Rotary and weeds.

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Diwrnach, Jul 27, 2015.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I'm finding the rotary cleaner is amazing for flat surfaces, slabs especially are super fast with it, but block paving I find it doesn't blow all the weeds out and also not remove enough between the joints, anyone else find this? have I got the rotary adjusted correctly? or is this just how they are?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    I can't say I've had that problem mate, mine strips them out every time. Done plenty of block paving nd its always fine. I'm sure your pressure washer is better than mine, are you sure you've not knocked the power down on yours by accident?
     
  3. Diwrnach

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    Well the jets are actually set quite high so may lower them, any idea how low yours are mate?
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    Sorry mate, I just realised that you are talking about the large rotary push along style cleaners? I thought you just meant a rotary nozzle.

    What about using the rotary for the bulk of the paving and then just switching to a power nozzle to get rid of the remaining weeds?
     
  5. Diwrnach

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    Yeah I Don't mean turbo nozzle, 21" rotary, and God yeah the turbo rips them out incredibly quickly.

    I have been doing exactly as you say but end up doing so much with the turbo I wonder if it would be quicker to just use it for the lot.
     
  6. mr shine

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    the rotary is only putting out 10.5 lpm through each jet so obviously not enough power , i always use the turbo nozzle on them jobs otherwise its a double pass
     
  7. Jake

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    Yeah I use turbo nozzle for everything now, don't even get the fsc out the shed anymore
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    Yep, i've heard before that they have their uses, but have their limitations- think you might have found one.
     
  9. Diwrnach

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    For large slabbed areas they are incredible, I have done some really large patios in a very quick time, I am just struggling getting between block pavers, I am not sure its even the power, more the angle, almost like as it says the surface has to be flat, if I go over block pavers with it the then with the turbo the block pavers don't come up any cleaner, it just lifts the edges out better.
     
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    I changed the nozzles on my 16" cleaner to 15 degree ones instead of 25 which seemed to help quite a bit although it seems to want to take off (like a helicopter) a bit more now. I still have to go over everything afterwards with the turbo nozzle to get the remaining weeds out. However the fsc takes out 90% of the weeds and 100% of the dirt off the surface of block paving.

    I find doing it this way saves time part on the cleaning process but mostly on the clean up process with the fsc preventing the **** from flying everywhere.
     
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