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#4603029 - 12/13/17 10:15 PM Blowing out water from pressure washer pump?
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4858
Loc: Houston, Texas
I bought a blow out attachment that you can hook to compressed air. I was surprised by how much water came out of the hose and pump. I left it on for about three minutes and it was still a good mist coming out.

My question is as far as storing in cold temps is concerned is this sufficient or should I still put rv antifreeze in it too?
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#4603053 - 12/13/17 11:20 PM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I bought a blow out attachment that you can hook to compressed air. I was surprised by how much water came out of the hose and pump. I left it on for about three minutes and it was still a good mist coming out.

My question is as far as storing in cold temps is concerned is this sufficient or should I still put rv antifreeze in it too?


Why knock yourself out? For over about 3 decades, give or take I've pulled the cord, water squirted out of the pump, when the stream stopped I add RV anti-freeze then pull the cord until that comes out and cap it off. I never had a pump freeze doing that. The whole process takes a couple of minutes.

I want a volume of fluid in there that has anti-corrosive properties rather than try and blow it out. That method will most likely cause some form of corrosion, and excess moisture could freeze around small seals and "o" rings.

So in answer to your question, yes put the RV anti-freeze in there. HTH
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#4603113 - 12/14/17 05:03 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Same as stated above but do it after every use with pre mix 50% EG antifreeze no reason to blow it out.

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#4603134 - 12/14/17 05:50 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Wow. Iíve never done either.
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#4603264 - 12/14/17 08:54 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 11/29/09
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After blowing the water out i went ahead and filled the hose with the rv antifreeze and blew that through too.
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#4603298 - 12/14/17 09:21 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Demar I wanted to be able to get the water out of the pressure washer hose. That's why I got the blow out attachment.
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#4606013 - 12/17/17 08:10 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Generally you should follow the manufacturer's instructions for winterizing rather than half-bake your own regimen.

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#4607978 - 12/19/17 08:44 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13661
Loc: Illinois
After every use I purge my pump with pump lubricant that not only lubes the pump but purges water from the system. You can buy it everywhere pressure washers are sold. Here is a link.

http://www.sears.com/briggs-stratton-pum...CFTPJ4wcdqQMN4Q


Edited by tig1 (12/19/17 08:47 AM)
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#4617463 - 12/29/17 07:36 AM Re: Blowing out water from pressure washer pump? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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I would think the way I did it would be fine. I do t really want to spend the money on a pump winterizing can every time I use it.
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