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Old 08-14-2010, 12:51 PM   #16
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Just a little Subaru 3500 psi with 5 hp. My wife put likea weird figure eight in my deck trying to use it. She hesitated a little while turning around or something.
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Standing on the steps with the wand in her hand, she turns around for some reason and puts a nice scar on the hand rail! Her response? "Oops!"
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In case of a gasoline fire do not use a pressure washer as an extinguisher. This may sound funny now. 8 years ago at a friends used car lot the shade tree mechanic was filling a gas tank inside the shop from a plastic can. He spilled some gas and the gas heater ignited it. He then dropped the gas can. Meanwhile another man flips on the electric pressure washer and points it at the flame. How did things turn out? NOT too good. The pressure washer acted like a turbo charger and the gasoline fire was quickly all over everything. Luckily the fire dept. was only 3 blocks away. No one was seriously hurt, but the old block building suffered several thousand in damages.
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When i was 14 i used to do pressure washing during the summer for friends/family for money, we had a little 1800psi Honda gas pressure washer and i would always wash in flip flops and shorts. It was quite pleasant as it was usually very hot out and the spray feels really nice also it sucks to wear boots and rain gear for 8 or 9 hours in 98 deg heat.

When i was about 19 my parents got a new 3400psi washer and out i went to clean under my truck with my flip flops... slipped and hit my foot (this happened often with the 1800PSI washer but was only mildly painful and never left permanent damage) i learned pretty quick that the diffrence between an old 1800PSI washer and a brand new 3400PSI washer is about 2 sq inches of skin off your foot.
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i learned pretty quick that the diffrence between an old 1800PSI washer and a brand new 3400PSI washer is about 2 sq inches of skin off your foot.
Always remember to never point a pressure washer at someone's face, regardless of PSI.

If you have children, make sure that they understand that a pressure washer is not a mere hose or water gun. They need to realize that there is an inherent danger with these tools. Indeed, they are as dangerous--perhaps even more dangerous--than actual firearms.

(Especially take care to never point a pressure washer at children or pets.)
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