I purchased this to replace an older Excell brand pump I originally bought from Home Depot.It was an XC2600. It's a residential grade machine with a Strap pump rated at 2600psi with 2.5gpm. I purchased this one for work since mine has been doing work duty for some years now, but still going strong.
I would swear my old pump works better. If it doesn't, it's not by a noticable difference. Side by side you can not tell which one is which at the wand. My old unit shares a similar Honda engine as well.
I'm bought this one with the recommendation of the CAT pump. The Cat pump is supposed to have a longer life. Of course my old one has plenty of use on it with a lower cost. If your not going to use it on a constant basis, then maybe think about a cheaper one.
Good machine though.Well built.
I have been vacillating between this one and Simpson for several days. I like this color so much, but it is nearly a hundred bucks cheaper than Simpson, making me a little doubtful about the performance of this product at the beginning.
However, its performance turned out to be equivalently as well as the Simpon with above the same pressure and cleaning effects. I have used it twice since it arrived, and feels pretty go with solid performance. It is perfectly qualified for its work and the performance outperformed its price for sure.Highly recommend.
Used this pressure washer twice so far. Both times engine started right up on one/half choke and ran without any problems through 4 tanks of gas. Used to pressure wash both sides of four sections of standard sized wood fence and concrete patio.
No leaks or any problems with water pump. One odd thing, when reading the manual, under troubleshooting, it states you should use a minimum 3/4 inch diameter garden hose. Since it says that no where else but under troubleshooting, I didn't know and bought a new 5/8 inch diameter garden hose.
I didn't have any problems with the 5/8 inch hose, but It is nice to know what is recommended as the minimum.
This gas powered pressure washer does a nice job of getting things cleaned in a timely fashion, and makes getting it put away straightforward. This pressure washer does a nice job with the wheels on it to make it maneuverable for getting around our property for the different areas that I need to use it with.
With the included hose wand and ends to choose from, I am able to get to the different places I need to get clean, and I have a rag and spray patterns to choose from to get it done. Because it is gas powered, I do not need to worry about me being close to power or having extension cords for power in the unit.
Has the gas and oil it needs to get running and I am on my way to getting the job done. The instructions on how to get it set up we are straightforward and it actually came mostly assembled. I definitely like the feel of the trigger for the handle with the wind and it makes it nice for being able to get the water and target time.
I just purchased this machine last week, and the shipping was very fast. It took maybe 20 minutes to assemble, gas and oil up. It started easily and cleaned my grimy driveway in about 2 hours. I've only used it the one time, but my first impression is very positive.
FAQs on Gas Pressure Washers
While both do pretty much the same thing, they look and function in different ways, not to mention the fact that price makes a difference as well. Power rating: When it comes to pure pressure, electric units have an upper limit of about 2000 PSI.
This is because you can only get so much out of a 15-amp electric motor. Usually, the numbers are in the ballpark of 1500 to 1800 PSI, but that's pretty much it. Water flow rating: Once again, gas-powered pressure washers have the upper hand here.
Electric pressure washers generally deliver around 1.4 to 1. 5 GPM, and you would be hard pressed to find a model which delivers more than that. I was a bit puzzled by this since it is possible to get more out of electric pressure washers.
I suspect it's because more GPM would require the use of more expensive materials, and that would drive the price up. Practicality: First of all, if you want a power washer for indoor use, electric is the way to go because gas produces potentially harmful fumes.read more
The pump contains oil and the engine contains oil. I suggest you ask the folks that built it if you don't have the owners manual. Industrial Equipment Pressure Washer Support Centerread more
A pressure washer probably will not work as a vacuum pump. First, the intake valves require water pressure to open. They won't open without pressure. Second, the capacity of the pump is suited for water but is much too small for pumping air.
My first vacuum pump was two modified piston refrigerator compressors connected in series, which I used for experiments in sputtered films. Having no vacuum gage, I don't know the limiting vacuum for this pump, but I could easily create a quarter inch dark space.
The intake for the first compressor was a hole in the wall of the piston cylinder. This hole was positioned at the bottom so that when the piston reached the bottom of its stroke, it uncovered the hole and allowed air to enter for the compression stroke.
At the top of the cylinder, where the exhaust valve was located, I put a wood valve lifter to help the compressed air exit the cylinder. The piston hit the valve lifter at the top of its stroke. The pump was submerged in motor oil (at the time, I could not find vacuum pump oil) to keep it all airtight.read more
If it is just for a few months then best have our full to reduce condensation from outside air. If it is for 6 months or longer best to run it dry and that includes removing the fuel from the carburetor float bowl.
The other alternatives is to add fuel stabilizer and then run it for a few minutes or to run it till there is no more gas and then use a longterm stabilized gasoline and put that in the tank. Normal gasoline doesn't last more than 6 months because the volatiles evaporate and various varnishes and additives gum up and plug up the fine holes in your carburetor.
Don't forget if you live in an area that gets temperatures below freezing then you should run some RV Antifreeze thru the pump.read more
You can buy them already made. Ryobi from Bunnings and some other brands from other hardware companies. Aldi in Australia sell one with a single cylinder Subaru engine. If you are intent on making one then a lot of lawnmowers have a vertical shaft motor.
You could buy a secondhand mower where the engine is Ok and use that. You would have to fashion a frame and maybe utilise a couple of wheels from the mower and the handle to move it around. If you are the handyman type go for it.read more