I am a home owner and have a full time job as a computer programmer. I dont want to quit that but want to maybe do an occasional house wash, driveway, and roof for friends, neighbors, family, etc… And at a minimum do my own home.
I have always been a firm believer in WAY over building/buying and want to buy top level equipment within reason the first time. Worst case I have an awesome setup to do my own house and maybe some families going forward. Best case I can actually make some extra pocket cash on the weekends.
I am looking at pressure washers now. I have a local dealer selling a BE B4013HJS which has the Honda GX390 and CAT pump. Direct drive. Even though I kind of want belt. Their site says the pump part number is PUMP ASSY 66DX40GG1 4000PS. 4gpm
Now I am reading here that the 4000psi is a little high for most of what I would do (residential concrete) and the 4gpm is a little low for some of the good surface cleaners. And it is confusing but I thought I read that maybe that HP motor wasnt enough to put out those numbers.
Keeping in mind that I am technically just doing it for myself and maybe friends/family and dont want truck mount etc, what pressure washer, surface cleaner, and other equipment would you recommend to do the basics I mentioned? I would love a 12volt system to do roof cleaning but imagine I will have to downstream or maybe buy an xjet. I cant justify a dedicated system at this point.
Thank you. If I left something you need to know out, let me know. And I am reading tons of threads so eventually I will find a thread that probably answers some of this. But havent found it yet.