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Old 17 October 2012, 04:15   #11
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Flow rate is almost as important as pressure. The smaller machines just can't chuck out enough water, so worth looking at the specs before choosing.
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Old 17 October 2012, 04:38   #12
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But if you get one make sure it has this lance with it.... Awesome

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+1 I have one of those dirt blasters and it is excellent
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Old 17 October 2012, 21:53   #13
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I got what many would call a nice electric for free as it didn't work. Replaced the electrical circuit breaker and off I went to clean...well kinda. Having used gas powered one previously they just don't compare to electric. My opinion is go gas, and get something with some power to it.
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Old 18 October 2012, 04:39   #14
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+1 for dirt blast nozzle. Excellent on paths and patios etc as well as boats

+1 for petrol. A lot more powerful than any electric washer and many of them suck so you don't need a pressurised hose supply. A water butt, pond or even sea water will do as long as you flush with fresh water afterwards meaning you can use it almost anywhere. If you have low pressure in your hose it will suck the water out if needs it.

+1 for getting max water flow as well as pressure. Look at litres per minute as well as psi. It's all very well having a high pressure jet but if there's not a lot of water coming out at that pressure it's not going to shift much.

A lot of petrol ones come with wheels so you can move them round easily. Having spent 950 on a petrol washer at work a few years ago it's was well worth the money spent on it. It shifted anything off of anything.

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Old 18 October 2012, 09:46   #15
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Have both petrol an electric. Currently use Karcher Xpert XD7125 for pressure washing hulls, tubes, engines etc on recovery from the water. Have to say, it's pretty good.

Used to Use Nilfisk, but the connection between the machine and hose-reel always failed after a few weeks.

Use a Demon petrol washer 3000psi for washing boats that have been in the water a few months. It draws water from a bowser or even direct from the sea. Exceptionally good and reliable (cost 1,800 though)!
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Old 18 October 2012, 12:53   #16
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Here we go again, we also sell /repair p/washers.

Karcher are SH*T! Their commercial Honda engined cold gear is OK, avoid the rest.

All small B&Q electric p/washers are one shot wonders and a waste of cash.

Demon and Brendon (made in Somerset) are our faves.

Try to go low end commercial rather than DIY if the budget will allow. We have a tatty 1400 PSI electric Demon at work/my place, a brilliant tool.
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Old 18 October 2012, 15:06   #17
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Here we go again, we also sell /repair p/washers.
Could I interest you in a Trade Membership Mollers?

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Old 18 October 2012, 15:15   #18
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You'll note, no attempt made to 'trade' whatsoever.
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Demon and Brendon (made in Somerset) are our faves.
This lot? couldn't find Demon and Brendon or am I being thick?
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Old 19 October 2012, 03:50   #20
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Yeah, that's Brendon, awesome kit. The hire trade only use Brendon and Demon.

We sold a Diesel (Lister) Brendon 45F to a pig farmer from Dorset a couple of weeks ago. He rang to say how amazed he is with it, reckons it'll drill holes in the ground.
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