Back to cleaning block pavers again oh deep joy

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Smurf, May 29, 2014.

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  1. Smurf

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    I've had a nice break from cleaning block pavers but not looking forward to the next 3 days of them. Bloody sand and **** goes everywhere and can take ages to clean up afterwards.
    Anyone got any tips how best to reduce overspray and clean up time when using a turbo nozzle?
     
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    #2 Smurf, May 29, 2014
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    Maybe this type of attachment is a good idea for edging but it dosen't reduce the overspray.
    Surely someone could come up with a simple soloution when using a turbo nozzle?
     
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    I've also tried an andysheild which was pants so no wonder the andyshield website is no longer.:rolleyes:

    And yes that's a magic sponge in the second pic as the sheild was designed to go on a domestic plastic lance not a proper one :D
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    1. Speed of cleaning
    2. Dirt and mud flying
    3. Flooding...
     
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    #5 Smurf, May 29, 2014
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    I know bless him but you still remembered what he said after all...

    I want one now don't you? :D
     
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    Ha ha they do look pretty good and seem to make the task ea hell of a lot easier.
     
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    Most of the crud that ends up on you when cleaning block is because it hits the joints and it kicks back.

    You have a couple of configurations there - if you want to continue along the same lines get a large funnel and put that over the turbo nozzle.

    Are you using a standard lance?

    If so you are stooping over the work area, virtually on top of it.

    I have all of my lances made, they are at least 18 inches longer. This doesn't stop it from happening but you get a faceful a lot less often.

    Rob
     
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    I am posting some photos of my lance/s set up on another forum, later. I will post them on here so you get an idea. It will be later on.

    They have a split flow handle on them for rinsing down - it basically splits the flow down a second shaft (sitting on top of the main one) and this makes rinsing much easier, whether you have a turbo nozzle or flat nozzle attached.

    Rob
     
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    I understand where you're coming from Rob regarding using a longer lance to help reduce getting covered but for me corners are where I get most blow back if I can't stand out of the way. However I'm more concerned with the crud overpray blsted onto walls, windows, patio doors, garden shrub, plants etc using a turbo so was wondering what would be the best solution for this. You mention a large funnel but I'm not quite sure what you mean.

     
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