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Pressure Washers and Non-Pressurized Water Supplies

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Can I use my pressure washer with a barrel of water as the source?

Pressure Washers and Non-Pressurized Water Supplies

Your pressure washer pumps may be damaged when trying to utilize a non-pressurized water source. The water pumps in pressure washers are not designed to "suck water" or draw water in--they are built to accommodate a pressurized water source. If pressure washer pumps are forced to suck water in, they draw air in along with the water, which can damage the equipment. Always use a pressurized water source!



1/6/2009 4:41:00 AM
paul said:

hi id like to hear from anyone who runs a pressure washer from a tank not a water tap

11/28/2011 10:02:01 AM
Wrong! said:

They can only suck in air if there is an air source. If they are connected to water with a solid connection without any leeks, there will be no air. You can't make air out of thin air!


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