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Hardly Handy 09-05-2010 09:21 PM

pressure washer on well water
Can I safely use a pressure washer on a low-pressure well water system?
Pressure Washer: 2000 - 3800 gpm
Well water pump: 3/4 hp
Pressure Tank: 32 g (Well X-Trol 203)

the_man 09-05-2010 09:47 PM

is the input of the PW lower than the gpm of the well? if yes, then yes. if no, then no :thumbsup:

Hardly Handy 09-06-2010 08:35 AM

Right ...
Thank you very much, the_man.
I erred --- my Q should say: PWs that output 2000-3800 *psi*!

But you caught that.

Q is, I'd have to look up a particular model's specs to know for sure ...
A PW might advertise, say, a 2.7 gpm capability.
I assume that's referring to usage/output, the same as intake requirement (that is, if my well pump and pressure tank are both capable of at least that 2.7 gpm output, no worries about burning out/busting either?!)?

Thanks again, all.

the_man 09-06-2010 08:16 PM

yea you should be fine. I've never seen a 3 gpm well pump assuming the water table is high enough, normally you'll have at least 10 gpm. 2.7 gpm isn't even a fully open garden hose (half a 5 gallon bucket in one min.)

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