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    Any suggestions on cleaning solutions for vinyl siding. Will the 3000 accept homemade solutions like simple green or a bleach solution?? The directions say that homemade solutions may damage the pump. Comments or suggestions will be appreciated

  • #2
    Re: 3000 power washer

    I use a "homemade" solution in my PW and have never had issues. Most pressure washers have downstream injection, meaning the solution is drawn in during low pressure situations and any detergent/solution really never goes through the moving parts of the pump. BUT if you do this be sure to run plenty of fresh water through the pump, pressure hose, detergent hose, gun/wand, etc. After using the PW for the day simply drop the siphon hose into a gallon of fresh water and run at low pressure until all the water is used up.

    Now if you use bleach, etc. and don't rinse all parts well corrosion may occur over time.

    I have found the following solution to be great all-around for home cleaning... siding, sidewalks, etc. Will remove mold, mildew, etc. and won't strip the finish on wood.

    I mix 1 pint of Simple Green with 1 pint of Clorox Outdoor bleach and add this to 3/4 gallon of water. The bleach helps get rid of the mold, mildew, etc. and the Simple Green helps the sudsing action to keep the the solution clinging to surfaces longer. Also helps to minimize the smell of bleach as well. Foam on, let sit 3-4 mins. and rinse down. Just don't let it dry on the surface being cleaned.

    Do remember that it is the cleaning agent that does most of the work and not necessarily more pressure. Especially on vinyl siding. Later!

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    • #3
      RIDGID SUCKS. have a 3000 preasure washer and the pump broke within one year and they wont warranty it.. peice of junk... I'll never buy another Ridgid product.

      RIDGID SUCKS. have a 3000 preasure washer and the pump broke within one year and they wont warranty it.. peice of junk... I'll never buy another Ridgid product.

      RIDGID SUCKS. have a 3000 preasure washer and the pump broke within one year and they wont warranty it.. peice of junk... I'll never buy another Ridgid product.

      RIDGID SUCKS. have a 3000 preasure washer and the pump broke within one year and they wont warranty it.. peice of junk... I'll never buy another Ridgid product.
      Last edited by ToUtahNow; 06-17-2010, 11:37 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid sucks

        programmer posting in the wrong section = guy who broke PW and wants free one
        Seattle Drain Service

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid sucks

          too bad post in the right section and don't double post because you didn't put in oil.
          Seattle Drain Service

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid sucks

            I'm betting he froze it

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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid sucks

              I'm betting he froze it

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              • #8
                Re: Ridgid sucks

                Mike you are giving us very little information in order to help you.
                Perhaps you could explain further.
                IE: Whats wrong with the pump, who did you contact for warranty info. etc...


                Assuming you purchased this unit in Maine you may want to look into Maines implied warranty laws.
                If you'd like more info, I and many others here would be willing to help but come on man, you'll attract more bees with honey.......
                INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                • #9
                  Re: Ridgid sucks

                  Mike you are giving us very little information in order to help you.
                  Perhaps you could explain further.
                  IE: Whats wrong with the pump, who did you contact for warranty info. etc...


                  Assuming you purchased this unit in Maine you may want to look into Maines implied warranty laws.
                  If you'd like more info, I and many others here would be willing to help but come on man, you'll attract more bees with honey.......
                  INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                  Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ridgid sucks

                    Mike you are giving us very little information in order to help you.
                    Perhaps you could explain further.
                    IE: Whats wrong with the pump, who did you contact for warranty info. etc...


                    Assuming you purchased this unit in Maine you may want to look into Maines implied warranty laws.
                    If you'd like more info, I and many others here would be willing to help but come on man, you'll attract more bees with honey.......
                    INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                    Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                    • #11
                      Re: 3000 power washer

                      Mike you are giving us very little information in order to help you.
                      Perhaps you could explain further.
                      IE: Whats wrong with the pump, who did you contact for warranty info. etc...


                      Assuming you purchased this unit in Maine you may want to look into Maines implied warranty laws.
                      If you'd like more info, I and many others here would be willing to help but come on man, you'll attract more bees with honey.......
                      INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                      Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ridgid sucks

                        Mike we see people come on here just like you and will never use a ridgid tool again and then they tell us more info about what happened and it ends up that its your fault or your talking to the wrong people about the warranty

                        so dont give up yet
                        Charlie

                        My seek the peek fundraiser page
                        http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                        http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                        new work pictures 12/09
                        http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                        • #13
                          Re: 3000 power washer

                          mike you wont get help this way
                          i will take the PW off your hands id it does not work ,i go to Maine every month so i will look at it and give you a $1 or $2 for it or more
                          Charlie

                          My seek the peek fundraiser page
                          http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                          http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                          new work pictures 12/09
                          http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                          • #14
                            Re: 3000 power washer

                            thanks Mark
                            Charlie

                            My seek the peek fundraiser page
                            http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                            http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                            new work pictures 12/09
                            http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                            • #15
                              Re: 3000 power washer

                              Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
                              mike you wont get help this way
                              i will take the PW off your hands id it does not work ,i go to Maine every month so i will look at it and give you a $1 or $2 for it or more
                              Hey now!!!! I never thought of that Hawk...
                              Mike, I'll tell you what, You give me $5 and I'll haul it to the dump for you.
                              Thats a pretty good deal for you as I'm sure you know the Augusta dump charges by the pound.
                              INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                              Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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