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Old 06-19-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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You have to attach a hose to a pressure washer anyway.

We use a pressure washer for major cleaning, not for daily household use, and certainly not for removing spiderwebs.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: North Jersey to North TX
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Well it depends. How often does your house and driveway require pressure washing and cleaning and what is the cost to have someone professionally do it? If you need to do it frequently throughout the year then having a pressure washer may fit the bill. If you need to only do it once a year then hiring someone to do it may make sense. You don't need a pressure washer to take down spider webs or wash the car and you don't risk your kids thinking they are being funny and trying to spray you with the pressure washer.
Its a new house, I'm just thinking to maintain it. I'm already starting to see spider webs form around the house and want to spray those down. Most people on here say a pressure washer attaches to a hose but is it a garden hose or a different level of PSI.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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I thought maybe there is a tool out there that probably does both. I guess not.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Its a new house, I'm just thinking to maintain it. I'm already starting to see spider webs form around the house and want to spray those down. Most people on here say a pressure washer attaches to a hose but is it a garden hose or a different level of PSI.
you attach a standard garden hose to the pressure washer and then it comes out of the wand at super fast speeds. so the previous poster was right, you arent getting away without a garden hose no matter what.

so it looks like with a special nozzle you can increase the pressure of the hose but its still not going to come anywhere near the PSI of a pressure washer. you wont need a pressure washer for spider webs but you will if you want to clean your patio/deck/etc.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Personally I think that a garden hose and pressure washer are about as similar as a lawnmower and pruning shears. In that, you can't use a lawnmower in place of pruning shears and you wouldn't want to cut your lawn with shears.

Sure, they both deliver water. But a pressure washer is, at its core, a power tool for cleaning. It's nice to have but certainly isn't a necessity for most people. Anyhow, you can rent one if you only need it every couple years.

If you have a boat, the PW is nice. If you have a house that needs exterior cleaning often, PW is nice. If you are the type that wants your cement driveway immaculate with no discoloration, a PW is nice.

It isn't necessary for daily life as a homeowner the way a garden hose is. And, it can't do what a garden hose can do. I'm not even sure if you could use it for much of what you use a garden hose for.
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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Its a new house, I'm just thinking to maintain it. I'm already starting to see spider webs form around the house and want to spray those down. Most people on here say a pressure washer attaches to a hose but is it a garden hose or a different level of PSI.
Garden hose. Its like a lawnmower...Most of them have gas engines but there are electric ones...And the hose on the pressure washer is short compared to a garden hose, you you need a long garden hose for a PW.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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Its a new house, I'm just thinking to maintain it. I'm already starting to see spider webs form around the house and want to spray those down. Most people on here say a pressure washer attaches to a hose but is it a garden hose or a different level of PSI.
Get yourself one of those poles that extend and allow different ends to go on like a broom, a dust mop or anything else. I have an end that is used to clean grout. They are great not only outside but inside for dusting those hard to reach areas like ceiling fans. Attack the spider web with either a broom end or dust mop and then use a hose with a nozzle that adjusts to clean off the rest of the web. Since it is a new house wait a year to determine how dirty the driveway and the house gets from the elements to decide if buying a pressure washer is worth it. Some houses quickly get green on one side due to not being in the sun and some lighter houses show dirt more easily. You aren't yet anywhere near needing a pressure washer yet, however, if a used one turns up cheap it will be worth it in the future.
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