Karcher K7 or alternatives

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by greenhorn84, Dec 26, 2016.

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  1. greenhorn84

    greenhorn84 Member
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    Hi would a karcher K7 be good enough for most domestic pressure washing jobs say once a week say, looking to spend approx £400-£500 max at the moment ( if people have better alterntives).
    thanks everyone.
    Dan
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Hi greenhorn84

    I am waiting till I have enough PW jobs coming in before I buy a machine.

    For now I rent one when needed. Cost for a petrol PW 15 lpm at 3bar in £45 for the day or £65 for the week up here.
    Benefit of a rental is if it goes wrong they swap it out.

    I always keep a mind of the smaller jobs I see need doing so when I get a good job come in I take the machine for a week and see how many of the smaller jobs I can add on.

    Will buy one before summer from Rutland pumps.
     
  3. greenhorn84

    greenhorn84 Member
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    Thanks Green is that a local company you go to?
    what spec do you look for when hiring?
     
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Just one that willdo the job.

    As i am only doing typical residentia work I don't need the 21 lpm some seem to think you 'must' have.

    Company I use use is called Frank Key but call around your local ones as some only do electric models.
     
  5. steve garwood

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    hi, I have a k7. Great machine. I bought the flat surface cleaner to go with it, rubbish!! However, when the K7 is used with the dirt blaster nozzle, its great with medium sized drives.
    If I'm doing a big drive though, I would take out my petrol machine or else id be there all day
     
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    Well said. Seen loads of post on here claiming a 21L machine is 'needed' for big drives.
    I do some massive drives and i have a 15L Briggs and sratton machine with gearbox. And its a beast of a machine that's handled any drive in good time without issue
     
  7. greenhorn84

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    used industrial ones (not mine) and a crappy karcher think it was a compact (a water pistol has more grunt to it)
    so thought best to check with you guys.
    It would only be domestic use and small commercial (have quite a few doctors and dentists as customer from building work i do) .
     
  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    The best advice I can give is do what I did, call up and talk to Ben at Rutland pumps.
    Let him know what you want to do and he will put you right. Super informative chap.
     
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  9. steve garwood

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    Ben sorted out my machine, top fella
     
  10. jay198127

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    as we're on subject of driveway cleans and you guys seem to do a lot.. it's bit something I do, but I have a massive oil stain on my drive, well ground in...any tips on what to remove it with..drive way is concrete with rows of bricks in places..bought a few degreasers of e bay in past but all rubbish...have a karcher k4, would that be powerful enough with what ever you can recommend, or would I have to hire a washer in like ones you talking about...thanks in advance guys...

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