Yeah. I’m a virgin to pressure washing. I just have so many repeat customers for window cleaning that are looking to have their places pressure washed first. I liked the idea of just flipping a switch for different flows on the B&S model, but the other is much higher rated online.
Nine times out of 10 the gallons per minute is the most important part of power washing. Especially with house washing. And if that’s the case I would not recommend anything less than 4 gallons per minute. That usually means you’re going to have between 3000 and 3500 psi. Honda GX390 engine.
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I’m selling that exact same Briggs unit for $200. I bought out a window cleaning/carpet cleaning company and offloading some of their equipment I don’t need. The previous owner said they used the power washer a couple times, so its like new. Wonder what it would cost to ship it to MI…
That said…if you are going to power wash more than 8 hours a week, I would agree that a 4 or 5 gpm triplex pump with a honda gx390 is the way to go on a budget. Expect to pay around $1200 for one though.
[MENTION=16244]squeegees[/MENTION] have you checked local craigslist? look for an ex-cell, a dewalt or a landa. a lot of times you can find 4gpm direct drive machines from those brands that will be great starter machines. expect to pay $400-$700 for a good used one. i would save the extra couple hundred and get 4gpm rather than waste money on a crappy big box store machine. you’ll be glad you did.
and psi is pretty much irrelevant for what you’re trying to do. gpm man, it’s all about gpm.
Ahh… Yeah… That generac seems nice… But Briggs and stratton, yes. 3000 PSI, no. Buy a 4000PSI model or higher. Those cheap ones aren’t going to get you anywhere. And hey, it’ll be paid off in two days… You get what you pay for. You’ll be replacing it within two years… Those cheap things don’t go far. Spend a thousand or more and do it right… Don’t go below or you really aren’t getting into the pressure washing business…