The Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Training & Certification Forum
"Find A Certified Roof Cleaner Directory"

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Pressure Washer Comments


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 747
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Pressure Washer Comments
Permalink  
 


I seem to be missing out on a lot of pressure washing jobs lately, mostly the homeowner will ask if I can pressure wash their walk way and front door foyer areas after I do the roof or siding. Looking to pick up a descent P/W and saw this one below and need a few opinions. I would like something that pumps about 3 gpm and 3,000 psi but wondering if this would do or just bite the bullet and get a real work horse.

 

 

 

EBAY 

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Tallahassee on Friday 9th of December 2011 11:45:18 AM



-- Edited by Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida 813-655-8777 on Friday 9th of December 2011 01:19:08 PM

__________________

 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 1617
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

Ray, stick with a pressure pro, or a more commercial type brand. Youll be much happier in the long run. I went through about six light duty pW before I realized they were a waster of time and money. Get a 4 gm, 4000 psimachine with adjustable pressure.

-- Edited by sweetwaterfish on Friday 9th of December 2011 11:57:19 AM

__________________
Ray Burke
Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning
850.528.3226
visit our website
Soft Washing and Pressure Washing
Licensed & Insured
Serving Tallahassee, FL, The Big Bend
and SW Georgia
http://www.spray-wash.com
 


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 778
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

Ray

 I have three Karches just like that. They have paid for them selves many time over. The only problem I have with them is the pumps. You can buy new pumps for about $100. They are good for condo work. You can put a man on each PW and make money all day. I will be up grading this year to 4 gpm, 4 psi.

 

 

 

 



Attachments
__________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 1617
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

Ray, also doing some crane work today at the Marriott downtown if you want to stop by...Gaines and railroad.

__________________
Ray Burke
Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning
850.528.3226
visit our website
Soft Washing and Pressure Washing
Licensed & Insured
Serving Tallahassee, FL, The Big Bend
and SW Georgia
http://www.spray-wash.com
 


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 747
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

I'll try to make it down that way Ray. Are you still going to be there around 3:30- 4:00?

Art, they definetly aren't CAT pumps and what I have read, people say the pumps do fail but just replace them like you said.

Hey Gary...are there shipping rates descent? I rember you saying you purchased a hot water rig a few months back from this auction.



__________________

 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 1617
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

Already wrapped up for the day...cranes are the way to go!!!

__________________
Ray Burke
Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning
850.528.3226
visit our website
Soft Washing and Pressure Washing
Licensed & Insured
Serving Tallahassee, FL, The Big Bend
and SW Georgia
http://www.spray-wash.com
 


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 2278
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

5.5 gpms and atleast 3500 psi for concrete and if you really do alot of siding a cold water 8gpm at 3000psi will knock em out the park of course using the soft wash method.

__________________

DiamondRoofCleaning_HEADER-part-2_edited-1.jpg

Diamond Roof Cleaning

320 e collings dr

Williamstown NJ 08094

Mike Derose-Owner

609-929-5812



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 778
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

Diamond Roof Cleaning New Jersey (1-800-Roof-Clean) wrote:

5.5 gpms and atleast 3500 psi for concrete and if you really do alot of siding a cold water 8gpm at 3000psi will knock em out the park of course using the soft wash method.


 Those are great power washers, but I don't think he has 3 to 5 thousand laying around



__________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 2278
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

Art O wrote:
Diamond Roof Cleaning New Jersey (1-800-Roof-Clean) wrote:

5.5 gpms and atleast 3500 psi for concrete and if you really do alot of siding a cold water 8gpm at 3000psi will knock em out the park of course using the soft wash method.


 Those are great power washers, but I don't think he has 3 to 5 thousand laying around


if he wants to do volume or squeeze in 2 or 3 more jobs per day. Then he needs a 5.5 or 8gpm machine. I will never buy a 4gpm machine ever again. Just too slow.

 

 



__________________

DiamondRoofCleaning_HEADER-part-2_edited-1.jpg

Diamond Roof Cleaning

320 e collings dr

Williamstown NJ 08094

Mike Derose-Owner

609-929-5812



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1998
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

I heard you can get some great deals from Home depot, They have " refurbished "
{ someone returned it} washers that you can get a great deal on. You can even talk them down more after that I have heard.

__________________

Charlies Roof Cleaning

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQDTM0TQ_PI 

                SERVING BOTH NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY

               FREE ESTIMATES / SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

                       516-763-4108   /   631-433-6449





 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2070
Date: Dec 9, 2011
Permalink  
 

At least 4 gpm. Its nice to go bigger but then you'll need a dedicated water tank. You could easily do 35k per year on a single 4 gpm machine.

__________________

Ed Thompson
Woodbridge N.J.

(732) 726-9261
Digital Brochure

 

 

 



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 27
Date: Jan 25, 2012
Permalink  
 

I would recommend a volume of 5 to 8 GPM and Pressure of 3,000 to 3,500 PSI.



-- Edited by MHinderliter on Wednesday 25th of January 2012 03:56:45 PM

__________________

Micheal Hinderliter Powerwash.com 1-800-433-2113 www.powerwash.com



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 778
Date: Jan 25, 2012
Permalink  
 

I like my Karchers because they are light weight and easy to move around the job. I don't use the preasure, just the pump to softwash They also use less gas and soap. I even use them to power my surface cleaner. I'm going bigger this year but will still be using my small machines for house and condo washing.



-- Edited by Art O on Wednesday 25th of January 2012 04:08:10 PM



-- Edited by Art O on Wednesday 25th of January 2012 04:09:58 PM

__________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2070
Date: Jan 25, 2012
Permalink  
 

Ray, you get what you pay for with surface cleaners. Whisper Wash holds up well. Excellent swivel assembly. Not cheap. I just bought the Classic from PT. I think it was around $600.

General makes a Hammerhead. Either 18" or 20" and Northern tools sells them. I think Mike Derose just picked one up. Around $300-$400.

The hover types are better for residential in my opinion. Make sure your tips are no larger than 2.5's which should work well with your machine.

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning New Jersey on Wednesday 25th of January 2012 10:24:05 PM

__________________

Ed Thompson
Woodbridge N.J.

(732) 726-9261
Digital Brochure

 

 

 



Forum Administrator Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2720
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Permalink  
 

Roof Cleaning Tallahassee wrote:

I'll try to make it down that way Ray. Are you still going to be there around 3:30- 4:00?

Art, they definetly aren't CAT pumps and what I have read, people say the pumps do fail but just replace them like you said.

Hey Gary...are there shipping rates descent? I rember you saying you purchased a hot water rig a few months back from this auction.


 RB Auctions is getting to have their biggest auction for this year in Orlando in Feb.  Check it out, you can mget some great deals.

I bought an Aaladin Hot water machine, 5.5 GPM, 3000 PSI, 465,000 btu burner, 18 HP electric start Vanguard engine, with 350 hours for $550.00.  It cost $125 to ship from Chicago to Louisvlle Ky..

Check them out .. You can bid online, that what I did.



__________________

 

Roof Cleaning Louisville Kentucky | Qwik Roof Cleaners
Louisville Kentucky 

 Click here to visit our website

Roof Stain Removal Louisville Ky

CONCRETE CLEANING / FENCE / DECK RESTORATION

HOT WATER STEAM CLEANING

502-773-1730



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 3547
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Permalink  
 

4 gpm or more.

__________________

240-355-1110

From up on the Roof cleaning, Gutter cleaning, to down on the Concrete cleaning...

All pressure washing services in between!

Serving  PG, Charles, St Marys and Calvert county Maryland

Cleaning service 




Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1508
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Permalink  
 

Mike, have you used your hot box yet.

__________________

ACE PAINTING
Tom Buczak 216-323-0552

Check out our website.

 

        



guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 2289
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Permalink  
 

MHinderliter wrote:

I would recommend a volume of 5 to 8 GPM and Pressure of 3,000 to 3,500 PSI.



-- Edited by MHinderliter on Wednesday 25th of January 2012 03:56:45 PM


 for residential the bigger the better, once you used 8 or higher you will never ever go back to 5 I promise you.

Honestly I would like to have about 15 - 20 gallons per minute.



__________________
H20 POWERWASHING
Roof Cleaning Lanoka Harbor NJ 08734
clydesampsel@gmail.com
www.roofcleaningjerseyshore.com



Forum Administrator Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2720
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Permalink  
 

Roof Cleaning Lanoka Harbor NJ 609-971-6553 wrote:
MHinderliter wrote:

I would recommend a volume of 5 to 8 GPM and Pressure of 3,000 to 3,500 PSI.



-- Edited by MHinderliter on Wednesday 25th of January 2012 03:56:45 PM


 for residential the bigger the better, once you used 8 or higher you will never ever go back to 5 I promise you.

Honestly I would like to have about 15 - 20 gallons per minute.


 15-20 gpm??  Holy chit, you'd have to carry "flash flood" insurance biggrinbiggrin 



__________________

 

Roof Cleaning Louisville Kentucky | Qwik Roof Cleaners
Louisville Kentucky 

 Click here to visit our website

Roof Stain Removal Louisville Ky

CONCRETE CLEANING / FENCE / DECK RESTORATION

HOT WATER STEAM CLEANING

502-773-1730



Forum Administrator Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2720
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Permalink  
 

You should be able to find something here.

https://www.rbauction.com/search-results-en_US/Y2l8Tj0wJk50az1FcXVpcG1lbnQuZW4mTnR0PWhvdCt3YXRlcitwcmVzc3VyZSt3YXNoZXImTnR4PQ==/



__________________

 

Roof Cleaning Louisville Kentucky | Qwik Roof Cleaners
Louisville Kentucky 

 Click here to visit our website

Roof Stain Removal Louisville Ky

CONCRETE CLEANING / FENCE / DECK RESTORATION

HOT WATER STEAM CLEANING

502-773-1730

1 2 3  >  Last»  | Page of 3  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard