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Just wondering if a 21lpm washer is more hassle than not, as I understand these need to be barrel fed,I presume with a good supply of water constantly running into a bin or whatever,

 can I get some opinions on whether a 15 lpm is more practical & is there really much difference in the cleaning power between the two?

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Jordiebarrett
Just wondering if a 21lpm washer is more hassle than not, as I understand these need to be barrel fed,I presume with a good supply of water constantly running into a bin or whatever,
 can I get some opinions on whether a 15 lpm is more practical & is there really much difference in the cleaning power between the two?
Why not get a towable bowser? Mount it on there and then tow it. Get a hydrant licence from the local council and the promote you don't need the customers supply? Plus if its petrol or diesel powered you're totally self sufficient and can't get caught out by say a customer going out and having no power?

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Pjj
8 hours ago, Carts69 said:

Just wondering if a 21lpm washer is more hassle than not, as I understand these need to be barrel fed,I presume with a good supply of water constantly running into a bin or whatever,

 can I get some opinions on whether a 15 lpm is more practical & is there really much difference in the cleaning power between the two?

 

 

You will struggle to run a 15 ltr off a tap most washers work better running of a barrel we use a 240 ltr wheely bin works a treat I have had a 15 ltr Honda and now have 21 ltr Briggs an Stratton the 21 ltr is so much better and faster if you use a reasonable size buffer tank it’s not a problem with water we link two wheely bins together if water pressure is poor let them both fill whilst setting up and very rarely run out 

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scottish cleaning service

Just got my van signed, "Softwashing, Patios & Driveways" and the public are asking me what softwashing is. No one in Scotland has heard of it. Need to get a good pressure washer but I have my 130 bar Makita to practice with. First step will be attempting my own monoblock Patio in my backdoor. Before and after pictures could be good for the website!

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Carts69
23 hours ago, Pjj said:

 

 

You will struggle to run a 15 ltr off a tap most washers work better running of a barrel we use a 240 ltr wheely bin works a treat I have had a 15 ltr Honda and now have 21 ltr Briggs an Stratton the 21 ltr is so much better and faster if you use a reasonable size buffer tank it’s not a problem with water we link two wheely bins together if water pressure is poor let them both fill whilst setting up and very rarely run out 

Cheers, very useful info

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danfrazergardening
On 02/05/2018 at 21:22, scottish cleaning service said:

Just got my van signed, "Softwashing, Patios & Driveways" and the public are asking me what softwashing is. No one in Scotland has heard of it. Need to get a good pressure washer but I have my 130 bar Makita to practice with. First step will be attempting my own monoblock Patio in my backdoor. Before and after pictures could be good for the website!

 

Hi - what washer did you go for in the end? Also, do you mind if I quiz you a little about the soft washing? I have placed an order with Benz and have about a dozen quotes to do for my existing garden maintenance customers. I plan to use my berthoud knapsack as it's not anything fancy, just small patios, decking, garden paths etc. 

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scottish cleaning service

The Vanguard from Rutland Pumps and today I ordered the twin headed Turbo nozzle and trigger handle (£170) all in, including delivery.

250 bar at 21 lpm but its over 100kgs so too heavy to be lifted in and out of van. 200 bar at 21 lpm should be ok for what you need it for. As for softwashing, I'm using a Pump Sprayer from Screwfix (£20) until I do walls of anything large, I find it nice and easy.

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danfrazergardening
3 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

The Vanguard from Rutland Pumps and today I ordered the twin headed Turbo nozzle and trigger handle (£170) all in, including delivery.

250 bar at 21 lpm but its over 100kgs so too heavy to be lifted in and out of van. 200 bar at 21 lpm should be ok for what you need it for. As for softwashing, I'm using a Pump Sprayer from Screwfix (£20) until I do walls of anything large, I find it nice and easy.

 

Cheers for the info. I have no idea which nozzles to go for, but have sent rutland an email for advice. I do like the idea of a Honda GX390 system but Loncin get good feedback and save a few hundred quid. 

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THL4KEL

21lpm 200bar Vs 15lpm 250bar virtually no difference on performance.

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Pjj

21 ltr will be a lot quicker especially when rinsing but make sure you have a decent size buffer tank 

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danfrazergardening

It's not for a full time PW business... really just a dozen jobs a year for garden clients. If I can get away with a 4000psi 15lpm machine it would be much better. Lighter, cheaper etc

 

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