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NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2750 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt

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NorthStar hot water pressure washers are equipped with premium features that separate us from the rest of the pack. These machines are designed to be safe, reliable and easy to service. Clean with a maximum of 250F water and really get the job done right CAT 4DNX pump with brass manifold and ceramic plungers. Coil assembly is fully encased in a custom-molded ceramic fiber refractory combustion chamber with low thermal conductivity and resistance to thermal shock. Parker Hannifin Raycor fuel filter and water separator prevents burner ignition problems. Rear hose-entry spray gun with split lance keeps the hose out of the way for easy handling. 50ft. nonmarking hose, industrial spray gun with nozzles for different cleaning needs, diesel burner, and more. Pressure PSI 2,750, Motor Leeson, Nozzle Type Quick-connect 0, 15, 25, 40, plus steam, soap nozzles, Steam Capable Yes, Thermal Protector Yes, Volts 230, Max. Inlet Water Temp F 140, Max. Output Water Temp F 250, Hose 50 ft. gray high-pressure, Orifice Size 3.0, Power Cord ft. 36 ft. w/GFCI protection, Fuel Capacity gal. 8 1/4, Coupler Size in. 3/8, Dimensions L x W x H in. 38 x 26 x 43, HP 5, Low Oil Shutdown No, Burner Type Schedule 80 heating coil, Cart 10-ga. steel frame w/12 in. pneumatic tires, Chemical Injector Yes, Adjustable Pressure Yes, Drive Direct, Flow GPM 2.5, Amps 30, Pump Oil Included Yes, Pump Oil Type SAE30 nondetergent oil, Fuel Type Diesel, kerosene, #1/#2 fuel oil, Gun Industrial rear entry w/ 3 ft. lance, Pump CAT 4DNX. Contact with water or oil will not damage insulation upon drying the insulation regains its original shape Uses 1/2in. schedule 80 extra-heavy pipe Forged brass manifold gives improved strength over cheaper aluminum Adjustable pressure for job versatility Sight glass lets you quickly check pump oil Adjustable thermostat Diagnostic indicator lights signal proper operation of key components 22mm quick connection makes it easy to use multiple attachments Requires dedicated NEMA 6-30P receptacle
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Questions & Answers for NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2750 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt

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need 230 volts 3 phases or 230 volts 2 phase like regular a/c 2 positive and 1 ground ??

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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This unit is 230 volt single phase. Northern does not offer any pressure washers in 3 or 2 phase.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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How long can the heated water be pumped through the Hot Water Pressure Washer? Does it even have a time limit?

asked 4 years ago
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no limit just make sure your only feeding the machine with cold water.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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StevefromNewHampshire
 - new hampshire
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This unit will supply hot water as long as there is fuel for the burner. There is not a time limit.
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Can this unit be used near flammable products safely?

Flammable products are in closed containers but fumes may be present.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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I would not as there is a burner that is very hot. Would be safe in cold water mode.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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wheelsarollin
 - Brandon, Wi.
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The NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer cannot be indoors or in an enclosed area without adequate ventilation or in areas where flammable vapors (gasoline, solvents, etc.) may be present.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Soap On High Pressure & AMP Draw

Hi - The last reviewer stated that the unit, "....does not put soap under high pressure..." What does he mean? I want to be sure that I can add soap to my water while steam cleaning. Also, this calls for a 30AMP receptacle. What does the unit actually draw? Thank you.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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 - Pasadena, California
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The chemical/soap injector siphons water and will only work at low pressure. The pump is not designed to handle chemicals, so soap cannot be run through it and pressurized. We do sell a soap shooter(see link below) but it will only work with water up to 195 degrees F. While it is recommended that this unit be connected to a dedicated 30 amp breaker, the average draw is approximately 16 amps @ 230 volts.
 
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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"Downstream Chemical Injector" vs. "Upstream Pressure Washer Detergent Injector"

Hi again. Thanks for the information, but I'm still confused. The product says it includes a, "Downstream Chemical Injector." What's the difference between a "Downstream Chemical Injector" versus an, "Upstream Pressure Washer Detergent Injector?"
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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 - Pasadena, California
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With a downstream injector chemicals enter after the pump and with an upstream injector chemicals enter before the pump. Basically, downstream is at low pressure and upstream is at high pressure. The main disadvantage of an upstream injector is that the chemicals go through the pump, which will prematurely damage the pump and void the warranty.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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How do you hook this model up to an aux. water source?(such as a 250 gal. water tank)

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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This NorthStar pressure washer will require a pump that delivers approximately 4 gallons per minute from an auxiliary water source to prevent damage to the pump. If the tank is above the pressure washer and can provide proper volume, you can gravity feed the unit. If not, you may need a water pump in between to ensure consistent pressure.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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What is the cleanest fuel to use indoors

Can I use this pressure washer to clean floors in a supermarket at night with a surface cleaner attachment
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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This unit is made for outdoor use only, use of this product indoors could cause asphyxiation or death.
answered 8 months ago
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Is there a hose reel that will mount to this unit. The other high pressure hose reel mount does not say it will mount to this unit.

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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This NorthStar electric pressure washer does not have a optional hose reel mount.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Can you wire this unit to run off of 460v?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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This NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer is to run 230 volt only.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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Electric motor / GFCI / water source question.

Does the electric motor run constantly or only when the trigger is pulled ?

Does this washer have GFCI protection built into the power cord ?

Can this pressure washer be used with
--->Wayne Shallow Well Jet Pump with 8.5-Gallon Pressure Tank — 1/2 HP, 288 GPH, Model# JSU50 8.5FX<---
connected to a 300 gallon water storage tank for remote use ?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
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 - Central MO
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This NorthStar Electric pressure washer contains an electric motor that runs constantly. The pressure washer comes with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) built into the plug of the power supply cord. This pressure washer is designed for a pressurized water source such as a city water faucet. Connecting to a water storage tank is not recommended and will void the warranty.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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