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Cristian

Alec who's got an electric washer?? :confused:

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Brandon
No idea who makes Works Zone, and that's good Alec. At the end of the day just use what your happy using if your going to get serious purchase a better specked machine! Happy blasting :D

 

You seem to know what you're on about mate, what do you think about the Clarke machine I posted? Upgrading from a 5.5lpm karcher...

 

 

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Alec

Check the thread you lazy @£&%#ard..

 

 

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Brandon
Check the thread you lazy @£&%#ard..

 

 

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Who me?

 

 

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Alec
Who me?

 

 

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You never asked who is using an electric pressure washer, however, you did confirm that you was using a Wilks T650.. That my friend is electric.

 

 

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Brandon
You never asked who is using an electric pressure washer, however, you did confirm that you was using a Wilks T650.. That my friend is electric.

 

 

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Looks like you're the one who needs to check the thread. I never said I used the Wilks T650, that was Chris33 and it's a petrol, clearly displayed in the photo he posted.

 

 

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Alec

If you are coming off a tap then you are very restricted to what that tap will give out. Most people use a wheelie bin to pump out from, this allows your pressure washer to work at maximum efficiency & not restricted as with a tap. So basically if your coming off a tap then anything will do.

 

 

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Cristian

Ok let's get back on track here!!! To the OP what's your budget and what are you wanting to achieve with a machine and I will advise

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Alec

Oh that's ok then. As said no pressure washer will reach its full potential off a tap.

 

 

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Brandon
Ok let's get back on track here!!! To the OP what's your budget and what are you wanting to achieve with a machine and I will advise

 

Budget £400 tops.

Want to clean patios and driveways etc with good powered machine. Maybe if demand is there then will get a FSC but depends if machine can power it?

 

 

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Alec

So if your PW pumps out 20 litres per minute but then the tap only pumps out 12 then I'd say your PW can only match that. So most people will fill a wheelie bin & pump from that..

 

 

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Alec

Are you using a wheelie bin set up or going direct off a tap?

 

 

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Brandon
Are you using a wheelie bin set up or going direct off a tap?

 

 

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Was just gonna go off tap but from what you said I might get a wheelie bin

 

 

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Cristian

Ok ok let's get a machine sorted forget the wheelie bin for now!! o_O

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Alec

You want around 16 litres per minute minimum I'd say & that will give you 4000PSI

 

 

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Alec

Just checked & running a tap on full gives around 8 to 12 litres per minute depending on area.

 

 

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Alec

So as said if tap gives 8 lpm then that's all your PW will give out so not running at maximum output so taking double the time to do said job..

 

 

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Cristian

image.png.06887ff81378a9db176cb1b453877250.png For what your wanting to do Brandon and on your budget theres not allot on offer I'm afraid to say. You could try and purchase a good second hand machine but that will be a gambling game or up your budget a bit. In my opinion you don't need a 15lpm to 21lpm machine for doing residential work and a FSC are not all that great as they don't get all the **** out from between the joints. You can get away with a 10lpm to 12lpm machine, you look at the gallons per minute and the psi when calculating cleaning power you X the gallons per minute with the psi gives you the CPU cleaning power units.

 

Yes it will take a bit longer with a lower lpm machine but not to the point where it's going to make much difference on the scheme of things. You need a turbo nozzle for sure, this is a must have,, you can clean everything with this and you won't get tiger stripes and it will blast all the crud away no probs.

 

You will be looking at a self priming pump that can run off mains or from a buffer tank. You are best running it from a buffer tank when operating as you will find different pressures at folks taps wherever you go. I have a 125litre clip top drum that's more than enough.

 

Have a look at Jetmac and have a read though their information part. I have just recently purchased a machine from them last week and hopefully get delivery tomorrow. It will do all residential work and cost me £465 delivered. If you can up your budget this is a machine woth your consideration

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THL4KEL

I have a Nilfisk Poseidon and its electric, run it of my gen. Very good machine not cheap Chinese parts. You can pick up a reconditioned unit for 400.

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Williams Jet Wash

Brandon i own a simular clarkes petrol machie had it second hand as a backup machine- bought it to take from a tap the clarkes washer you posted can be easily adapted to take from water butt if you buy i can help you adapt to take from a tap i/e wheelie bin and for £250 seems ok money you can easily make your money square again-

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Williams Jet Wash

lots of missguided/untrue info in this thread fairplay

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Wrights Cleaning
lots of missguided/untrue info in this thread fairplay

Very true.

I'll also add, avoid all of the Wilks Pressure Washers, we bought a TX625i a couple of years ago as a backup unit, they state these stats:

  • Maximum Pressure: 3950PSI (272Bar)
  • Continuous Pressure: 3000PSI (207Bar)

The Continuous Pressure at 3000PSI is poor and wildly optimistic, we'd say more like 2500psi.

You'll receive a quick burst of higher pressure (with a surface cleaner that means one very clean circle!) and then slow painful cleaning afterwards.

Ours has now been shoved in a corner and replaced with the Hyundai HYW4000P backup unit which makes all surface cleaning and turbo nozzle work a breeze.

 

When it comes to pressure washers you should push your budget, you can easily waste £500 on junk, but £1000-1200 will get you a quality machine that will have you working (and earning) twice as fast.

As Cristian says, use a buffer tank and top up from a tap as you work.

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