First Presure Washing Job Today

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  1. nwcs

    nwcs Forum Addict
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    well today did my first presure washing job

    and i loved it..... couldnt beleave i was been paid

    sun was shining . i got very wet but wasnt bothered

    tuc me 3.5 hours to do.
    small drive
    paths round house.
    patio.
    path up the garden
    small seating area.

    got to do back and resand it next week. but was a great job.
     
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  2. Pegasus

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    What chemicals
    did you use?
     
  3. nwcs

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    didnt use any.....

    didnt need to. job looked great afterwards.

    didnt have a clue how to price it before hand as i didnt know how long it would take.
     
  4. Smurf

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Nice one.... [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Post some pics after re-sanding with kiln dried sand & remember to remove excess sand from the bevelled edges of the blocks so the only sand you see is in the actual joints. :Image9:[/SIZE]
     
  5. nwcs

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    yes smurf my neighbour a landscap gardener and we block paved our drives a couple of years ago together and he showed me how to do it properly.

    i used my kartcher presure washer and it did a great job, got all dirt off, although it wasnt too bad before hand,
     
  6. Smurf

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    Might come in handy knowing how to replace blocks too

    Is it an electric or petrol karcher you use?
     
  7. nwcs

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    just an electic one. been looking at buying a petrol presure washer,

    but dont know how much work i will get so dont fancy going out and paying 500 plus for one at the min till i know i can get the work,

    seen a clark one for about 360 new,
     
  8. Smurf

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    On tougher jobs you will find a better spec petrol pressure washer will do a quicker and better job so would be well worth the investment if you ask me...

    For a new budget good pressure washer I would recommend a locin 14 hp 3600 psi 15 lpm pressure washer
     
  9. sdrah

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    I also don't use anything - but probably we should , sometimes oil marks doesn't go off that easy . What pressure washer you have ?

    The only problem I have when pressure washing - is that I get most of the times the drainage blocked

    any ideas how to avoid that ?

    PS: I do remove the mud every now and again while cleaning
     
  10. OoO

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    Moved to pressure washing section.....
     
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