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pressure washer problem

I have a gas pressure washer. Some people tell me it's important not to leave the pressure with gas in it because it can clog the engine and stop working. So, I tried running the pressure washer until ...
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How to restore my old pebble stone driveway?

My driveway and patio is all made of this pebble stone / pebblecrete / pebble dash / chattahoochee from the 70’s. It’s in pretty bad cosmetic shape. I don’t have it in my budget to rip it out and ...
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What is this green stuff on the fountain?

If it matters, I'm west-coast USA. I have this water fountain: I'd like to clean it to remove this green stuff on it, but I don't know what it is. I'd also like to remove the white around where the ...
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Adapter to connect 3/8 quick release to standard garden hose

I have a MJJC gun for car washing. It has a nilfisk connector also it has optional 3/8 quick connector (as in the photos) . It supposed to be connected to a pressure machine. But I'm curious if it's ...
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Did pressure washing damage my composite deck? See photos

I recently bought a home and hired a contractor to perform general clean up. He pressure washed my composite deck. Afterwards, I noticed the following damage but I'm not sure if he caused it or if it ...
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How do I wash stone stamped siding?

I'm not sure what the actual name for this type of siding is, please let me know! It seems way too soft to pressure wash, and I've tried using a garden sprayer with 50% bleach on an area just to test ...
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Using a pressure washer to prepare a deck for refinishing

I have an ironwood (ipe) deck which has weathered to grey where it is exposed to the elements. Previously I have refinished it by sanding (very laborious) before reapplying stain/finish. I am ...
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Electric pressure washers: are type of pump, flow rate, and PSI reliable indicators of duty cycle?

I know little about pressure washers but do need to buy one for a project where I'll use the 15-degree nozzle to power-wash decades of grime from several pallets of reclaimed pavers. I'd like to pick ...
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What’s wrong with this pressure washer nozzle?

I just got this Husqvarna pressure washer and used it to clean my back patio. I moved it to the front to do the driveway, and now it is spraying out of the sides of the quick-disconnect nozzle joint. ...
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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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Are the fan patterns out of Pressure Washer nozzles always uneven? Strong at the edges and weak in the center?

1st power washer and I got a SunJoe SPX3000, but I'm having the same problem with all of the nozzles ... the spray pattern is very strong at the 'edges' of the fan, and weak in the middle: If I move ...
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Pressure washer adapter for Portland pressuer washer and Sun Joe attachments [closed]

I bought a Portland Pressure Washer (I think STYDDI connector), not knowing a whole lot about pressure washers. I wanted to clean my gutters, and bought a Sun Joe kit (SPX?) to help me use my pressure ...
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Is an overheating motor on electric pressure washer ruined? [closed]

The motor on my electric pressure washer started to smell yesterday after using it for 15 minutes. I knew better, yet I continued to run it periodically for an additional 5-10 minutes over the next ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...