Choremaster power washer: help with future winter storage


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Old 05-18-16, 04:27 PM
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Choremaster power washer: help with future winter storage

Tried to use the power washer today. Could not get any pressure. Took the inlet apart and found rust clogging the INNER screen. I cleaned it up and got all the rust out. This also happened last year. I do use pump saver before I put it away for the winter. Is there anything I can do in addition to the pump save to prevent this.
 
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Old 05-18-16, 06:40 PM
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How far in is the screen? Can you get to it without taking the thing apart?
 
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Old 05-19-16, 05:13 AM
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There is the typical hose connect fitting first, then the fitting I am referring to is next. With the first fitting removed, the second is accessible to spray something in it etc. They are both threaded fittings. It is a horizontal pump.
 
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Old 05-23-16, 03:16 AM
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Would someone please respond to this thread -- thanks
 
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Old 05-23-16, 11:44 AM
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Seems odd that it has a screen that would rust. Normally they are brass or stainless. I don't have a recommendation other than trying to squirt oil on it before storage.
 
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Old 05-23-16, 03:34 PM
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pressure washer

Cheese- I'd love to hear your recommendation!

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Old 05-23-16, 05:32 PM
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Thinking about it more, I would almost bet that the screen IS stainless or brass and you are catching rust from old iron pipes in your supply. You could add a filter before the pump.
 
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Cheese, you are correct, it is stainless steel. I never thought about it being rust from the pipes or water supply. We have 100% plastic pipe in our house including the well point. I have a whole house filter in the system. Before I put in the filter, we did have rust in the spigots. Thanks,
 
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Old 05-24-16, 02:18 AM
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Awesome, glad to help!
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