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Old 02-23-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Hi all, newby here. Has anyone built their own hot water pressure washer ? And do you have a link to the build. Wasn't sure where to post.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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Just hook up a regular pressure washer to a hot water supply
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Just hook up a regular pressure washer to a hot water supply
I think there are "suggestions" in the paperwork that this not be done.
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I'm interested in doing it right, diesel burner and all. Had one where I worked before. Just don't have $3000 to buy one.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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Most/almost all pressure washer's sold now will not tolerate water above about 110. Any higher and the seals will start to deteriorate. Depending on the manufacturer of the pump, you may be able to find a "hot water seal kit" to rebuild your pump. But then, you should have some knowledge of how to rebuild a pressure washer pump.
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SinCity,
Heating and controlling high-temperature water sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
You'll need to regulate fuel with metering valves, connected to temp sensors.
Water flow sensors, thermostats, motor control, pump, pressure relief valves, etc,etc.
There's a good reason these things cost $3K.....because they're complicated pieces of equipment
to manufacture, (and the makers have to pay big bucks for liability insurance to protect themselves from inherent burn suits).
If you've used them in the past you know the dangers involved.
Your safest and best bet will be to either find a used one on E-bay or CraigsList,
or save up till you can get a nice new one.
Or like the others have said, retro-fit a cold-water pressure washer with high temp seals.
Good Luck

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