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Old 03-15-2019, 07:59 AM   #1
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I searched this section of the forum for electric and there are only a few posts with very few recent recommendations. Everything I read says for wood you don't need anything with higher then 2200 psi. I only paint a couple exteriors a year. I will not sub out, I like to do it all myself. I got some good ideas from the reviews on Family Handyman but I'm not convinced on their recommendation. I like the this hyde tool for when I find the unit. I don't want the maintenance with a gas or the weight. I want the best electric I can get, within reason $$$.

My recent project is 450' of fence. I'm hoping I can get it washed now so when the weather gets nice and warm enough I can just paint. I'm in the northeast. So prep in the cold.

Any help, please and thank you.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:42 PM   #2
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The downside is that for washing a house, it is GPM that matters more than PSI. An electric won't deliver the volume of water you need, spray it high enough, etc.
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The downside is that for washing a house, it is GPM that matters more than PSI. An electric won't deliver the volume of water you need, spray it high enough, etc.
I will have to agree with DeanV, the electric units just don't have enough OOMF to clean well enough for paint to adhere properly after cleaning and drying. I used an electric a few years back when my gas PW died on me in the middle of cleaning a home. It just didn't cut it and for some reason it kept blowing fuses that were part of the internal guts of the unit. I had to buy 3 or 4 of those small, round fuses used in units like those.
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