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Old 12-01-2018, 07:52 PM   #1
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Karcher K2 + Water Butt

Hi,

I bought a terraced house last year and I've been trying to explore solutions where I can connect a hose to the outside tap at the rear of the property but I can't think of any clean solution.

I am currently exploring the water butt method. I have a Karcher K2 and I am looking to use a normal hose connected to the water butt. The water butt will be raised off the ground with bricks but not too high and will be filled water as required from the rear tap (I will have to drag the hose through the house on occasions).

Will this work without any pressure issues? I have been doing some reading but there is conflicting information everywhere.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:12 PM   #2
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I doubt it mate. I always had the K4 and it was very hit and miss at low pressure. High pressure from a tap I couldn't fault it but it's just not built for low pressure from my experience.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:39 PM   #3
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Submersible pumps can give you enough pressure. Or add a large bore tap and run a short, large bore hose to the inlet of the PW - however this method only really works if the pump of your PW runs slowly enough. I suspect the K2 will need a submersiblepump to boost the pressure. Lots of them on Amazon.

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Old 13-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #4
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My K4 eco has the water butt suction hose and i tried it a couple of times. It works well enough once it gets going, but I had intermittent problems with the initial pickup and had to connect the hose to get water through the machine, then switch to the suction hose.

Maybe raising the butt, as you suggest, will work for you.

As i say, once it was going it worked very well and i was able to use hot water in the butt too, which helped the cleaning massively.



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