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Old 13-07-2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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Nilfisk pressure washer and water tank question.

Hi, I have a small mobile valeting business and am looking to buy a water tank for my van.
Ive been using customers outside taps upto now with no fuss.
I figure I can get more business if I carry my own water onboard, but Im unsure whether or not my pressure washer will be able to draw water from the tank.
My pressure washer is a Nilfisk E150.1 - 10 Extra.

Can anyone shed some light on this for me please ?

Thanks, Steve
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Old 13-07-2017, 01:46 PM   #2
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Depends on the size of van to what size water container you can get

If you can get hold of a second hand one I would reccomend an Ibc (google it)

Holds 1000litres

We had this setup at one of my previous jobs and he was running a mechanical pressure washer off an old Sokol Stuart engine

Just need to figure out how to connect to the front tap which will supply the pressure washer adequately as I forgot what fitting he used
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Old 13-07-2017, 04:40 PM   #3
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Yes it can draw water from a tank. However, you need the hose from the tap to the pressure washer to be about a metre long, anything longer than this and the pressure washer will struggle to take in enough water. The longer the hose, the less force with which the water will travel along the hose to the pressure washer. I'm estimating that with my setup with a Nilfisk Titan and a 1 metre hose connected to a 150L tank, the force of the water when using the pressure washer on a car is about 80-90% of that when connected to a garden tap. My hose used to be 2 metres long and I noticed a difference when I shortened the hose.
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If you can fit a large diameter tap (25mm / 1") and a similar hose, you can get away with a considerably longer run. I use a 10m length between a 200 litre water butt and my Kränzle HD7/122, and it can deliver double the 7 litres per minute the machine needs even when the water butt in only part full.
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My pressure washer is a Nilfisk E150.1 - 10 Extra.
I have been using my C120 drawing water under its own power from a water butt about 20 metres away without any issues (been doing this for about 8 years). Have also used it with hose connected to a mains tap, and didn't feel there was any difference in pressure at the nozzle either.
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Thanks guys, I think I will bite the bullet and get a tank bought, Seems like a good option for the price of 150 ltr tank.
I'll see how I go with the Nikfisk and eventually look into buying a Kranzle K7 and using the Nilfisk as back up.
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Interested to see points on this. Just to further to the question, do you need a lot of pressure at an outside tap connected to the Nilfisk 150? Is a flow of water ok?

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Depending on which job i am doing i run a Nilfisk poseidon 2 & 4 from my 250 ltr tank.
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Depending on which job i am doing i run a Nilfisk poseidon 2 & 4 from my 250 ltr tank.
I presume you're not doing that via hozelock attachments and 12mm ID hose though?!
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Interested to see points on this. Just to further to the question, do you need a lot of pressure at an outside tap connected to the Nilfisk 150? Is a flow of water ok?

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Im currently running my 150 from customers outside taps and its been great, I occasionally experience the water pressure dropping but I dont know if that is just a Spanish thing (Im in southern Spain) I was never mobile when I was in the UK so I cant compare.
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