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    Quote Originally Posted by RX_EVOLV View Post
    Is there such thing as getting one that's too powerful? I want to get one to clean the cement patio and side of house (the crab apple tree at the new house is such a PITA), but I'm worry about getting the paint off the stucco ( is this possible) if I get one that's too powerful.
    You can turn down the pressure on all the gas ones I've seen/used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
    You can turn down the pressure on all the gas ones I've seen/used.
    And if you canít just stand further back!

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    Bit of a tangent but I thought about this today. I live in an area that has extremely poor flow. With the tap fully open my crappy simoniz electric pressure washer will cavitate slightly every few seconds. I was able to completely solve this by buying one of those x-hoses -> the Ďas seen on tví hoses that expand and contract when you turn the water on or off. The natural contraction of the hose keeps a constant pressure/flow coming out. It doesnít contract so much it recoils or anything like that, at least as far as Iíve seen, I havenít run my washer full out for 20+ mins or anything like that though.

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    Try to find something with an Axial or Triplex type pump.

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    I picked up a 3000psi gas pressure washer from Princess Auto. It works awesome and is more powerful then most car washes I’ve gone to. The downside is my neighbors are going to hate me, it’s loud. I’ll have to try and figure out how to make it quieter.
    I like neat cars.

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    I have a Ryobi one with a Honda motor I bought a few years ago at home depot and hate it so stay away if you see that. My big problem is with the motor (Honda) so maybe just stay away from them. It stalls all the time and runs horrible and that was from day one. I talked to someone else that had one and said the same thing. I have been too lazy to replace. lol

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    If you were in Calgary I'd pick that Ryobi off you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownz View Post
    I have a Ryobi one with a Honda motor I bought a few years ago at home depot and hate it so stay away if you see that. My big problem is with the motor (Honda) so maybe just stay away from them. It stalls all the time and runs horrible and that was from day one. I talked to someone else that had one and said the same thing. I have been too lazy to replace. lol
    If you ever buy anything with a Honda motor, find one with a GX engine vs the GC. Much better build quality. At least they used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownz View Post
    I have a Ryobi one with a Honda motor I bought a few years ago at home depot and hate it so stay away if you see that. My big problem is with the motor (Honda) so maybe just stay away from them. It stalls all the time and runs horrible and that was from day one. I talked to someone else that had one and said the same thing. I have been too lazy to replace. lol
    Don't replace it. The carbs on ALL of those small displacement motors are very poorly constructed. I bought a gas one that was brand new off of a guy on Kijiji because he could get it running right and it wouldn't idle. Brand new. Take the carb off, carefully, disassemble it, get some tip cleaners (welding supply), and some good carb cleaner, and clean the whole thing out. They're typically not jetted properly for altitude either. Regardless, any microscopic obstruction in any of the ports causes problems. Reassemble and be amazed that it will start second pull and run and idle fine. Then make sure you always keep it clean. I keep seafoam (or any other stabilizer) in the tank and let it keep working all year round.
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    We run the Karcher professional electric pressure washers. They are quiet and put out more power than the ones at the car washes. If you have the $$$ I'd go that route.

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