What size?

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Neil, Nov 15, 2015.

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  1. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    What size wheelie bin do you guys use if you do?


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  2. sllab

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    140l.

    I drilled a hole in the side and installed a float valve so it doesn't overflow when first filling up. Then once i get started I generally take the hose and put it straight into the tank not via the float valve because it does create a slight restriction.

    30lpm machine and its fine. a 500l tank would be nice but I need to get a suitable vehicle first.
     
  3. Jake

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    I use a water butt, and also have a float valve drilled into it :thumbsup:
     
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    I use the my black wheelie bin
    Sometimes it's full tho so use the blue one!!!!
     
  5. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    I have a 500ltr tank in my van but I've been told not to use it, I don't want to leave my machine by my van if I have to be round the back of a house doing a patio or whatever incase someone nicks the machine what's the best way to do this?


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    If the machine goes quiet run to the van quick!!!!!!!
     
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  7. Neil

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    No chance will I leave it running by my van


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  8. sllab

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    If you do not have a bypass valve on the pressure washer pump it will be virtually impossible for someone to disconnect the hose without turning the machine off and releasing the pressure. So as long as you hold onto the hose really tight where ever the machine goes you are going with it.
     
  9. Jake

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    Just get a garden water butt Neil , that will be fine mate, mine sits nicely on the passenger seat when driving to the house,

    They also have a tap at the bottom to easily get rid of excess water at the end of a job,

    Here's a pic of mine to give you an idea of size, the float valve sits near the top to stop it overflowing when off the trigger, or having a coffee/food break!

    If your machine is 15lpm then you won't need that big of a water butt, mine never emptys, if you've got a 21lpm machine then a bigger one would be good,

    They also usually come with a lid as well, so you can cover it up easily while working to stop leaves and debris falling in the water...

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    jake could you post some pictures how you fitted the ball **** to the water butt & were too get the bits- needed.when you get a chance.thanks
     
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