A pressure washer is a fantastic tool, but if used incorrectly can cause many problems. Tim Carter of Ask the Builder demonstrates the basics about pressure washers and power washers so you get excellent results without hurting your home property or yourself.
Pressure washers are a great way to clean a brick patio - if you do it right! The pressure washer can harm the surface you are cleaning or even yourself. The basic operation of the pressure washer is to take the low pressure from you garden hose and increase the pressure with ...more
In this series of videos you'll learn how to properly use and maintain a pressure washer. Expert Matthew Christian shows you various types of pressure washers, how to set up the machine for use, and offers some basic safety tips. Part 1 of 16 - How to Maintain a pressure washe ...more
Learn how to use a pressure washer for various cleaning purposes.
Pressure washing is the easiest, most effective way to remove grease, oil, dirt and salt that’s been ground into concrete driveways, walkways, and patios. Most of the time, a high-pressure wash is enough to clean concrete. Learn how to clean concrete areas with the use of a pr ...more
Boats look great in the water, but take them out and you’ll often find build-ups of algae and other invasive aquatic species. A pressure washer can help keep your boat looking its best – in and out of the water. Watch this how-to video to learn how to clean your boat with a pr ...more
Outdoor furniture is made of a lot of different things: Wood, iron, aluminum, even plastic. Dust, dirt, mold, mildew and moss on your outdoor furniture can be cleaned off almost immediately with a pressure washer. Watch this how-to video and learn to use a pressure washer to c ...more
Nice weather means backyard barbecues. But grease and grime can accumulate pretty quickly in between cookouts. Cleaning your barbecue grill is a breeze with a pressure washer. Watch this how to video and learn how to properly wash your outdoor grill with a pressure washer. Cle ...more
There isn’t an easier, faster way to clean garbage cans than pressure washing. With the help of this home and garden how-to video cleaning your garbage cans will be a cinch. Watch this video and put your pressure washer to good use. Clean garbage cans with a pressure washer. C ...more
Manually stripping paint with a scraper is an intense, time-consuming project. But it doesn’t have to be if you use a pressure washer. A heavy-duty project like this requires a pressure washer with a rating of at least 2500 PSI. This Home & Gaden How-to video will show you how ...more
When storing your pressure washer for more than 30 days, it is important to take preventative steps to protect the pump and other components from damage caused by the cold temperatures. This home and harden How-to video will show you how to protect and store you pressure washe ...more
Wood fences take a beating. They’re out in the weather 24/7, which can leave them faded, green, even mossy. But you can turn back the clock with a pressure washer. Watch this Home & Garden How-to video to learn how easy it is to clean wood fences with the use of a pressure was ...more
Brick is a popular choice of home builders for its rich, classic look. But dirt, grime, and even moss can cause discoloration over time. Luckily, pressure washing can restore brick to its former glory. Watch this Home & Garden How-to video to learn how easy it is to clean and ...more
You know something is a real pain to clean if people would rather throw it away and buy new ones. Cleaning mini-blinds can be a tedious task when you have to other things to do around the house. This How-to video will show you how to use a pressure washer to clean mini-blinds. ...more
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, walks you through how to use a pressure washer to clean moss, lichen, and algae off your roof without damaging the shingles of your home.
Watch as a seasoned professional demonstrates how to use a pressure washer, including how to prepare for the task, how to maintain your equipment, and how to clean various surfaces, in this free online video about home maintenance. Part 1 of 18 - How to Use a pressure washer. ...more
Pressure washing alone is enough to clean most surfaces, but for stubborn stains or mold and mildew, the use of cleaning detergents can help make cleaning easier and more effective. Watch this how-to video to learn how easy it is to use cleaning detergents with your pressure w ...more
Everybody loves a pool or spa, at least until it's time to clean them. But it doesn't have to be a tough, dirty job, if you have a pressure washer. This how to video will show an easy way to use a pressure washer to clean almost any pool or spa. Clean pools and spas with a pre ...more
Just bought a brand new pressure washer and don't know how to use it? Watch this How-to video to learn the proper techniques for correct set up and operation of you pressure washer. Learn how to use it and keep your house clean all year round with you new washer. Set up a pres ...more
The many uses of a pressure washer that can be fun and save time on the harder cleaning jobs around the house. Always use safety glasses when using power tools. The pressure washer easily attaches to a garden hose and multiplies the water pressure. It is good for removing dirt ...more
Using a pressure washer to clean the outside of your home or driveway, is great and easy to use. But what happens when it becomes stuck and there's hardly any pressure? Well you're about to find out. In this next tutorial, you'll see how to fix a sticking Karcher pressure wash ...more
A pressure washer is a great tool for home maintenance, but be careful which one you choose. This hot to video will show you how to choose the best pressure washer for the job.
We'll show you how to use an attachment for a power washer called a "Foamer" - you'll never hand wash a car or boat again! Video: . Step 1: Select a Safe Biodegradable Detergent There are many types of detergents out there - the key factor is to consult your users manual to m ...more
Cleaning the siding on the second story of your house used to be a difficult task. But pressure washers have made cleaning high up places easier than ever. No need to use use a scaffolding or ladder. Watch this Home & Garden how to video to learn how to use a pressure washer t ...more
A pressure washer can help keep soffits and gutters clean and looking their best. Watch this Home & Garden how-to video to learn how easy it is to keep your soffits and gutters clean with a pressure washer. Don't let dirty gutters ruin the appearance of your home. Pressure was ...more
Stucco's textured surface collects a lot of dust and dirt. A pressure washer can blast away this unsightly buildup. Watch this Home & Garden How-to video to learn how to clean stucco on the outside of your home using a pressure washer. Pressure wash stucco around a house. Clic ...more
Over time, wood decks can become discolored by dirt, mildew, and rainwater. A cleaning with a pressure washer can restore your deck to its natural beauty. Watch this Home & Garden how-to video to learn how to clean a wood deck using a pressure wash. Pressure wash a wood deck. ...more
Back again with another in their great informational series for do it yourselves at home, Lowe's presents this video hosted by Mike Kraft demonstrating how to pressure wash your home's exterior siding. Mike describes in detail the tools, supplies, and steps you will need to ta ...more
In this DIY home improvement video series, learn how to pressure wash the exterior of your house—as well as the sidewalks, driveway and deck. Our expert will show you where to get a pressure washing machine, how to hook it up, what wands and tips to use, and how to start the p ...more
Mike Kraft tells us how to clean a concrete driveway in this video. The driveway can collect a lot of different stains, which can lead to deterioration. Pressure washing is the best way to clean a brick or concrete driveway. You will first need to place detergent onto the driv ...more
This video is led by Eddie from Long Island Boaters Club. As the boating season ends, Eddie explains, it is very important to clean and prepare your boat for storage for the winter. An important part of this process is to power wash the algae growth and barnacle debris that ca ...more
How To : Make a Router Table Out of Your Tablesaw Drop Top With an Adjustable Solid Wood Fence, and Solid Wood Fence Plate
Materials 4 - 5" long bolts 4 matching nuts 8 heavy duty flat washers 4 to 6 - 2" taper head screws Longer bolts to mount the router base to a thicker surface. These must match the thread of the original bolts that came with the router. 1 hunk of wood - 1 1/2" thick x 4" wide ...more
To make an Airsoft grenade, you will need to following: PVC pipe, PVT, a pin, a bolt, a PVC coupling, glue, torch, wire, spring, washer, pressure switch, cloth, bungee cord, 1 inch PVC, and a nut. Place the PVC in the PVT. Cut a strip in the pipe, about 1 3/4 inches, place a ...more
This is the demo showing how to seal your deck. The first thing you should need to do is to wash the deck. Most people prefer to use a pressure washer for that. You should be careful while using a pressure washer. The components needed for this are Armor All E-Z Deck Wash. It’ ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint aluminum siding. Steps: 1. Rub siding with cloth to check for powdery paint pigment and mildew. 2. Cover ground and nearby shrubs with drop cloths. 3. Test old siding paint for lead using a lead test kit; if lead is p ...more
Some people may not realize it, but getting your bike soakes in water can be a bad idea. Not only can it lead to rust, but certain parts and componenets can become damaged. This leads to you having to replace it sooner than later. In this next tutorial, you'll find out how to ...more
Ron Hazelton shows how to restore a weathered and worn deck. Twisted boards can be straightened using a notched 2x4 as a lever, then secured with 5 inch screws. Remove popped nails, and replace with longer thicker nails. Use a punch to countersink slightly high nails. Clean th ...more
This how-to video is about how to repair a leaky faucet. One of the most common problems with the faucet is the replacement of the rubber washer, which is located on the bottom of the valve unit. First, stop the water supply by turning off the stop valve at the bottom of the s ...more
You don't need to rent an expensive pressure washer to get your deck clean. Learn how to clean your deck without using a pressure washer with this tutorial. You can get a beautiful, shiny wood deck with the steps from this how to video.
In this DIY project on video, learn how to paint the roof eaves and fascia of your home. Our expert will show you everything you need to know to get the job done. Get tips on preparing the eaves with a pressure washer, scraping off old paint, caulking, spackle, priming, and mo ...more
In this DIY project on video, learn how to paint the exterior of your home. Our expert will show you everything you need to know to get the job done. Get tips on preparing the wall with a pressure washer, scraping off old paint, caulking, spackle, priming, and more. Learn the ...more
If you're one who enjoys a good DIY project, or if you're just tired of paying exorbitant labor fees to have your vehicle serviced every 5,000 miles, changing your own oil can be a rewarding endeavor. Even though cars and trucks are becoming increasingly over-engineered these ...more
Many people don't know what a roll over nozzle is or what it is used for. This simple video shows you what this inexpensive attachment is, what it's used for and how easy it is to attach to a pressure washer! Video: .
The video featured in this article demonstrates the function and design of a powerful form of air cannon that operates using a purpose made valve that opens very rapidly. This allows for a massive amount of pressurized air to be released at once to throw a projectile many hund ...more
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
A typical resistance spot welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness and a bit of free time, you can make one like this for about $10 or less. Before starting on this project, there are a couple of videos you should check out, because yo ...more