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Customer Reviews for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"

"NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"

Item# 157306
"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 Premium Comet industrial triplex 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. Low Oil Shutdown No, Pressure PSI 2,700, Pump Oil Included Yes, Pump Oil Type Universal Tractor Transmission Oil, Orifice Size 3.0, Power Cord ft. 36 ft. w/GFCI protection, Flow GPM 2.5, Max. Inlet Water Temp F 140, Max. Output Water Temp F 250, Motor Leeson, Nozzle Type Quick-connect 0, 15, 25, 40, plus steam, soap nozzles, HP 5, Burner Type Schedule 80 heating coil, Fuel Capacity gal. 8 1/4, Hose 50 ft. gray high-pressure, Drive Direct, Adjustable Pressure Yes, Cart 10-ga. steel frame w/12 in. pneumatic tires, Chemical Injector Yes, Coupler Size in. 3/8, Dimensions L x W x H in. 38 x 26 x 43, Amps 30, Volts 230, Steam Capable Yes, Thermal Protector Yes, Fuel Type Diesel, kerosene, #1/#2 fuel oil, Gun Industrial rear entry w/ 3 ft. lance, Pump Comet Triplex. 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 Easy Start stops pressure build-up during start-up Adjustable pressure for job versatility Sight glass lets you quickly check pump oil 22mm quick connection makes it easy to use multiple attachments Adjustable thermostat Requires dedicated NEMA 6-30R receptacle"
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Summary (6 reviews)
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5 of 6(83%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Review 1 for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Ok but has flaws and design problems

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January 19, 2015
By WxVineyards
from New Tripoli, PA
" The water inlet connection is in a very tough spot to reach. You need to ensure your connection is really tight and not leaking. Any significant leaking of water around the hose inlet results in the heater shutting down or worse tripping of the GFCI on the plug. It will take days to dry out...So don't let it leak...but here is the next problem to get it on there tight you may find the use of pliers would make your life easier, but watch out there is a little plastic pressure relief valve immediately above the hose connection and if you turn your pliers too far snap goes the plastic piece of junk and there is no fixing it...you will need to replace it for about $35. To replace said valve you then need to unscrew another fitting so that you can get a wrench on this...very cumbersome and poorly thought out.
The washer itself works well provided you don't get it wet...seems ridiculous I know.
Also go out and buy yourself a package of o-rings. In the spray wand there is an o-ring in the quickconnect for the nozzle. This machine eats those o-rings like candy if you need to remove a nozzle and replace it with another.
The boiler seems to always make rusty or black water. Even if using the washer for and hour or more the water coming out is never perfectly clean, always seems to have rust in it which tells me the boiler will fail sooner than later, but we'll see.
One final note is most of the machine looks to be heavier duty materials except the most important item which is the spray wand. Its made of cheap plastic so we'll see how long that lasts...
Overall its a lower priced unit than others on the market and you can see where they cut some corners. I have my doubts on the unit's longevity but time will tell.
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Review 2 for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

hot water pressure washer

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August 23, 2010
By Robo59
from Livingston Montana
" I am realy pleased with the muchine. IT workes even better thain I thought it would. I use it to clean equment and parts . the hot water and 2700 psi. take durt,grease and grime and remove it with ease. The 50 ft. hose les you reach every thing with out moving the washer. the 30 ft Electreal cord is nice to. I wihs i had it years ago. The onely thing about it is the hoes is a little tuff to role up. but I am getting it figerd out with time. "
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+2points
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Review 3 for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Hot water & Steam Cleaner

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November 18, 2008
By Carllois
from Central Texas
" I have owned this machine for two years. It is truly a professional piece of equipment. It is designed to last for many years to come. It is made in the USA and none of the parts used in this machine is inferior. It can be used efficienly and continously, without concern of failure. I use it weekly to clean Motor Vehicles. I would recommend it. Carl "
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Review 4 for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Disappointed

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August 8, 2008
By Doug85
" The hot water cuts out for no reason. Very unreliable and very disappointed. Even after having a repairman come and look at it. "
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Review 5 for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

hot water washer

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July 11, 2007
By roadboss
from centerville,pa
" awesome awesome machine, hot water really cleans off the caked on grease and grime. every municipality should have one of these units "
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Review 6 for "NorthStar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water Pressure Washer - 2700 PSI, 2.5 GPM, 230 Volt"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent

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March 7, 2007
By Alaskamechanic
from Prince of Wales island, Alaska
" This pressure washer is great because of the adjustable temperature and pressure settings. It is also fuel and energy conservative. With a little soap and the right temperature it takes grease and oil right off dirty engines. I highly recommend this product. Thanks Northern Tool. "
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+2points
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