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Cleaning Equipment

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NickyBombs, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. NickyBombs

    NickyBombs Member
    Messages: 44

    Hey guys,
    I was wondering how everyone else keeps there equipment clean. I was thinking of hooking up my pressure washer to a hot water line. Will this damage the pressure washer. It sucks going out to the local car wash when it's bitter cold.:waving:
     
  2. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    That will work...it does have it's pros and cons though..especially if your washing down wityh hot water and it's too cold...and you remember that lil star chip on your windshield? as you just heard it crack the whole length of your windshield..believe me...4 guys saying oh **** at the sametime..but the pressure washer will work
     
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    That will do fine. :nod:
     
  4. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Make sure you do it where ice isn`t a problem on the road !
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    You can use cold water, it won't freeze if you keep the water running.
     
  6. ToolMaker

    ToolMaker Member
    Messages: 84

    I suck it up and go to the car wash , I figure 5-10 of being cold = clean truck and plow and no mess at home.
     
  7. Gusco

    Gusco Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    For as long as i use my powerwasher i just run cold water thru it and flush it real good with some warm when done. Then i put in the basement so it wont freeze itself. remember the pump on the washer may still have water in it. dont leave it out or you will be buying a new one. My equipment was dirty as hell after last night and today. I like them when they are dirty that means im working. heh heh. But gotta get that salt off.
     
  8. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    they make powerwasher antifreeze that comes in a can. It's got a hose nozzle on it and you just hook it to your water inlet. Squeeze the trigger and it pushes all the water out with foam antifreeze.
     
  9. Dave Ott

    Dave Ott Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Regular vehicle antifreeze or windshield washer solvent does the same thing.