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Old 11-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone use this stuff for winter stoarge on the pressure washers.

or is a cup full of antifreeze run thru thre system sufficent enuf
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use it every year, I have two power washers (one at each house), the stuff works great, cheap insurance.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've done it both ways. Most years I just run a little rv antifreeze through it. I would like to say it worked great. However my first washer lasted only 5 years and the second one lasted a little better than a year. We're going to see if sears replaces or repairs it, or tells me to shove it. lol.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The oldest one I have is 11 years old.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Depends on what type of pump you have.... I pull off the output hose and tilt it to drain and then leave it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just the regular run of the mill Lowes 2550. 3 yrs old

pretty sure its a B&S set up

had it stored in doors up to npw but SWMBO just realized its a gas motor and wont have it in the basment any more. cant say the i blame her but I always drained the tank.
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I don't put ANYTHING other than clean cold water through my pump. I've seen what chemicals can do to these.
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Hey it's up to you, but as I said, the oldest PW I own has been running strong for 11 seasons, it lives in an unheated shed at my second home. I have used the winterizer every year. The stuff works great.
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