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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 ...