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    7 Common Mistakes of Pressure Wasing


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    Re: 7 Common Mistakes of Pressure Wasing

    Nice video...

    I’ll add storing a pressure washer outside in a shed or garage in winter. Once any water in there freezes - it expands and you likely broke it.

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    Can be used on tire and wheels but not paint. Most wheels are clear coated.

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    Re: 7 Common Mistakes of Pressure Wasing

    Quote Originally Posted by swanicyouth View Post
    Nice video...

    I’ll add storing a pressure washer outside in a shed or garage in winter. Once any water in there freezes - it expands and you likely broke it.
    Yep, happened to me a few years back. First night temperatures went bellow freezing and I forgot to bring the pressure washer in, it stayed in the truck overnight and the next day it was leaking like crazy when I hooked up water to it. Thankfully it was a super cheap unit I had picked up at Walmart for 49$ on heavy special

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    Yep, happened to me a few years back. First night temperatures went bellow freezing and I forgot to bring the pressure washer in, it stayed in the truck overnight and the next day it was leaking like crazy when I hooked up water to it. Thankfully it was a super cheap unit I had picked up at Walmart for 49$ on heavy special
    If you run about 1-2 quarts of non-toxic antifreeze through the pump and hose, the PW can stay outside/ in the garage safely in the winter.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: 7 Common Mistakes of Pressure Wasing

    Drain them completely and blow them out with air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    If you run about 1-2 quarts of non-toxic antifreeze through the pump and hose, the PW can stay outside/ in the garage safely in the winter.
    I just bring it inside, much easier

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    Re: 7 Common Mistakes of Pressure Wasing

    Cliffs? Did they say u cant use them on paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    I just bring it inside, much easier
    I don't have an inside space that is heated. Just my shed. So antifreeze it is for me. Lol
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Cliffs? Did they say u cant use them on paint?
    Not the turbo nozzle tip.

    I had the even smaller Nilfisk 100.4 as my first PW. The upgrade to the Kärscher K7 was hughe and the time shortened very much. Nice information in the video. The filter to the water inlett is missed by many but all PW don't have one either. I have some build in frost protection and think it's like the frost plugg on engines. So the PW pump don't cracks when freezed.

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