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"NorthStar Gas-Powered Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM"

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"This NorthStar Gas-Powered Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer is great for removing grease stains and general-purpose cleaning with the quick-couple nozzles and soap nozzle. Briggs & Stratton 205cc Vanguard horizontal shaft engine is engineered for long life. Direct-drive triplex pump features 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. Max. Output Water Temp F 250, Drive Direct, Engine Oil Type SAE30 motor oil, Engine Briggs & Stratton, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.95, Steam Capable Yes, Max. Inlet Water Temp F 140, Flow GPM 2.5, Gun Industrial rear entry w/ 3 ft. lance, HP 6.5, Adjustable Pressure Yes, Battery Required Yes, Thermal Protector Yes, Fuel Type Burner #1, #2 fuel, diesel, kerosene, Orifice Size 3, Battery Included No, Engine Displacement cc 205, Chemical Injector Yes, Cart 10-ga. steel frame w/10-in. pneumatic tires, Nozzle Type Quick-connect, 0, 15, 25, 40 plus steam and soap nozzles, Pump Oil Type Universal tractor transmission oil, Fuel Capacity for Burner gal. 4, Pump Oil Included Yes, Pressure PSI 2,700, Dimensions L x W x H in. 44 x 26 1/2 x 42, Burner Type 12V diesel w/schedule 80 heating coil, Pump Triplex, Fuel Type Gasoline, Coupler Size in. 3/8, Hose 50-ft. gray high-pressure. Extras Cast iron cylinder sleeve Horizontal shaft engines last five times as long as vertical shaft engines 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 50 feet of high-pressure hose gives you extended range 22mm quick connection makes it easy to use multiple attachments Adjustable thermostat Diagnostic indicator lights signal proper operation of key components"
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Questions & Answers for "NorthStar Gas-Powered Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM"

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Can I add detergent to the water flow? If so, how is it done?

asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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FarmerNed
 - Kersey, CO
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This pressure washer is equipped with a downstream chemical injector which allows detergent/soap to be applied/sprayed at low pressure. A braided chemical hose is provided for connection on the downstream side of the pump. Suction pressure at this connection automatically draws the chemical/detergent solution in through this hose, mixing in 1 part chemical to 15 parts water. Adequate suction pressure is created only when the low pressure(black) spray nozzle is used.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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after use, can this unit be safely stored in unheated building in winter?

asked 3 months ago
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elwhoppo
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This pressure washer can be stored in an unheated building using the product listed below and by following the manufacturer's instructions for winterizing.
answered 3 months ago
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Hot water bypass

Is there a bypass kit so you can use this as a cold water pressure washer and not use the burner unit?
asked 6 months ago
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LUFabrication
 - Lynchburg < Virginia
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A bypass kit to use this pressure washer solely as a cold water unit is not necessary. This pressure washer can be used without turning the burner on so the water is not heated.
answered 6 months ago
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Burner BTU and tank size?

I need fast recovery. If I heat the water to say 160, then start running, am I out of hot water in 2 minutes? 3 minutes? The incoming water may be very cold, 40-45 and if I am lucky there is a sink near the back door, maybe incoming is 115-120. This is for cleaning floors in commercial kitchens. How long will it take to build back up by 50? In an extreme case, it would need to build up by 100. Can it do this? I run a similar performing cold washer now and need heat.
asked 7 months ago
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PeterH
 - Hudson Valley, NY
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This item provides hot water/steam on demand. The water is heated only when the water is passing through the heating coils. The coils are heated by kerosene or diesel. There is not a holding tank for the water. Follow the directions for safe use and desired temperature. This item can be used just as a cold water pressure washer too.
answered 7 months ago
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electric start or manual?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
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JunD
 - Phoenix, AZ
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Our NorthStar pressure washer is a manual start, but requires a 12 volt battery for the diesel burner.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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manual
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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hvac123
 - south carolina
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Does this unit have electric start?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Slick45
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This wet steam and hot water pressure washer has electric start. It requires a 12 volt standard automotive battery (Group 75) with a minimum 18 amp-hour rating. The battery is not included. Click the link below to view an appropriate battery.
 
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Rain cap for burner available ?

asked 2 years ago
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Enprop
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We do not have a rain cap available for this hot water pressure washer. It can be covered when not in use to keep debris out, but cannot be used while the burner is running.
answered 2 years ago
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What is the lowest pressure this unit can be operated at?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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Turning the unloader valve will lower the pressure. While we do not test the minimum PSI, there is a flow switch in the burner that requires approximately 500 to 1000 PSI to in order to run the unit.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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NorthStarExperts
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Is there a different Battery size (group) that will work with this unit?

The product manual asks for a 12 Volt, minimum 18 Amp/Hr. Automotive Battery (Group 75) -
And the diagram has the Battery post on top.
After going to two different stores today the only Group 75 Batterys they carry have the post on the side.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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This NorthStar pressure washer will work with other 12 volt battery groups. Any 12 volt battery that has a minimum 18 amp/hr. rating, top post connections and fits in the 11-1/8”L x 7-3/4”W x 10-1/8”H battery compartment will work.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Does this unit still use the same GPM with the steam nozzle?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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MattH12345
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NorthStar Gas-Powered Wet Steam pressure washer will maintain the 2.5GPM no matter the temperature being used. The unit does not generate steam, it simply heats the water hotter than boiling and it turns to steam when the pressurized water hits the air.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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