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Karcher K7 or alternatives

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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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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.

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steve garwood    1,385

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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steve garwood    1,385
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.

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

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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) .

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jay198127    53

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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