Calypso-E34

Pressure washers - any recommendations?

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I have a little Karcher K2.36 thing I've had for a few years.  It's OK, but it's very light and pulls around very easily, and the hose is too short at 4 metres.  I had a longer hose, but it went bang.

 

I don't need anything fancy, but a decent hose length would be a priority.  Gadget wise, I just need a decent lance - it's just for the car.  I had another Karcher years ago that was better - still small, but a good weight with a long hose.  I had that thing for a good 13 years before it went bang.

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Nilfisk as they use brass/metal fittings whereas Karcher tend to use plastic. I have a Nilfisk which is 6+ years old now and was used previously with a Detailing Business and still works like a dream. ;)

 

C.

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I have a Karcher and bought a decent longer hose. Works a treat

 

I would say if yours is still fine, then a new longer hose would be a cheaper option? 

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Nilfisk have metal pumps so less chance of splitting...

Look on hot uk deals... :-)

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I've got a kartcher k4 at the moment and have always had kartcher but haven't had one last longer than three years tops. I'm going to give Nilfisk a go when this fails in about twelve months three days and twelve seconds.

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Nilfisk here as well

Bought in 2009, works faultlessly

Highly recommended!

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Got to agree, nilfisk, was used heavily when i was self employed valeter/detailer for years, and at least twice a week at home nowadays.

All i bought for it was a better and longer hose, sam

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I had a karcher which only lasted a year then bought a nilfisk about 3 years ago expecting the same because it was cheap but it's still going strong. That has a reasonably long hose too.

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Bosch has done 12 years, still excellent.

After 6 years to plastic pipe went pop

Found a company online you could sent off to and replaced hose with decent rubberised twice as long - do that and you're all set.

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I've been looking at gettin a new washer too and been checking out the nilfisks online. But their model numbers are confusing! What's a decent one to get for general car / patio washing etc without goin ott?

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C110/120 are decent enough for general home use, and cheap, Sam

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C130 is what I have.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nilfisk-C130-X-Tra-Pressure-Washer/dp/B006UCKWAA/ref=sr_1_7?s=outdoors&ie=UTF8&qid=1452428945&sr=1-7

Only advantage of a higher end karchers is the ability to take a feed from a water butt.

Thanks for all the advice chaps - very helpful as always.

I went for this one - seemed to tick all the boxes for a whisker under £150. 6 metre hose is long enough.

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I have found the hose to be a little short, but only by a few feet so just moving the washer closer solved that, Alternatively you can get a 15m one on ebay for about £30. 

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Our Stihl is well over 10 years old and works a treat. Quality fittings too.

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I'm sure most nilfisks will take feed from a water butt, can't remember where I read it, Sam

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I'm sure most nilfisks will take feed from a water butt, can't remember where I read it, Sam

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Think you're right, some Karchers too I believe.

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SamMubarak, on 10 Jan 2016 - 7:21 PM, said:

I'm sure most nilfisks will take feed from a water butt, can't remember where I read it, Sam

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Correct, my Nilfisk used to draw from a baffled water tank in the back of a van. ;) 

 

C.

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