How Many Lpm Out Of A Tap

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  1. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    Im after a new jet wash but i want to run it off the maines not a buffer tank so whats the highest lpm i can get
     
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    Depends on outside tap pressure but 8 lpm would be max.
     
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    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    really as low as that? thats what ive already got i was hoping about 12 seen a couple around that sort of size
     
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    The higher the flow rate & psi is what cleans surfaces quicker.

    You can connect any pressure washer with a higher flow rate than 8 lpm directly to an outside tap. However it will not run at full flow rate or pressure hence why you need a buffer tank. Simples....
     
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    Thats why i want to upgrade mine it will also clean deeper/better as well wont it?

    What do you use as a buffer tank? and what sort of size do i need
     
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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Indeed Jimbob[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]My first one was an 8 lpm pressure washer and was very slow compared to the 3600 psi 15 lpm washer I use now.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Regarding buffer tank I use a wheelie bin. Mostly may I add customers now as can't be arsed to lug one about in the van :Image13: [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]When I arrive at a job I just asked nicely to borrow their wheelie bin and no one has ever refused yet. Then I use a portable ball valve which is just held in place be tightening the nuts onto the rim and shut the lid down so to stop the tap water overflowing. Simples…[/SIZE]
     
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    Jet mac systems has a 15lpm that sucks from a tap
     
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    And when their bin is full of rubbish what do you do? Or do you call on bin day?
     
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    Indeed belfast you can as I use a 15 lpm from jetmac that can do either. I've found when its connected directly to a tap jobs take longer to do as the pressure from the end of the lance and flow rate is greatly reduced compared to it sucking from a buffer tank. Simples...

     
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    I have 3 choices belfast

    1. either ask if ok to remove the bags out of the bin
    2. use a gorilla tub I carry in the van.
    3. connect it up directly to a tap

    Most don't mind as their bin is washed out for free as well. :Image13:

     
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