Pressure Washer

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  1. mark m

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  2. shreck123

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    Depends down here the local hire shop charges twenty pound a day for a stihl machine and I found that's a good bit of kit. I'm like you I don't do enough power washing to warrant buying a machine. Plus when u finished just off hire it at least its not sat there gathering dust.
     
  3. Paul

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    I have something simlar to that one mark it does the job, the only problem I have with it, it doesn't draw water it needs pressure so you can't put it in a water butt, if you have a tap or your pump on your van u will be fine.
     
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    just to warn you mark any contact with asbestos is a highly specialised job and potentially fatal i.e lung cancer .personally i wouldnt take the chance . if you buy a washer id recommend at least 3000 psi 15 litres per minute spec . you should come across a second hand one easily enough . now i know your well established in this business so surely with your customer base you would get a lot of work of your regulars .i done this recently and got loads of work .once you buy one you will be more inclined to look for the work.
     
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    i forgot to mention if buying online be carefull as there is a load of chinese copys doing their rounds
     
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    That will do the job, Dont draw water from a tap though if you can avoid. Which you can, The machine will last longer this way, just have a 25 litre barrel with you and let the water from the tap fill this up, then put the house leading from the pressure washer in to the barrel to. It acts like a reseviour. Just make sure it doesnt go empty, If you draw staright from the tap with a machine like that, the water wont flow to the washer, it will get pulled thus putting more strain on the pressure washer.

    as for timber you will need chemicals for that, wood is the worst thing you can pressure wash

    Like Mr shine said, when you start advertiseing you do pressure washing, put it on your site, leaflets, window cleaned slips, you will start picking up work! get a few jobs and the machine pays for its self.
     
  7. mark m

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    Thanks for your reply
     
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    it is not old asbestos it the new concrete asbestos stuff
     
  9. Paul

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    I don't think the can draw water they need pressure to run mine is almost identical to that
     
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