If It's Not Drainage It's Water Pressure!

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Roland, Aug 23, 2016.

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  1. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    Did a drive today and it took half an hour to fill my water drum and then twenty minutes to empty it so then sat around for another half hour while it refills!

    Probably took an extra two hours to do this job than usual!
     
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  2. Wheelie Clean

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    Why not have it permanently filling so it doesn't run out?
     
  3. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    It was!
     
  4. Wheelie Clean

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    How many litres per minute is the pump? Must be pushing some water!

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  5. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    21l/m but the water pressure was the lowest I have ever seen!
     
  6. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    Some houses be like that .. Just check wen ur quoting If u no sure how strong check how long t takes fill 2 litres ...
     
  7. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    Today it was water pressure and drainage.

    Asked about drainage when quoting and was told the drains worked fine but when I started washing I found it was just a soak away!

    Got the Karcher FRV30 out and sucked all the muck and water straight into the road drain, quick spot check with turbo nozzle and swill down and job done.

    Must remember to use the Karcher more often especially for smaller jobs.
     
  8. jonjetting

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    Sometimes connecting to a kitchen/bathroom tap is better, Ive connected to the washing machine supply a few times aswell
     
  9. Ben23

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    I had this yesterday, mainly the water pressure problem, (although I did have to unblock the drain too....fun times). the outdoor tap was a trickle and it was 45 mins to get the barrel to halfway, no good! collared the owner and asked if it was ok to hook up to the kitchen tap and the problem was solved :) well worth having some indoor tap adaptors handy, the pressure indoors is rarely poor
     
  10. Aquajetexteriorcleaning

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    The outside tap pressure should be the same as the kitchen tap, i expect the tap under the sink that supplies the outside tap was not fully open.
     
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