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Old 13-09-2017, 01:21 PM   #201
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I will give it a go tonight, on her car, see what its like.
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Old 13-09-2017, 03:12 PM   #202
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I use a similar setup except that I have found no need for a pump to the PW. I found that by pushing the hose from the PW direct on to the tap on the butt with no connector of any kind my Karcher PW is perfect, I saw that the typical connector was reduced inside to about 3/16" bore. My water butts are lifted aprox 12" off the ground. When we went onto a water meter roughly 4 years ago this is what I decided to do. As a retired Plumber I soon had this sussed out.
Was thinking of doing this, but wasn't sure if the 'gravity water pressure' on tap will be sufficient for the PW ??

What Karcher do you use??

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Old 13-09-2017, 04:03 PM   #203
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Was thinking of doing this, but wasn't sure if the 'gravity water pressure' on tap will be sufficient for the PW ??
The way to check this is to test the amount of water flowing into a bucket over a period of 30 seconds or a minute (depending on the flow and the size of your bucket) and compare that to the flow rate for your PW. Also bear in mind that flow rate from a water butt or similar will reduce as the water level drops.
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Old 15-09-2017, 02:02 PM   #204
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Was thinking of doing this, but wasn't sure if the 'gravity water pressure' on tap will be sufficient for the PW ??

What Karcher do you use??

Thx,

C.
its only a small one I cannot remeber the model number I have had it about 8 years, i have had this working from one of the 100L butts and it was fine, the pressure from the tap at the bottom of the 210L tank is much higher so cannot foresee any problems with this
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Old 16-09-2017, 04:35 PM   #205
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Hi, (I've just posted this on the Scottish section)

I have purchased these 2 from Amazon and have now run a rainwater hose to the front of our house so I am able to connect my pressure washer to the water butt when I want. It's a chea**** solution.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/foam-water-...%20water%20gun

https://www.amazon.co.uk/151652-Heav.../dp/B01LWY1VO8
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