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mike-71

Hi guys , I have been given a Honda 390 power washer with attachments and so far just been practicing. I was looking for advice if a flat surface cleaner is needed or things like a duo turbo nozzle to clean bigger areas. Any advice much appreciated , 

thanks in advance 

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Ben23

The duo turbos are good but for large areas you cant beat a combination of turbo and flat surface cleaner, I generally take the thick of it off with the FSC as it minimises the splatter effect then rinse down and go over the joints of block paving with a turbo (At an angle, never straight down!) to clear any stubborn weeds/moss. always best to have both tools available but if I was to pick one then it would be the fsc as you cant beat it for speed and mess reduction and you can always go over any tough patches with the lance (slower than a turbo but works as well)

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mike-71

Much appreciated for that reply 🙂 I was looking at one yesterday but as I’m very new was just getting as much advice as possible first . Could you recommend a good flat surface cleaner and kind of price? Thanks Ben 

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Pjj

Speak to Ben Marriot at Rutland pumps he is very helpful and no hard sell , make sure that any fsc  you buy is jetted correctly for your pressure washer , I agree with what @Ben23 sais  

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mike-71

Thank you Pjj I’ll look into that 🙂 

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scottish cleaning service
4 hours ago, Ben23 said:

The duo turbos are good but for large areas you cant beat a combination of turbo and flat surface cleaner, I generally take the thick of it off with the FSC as it minimises the splatter effect then rinse down and go over the joints of block paving with a turbo (At an angle, never straight down!) to clear any stubborn weeds/moss. always best to have both tools available but if I was to pick one then it would be the fsc as you cant beat it for speed and mess reduction and you can always go over any tough patches with the lance (slower than a turbo but works as well)

 

Don't think you have used a twin turbo lance. Its really the same as a FCS because it splits the flow. I bought one and couldn't believe the difference. :1f44d:

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mike-71
3 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

Don't think you have used a twin turbo lance. Its really the same as a FCS because it splits the flow. I bought one and couldn't believe the difference. :1f44d:

Would it be worth having that alone or a FCS and a single turbo?? 

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Pjj
29 minutes ago, mike-71 said:

Would it be worth having that alone or a FCS and a single turbo?? 

We use a flat surface cleaner for bigger surfaces , I use a vario nozzle for the edges , I also have a turbo nozzle but don’t use it that much to be honest it does do a good job but makes so much mess : I have tried the turbo for the edges and generaly find that the vario nozzle does just as good a Job with far less mess , I know some will swear by a turbo but I prefer the vario 

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scottish cleaning service
9 hours ago, mike-71 said:

Would it be worth having that alone or a FCS and a single turbo?? 

 

The FSC looks more professional but you can do the same job quicker with a twin turbo but with more mess. The more I do means the less I use the FSC because twin turbo more direct. Good having both.

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mike-71

Cheers for that reply Scottish cleaning service 👍🏻

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scottish cleaning service

FCS is about £500 and a twin turbo with lance is £170. Beginning to get busy now the weather is good.

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mike-71
3 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

FCS is about £500 and a twin turbo with lance is £170. Beginning to get busy now the weather is good.

 I’m hoping to pick a bit of work up in the next few weeks , totally new to this but will give it a good go. Just taking advice off people with more knowhow and knowledge will be good for me . Will look into a FSC this week.

cheets mate 

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Pressurewasher

What did you end up going for in the end? Having the same debate myself. It sort of make sense just to buy the twin turbo and buy a fsc later on when youve made some money..... ?

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mike-71
1 hour ago, Pressurewasher said:

What did you end up going for in the end? Having the same debate myself. It sort of make sense just to buy the twin turbo and buy a fsc later on when youve made some money..... ?

 Hi I am using a turbo nozzle at the moment and it’s working ok , BUT I am gonna go for the fsc as it’s much tidier and does a good job. I’m still really new to this to be honest . I still need to work out charges for driveways etc 🤪

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