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Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 8:15 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I haven't looked at pressure washers for years since I bought this old one from a dairy farm for washing out the parlour,its a 15l per minute in a barrow frame,but it works on suction,fill a drum and away to go,no idea if available these days ,but don`t see why not.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good God... you need something with volumes of water spray capacity to clean a greenhouse!

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like what capacity?this one will knock you off your feet if your not ready for the surge,if it lifts trodden in manure it will demolish a greenhouse if your not careful

Shan



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds rather forceful!

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a similar pressure washer, which I put the intake into a 45gal. former oil drum and is filled f.o.c. c/o the sky, here in wet Wales, and lasts till I have had enough! However, unlike Ty Gwyn, I am able to stay solidly on the ground-due to excess eating as a child.
If I lived outside the Welsh water fall area I would get another oil drum. I have an 1000lit. IBC available to fill if needed.

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That`s the type Gregotyn,its the initial surge when knocked on that one must hold the lance firm firstly,my lance is just a metal pipe that came with a pressure nozzle on the end,modern lances one can change from spot pressure to spray.
Do they sell pressure washers where you work Gregotyn?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds like the kind of thing I need. Can anyone advise how you would tell if a pressure washer can work like this (from a description). They talk longingly about how much they put out, but not about input requirements. Be really handy.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

can be fed from a water butt is a phrase i have seen.

some claim to be able to use any water supply low pressure piped or from a water butt or pond

some mention the amount of lift/distance they can slurp from

a good un is a nice bit of kit .

the little battery ones are carp if you need to clean owt bigger than a soup bowl

in general the amount of water is less important than the shape and energy of the spray.

i used to use one the size of a chest freezer and it was not much wetter than my tiny domestic one but it would strip pointing and masonry paint ever so well.

as mentioned a greenhouse might not thrive with anything industrially powerful

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Sounds like the kind of thing I need. Can anyone advise how you would tell if a pressure washer can work like this (from a description). They talk longingly about how much they put out, but not about input requirements. Be really handy.



It will have a suction hose with a perforated end to it,a mains pressure washer does`nt,i`d advise to take a look,maybe Hereford Mart has a pressure washer sales depot,or a plant ,sales and hire place.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anything that connects to a tap won’t work. I understand what you’re saying about the shape of the spray is more important than the size, but you do need a certain volume. Our taps won’t do that.

I’m going to chat to A Man. Thanks

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

in that case fill a container and use that with one made for the job.

the lance bit makes lots of difference to the effect , some machines come with interchangeable nozzle sections. they break.

i might go for 2 lances , one brush style flat fan and the other a drill of water focussed a few inches ahead of the nozzle.

there are decent adjustable lances

if it needs gentle use a sponge

a beasty will cut through a safety boot and chuck egg sized lumps of masonry quite a distance so hardcore ppe is vital and it would shred a greenhouse .

domestic scale ones use ppe if required or just be careful.

something around 120 to 150 bar is probably more than enough for domestic use

as you need clean and rinse getting one with a decent litres a minute makes sense

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick,The suction washers don`t connect to a tap,only the mains ones do.

Like Theo says,you fill a drum and place the suction pipe in the drum,and switch on the electric,if need leave the tap running to keep a volume of water.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 19 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have unlimited water. And 1000l tubs. I think we have a plan. And I might buy a green house and a pressure washer tomorrow.

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 19 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now your cooking on gas,as they say.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 19 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yep that should do it .

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