Techniques And General Considerations When Pressure Washing Different Areas

Pressure washing is a technique greatly used in maintaining the integrity and cleanliness of patios, rooftops, walkways, pathways, doorways, industrial buildings, and even farming areas. The use of a pressure washer to direct water into effectively removing dirt and debris from a large surface area is very practical for both the home owner and the business person.

The use of a pressure washer entails a lot of care because of the fact that it uses a highly pressurized mechanism to be able to propel water forcefully for stain removal and surface renewal. There are different types of surface area present and there are different ways in cleaning each of them. It is helpful to know the techniques and general considerations when pressure washing different types of area. Continue reading

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What To Look For When Purchasing A Pressure Washer

The advantages of pressure washing are numerous for the house owner and very convenient for the business minded. Whatever the purpose of purchasing a pressure washer, you must be aware of the different types and models of pressure washers available in the market.

Aside from knowing the basic types of washer, a lot of important points should be considered when you are about to purchase a pressure washer for your home. For a worthwhile purchase, take note of the pressure washer buying tips mentioned below.

First of all, you must know that pressure washers may come with an electric supply or a gas-powered engine. Either of the two type of power supply will provide the same benefits to dirty walls or pathways however, their specifications may be different. Continue reading

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The Fundamentals Of Pressure Washing At Home

What is pressure washing and how does a person or business benefit from it? Pressure washing at home is a new form of maintenance wherein the use of a technological gadget allows people to restore and maintain the beauty of any patio, walkway, driveway, or building walls.

A building or home located in crowded city areas are heavily exposed to environmental dust, dirt, or chemicals. The daily activities of people going from one place to another with their vehicles also contribute to the circulation of dirty air that contains dust materials capable of sticking into most of building walls, roofs, and other exposed areas.

A dusty, dirty, or grimy area in any part of a building or home is never a good site to behold. Business may not progress when the outer physical appearance of the business area is not maintained well. A very grimy or dusty home could also be deleterious to the health of its owners which makes it necessary for all of us to regularly clean our home environment. Continue reading

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Ryobi Pressure Washer Manual – Model No RY80030A

Following up from the last post, I get a lot of searches looking for Ryobi pressure washer manuals, so to help you guys I’ve decided to post them here for download.

This is the manual for the Model RY80030A. Click the photo to download.

Ryobi Gasoline Pressure Washer 3000psi RY80030A – Operators Manual

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Ryobi Pressure Washer Manual – Model No RY80030

I get a lot of searches looking for Ryobi pressure washer manuals, so to help you guys I’ve decided to post them here for download.

This is the manual for the Model RY80030. Click the photo to download.

Ryobi Gasoline Pressure Washer 3000psi RY80030 – Operators Manual

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Types of Nozzles for Pressure Washers

In previous articles we explained about the various parts of a pressure washer. In this article we explain the differences in the various nozzles available for Ryobi pressure washers.

Most pressure washer nozzles are colour coded to indicate what pattern (degree) of fan spray they produce. Although colors may vary depending on the manufacturers, described below are what is commonly used as the industry standard.

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Types of Pressure Washer Unloader Valves

In previous articles we talked about parts of a pressure washers, and explained in more detail about pressure washer unloader valves. Here we explain about types of pressure washer unloader valves.

There are three types of pressure washer unloader valves.

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Pressure Washer Unloader Valves

In a previous article we talked about parts of a pressure washer, in this article we talk about specifics, namely pressure washer unloader valves.

Pressure washer unloader valves are the main “safety” in your power washer system. The most commonly used is the “pressure actuated” type valve. When the pressure gun trigger is released the valve senses the pressure build up and like a “traffic cop” it diverts the water flow from the pump outlet back into the inlet side of the pump this is called “bypass mode.” Without this critical component this closed-gun situation would build pressure to the point where it would stall the power source, rupture the gun, hose or even the pump itself.

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How Pressure Washer Trigger Guns Work

In a previous article we showed the parts of a pressure washer, in this article we show how a pressure washer trigger gun works.

Generally the gun will have a 3/8? inlet port where the hose is attached and a 1/4? outlet port to the wand/lance (this is when 3/8? pressure hose is used). When the trigger is released the gun is said to be in “closed” position stopping the flow of water. When the trigger is squeezed it is in “open” position directing water to the nozzle once again.

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Parts Of A Pressure Washer

Motor (Gasoline, Diesel or Electric)

  • Pressure Pump
  • Pressure Hose
  • Trigger Gun
  • Unloader Valve
  • Pressure Wand or Lance
  • Wand or Lance Tip

THE PRESSURE WASHER MOTOR

Parts of a  pressure washerDifferent sorts of motors are used for different types of pressure washers. It may also depend on the type and location of the applications. Most high power washers used in industrial works, commonly use gasoline or diesel motors. Because most industrial cleaning requires great amount of time, these motors could run much longer without overheating compared to their electric counterpart. And since most industrial works are done outdoors; and sometimes or mostly offsite, where there are no available electricity. The ones with electric motors are mostly used for light to moderate washing works (e.g. house, car, and small boats) and are the most excellent used for indoor applications because these motors do not emit harmful fumes.

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