I've been chasing this one since the beginning. I was hoping to find a mid-tier/cost solution that would be reliable and provide us with adequate flow. This is drawn from my experience and is a preference, but I would much rather have more flow than pressure for washing a car.
The target is as much flow as possible at around 1,000 PSI. Now don't get too hung up on the pressure number. I know we have been conditioned to think we are getting 2,000 or 3,000 PSI out of pressure washers, but that is not what I measure in real-world testing. 1,000 PSI is more than enough to blast the mud off your Jeep or get the salt out of your wheel wells.
Trust me on this one; flow (GPM) is king in the car washing game. For example, the $4,500 Kranzle I had in my wash bay provided 950 measured PSI with a 6.0 sized nozzle at 2.8 GPM. So…
This Comet has a few quirks, but we can easily overcome them with some fittings and accessories. The key is the output. I measured 975 PSI at 1.90 GPM with a 4.0 nozzle, which is darn near perfect for washing a car.
This comes with a bunch of other junk that you shouldn't care about that you'll never use. You'll want to dig into the kits, packages, and solutions here on my site to see some of the accessories I recommend.
Comet Static 1700 Extra
- Tested Flow: 1.9 GPM*
- Tested Pressure: 975 PSI*
- Tested Current: 13.9 A*
*with an aftermarket sprayer using a 4.0 orifice nozzle.
- Axial Piston Pump
- Brass Pump Head
- Total Stop System
- Power Cord with GFCI
- Electrical Requirements: 110 V, 15 A
- Inlet: ¾" Female GHT
- Outlet: M22 Male (15mm)
- Dimensions: 19.70” W x 10.25” D x 23.75” H
- Weight: 48.5 LBS
The warranty is 12 months.
FAQ & SupportUser Manual
Comet Static 1700 Extra Data Sheet
Comet Static 1700 Extra User Manual
Comet Static 1700 Extra Spare Parts List
How To: 1/4" to 3/8" Comet Hose Adapter and Coupler Installation
How To: Comet Static 90° Inlet Elbow Install
How To: Set up your inlet hose or garden hose with quick disconnects
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Troubleshooting: Comet Static auto-stop doesn't work and the machine runs continuously. Comet won't shut off.
Troubleshooting: Comet Static 1700 is operating at low or half pressure.
Troubleshooting: Comet Static 1700 inlet connection doesn't match up, is leaking, or seems backwards.
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