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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Mines just died, it was a Karcher and didn't last that long so need to buy another. What do you guys use? Got pathways to do on the odd occasion but it will be more for the decorating side of things.


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Discussed here
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As I said, I had several "cheapies" before the Lidl one.
Never tried a Karcher.


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Thanks Dave. I've had several and I'm wondering if there's any that stand the test of time really, if they don't then I might as well go cheap.


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I don't know. The trouble with the expensive ones is that if they break after the first 12 months then all you have an expensive trip to the tip.
At least the Lidl one had a 3 year guarantee.
I think mine was £30. It's still working. It only gets occasional use though.
One thing about the Nilfisk ones is it looks like there are spares available.


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Not a fan of Karcher I must say. I have one of those 6.5HP petrol ones from e-bay, and for all it's cheap (relatively speaking) I find it reliable and powerful. Can't remember the brand, but they have the four nozzles along the top of the frame.

One word of caution about them. They are a wee bit heavy to get in and out of the van, and they are a quite loud, so ear defenders are a must. :thumbright:

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Not a fan of Karcher I must say. I have one of those 6.5HP petrol ones from e-bay, and for all it's cheap (relatively speaking) I find it reliable and powerful. Can't remember the brand, but they have the four nozzles along the top of the frame.

One word of caution about them. They are a wee bit heavy to get in and out of the van, and they are a quite loud, so ear defenders are a must. :thumbright:


Hmm, had a look at petrol ones. Figured it might be too noisy though and my back requires something friendly.


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I've had a Karcher for a good few years.. important to make sure it's fully drained out before storing it away for winter though (same with any pressure washer)

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