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    Pressure Washers - need some help/advice!

    Hey,

    Looking into a pressure washer for the car. Don't want to pay top buck for one, because it will probably not be used enough to warrant alot of money being spent on it.

    However, I don't quite understand the hose and water situation - could someone explain how they work. Car is outside the front, from Kitchen Tap to Car we would need alot more than the 5m hoses they are advertised with. But surely most peoples cars are more than 5m from a tap to the car? Or is that hose length from machine to end of the lance? Are there washers with longer length hoses?

    And finally, anyone got any deals on these?! Apart from Tesco Car Insurance, seen that one!

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    Original Poster

    Thanks for that, I had spotted that on my searches.

    How do I deal with my hose problems though?

    I think you need a hose pipe that fits into the pressure washer from the tap, and the hose you get with the pressure washer is what fits on to the actual spray gun

    Original Poster

    Sounds logical. What how do you know what fit on what and how? I have a hose at the moment, a couple in fact, but how do I know how it fits on to the pressure washer?

    It will vary with each model but you would probably need an adaptor similiar to what is included with the pressure washer I posted (its in the middle) would have to check instructions. Hope that helps.

    highguyuk;2069598

    Sounds logical. What how do you know what fit on what and how? I have a … Sounds logical. What how do you know what fit on what and how? I have a hose at the moment, a couple in fact, but how do I know how it fits on to the pressure washer?



    It's almost certain to be a Hozelock connector.

    I'm not sure that it's worth buying a pressure washer just for car washing. I don't think it saves time compared to a sponge and bucket and hose to rinse off. It's good for removing crud from the wheel arches though.

    They all use hozelock type connectors, buy one with a good guarantee as we get through loads as the hoses split, the pump goes etc, Machinemart have some farly cheap ones with 2 year guarantee (blu cases, can't think of the name).
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