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Old 11-25-2016, 03:24 PM
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Ok so a lot of people recommended this ryobi...

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-1-600...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

It seems like it will fit my needs nicely. I was spending four dollars a pop at the car wash when I was able to fit underneath it. If this thing lasts six months I am way ahead of the game. This one will fit in the laundry room immediately adjacent to where I keep the boat. I will be able to run the high-pressure line through the wall next to the dryer vent. It will work out very nicely. My question is that Ryobi says it is cold water compatible. What will happen if I hook it up to the hot water line that the washer connects to via a "Y" connector?
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The floor and wall will be hot in that area.



It will be fine if you have a normal residential water heater.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
The floor and wall will be hot in that area.



It will be fine if you have a normal residential water heater.
Hahahaha! Pressure washing with hot water is gonna be so MONEY.
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I thought everyone uses hot water in their pressure washer.

I have a similar one ,however its upright and has a built in hose reel for the electric cord and
Pressure hose.
Use the flat nozel, it won't leave marks.
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Glad you liked that one Nate.

The manual for your PW says cold water only but I use hot in mine and it is just a regular gas powered unit nothing special.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Glad you liked that one Nate.

The manual for your PW says cold water only but I use hot in mine and it is just a regular gas powered unit nothing special.
Your gas powered washer most likely has a ceramic piston, the low pressure 1500 - 1900 psi have a different pump.


Nate always turn water on to the unit before starting.
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As I heard, hot water will degrade the seals. But not sure so don't quote me .
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I would worry about a leak on the high pressure inside the house( laundry room).
If it somehow happens it will soak things down quickly
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
Your gas powered washer most likely has a ceramic piston, the low pressure 1500 - 1900 psi have a different pump.


Nate always turn water on to the unit before starting.
And always give the pull cord a tug or 2 after to remove excess water from the pump while sitting until the next time.
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I wouldn't have it under pressure in a laundry room. One o-ring let's go and you have a major mess. If you want to tap onto the hot water strictly for your own comfort, make up a "y" connector so that you can mix hot and cold, unless you have a tankless heater. I know emptying the hot water tank to wash a boat would not be popular at my house.
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