Got a Lot of Pressure Washing to Do.

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    Tired of paying $600/yr to get all the walkways, driveway walls, patio, stairs pressured washed. Noticed I could buy 1 and half pressure washers for that. So I'm shopping tomorrow locally.

    Any recommendations? I'm looking at Generac and a Craftsman/Honda models. Since I'm totally pissed about the pile of small engine chain saws, pole saws, weed whackers in my garage that broke after 10 or 12 uses, I'm very gun shy about buying a "government mandated" power tool anymore. They just don't last. Which MAY have more to do with buying them from Home Depot or Lowes, then the actual govt restrictions that are make them hard to maintain.

    Any body in love with a pressure washer brand or model?
     
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    Pressure Washers Top Sellers
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    Simpson MegaShot 3200 PSI (Gas-Cold Water)...
    $399.00
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    That's in the right class and price range. But I don't know Jack about Simpson and don't know if Simpson knows how to make small engines run for more than a dozen uses.. It's really sad how bad the reliability is of EVERY small engine I've bought in the 5 or 6 years.
     
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    Please explain how a power tool is government mandated and what government restrictions make them hard to maintain?
     
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    FWIW...I have a Karcher that has really lasted...15 years old and still starts first pull. Briggs & Stratton engine.

    If they are as well built today as they were back then...

    Home Depot carries them.
     
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    My Honda is like 15 years old, get used at least a couple.times a year, and still works great. Starts easy too.
     
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    Tha corn gas screws up engines, I know that much.
     
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    Simpson features Honda engines. They're pretty reliable.
     
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    Same engines that Craftsman uses. Think I'm gonna go to a real "small engine" shop on Monday and see what they are backing up. Home Depot and Lowes don't seem to care.

    Just that a chain saw is used for maybe 10 or 30 minutes. But one of these has to run for hours at a time. I like the idea of Generac -- because they are the leader in emergency generators. And they have a couple in the price range.
     
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    KATCHER FROM GERMANY,if you can get them,hot or cold or steam adjustable pressure option(very useful) also sucks(not Cock) but wet and moisture...Brilliant...steve
     
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