Saturday, June 18, 2011
I Don't Think It Is Supposed to Do That!
My big plan for today was to pressure wash the deck. As you can probably tell, it is in real need of some TLC. So, I dragged the furniture around. I hooked up the hose. I hauled the pressure washer up to the deck and ran the cord to the outlet. I was sweating up a storm and muttering to myself about the insanity of doing all of this when it is 90+ degrees outside. But then I was ready to wash.
So I turn everything on and start spraying! Woo hoo! That little spot is looking pretty! And then I smell something. Not quite sure what it is, but I stop spraying and look around. Shrug shoulders and get back to spraying. And then the smell is A LOT stronger! It smells like something is burning -- which is odd, because I'm spraying water. And then I turn around.... and smoke is pouring out of the pressure washer! I don't think that's supposed to happen. So, I turn it off, unplug it, turn off the hose.... and I'm done with pressure washing for the day because, electricity, water and smoke.... that just can't be good.