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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #21
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I would like to see the math proving that 2GPM into a pressure washer equals 2.5GPM out.

If you only have two gallons in a minute coming in, the washer does not add water, only increases pressure.
I have never had an issue with running one dry. Not saying it can't happen but wouldn't that require no water in? Say I have 1.5 gpm from my well, ignoring the variable of plumbing am hose for easy math. The pressure washer is rated at 2.5 gpm. Wouldn't it pump 1.5 gpm if that was what was supplied via the hose? Must they run at full capacity at all times in order to work at all?
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What well/city water hook up size do you guys have that you're worried about 2GPM? With shower, washer and dishwasher running I still get about 7GPM from the spicket on the furthest end of my water lines...
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I would like to see the math proving that 2GPM into a pressure washer equals 2.5GPM out.

If you only have two gallons in a minute coming in, the washer does not add water, only increases pressure.
The only guess I have is that in theory, the pressure washer creates a vacuum of sorts.
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I agree. When are well was tested before we bought the house it was around 15 gpm iirc.
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I've been rockin' a cheap electric one for a quite a few years, no issues, works just fine. I did salvage a better wand and rubber hose from a nicer gas powered washer.
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What well/city water hook up size do you guys have that you're worried about 2GPM? With shower, washer and dishwasher running I still get about 7GPM from the spicket on the furthest end of my water lines...
I wish I had that.

2 years ago I timed how long it took to fill a 5 gallon bucket. With nothing else using water, I could fill a bucket in just under a minute.

Turn on the shower, it took a minute and a half.

To fill a 5 gallon bucket in my shower takes 3 minutes.

The line coming in to my meter is 1/2" and if it's anything like the water lines that were going to my utility sink, it's choked down to 1/4" inside.

I was trying to wash down the lawnmower one time when my wife started a load of wash. The pressure washer pump started cavitating.

I hate this house.
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I would like to see the math proving that 2GPM into a pressure washer equals 2.5GPM out.

If you only have two gallons in a minute coming in, the washer does not add water, only increases pressure.
My point is that the pump will suck the water at a greater volume than capable from your free flowing tap.
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I would like to see the math proving that 2GPM into a pressure washer equals 2.5GPM out.

If you only have two gallons in a minute coming in, the washer does not add water, only increases pressure.
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My point is that the pump will suck the water at a greater volume than capable from your free flowing tap.

Told ya so.

So Suta, with that theory, you could stick a garden hose in a lake, and attach it to a pressure washer and it should flow just fine, right?
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I'm not saying that it will actually pump the required 2.5 gpm but should alleviate some resistance.
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Told ya so.

So Suta, with that theory, you could stick a garden hose in a lake, and attach it to a pressure washer and it should flow just fine, right?
Very true. I have used one attached to a 15,000 poly tank.
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Very true. I have used one attached to a 15,000 poly tank.
Do you suck it out of the tank or does it gravity feed?
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Do you suck it out of the tank or does it gravity feed?
I don't believe in gravity. So obviously it is suction.
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