Is this Pressure washer kit a good value for money?

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by sdrah, Mar 14, 2014.

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  1. sdrah

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    Hi - I think I have asked before what's the best pressure washer for under 2k but I didnt get one yet

    however now im getting few enquiries and I thought is time to get a professional one - and I was wondering what do you think about this KIT
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Business-...Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item4164377630

    Do I need a KIT like that ?! or I should get the main unit only ? I just don't know why would I need that powerful VAC ?! Probably I can do without one like that

    any help will be appreciate

    thank a lot
     
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  2. mr shine

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    id suggest you search online for reviews on kiam because anything ive read was all warning people to stay away as their meant to be cheap chinese ****
     
  3. norm

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    i dont think this is good value
     
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  5. mr shine

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    thats ideal dont worry about the difference in psi as the 21 lpm pump will give you great cleaning power , make sure you get a turbo lance with it and ask them about fitting an outer byass , it would be only a few quid extra, id shop around because that spec is quiet popular and you might get a better price
     
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    I don't have a 21 lpm washer but that's next on my wish list. I have been told that it will clean much faster than a 15lpm pump running at 3000 psi. However my only concern that I have a 21 lpm washer needs a double feed so a very large buffer tank is required. Even when filling the buffer tank from an outside domestic tap constantly would not keep up with the demand so the likes of a 1000 ltr tank and/or a towable water bowser would reduce stop starts whilst waiting for the tank to refill.
     
  7. sdrah

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    ok thanks i'll go for this one then

    will a 3000 psi clean easily something like this (black spots) as my current 150 bar washer doesn't

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  8. Smurf

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    Nope not completely but might get most of it off. The black spots are algae/lichen that has grown into the surface and the most common way to help get rid is to use a very strong bleach.
     
  9. sdrah

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    it should be a spray something like this to help get rid of em ? !
     
  10. Smurf

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    Yep sdrah I've used that stuff in the vid which is called in its raw form Sodium Percarbonate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_percarbonate
    It’s not as effective as 15% sodium hypochlorite I've been told but after trying it out it seems to works OK.

    When you mix the powder to hot water you need to make sure it all dissolves and is mixed properly before applying. Also if left too long pre mixed will go off (not work anymore) so needs to be applied strait after mixing.

    Be warned it is still a form of bleach so don’t use it near ponds as the run off will kill whatever is in it. It also can cause harm to pets and children so don’t let them go near the surface whilst it is being applied and also make sure after dwell time it’s rinsed off the surface properly.
    Forgot to mention Sodium Percarbonate can cause damage to plants etc too so make sure they are rinsed down properly too.
     
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