Will this pressure washer do....

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by aceman, Feb 22, 2016.

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  1. aceman

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    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    if your just testing the water get a karcher electric see how it goes
    I stacked out with mine - there about £150 and you can always just use at home if it doesn't take off
     
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    It depends really, I wouldn't like to offer a stand alone service with an electric washer or one of the smaller units, not a bad option if its a sideline alongside another business (tied in with garden maintainance as a rarely used/only on specific request service or something) as the amount of time it takes to get a decent result with low powered machines would leave you in the the dust from your competitors. personally I think its worth getting something that pumps a decent amount of water out as the job gets done quickly, the results are there after a single pass with the lance/FSC and you get a more consistent clean.
     
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    I've done quite a few pressure washing jobs over the years as a side line to Wheelie bin cleaning. I use a Honda with interpump and it's running at 12 litres per minute and around 2500psi. The real game changer for cleaning block paving etc is a Turbo Nozzle if you can't splash out on a Flat Surface Cleaner. Looking at that SIP unit I would rather buy a second hand Honda with a gearbox etc. Honda = Reliability. Something like this will do you spot on. Honda GX160 Pressure Washer
     
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    I really don't think you can advertise pressure washing and then turn up with a karcher. Having said that I turn up to jobs that I charge 300-400 a day for in a car.

    For an entry level machine that doesn't have the worst specs. A turbo nozzle is a must for sure and at least 30m of hose is very useful so you are not moving the machine more than once a day on a job.

    The advantage of buying it new is you can thrash it and then take it back if it breaks.
     
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    I'm not sure if the machine above has a turbo nozzle or not? It comes with five different attachments of various sprays - is one of them likely to be a turbo nozzle? Apologies for the silly questions but new to this area.
     
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    It won't come with one, they are always to purchase seperately. Cost is £50-£60 depending where you get it. Turbo nozzles are rated on flow rate so make sure you buy the right one.
     
  8. aceman

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    Thanks guys.

    Funnily enough I did my own patio with my karcher k2 premium and it come up a treat - that came with a turbo lancer (they call it a dirt blaster) and was actually surprisingly powerful.
     
  9. aceman

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    ^turbo nozzle^
     
  10. Wheelie Clean

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    Yes that is the same thing BUT the ones I'm talking about are bigger, I imagine it would take a very long time (days) to do a large driveway with a K2 and dirt blaster.
     
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