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Choremaster power washer: help with future winter storage


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05-18-16, 03:27 PM   #1  
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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05-18-16, 05:40 PM   #2  
How far in is the screen? Can you get to it without taking the thing apart?


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05-19-16, 04:13 AM   #3  
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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05-23-16, 02:16 AM   #4  
Would someone please respond to this thread -- thanks

 
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05-23-16, 10:44 AM   #5  
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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05-23-16, 02:34 PM   #6  
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Cheese- I'd love to hear your recommendation!

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05-23-16, 04:32 PM   #7  
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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05-23-16, 05:38 PM   #8  
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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05-24-16, 01:18 AM   #9  
Awesome, glad to help!
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