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Will Battery Powered Pressure Washers Dominate The Industry?

Everything About Battery Powered Electric Pressure WashersPrediction: 2026 will be the first year battery powered pressure washer sales beat corded electric sales.

To get there we’ll need to double current best battery power density and cut the cost by 50%.

This isn’t insane, it’s inevitable.

This rapid battery improvement by 2026 will allow for a cordless pressure washer that has 2-3 hours run-time before needing charge, 10-20% more cleaning power than today’s corded electric options and costs in the under $300 range – around the same price as the more expensive corded electric Karcher’s on the market today.

Here’s how it’s possible:

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Which are the Best Waterproof Boots for Pressure Washing? [FAQ015]

Best waterproof boots for pressure washingHere’s the deal:

It’s possible you pressure wash barefoot your entire life without problems.

But:

Every time you do, you run the risk of losing your toe, foot or even your leg up to the knee.

Yes, these are rare injuries… But they aren’t unheard of. A high pressure injection injury happened on my job site a few years ago and the guy lost all motor function in his right thumb for 6 months.

The best waterproof boots for pressure washing will not only protect you from these injection injuries but also from slipping, getting wet socks (and thus cold feet and blisters) and from flying debris like rocks.

And the best thing about owning the best pair of waterproof boots is they can also be used:

  • When camping
  • Shovelling snow
  • Fishing
  • Doing yard work, or
  • Walking in muddy and wet conditions.

Let’s jump right in and talk about the importance of protective footwear when pressure washing (even if it’s just around your house).

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Briggs and Stratton Gas Pressure Washer Teardown (With picture of its 319 parts organized neatly)

Intro Image Disassembled Gas Power WasherIn July we shared an image of a disassembled electric pressure washer with its parts organized neatly.

It got 18,057 views in 1 day after making it to the top of the r/knolling forum on reddit.com.

People loved it and were asking for more…

…Since posting the article 4 weeks ago we received 52 emails asking for a gas pressure washer teardown.

So of course we’ll deliver that for you today – you’ll see the completed teardown below.

Take a look:

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21 Thought Experiments to Show The Enormous Water Volume in Lake Baikal – Earth’s Deepest, Most Voluminous and Oldest Lake

Lake Baikal Thought ExperimentsThe amount of water in Lake Baikal – the world’s deepest and most voluminous lake – is more than all 5 North American Great Lakes combined + a second Lake Erie + a Crater Lake.

Officially, Lake Baikal, in Southern Siberia, has 23,013 cubic kilometers of water. That’s 20% of Planet Earth’s surface freshwater.

But volume is much harder to think about than distance. So here’s 21 thought experiments to try and help you visualize how much friggin’ water it has.

Let’s start:

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Induction vs Universal Motors in Pressure Washers – Pros and Cons [FAQ014]

Induction vs Universal Motor Pressure WasherThe two types of motors to power electric pressure washers are induction and universal motors.

You will see induction motors in more expensive commercial-duty pressure washers and universal motors in light and medium-duty residential grade machines.

The gist of the reason for this is induction motors are much larger/heavier and more expensive for the power it provides compared to universal motors. However, they are also more rugged, quieter and will have a longer lifespan.

In this guide you will learn the pros and cons of induction vs universal motors in pressure washers and we’ll show you what an induction and universal motor looks like by taking a look inside my Lavor Eagle and AR Blue Clean electric pressure cleaners.

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How to Troubleshoot Pressure Washer Problems Like a Mechanic (Even if You Have Zero Experience)

Pressure Washer Troubleshooting Tips for BeginnersYou ever helped a neighbour fix something?

Be careful because once you do – and word gets around – you’ll be the go-to-fixit-guy-or-gal for everyone and everything.

Trust me, I know. All my neighbours now know me as the power equipment and pressure washer troubleshooting guy.

Here’s what happens when you’re the neighbourhood fixer: 

4 pm last Saturday I’m in the shed changing pressure washer water pump oil, and over the fence my neighbour says:

“Hey, James, come fix my pressure washer and I’ll give you a beer.”

5 minutes later (beer in hand) he tells me he bought a used pressure washer with water pressure problems…

…It was an electric and started-up fine but when in-use pulsed out water to start, then after 10 seconds fell to low pressure.

My pressure washer troubleshooting experience told me it was air in the pump causing the problem. We switched off the electric motor but kept the water running through the pump. After holding the trigger to keep the water running through the machine we managed to clear the air from the pump and lines. My neighbour turned the machine on again and it worked. Full pressure, no pulsing.

Why you’ll love this beginner’s guide:

Nothing is worse than a pressure washer that starts up but won’t pressure wash properly. You get excited hearing it roar to speed but then it doesn’t properly clean your surface.

That’s why we put together this in-depth power washer troubleshooting guide for you… So you can fix the problem from your garage – even with zero experience and minimal tools.

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