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Pressure washer recommendation


TUG Member
Jun 6, 2005
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
I'm planning on purchasing a pressure washer with in the next few weeks and was curious if anyone had suggestions on what or what not to buy. I'd like a gas powered unit with at least 2,500 psi (it has to have enough power to clean a 1 1/2 story home). Usage would be for general home maintenance (washing siding, patio furniture, driveway) and some cleaning of equipment (lawn mower, farm tractor)

Would I be better off with a higher pressure unit?

Is it worth the extra $100 to get an electric start? (I know I can't count on my husband to be around to start it for me.)

Sears has one with a built-in container for mixing soap products. Is this preferred ove the type where the soap bottle is attached to the handle and is mixed with water when sprayed?