda eng. and no problems,works great.
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My old Pressure Washer has just about quit working. I am looking for an electric one in the $100 to $200 range. I have looked on line but there are sure a lot of choices. Does anyone have any recommendations? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Tabasco, I washed a muddy-greasy sprint car every weekend for 10 years w/ a SUN JOE 2000 PSI electric pressure washer. Never a problem. Very quiet.....only runs when water is spraying. My neighbors still talk to me. I don't know what you are washing but the SUN JOE is $130 on Amazon and is pretty darn good.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I took Alf's advice and ordered the Sun Joe electric. I decided I already have a lot of gasoline powered equipment to maintain and didn't want another. The washer will be used primarily for washing cars so it should be good enough for me.
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