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Old 06-05-2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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Saw this pressure washer at the front of a neighbors driveway with a Free sign on it. I stopped and looked at it, talked to the neighbor. "It has a small fuel leak and does not run too well. If you want it, it is yours". I looked at the bottom of the tank, and could see a split in the pot metal fuel shut off valve. I told him if he would buy the parts, I would fix it for him. Nope, I just bought a smaller electric one. You can have it.
Fuel shut off valve - $5.89. Drained stale gas from tank, cleaned it. Changed oil, replaced spark plug. Used it dang near straight for three days, no issues with it.
Nice garbage find.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:52 AM   #2
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It really amazes me what some people will throw away.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:52 AM   #3
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:54 AM   #4
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Heck yeah. Good find
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:56 AM   #5
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It really amazes me what some people will throw away.
Agreed. Getting to a disposable society. I will keep eyes open and find more trash treasures. One TBH'er calls me the new Fred Sandford. I *think* it is a compliment.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:57 AM   #6
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Thanks!
My son was not that thrilled - he got to be behind the wand quite a bit over the weekend!
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:58 AM   #7
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Great price

Congrats on the find
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:01 AM   #8
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I pick up old washers, dryers and refrigerators when i see them. I strip all the copper from them and sale them for scrap I usually make a couple hundred a month for a couple hours work.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:04 AM   #9
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My FIL just gave me a husky 3200PSI pressure washer. New carb and plugs $20 and she is good as new.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:39 PM   #10
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Score!
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:41 PM   #11
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Sweet find......
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:02 PM   #12
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:04 PM   #13
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Great price

Congrats on the find
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I pick up old washers, dryers and refrigerators when i see them. I strip all the copper from them and sale them for scrap I usually make a couple hundred a month for a couple hours work.
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Sweet find......
Thanks, all - our heavy trash day is Thursday. If not travelling, I will usually make a drive around Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to scour. Never know what you will find. KJ
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:04 PM   #14
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My FIL just gave me a husky 3200PSI pressure washer. New carb and plugs $20 and she is good as new.
Well done!
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:25 PM   #15
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People throw everything away these days.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:45 PM   #16
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Score! Nice find man
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:56 AM   #17
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good deal ...
buddy gave me a dewalt 3200psi washer that would not stay running... cleaned carb etc
i changed oil and oil came gushing out... replaced to correct level and havent had issue one ... I think carb float was leaking and gas was in oil. and the oil switch was not registering an oil level i guess.. shut it off... has worked flawlessly since.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:23 PM   #18
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good deal ...
Buddy gave me a dewalt 3200psi washer that would not stay running... Cleaned carb etc
i changed oil and oil came gushing out... Replaced to correct level and havent had issue one ... I think carb float was leaking and gas was in oil. And the oil switch was not registering an oil level i guess.. Shut it off... Has worked flawlessly since.
score!
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:38 AM   #19
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That's one of the better ones on the market. Husqvarna makes great stuff!

Good for you!
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:49 AM   #20
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That's one of the better ones on the market. Husqvarna makes great stuff!

Good for you!
Hey, thanks! We used it for three days straight (prepping for graduation party). It had been years since I have cleaned the driveways and concrete pads we have. They were in rough shape. I did buy a Ryobi conical cone / "turbo" nozzle from HD. With that, it eliminates (pretty much) the striping that can occur.

Three days of 8+ hours pressure washing, and that Husqvarna did not miss a beat.
Thanks. KJ
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:23 AM   #21
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Kudos to you! Very nice find!
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #22
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Want to double your money on it?

Good find.

My neighbor gave me a gas blower that took a $6 part (shipped) to make run like new. Same deal though he had already replaced it with another and wouldn't take a dime for it.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:55 AM   #23
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One man's junk............way to go. Completely disposable society.
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:29 PM   #24
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Nice!!!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:31 PM   #25
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I could darn near furnish a home with some of the nice stuff I see put out by the curb in my neighborhood.
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:38 PM   #26
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I could darn near furnish a home with some of the nice stuff I see put out by the curb in my neighborhood.
Agreed. Such a disposable society. Wife and I have six kids. We have furnished the two older kids with tables, chairs, lamps, TV stands, desks... you darn near name it, we have pulled it out of the trash. Cleaned it or painted it, fixed a few things. One is out of college, so have his stuff for the next one going in August. I like putting life back into something, making it useful again.

Wish I could do that to this old body!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:39 PM   #27
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Kudos to you! Very nice find!
thank you, Sir!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:54 PM   #28
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Yep our society tends to dispose of everything on the first hiccup. My wife has a one of those single coffee cup makers. She’s tried to throw it away about five times but I keep fixing it and putting it back.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:16 PM   #29
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Nice, reminds me that I need to rebuild or replace the pump on mine. It will start and run fine but as soon as I turn the water on it seizes up and kills the engine.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:17 PM   #30
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Great find! The way you can order parts online it’s worth at least trying than throwing it away. The timer broke On my dryer and the wife was already shopping online for a new dryer. Got the part # ordered it online for $50 and in 2 days my dryer was working like new! Some folks either don’t have the know how are just to lazy to mess with it. I kinda like my extra money.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:38 PM   #31
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Great find! The way you can order parts online itís worth at least trying than throwing it away. The timer broke On my dryer and the wife was already shopping online for a new dryer. Got the part # ordered it online for $50 and in 2 days my dryer was working like new! Some folks either donít have the know how are just to lazy to mess with it. I kinda like my extra money.
You bet! We have an LG gas dryer (do not like it...) Anyway, the thermal cout out switch went out. Did not know that is what it was - found a youtube video showing the issue. They explained how to remove front panel, etc. Ordered from their site, two days later, had it in. Gotta at least try (IMO).
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:49 PM   #32
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Nice find indeed!
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:42 PM   #33
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Thanks BowOnly81, and everyone else.
I will have to create another thread: picked out of the trash coming home in neighborhood a Ryobi / Honda motor pressure washer...
Hmmm... Wonder what I will find when I tear into it?
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:03 AM   #34
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I love people like that. I recently got a perfectly good stihl blower for free because the pull rope broke. I offered to give it back after i fixed it but they wanted a good excuse to upgrade.

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