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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 BeginnersThis guide will show you exactly how to troubleshoot pressure washer problems.


  • Low water pressure
  • Water leaking issues
  • Engine/motor turning off while in use
  • And much more…

But first let me ask you a question:

You 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 and tune-up 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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7 Things Everyone Ought To Know About Silicone Lubricant Grease Before Applying To O-Rings

Silicone Lubricant for o-rings ultimate guideMany people see lubricants and grease as an afterthought.

A nice-to-have to prevent squeaking and rust.

But look:

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Lubrication is as important to mechanical engineering design as screws, welding, bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, couplings, flywheels, shafts and axles.

In my university Mechanical Engineering Design textbook, lubrication has its own chapter – taking up 6% of the 958-page Seventh Edition. It comes after rolling-contact bearings and before gears.

How big do you think the lubrication industry is?

It’s huge. The global market for lubricants was more than $55 billion USD in 2015. And it’s growing…

…With this amount of consumer spending, massive lubricant and grease company marketing spending follows. The marketing competition is fierce and gives you mixed messages, is confusing and creates too many choices of lubricating grease.

So when it comes to the niche lubricant category of o-rings, pressure washer hoses, pumps and the pressure washing industry in general, which are the lubricants and greases you need in your toolbox?

Let’s dive right in to find out.

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New: Find Your Local Pressure Washing Specialist in These 12 States

Best Pressure Washing Services ContractorsWe have already released the best pressure washer services in the 5 most populated areas of the 35 highest population states.

And we have heard from many people (from Florida to Texas to Oregon) that those recommendations have helped get quality pressure washing jobs completed without fuss or hassle.

So after many many MANY hours of research we are ready to give you a bunch more recommendations for pressure washing companies.

See here:

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The Ultimate Guide to Pressure Washer Trailer Setups (How to Find Your Perfect Trailer Mounted Rig)

Pressure washer trailers ultimate guideIf you earn a living pressure washing…

You know: time is money.

Small electric and medium-duty gas pressure washers are fine if you want to spend a leisurely Saturday cleaning just your driveway and back patio.


  • If you plan on pressure cleaning an entire truck fleet…
  • Or an entire parking lot…
  • Or an entire commercial shopping mall building…
  • Or 8 residential driveways…

In. A. Single. Day.

Then you need to invest in a big rig that can quickly clean large surface areas. You need a powerful pump capable of up to 8 GPM. You need hot water, longer hoses, water tank, spare fuel… And you need it all to go from one job to the next day-in-day-out (without fuss).

You need mobile pressure washing equipment. You need the best pressure washer trailer setup to do more power washing in less time – earning you more money per day.

Sound about right?

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How To Pressure Wash Your Car’s Engine Bay

How to pressure wash engine bayWhen it comes to using a pressure washer to clean your car’s engine and engine bay area, there is a right and wrong way to do the job:

Pressure washing your car engine can be safe, for sure, but should you even bother?

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