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Public Forum => Tech Talk - Public => Topic started by: liam on 12, March, 2019, 12:14:04 PM

Title: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: liam on 12, March, 2019, 12:14:04 PM
I'm looking to buy a pressure washer that will suck water from a rain water tank.


It's not a feature that ever seems to be listed so I'm struggling to know which one to buy.


I'm hoping someone on here can advise me.
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: Jonny on 12, March, 2019, 12:27:23 PM
Hydroshot is your man. Can even be used with a drinks bottle. Is portable and battery operated so suits a post spin clean down. Pressure is not at the same level of conventional washers


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Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: liam on 12, March, 2019, 01:13:59 PM
This thing? https://www.halfords.ie/motoring/car-cleaning/pressure-washers-hoses/worx-hydroshot-pressure-washer-car


That looks ideal actually, thanks. Handy not having to plug it in.
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: Jonny on 12, March, 2019, 06:33:41 PM
Thatís the one.


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Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: ruth:D on 12, March, 2019, 08:02:23 PM
Saw this in Lidl yesterday. Took a pic cos I thought it could be handy. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190312/03275e20fbbf8c4c1945d8a9dd6924f0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: liam on 13, March, 2019, 08:42:07 AM
Cheers guys.


Thanks Ruth but my thinking was a power washer would be better as it both pumps the water and of course cleans.
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: Mac the Knife on 13, March, 2019, 12:44:10 PM
Not exactly portable but I have something similar and its very handy for cleaning the bike, car, watering the plants etc.. using rain water..
Sits in your water butt...

https://www.aldi.ie/gardenline-water-butt-pump/p/011936259936600
They are selling 210L water butts for Ä35 at the moment.. which is enough to wash your car several times over.. and you can buy two and link them together..

https://www.aldi.ie/gardenline-water-butt-pump/p/011936259936600
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: liam on 13, March, 2019, 01:44:49 PM
Saw those in Aldi and have to go back and get another tank too. Could only fit one in the car.


Think Hydroshot is best bet for cleaning though.
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: dom17 on 13, March, 2019, 07:21:18 PM
I have one of these, great bit of kit and you can get the extension hose separate as opposed to buying the whole adventure box


Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: Nidge on 14, March, 2019, 03:41:15 PM
4 litres Dom that would only wash half a bike

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Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: dom17 on 14, March, 2019, 08:08:45 PM
stick to driving trucks into fields Nige
Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: mad4mtb on 31, March, 2019, 04:05:36 PM
Saw those in Aldi and have to go back and get another tank too. Could only fit one in the car.


Think Hydroshot is best bet for cleaning though.
Might be a bit late but they're on Amazon for £100. Did you buy? What you think? I was looking at getting one but would be looking for the car also. Good for a bike I believe.

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Title: Re: Pressure Washer Advise
Post by: liam on 02, April, 2019, 01:18:25 PM
Might be a bit late but they're on Amazon for £100. Did you buy? What you think? I was looking at getting one but would be looking for the car also. Good for a bike I believe.


Ah really. Paid a fair bit more than that for it in B&Q. I got impatient because I was expecting to find it Halfords but they didn't have it.


I works great. Sucks the water straight out of the rain water tank. Pressure is good considering the battery is fairly small. The hose isn't quite as long as I hoped though, so I will have to fashion a filter to put on an old hose and use that instead to reach the other side of the garden. You see I plan on getting a poly tunnel and this is my plan for watering the plants inside it.


And wash the bike too.