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Hot Water Pressure Washers - Portable, Skids, Ect.


Hello Everybody,


Im new to this Forum but have been in the Buisness for about 2 Years Now.


I started with a Craigslist bought, OLDDD John Deer Unit... No hotwater.  3000 PSI 2.8GPM.


My Main target has been Residential Homes and Commercial Properties.


Just recently i was blessed with a couple restruant hoods, duct, and fans, to be cleaned and i got the Jobs done very well, infact landed contracts on Multiple other restraunts as well. Problem is each job took me well over 4 hours and i feel its because of the machine i was using. Cold water... Low GPM... Ect.


Now here we are approaching a new Job and My Cold Water John Deer has Taken a dive and i have No intentions on fixing it.


Im looking to upgrade.


Ive read and learned alot on this forum and all you  Veterans have opened My eyes to alot of Facts about pressure washing.!!!!  I THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!


Please help me find the best Hotwater Pressure washer That can be used not only On Hood Cleaning, but that i could use on Homes and Buildings as well( Too be used ON any JOB bsically). High PSI that Pressure Can be regulated... Low PSI High GPM.... whatever you have or know about i would like to hear.


For this pressure washer i have a little over $3000 to spend.... if need be a little more.


But every penny counts in this game if you know of anything that would cost me less than 3 grand.


Im all ears.


Thanks ahead to all who reply to my post!!!!!


I was thinking about purchasing a Dewalt 4200 PSi Direct Drive 4.0GPM Cold water unit.  Do i really Need hot water....I mean My cold water Unit worked.... SH Mixes and PH mixes... Have worked magic for me.


Let me know what You got...!! 


Keep Griming Guys!






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KEC is not my game but "Heated Water" is a must for cleaning greases, oils & fats. From my understanding controling wash water (GPM) in hoods & vents is very important. 3-4 gpm seems to be the norm in KEC.


Now when you talk about Residential this is a whole different ball game. Higher gpm is needed (5-8) but not hot water.


I would choose equipment that is specific to the "Bulk" of work you do.

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Thanks GUY B!!   Easy-Kleen Professional 4000 PSI (Gas - Hot Water) Pressure Washer w/ Electric Start


I found this On-line




is this Kohler Motor Any Good?  Easy Kleen?  Anyone have any Knowledge of them? Experience?




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Not a fan of the Easy Kleen equipment or any pressure washing system that is direct drive, seems to be priced kinda high if you ask me. Kohler's are good but Honda is best.

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4 hours is about an average time....

I have more job that take over four hours that I have that take less.

Hot water unit is very helpful especially on initial service but on a given night I probably have more guys using electric machines with domestic hot water than diesel fired units.

Right frequency, right chemical, and magnetic scrapers and you can have equal results. I would encourage you to get a diesel fired unit because there is a stigma attached to having them when you arrive on jobs and because some jobs you will be very glad you had one.

Biggest thing I want in them is that they have pressure switches coming off the pump and not just operating on flow switches. Flow switches clog and are unstable and lead to too many injuries.

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I have had to use a backup cold water unit on occasion when I had equipment go down. It gets the job done but by no means as well as a hot water unit.

I have a couple different older Landa units that have just been awesome work horses and seem to never break down. To replace the skid mount unit with new will definitely be pricey though. There are less expensive options.

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