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Old 28-02-2018, 12:15 PM   #11
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My outside taps are froze solid, be no work done for a few days
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Old 28-02-2018, 01:29 PM   #12
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I used my box to create a home by covering it in that insulation foil you can put behind radiators, the pw sits on a MDF square raised of the ground and the box goes over the top, nice an snug.
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Just brought my Nilfisk into the room where the boiler is (that's probably not a good idea?) and it seems water has frozen inside it (d'oh!). I've removed the front connector and the rear hose and put it in a big bucket to hopefully drain out. Have I ruined it? I've only had it a few weeks!
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Just brought my Nilfisk into the room where the boiler is (that's probably not a good idea?) and it seems water has frozen inside it (d'oh!). I've removed the front connector and the rear hose and put it in a big bucket to hopefully drain out. Have I ruined it? I've only had it a few weeks!
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I'm afraid you'll only find out when it has thawed out and you give it a go, if it's anything like my old Karcher.

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Old 28-02-2018, 08:39 PM   #15
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mines in the garage but its an intergal one so doesnt drop below zero
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Old 28-02-2018, 08:45 PM   #16
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Just brought my Nilfisk into the room where the boiler is (that's probably not a good idea?) and it seems water has frozen inside it (d'oh!). ........ Have I ruined it? I've only had it a few weeks!
The problem is caused when any water left in the pump or pipework freezes because this causes it to expand with the potential to crack or rupture said pump or pipework, unfortunately.

As Peter says you will only know when you next go to use the pressure washer. If it doesn't leak you've had a narrow escape!

Fingers crossed for you!

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Old 28-02-2018, 08:55 PM   #17
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mines in the garage but its an intergal one so doesnt drop below zero
I used to think that, then my water meter froze back in 2010!
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Good advice to bring it in. My power washer, DA and the better detailing stuff such as the enigma range now in the downstairs toilet which is a big thing as im not even allowed to go into it!
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My outside taps are froze solid, be no work done for a few days
I didn't mind it for a couple of days but it's doing my head in now.
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I used my box to create a home by covering it in that insulation foil you can put behind radiators, the pw sits on a MDF square raised of the ground and the box goes over the top, nice an snug.
If it's in an unheated garage it doesn't matter how much insulation you wrap it in if it stays at -2*c or whatever outside the entire garage and it's contents will drop to that temperature within a day or two

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