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Thread: Running a pressure washer from a generator?

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    Running a pressure washer from a generator?

    I have no power in my garage, which isn't near my house, and was thinking about getting a petrol pressure washer.

    Then I got to thinking that a generator would be more useful if I could run a washer from that, as well as lights, etc on other occasions.

    Anyone do this?

    I can get this pressure washer for £220:

    And a friend has a 3kw Honda frame generator, which I think would handle, say a 1.2kw Bosch washer or similar, although I know the starting wattage comes into play with electric motors. I can get that for around £300. Don't know the exact model yet...

    Any other options worth considering?



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    Look at the continuous rating. If it’s 3 kw it’s a sizeable machine. How long do you want to run the washer for? And how often? If it’s a 1.2 kw motor to be run for 5 minuets every week or so and you have a biggish diesel car an inverter might be a better option. JJH

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    Worx hydroshot, I wouldn't want to wash a truck with it but they are plenty good enough for bikes.

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    Electronic items don’t like being run on less refined generators

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    Buy a petrol powered pressure washer.
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