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Old 26-12-2017, 10:11 AM   #1
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In-line water pump.

Can anyone recommend a inline water pump so I can connect my water butt to my pw,for some reason my k5 won’t fire up with just gravity feed even though the W/butt is higher than my pw,I have to connect hosepipe from tap to fire up then quickly change to hose from tap to w/butt but if I let go of trigger on pw I have to repeat process again which is annoying.

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Old 26-12-2017, 01:09 PM   #2
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I’m sure this will do me,it’s just to help the water flow
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC12V-60W...19.m1438.l2649

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Old 26-12-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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That's 12v so you will need to run it off a battery or a power supply.
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Old 26-12-2017, 01:53 PM   #4
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Your karcher needs just over 8 litres per minute so the 12 volt pump will not help as it seems to be rated 5 litres per minute
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The Karcher K5 should work from a water butt without an additional pump......

https://pressurewasherreviewer.co.uk...washer-bucket/


http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car...r-suction-hose

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The Karcher K5 should work from a water butt without an additional pump......

https://pressurewasherreviewer.co.uk...washer-bucket/


http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car...r-suction-hose
Thanks trv8,,Ive got the suction hose but Ive just been connecting hose from butt,,I wouldn’t have thought it made any difference but it must.

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Old 26-12-2017, 03:43 PM   #7
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How long is the hose between the butt and the PW? Needs to be as short as possible.
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To get the best flow from your water butt to the pw, the shorter and fatter the pipe the better
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Old 26-12-2017, 04:46 PM   #9
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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=369407

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=386908

Some useful reading on this topic

Please bear in mind that running a pressure washer on an insufficient water supply is really bad for the high pressure pump.
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Old 26-12-2017, 08:55 PM   #10
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I'v got a K4 with that hose, you have to "prime" the hose. You need water in the hose to get the pressure washer started, I submerge it in the water butt first to fill it up.
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