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    Hi All, new pressure washer time is approaching and I thought I would see if anyone can recommend something. Needs to be fairly decent and be pretty bullet proof. Thanks in advance....
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    All cheaper power washers are made from plastic so must be kept inside away from the frost or they will suffer from cracked seals and sometimes pumps. More expensive ones are made from brass fittings and survive the cold much better.

    In the cheaper end of the market, I'd go for Nilfisk or Bosch - much better quality than Karcher in my experience. And can also be bought for less money.


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    I bought my K4 from the below.
    It's a refurbished unit but was as cheap as chips and is still going strong.

    http://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    All cheaper power washers are made from plastic so must be kept inside away from the frost or they will suffer from cracked seals and sometimes pumps. More expensive ones are made from brass fittings and survive the cold much better.

    In the cheaper end of the market, I'd go for Nilfisk or Bosch - much better quality than Karcher in my experience. And can also be bought for less money.


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    Thats the one a lot of the detailers recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiderFex View Post
    I bought my K4 from the below.
    It's a refurbished unit but was as cheap as chips and is still going strong.

    http://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/


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    A few places are doing these on special at the moment for 100 brand new stock, think B&Q was one of them

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    Cheers guys, interesting. I was just going to go direct for Karcher without thinking too much about. Glad I asked. A bit of research for me to do me thinks.
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    Try maplin bud I picked up a nilfisk c110 for 70, cracking piece of kit

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/nilfisk-c1...e-washer-n48qh

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    My 28 refurbished Karcher K2 Compact (Karcher outlet) died after 7 months - typical as warranty was 6 months...

    I'm a bit tied in to Karcher as invested in fancy 12m hose, etc. Looked at upper range ones with 5yr warranty but you're 250+. Ended up with another K2 compact from B&Q for 48 with 2yr warranty. I view pressure washers as pretty much disposable. I know DW favour Nilfisk and some random German brand whose name escapes me, but had friends with unreliable Nilfisks too.

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    what ever one you get just make sure you get the pump empty for the winter
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    I got a brand new K5 Pro from B&Q about a year ago for 90, they were selling them off as the newer model was being released, absolute bargain and never let me down, used for house, stables and cars...defo worth trying to get a similar model.

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    I've used the same Karcher K4 at my dads for almost 10 years. We bought a new K2 when we got married and it's performed faultlessly since.
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