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Old 25-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #11
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Well, I've had my George for a long time, and after a long and loyal service 'Old Georgie' is due for retirement, and 'he' shall be spending more time in comfort at the family home, and maybe doing the odd job around the house .

I was just wondering if the Puzzi's were a better machine and fancied a change of different 'work partner' .

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Old 25-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #12
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Mmmm, so I take that not many here use the Karcher Puzzi range.
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Old 26-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
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Which one did you go for?
Not seen any yet which have the smaller upholstery/floor attachment .
This one here, minus the trolley : http://www.rgk.co.uk/acatalog/info_SP4.html

Don't be too afraid of the price, I managed to get a lightly used hire model for around £300.

It has a small tool so what you do is use the detail nozzle to steam and use the vac to suck at the same time.

Vac has 3 speeds, can be controlled from the actual handle, continious fill which is great and quick to get upto temp.
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Old 26-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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PDF here which lists standard tools to give you an idea, think it's pretty standard across the osprey range

http://www.ospreydc.com/userfiles/pd...SP4%20(DF).pdf
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Old 26-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #15
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The George is perfect imo and the obvious choice over another 140quid.

I always see people moaning about the tank size, I can manage to wet vac a full car without emptying and even if I do have to empty it, it takes 2 minutes.. are people that lazy??
I've done 3 cars so far and didnt need to empty it, really great machine had mine years.
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Old 26-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #16
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9 out of 10 valetors i know would say George over Karcher every day of the week.
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George Everytime. :-)
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I spoke at length with Karcher UK about the Puzzi 100 vs the 8/1c and the recommended the puzzi 100 and said there is no benefit with the 8/1c whatsoever.

The 8/1c is more compact but has a 8-7 litre tanks vs the 10-9 litre tanks on the puzzi.. they both spray with 1bar pressure.

needless to say I now have another puzzi 100!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #19
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Just replaced my old broken George with this.

http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/Valet-M...V-Sealey-PC310

A much better design, with the detergent tank on the outside and not sitting in the dirty water. Costs less too.

The hose and power lead could be longer, but not been a real problem. It has been used on about 10 interiors so far and is working well.

Would I go back to a George?.......... As things stand atm.... no.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #20
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had a george for a good few years and it has served me well , but it has a few points that i really can do without .
i know it doesnt take long to empty it , but that is just the problem having to basically take the whole thing apart , and place dirty items maybe on a clean surface , the clean/ chem tank , and filter , i mean .
plus the clean water tubes have a habit of coming off when working , ok not a huge problem but one all the same , and not really professional if someone is watching you work .
so time for a change i think , it will be either a puzzi 100 or 200, depends on the funds .
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