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    For cleaning the car, using a foam lance, cleaning the patio - the usual domestic stuff. There seem to be two levels:

    100 quid or less: Universal motor 1200-1600W, 300-400 litres/hour, bought from Argos, or most hardware suppliers, e.g. Nilfisk C Series & equivalents, or

    200 quid or more: Induction motor 1500-2100W, 400-500 litres/hour, bought from some hardware suppliers or from main dealers; e.g. Nilfisk E Series & equivalents.

    Is it worth spending twice the money for more power and higher flowrates - will I notice any difference when using a washer for the above-mentioned chores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggan776 View Post
    For cleaning the car, using a foam lance, cleaning the patio - the usual domestic stuff. There seem to be two levels:

    100 quid or less: Universal motor 1200-1600W, 300-400 litres/hour, bought from Argos, or most hardware suppliers, e.g. Nilfisk C Series & equivalents, or

    200 quid or more: Induction motor 1500-2100W, 400-500 litres/hour, bought from some hardware suppliers or from main dealers; e.g. Nilfisk E Series & equivalents.

    Is it worth spending twice the money for more power and higher flowrates - will I notice any difference when using a washer for the above-mentioned chores?

    Thanks,
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    Nilfisk are very expensive washers and have used there commerical range which are pretty poor for the money, depending on money i would buy a Karcher K series unit there pretty good value and you get a load of bits with them, if you want a really good pressure water try a karcher 501c bomb proof but expensive and you dont get sod all with them, but you get a proper machine
     
     

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    try other places like homebase,b&q as this time of year they are not expecting to be selling loads of jetwash so you might pick them up cheaper there,must admit jetwash are great for removing the salt from the car specially after the amount thats been put done recently due to the weather..one thing i will say to you is,if you have flaking alloys or chipped paint work on your car be very careful when you get close and personal with the jetwash as the water is forced out with tremandous force the greater the power of the jetwash and what you will end up doing is lifting the laquer off either from the paint work or the alloys,,this is something that i speak from the heart about as it happened to me..i have always used karcher,nothing comes close in my opinion..
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    If you try the K'archer website they usually have special offers and refurbed equipment for sale too,also you can get good deals on Ebay
     
     

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    Try and get a powerful one, I personally went from a 140psi Karcher to a 120psi thinking I wouldn't notice the difference. I can, and can't wait until it breaks so I can replace it .
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    I should really get round to getting a Karcher pressure washer. If anybody spots some crazy deals on the highstreet or web be sure to share...
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    You know if you want hot water coming out do you have to get a deisel powered one ? or are there any that you can just attach to a hot, cold water mixture faucet ? Cheers.

    EDIT: btw just come across this on ebay if anyone is interested ? It's local pick up only and it's in NUNEATON, Warwickshire. 1 bid on it @ £5 I know it's only a basic one but someone might be interested.

    EDIT2: Might be a bargain for someone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w4vy View Post
    You know if you want hot water coming out do you have to get a deisel powered one ? or are there any that you can just attach to a hot, cold water mixture faucet ? Cheers.

    EDIT: btw just come across this on ebay if anyone is interested ? It's local pick up only and it's in NUNEATON, Warwickshire. 1 bid on it @ £5 I know it's only a basic one but someone might be interested.
    oooooohhh that may be worth a punt How much is a new hose though
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    bout £20 Not sure if this is the right hose for the washer though ?

    Also check my 2nd edit seb

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