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Old 07-11-2009, 12:06 PM
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I got my pressure sprayer out for the first time this year and brought it up to the cabin to clean our deck. I hooked up the water and the water is running from under the pump. I typically keep the sprayer in my mechanical room but this last winter I left it in my heated garage. Well one of the daughters left the door open one time and I am sure that is when the pump froze up. So now I have a 5 year old pressure sprayer with a great running 5 HP engine on it and a bad pump. While searching for a new pump online I found many reviews on my sprayer that were not good. Many of the reviews were inline with my experiences. So now I have to decide if I should buy a new pump which is about half the price of a new unit or buy a new unit. If I get a new pump will I have the same disappointments old one?


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I had an oops with my pressure sprayer this year too. I wasn't watching the hose and working in small quarters. The hose laid on top of the engine and melted a few holes in it............OOPS.
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If I buy a new unit I may have an extra hose for you
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I haven't found one locally. But Northern Tool has one for $15. Most I have seen in the box stores have pipe thread fittings at one end or both.
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The one I have is the curled up one that came with the unit. It is a piece of sh*t to work with as it is so stiff. They had an optional one that was about sixty bucks more but I was too cheap.
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I bet the pump's half the price of a new pressure washer, Murph. Take it from there.
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I got my pressure sprayer out for the first time this year and brought it up to the cabin to clean our deck. I hooked up the water and the water is running from under the pump. I typically keep the sprayer in my mechanical room but this last winter I left it in my heated garage. Well one of the daughters left the door open one time and I am sure that is when the pump froze up. So now I have a 5 year old pressure sprayer with a great running 5 HP engine on it and a bad pump. While searching for a new pump online I found many reviews on my sprayer that were not good. Many of the reviews were inline with my experiences. So now I have to decide if I should buy a new pump which is about half the price of a new unit or buy a new unit. If I get a new pump will I have the same disappointments old one?


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I bet the pump's half the price of a new pressure washer, Murph. Take it from there.

After doing some searching on the web I did find one place that sold the pump for $139.00. Has a little better psi on it so I am wondering if they did make some changes. My pump is 2400psi at 2.5 gals and the new one is 2700 psi at 2.5 gals.
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Go for the pump. Most washers don't get used enough to justify the cost anyway. I keep mine in the basement along with my outboard motor to protect them from freezing.
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