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Unable to seal powerwasher leak

My power washer developed a leak which I could not fix with plumber's tape or a new washer this time. I opened it up and removed the spring switch to identify where water leaks from. I don't know how ...
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Do pressure washers have a maximum water inlet flow (GPM) and PSI?

I understand that most pressure washers need at least 20 PSI of water flow at the inlet and at least the same GPM that the pressure washer will output, e.g., pressure washer rated at 4GPM should have ...
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How do I use the "Foam" Attachment on a "cheap" pressure washer?

I picked up a low cost, battery powered pressure washer from aliexpress - it has a pipe meant to be put into a bucket (for washing cars), and blasts water either in a highish pressure stream, or in a ...
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pressure washer hose connector/adapter

I am trying to use a greenworks wand with another pressure washer. I am not able to connect them. The picture shows the ends of the hose and the wand. I would like to know if an adapter is available ...
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what type of pressure washer fitting is this

I am trying to fix an old hydro surge pressure washer- trying to cut off the detergent line as a replacement wand with two hoses is not available. The pressure washer works just fine. The attached ...
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How can I pressurize water to make my own pressure washer?

COVID19 unemployed my family, and I don't want spend at least $100 on Electric Light Duty pressure washer. What can I try first? How can I modify my high pressure plastic spray bottle, if it doesn't ...
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How to clean wood stain off of vinyl porch?

I refinished our dining room furniture out on the porch, and stupidly didn't put a tarp or anything down. Now there is woodstain all over. The porch is plastic (maybe vinyl, not sure what the ...
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Repair pressure washer around area where hose attaches to machine

I have a pressure washer that I can no longer use because the area around where I attach my pressure washer hose is broken. I don't know much about pressure washers so I can't be any more helpful but ...
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Pressure washer will not start after replacing carburetor and cylinder head

I have a Simpson PS3835 pressure washer with a Honda GX270 engine. Background When I was replacing the spark plug for the first time, the threads stripped out of the cylinder head as I was removing ...
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What are my chances to revive a (gasoline) pressure washer after ~ten years?

About eleven years ago, I bought a gasoline-powered pressure washer, and used it for some days to clean the driveway and house walls. Then it sat for 10 years, unused, unmaintained. What are the ...
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What's this exterior wall treatment and how should I paint it?

I need to paint the exterior walls of this house, but I am not sure what is the material of the walls. I know this type of houses came from Finland to to south of Argentina because they are excellent ...
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Soft washing vs pressure washing-cleaning gable siding

I have a older pressure washer that I was getting ready to put into use. Its primary use right now will be cleaning gable siding on a brick house. I've done some reading and I am sort of confused. The ...
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Safety equipment for a pressure washer

I'm planning to use a pressure washer for the first time, as a "once off" task, to clean and remove caked-on and ground-in mud, dirt and debris from rebar and concrete beams, before I pour concrete ...
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Is detergent tank necessary for pressure washer?

Why do some pressure washers come with a detergent tank, and others do not? If a pressure washer does not have a detergent tank, does that mean you cannot use soap/detergent with it, only water? For ...
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1~60 Hz can be used as 50~60 Hz?

I purchased a pressure machine of KARCHER for car wash purpose from Saudi Arabia. In the catalogue it is written 1~60Hz whilst in Pakistan 50Hz cycle is used. The question is if the 1~60Hz unit can ...
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Help with hiring pressure washing service

I need to get my 2400 sq.ft., 2-story house pressure washed, and had a few services visit the house to provide quotes. The quotes are widely different so I need some advice to decide. Service A said ...
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What is the minimum flow required for a pressure washer?

I would like to buy a Karcher pressure washer and connect it to a spring water source, not city water. I didn't measure the throughput yet, but it is less than city water for sure. I would like to ...
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how long to wait for re-painting one side of fence after pressure washing the otherside which is unpainted

It hasn't rained much this summer, and not any in a week. Today, I've prepped (sanded, brushed off, wiped down with a damp sponge) the painted side of a 1x6 cedar privacy fence, which was last painted ...
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What is the practical limit to the wand length for a pressure washer?

The task involves pressure washing soffits that are 25-30 feet above ground level. Is there a practical limit to the length of wand? Any lessons-learned or pitfalls to avoid are appreciated.
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How long can I leave a wood fence after pressure washing, before staining it?

If I were to pressure wash my fence in mid-spring, could I leave it and not stain it until fall? The reason I ask is I have the time to wash the fence and my house, but I probably couldn't stain it ...
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Cleaning and staining a fence with segments of different color and age

I have a fence that I share with my neighbors and I have a couple of questions related to how to properly clean and stain this fence. You can see it in the picture below. There is another segment ...
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