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Topic # 150388 21-Jul-2014 09:29
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  Reply # 1092837 21-Jul-2014 09:59
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There's a $49 water blaster, down from $100. Any opinions? Probably low quality, but if it works ten times it'd be worthwhile, compared with renting or even just driving to a friends place to borrow his.




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  Reply # 1092843 21-Jul-2014 10:18
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It'd probably be like using a toothbrush to do the job. Low volume/pressure waterblasters are painful to use




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  Reply # 1092852 21-Jul-2014 10:26
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Yep what he said.  It will likely have plenty of pressure but water volume or lack there of means its like using a coloring in pencil on your driveway.  Imagine how long it would take to colour in the whole drive!  I have a Ryobi, and for small jobs its OK, but the whole house, takes forever!

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  Reply # 1092884 21-Jul-2014 11:05
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Power is what you need to look at. Flow times pressure. Cheap units will use a small electric motor (amongst other things) so they have to use a small pump to get the high pressure but of course flow is low. Ideally you would want a unit with the maximum size electric motor a single phase plug at 10 amps can handle. So 2 kW+ would be ideal. From memory the one I bought had a 1.5 Kw motor in it. Works OK but flow is still an issue.

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  Reply # 1092890 21-Jul-2014 11:10
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For comparison.
Mine is a Nilfisk c125.3, which I believe does @1800 psi and 6-8 l/min. It will clean a path effectively if I keep the fan jet at a distance that cleans a strip @50mm wide and move at a moderate to slow pace.
I have used a friends unit a few years back which was significantly less powerful and probably similar to the one in question. I had to have it cleaning a strip @10-15mm wide, move quite slowly, and often do multiple passes.




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  Reply # 1092902 21-Jul-2014 11:24
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A friends is 1600 psi to that one's 1000psi, and has a similar flow rate, worked fine for decks, house, fences. A bit more power might be nice but I'd probably destroy more things with it. I think I'll give it a miss, I'll just keep borrowing the slightly better one.




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  Reply # 1092928 21-Jul-2014 11:47
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I have a karcher that should have a 15A plug on it, so it more than 2400 watts.

Its useless compared to a petrol one. I would pass on that, it will get used once and then not bothered with again. rent a petrol one when you need it.




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  Reply # 1092939 21-Jul-2014 12:09
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Like I said the electric one I've used in the past which is a bit more powerful works fine. If I used a petrol one I might end up doing damage to the deck and such, though if I was careful and could do more at a time that'd be handy.




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  Reply # 1093599 22-Jul-2014 12:20
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They also have pringles  ~160g classic & pizza $2, 150g honey mustard&hot&spicy $2.50 which is cheaper than you will generally see them unless it's dated

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  Reply # 1093681 22-Jul-2014 13:10
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how many hp is this one?


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