One of the greatest ideas I have ever used is the good old fashioned pressure washer. I mean, how did we cope before these things when it came to washing our cars of getting those paving stones on the patio gunk free?
This is one of the many pressure washers that I have used.
It came with the trigger section and three connectible heads, each one giving out a good wallop of power, jetting a spray that could knock a person off their feet.
It sits on an upright position, with a handle on the top that pulls up so that you can drag the machine along using the wheels on either sides of the bottom.
The water inlet valves and outlet valve are on the side, with the electric cable on the other side. The cable itself is a good five metres long so, if liker m, your cars is parked more than five meters away that you are going to need an extension lead.
The actual hose is longer than the mains cable, being 6 metres, which, in all, gives you just short of 12 metres if you stretched the entire thing from the plug socket to the tip of the blaster.
It has a safety cut off switch which cuts the machine out if it is run without water flowing through it. This saves the motor from early retirement.
It runs on a 1800 watt air cooled motor with a maximum of 130 bar.
It has three wheels on it. Two large ones either side of the base when it is stood up and one smaller wheel near the opposite end in the middle. This little wheel helps manoeuvre the machine when it is moved on the lower side.
It is one of those machines that can be run from a water but and not just a tap. All you have to do is put one end of the hose pipe, which you have to buy separately of course, with the other end slotted into the machines inlet valve. Then pull the trigger. As long as the hose has no end blocked it will suck up the water and spray it out at a high rate. This is great for when a hosepipe ban is in place, so it might be wise to invest in a water but and fill that up.
This well known pressure washer sells for about £150, which may sound a lot but this machine is worth the money.