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NachaLuva 15th October 2013 11:29 PM

Cheap High Pressure Washer
 
Getting sick of having to kneel on waterlogged grass to wash my Foz after a day mudding (& Reefton has some very sticky mud!), I started to look aoround for a cheap solution without spending heaps on a K'Archer etc. Also I couldnt be bothered with the hassle of taking it out, plugging it in to the tap plus electricity...I wanted something cheap & easy.

So I eventually found a washer at Bunnings called the Water Jet Power Washer, only $20. It comes with a 75cm handle & I added a right angle brass fitting for the head so I can wash under the car while standing! It can also reach inbetween the spring coils & spray down into the cone shaped spring seat to clear out all the mud & stones that accumulate there...without getting soaked by spray!

Very happy :biggrin:

mr turbo 16th October 2013 03:05 AM

Sounds like a great find mate :raz:

You'll have to post a pic or two of it up so we can all see exactly what it looks like :poke:

Regards
Mr Turbo

NachaLuva 16th October 2013 05:52 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/1295/lmsv.JPG

Has a lever for the on/off

I added a right angle brass fitting so I can spray under the car while standing also between the coils of the springs into the spring seat
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/2226/11x4.jpg

It sprays out under pretty decent pressure, enough to remove old paint on the cubby house outside lol :lildevil:

With the right angle nozzle, it has a funny effect of kicking sideways when I open the valve lol

65bellett 16th October 2013 08:16 AM

I have seen those at Bunnings and wondered what they would be like. I have a basic Karcher which is quite good but every time I use it I either run out power cable or hose when trying to get around the entire car.

subyroo 17th October 2013 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 65bellett (Post 66024)
I have seen those at Bunnings and wondered what they would be like. I have a basic Karcher which is quite good but every time I use it I either run out power cable or hose when trying to get around the entire car.

Buy a 10m hose for the Karcher to fix that problem. :iconwink: :iconwink:

subyroo 17th October 2013 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NachaLuva (Post 65991)
Getting sick of having to kneel on waterlogged grass to wash my Foz after a day mudding (& Reefton has some very sticky mud!), I started to look aoround for a cheap solution without spending heaps on a K'Archer etc. Also I couldnt be bothered with the hassle of taking it out, plugging it in to the tap plus electricity...I wanted something cheap & easy.

So I eventually found a washer at Bunnings called the Water Jet Power Washer, only $20. It comes with a 75cm handle & I added a right angle brass fitting for the head so I can wash under the car while standing! It can also reach inbetween the spring coils & spray down into the cone shaped spring seat to clear out all the mud & stones that accumulate there...without getting soaked by spray!

Very happy :biggrin:

Did you also buy the right angle brass fitting for the head at Bunnings too?

NachaLuva 17th October 2013 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subyroo (Post 66050)
Did you also buy the right angle brass fitting for the head at Bunnings too?

No they didnt have them. I got it from a local bearings shop

PigSti 17th October 2013 01:47 AM

I have been heaps too scared to use any type of pressure wash on Subarus seeing the paint seems never to harden. And that hopeless clear coat stuff they use, get water under that and it will explain why Subaru doesn't have a car duco warranty!

I use the two bucket method, hand wash.

Ratbag 17th October 2013 03:38 AM

Gidday NL

I bought something pretty similar about 10 years ago. Works great for cleaning up under the guards and stuff.

@ Pigs: I know what you mean.
My '93 Impreza paint started to de-laminate from the anti-rust primer coating after some 234,000 kms and 18 years of being parked in the open.
I asked the bloke who fixed this (and the rust around the windscreen) if he had ever seen anything like it before. He said he had, but only on cars less than a year old! Really weird.

PigSti 17th October 2013 03:51 AM

Hey Ratty,

Yeah I had a Leone Touring Wagon in metallic red, clear coat came off in sheets at the age of 21! Not bad considering.

NL's hand squirter is a good idea, I use the lawn sprinkler and drag it under the car after any salt water contact.


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