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Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? #4597780
12/08/17 06:57 AM
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Yesterday I was going to winterize it with rv. antifreeze but the store I was at didn't have it. It stays in a storage unit, so I would think it would be a few degrees warmer. It only got down to 32 but it was enough to turn the grass white with snow. I would think any water inside the pump would be a few degrees warmer.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 12/08/17 06:57 AM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597800
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I would think it would have to get down into the 20s to make it cold enough inside the pump or am I wrong?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597805
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It's fine should never be left with water in it in the first place.

Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597807
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How do you get it out? Pull the cord slowly?

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 12/08/17 07:46 AM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597817
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I think you'll be OK for now.

If you pull the cord slowly you will get most of the water out of the pump. It is always best to fill the pump with RV anti-freeze and cap it off so it doesn't leak out.


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Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597820
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I would think it would have evaporated by now. I haven't used it for a couple months.


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Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597858
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Briggs & Stratton 4-fl oz Pump Saver

•Unique anti-freeze and lubricant formula
•Protects pistons and seals from damage during storage
•Helps prevent harmful buildup of hard water mineral deposits
•For use before storage and before startup the next season

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Briggs-Stratton-4-fl-oz-Pump-Saver/3241112

This is what I use for customers that want their pressure washer ready for storage.
One can will do a small pressure washer twice or a large one once.


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Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597886
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I would think it would have evaporated by now. I haven't used it for a couple months.


Then why would you start this thread asking if it froze?


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Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: Rand] #4597910
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Originally Posted By: Rand
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I would think it would have evaporated by now. I haven't used it for a couple months.


Then why would you start this thread asking if it froze?
+1 in the spring we'll blame the pump mfg that it's a pos

Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597927
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i was just saying. I don't know if it evaporated or not, just a guess. I bought a fitting today so I can put compressed air through it in the future to blow out any water. Then i'll use a hose and put some rv anti freeze through it and blow that through too.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597944
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Yesterday I was going to winterize it with rv. antifreeze but the store I was at didn't have it. It stays in a storage unit, so I would think it would be a few degrees warmer. It only got down to 32 but it was enough to turn the grass white with snow. I would think any water inside the pump would be a few degrees warmer.


Should be fine. Freezing inside pipes/fittings/pumps is about time at temperature. A few hours right at (or even slightly below) freezing is harmless. The heat of the mass of the pump will protect any water inside from freezing. Just make sure you get there and get it above freezing ASAP, then winterize it.


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Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4597976
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Ice melts into water at 32*F....

32*F is not the temp at which water freezes, it is lower than that.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: 440Magnum] #4597978
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Originally Posted By: 440Magnum

Should be fine. Freezing inside pipes/fittings/pumps is about time at temperature. A few hours right at (or even slightly below) freezing is harmless. The heat of the mass of the pump will protect any water inside from freezing.


Yes, correct.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4598104
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I would use the pump-saver in a can. It lubricates and prevents corrosion. It's under $10 and should last several uses.


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Re: Do you think my pressure washer pump froze? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4598113
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The vertical pumps have a drain plug on them

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