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Old 01-06-2006, 06:57 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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"John" wrote in message
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Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the "Wand".
I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off ok but
when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power of spray
as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray and
taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John


yes, I did the same, bought a cheap electric PW and the jet head wore out
then the pump went tu.

then someone I know (a very nice person) bought an expensive petrol engine
HP PW and I have not looked back since............

the answer is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for.



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Old 01-06-2006, 05:59 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off
ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power
of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John


yes, I did the same, bought a cheap electric PW and the jet head wore out
then the pump went tu.

then someone I know (a very nice person) bought an expensive petrol engine
HP PW and I have not looked back since............

the answer is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for.


or what someone else has paid for...........


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Old 01-06-2006, 08:02 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Oh no ---not a cheap Karcher at almost 200 from their main suppliers!
and the wand (Lance) and the replacements were all genuine Karcher parts.

---You want to try again with some help?
Or anyone else who can give a realistic answer to my problem----------





"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off
ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power
of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John


yes, I did the same, bought a cheap electric PW and the jet head wore out
then the pump went tu.

then someone I know (a very nice person) bought an expensive petrol
engine HP PW and I have not looked back since............

the answer is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for.


or what someone else has paid for...........



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Old 01-06-2006, 08:28 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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"John" wrote in message
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Oh no ---not a cheap Karcher at almost 200 from their main suppliers!
and the wand (Lance) and the replacements were all genuine Karcher parts.

---You want to try again with some help?
Or anyone else who can give a realistic answer to my problem----------





"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off
ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same
power of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John


yes, I did the same, bought a cheap electric PW and the jet head wore
out then the pump went tu.

then someone I know (a very nice person) bought an expensive petrol
engine HP PW and I have not looked back since............

the answer is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for.


or what someone else has paid for...........




yes that's right 200 is a chepo..........the petrol model cost
900............there is that better.


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John wrote:
Oh no ---not a cheap Karcher at almost 200 from their main suppliers!
and the wand (Lance) and the replacements were all genuine Karcher parts.

---You want to try again with some help?
Or anyone else who can give a realistic answer to my problem----------


If it was working OK when you put it away and it doesn't work after a
winter then the most likely cause is that you have allowed it to be
frosted with water still in the works. Mine seems to have lasted
several seasons without any complaints so far.

Very hard water depositing calcium carbonate junk might also cause
trouble.

The DIY groups might be a better place to ask about cleaning defective
wands.

Regards,
Martin Brown



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Old 01-06-2006, 09:14 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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wrote in message
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John wrote:
Oh no ---not a cheap Karcher at almost 200 from their main suppliers!
and the wand (Lance) and the replacements were all genuine Karcher parts.

---You want to try again with some help?
Or anyone else who can give a realistic answer to my problem----------


If it was working OK when you put it away and it doesn't work after a
winter then the most likely cause is that you have allowed it to be
frosted with water still in the works. Mine seems to have lasted
several seasons without any complaints so far.

Very hard water depositing calcium carbonate junk might also cause
trouble.

The DIY groups might be a better place to ask about cleaning defective
wands.

Regards,
Martin Brown

Yes uk.diy would be a help.
Personally when I have a need to clean a defective wand I visit the GUM
clinic.


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Old 02-06-2006, 12:48 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Hi,
Could you please adjust your clock, you are posting from the future 28/06/06
at 19-28 hours
strip and clean wand and nozzle there may be a small amount of dust/dirt
settled in, if left outside it may be frost thats caused it, answer is to
dry thouroughly and store frost free over winter
regards
Cineman


"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the "Wand".
I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off ok but
when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power of spray
as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray and
taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John



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Old 02-06-2006, 02:36 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Hands up all the houseowners who pay 900 for a pressure washer to clean
their garden paths!


"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Oh no ---not a cheap Karcher at almost 200 from their main suppliers!
and the wand (Lance) and the replacements were all genuine Karcher parts.

---You want to try again with some help?
Or anyone else who can give a realistic answer to my problem----------





"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set
off ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same
power of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John


yes, I did the same, bought a cheap electric PW and the jet head wore
out then the pump went tu.

then someone I know (a very nice person) bought an expensive petrol
engine HP PW and I have not looked back since............

the answer is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for.


or what someone else has paid for...........




yes that's right 200 is a chepo..........the petrol model cost
900............there is that better.



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Old 02-06-2006, 02:38 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Thanks to those who posted helpful comments.
Also apologies that my first posting had a wrong date on it
John
"cineman" wrote in message
. uk...
Hi,
Could you please adjust your clock, you are posting from the future
28/06/06 at 19-28 hours
strip and clean wand and nozzle there may be a small amount of dust/dirt
settled in, if left outside it may be frost thats caused it, answer is to
dry thouroughly and store frost free over winter
regards
Cineman


"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off
ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power
of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John





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Old 02-06-2006, 04:59 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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"John" wrote in message
...
Hands up all the houseowners who pay 900 for a pressure washer to clean
their garden paths!


"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Oh no ---not a cheap Karcher at almost 200 from their main suppliers!
and the wand (Lance) and the replacements were all genuine Karcher
parts.

---You want to try again with some help?
Or anyone else who can give a realistic answer to my problem----------





"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"OhNo" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set
off ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the
same power of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit
dead centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a
lot of power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of
the wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of
spray and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John


yes, I did the same, bought a cheap electric PW and the jet head wore
out then the pump went tu.

then someone I know (a very nice person) bought an expensive petrol
engine HP PW and I have not looked back since............

the answer is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you get what you pay for.


or what someone else has paid for...........




yes that's right 200 is a chepo..........the petrol model cost
900............there is that better.




not me, but I know a man who did :-) and he lets me borrow it..........and
its not got a blocked nozzle.

garden centres, halfords, homebase and the like are selling chepo power
washers to all and sundry..........take a good look down your amenity tip
you will find them lined up with the Dyson upright cleaners.......







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"John" wrote in message
...
Thanks to those who posted helpful comments.
Also apologies that my first posting had a wrong date on it
John
"cineman" wrote in message
. uk...
Hi,
Could you please adjust your clock, you are posting from the future
28/06/06 at 19-28 hours
strip and clean wand and nozzle there may be a small amount of dust/dirt
settled in, if left outside it may be frost thats caused it, answer is
to dry thouroughly and store frost free over winter
regards
Cineman


"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off
ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power
of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John






that's OK...........any time.


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"John" wrote in message
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Hands up all the houseowners who pay 900 for a pressure washer to clean their garden
paths!


Dont forget, its not JUST " a pressure washer to clean their garden paths" though
Its a piece of equipment that has many uses, and i must agree that you get what you
pay for............i had one that cost me 400 about 15 years ago that would nearly break
your arm it was that powerful, and was still as good until some little pr*ck stole it from
my shed. The one i replaced it with was nowhere near as pricey, and nowhere near as
good

Me


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"Me" wrote in message
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"John" wrote in message
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Hands up all the houseowners who pay 900 for a pressure washer to clean
their garden paths!


Dont forget, its not JUST " a pressure washer to clean their garden
paths" though
Its a piece of equipment that has many uses, and i must agree that you get
what you
pay for............i had one that cost me 400 about 15 years ago that
would nearly break
your arm it was that powerful, and was still as good until some little
pr*ck stole it from
my shed. The one i replaced it with was nowhere near as pricey, and
nowhere near as
good

Me



900 = 180 packets of fags............don't smoke
900 = 180 gallons of petrol..........don't drive much
900 = 400 pints of beer...............don't drink
900 = 9 days in a 3/4 star hotel.....got a tent

so why not 900 on a good jet washer...........



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"OhNo" wrote in message ...

"Me" wrote in message
...

"John" wrote in message
...
Hands up all the houseowners who pay 900 for a pressure washer to clean their garden
paths!


Dont forget, its not JUST " a pressure washer to clean their garden paths" though
Its a piece of equipment that has many uses, and i must agree that you get what you
pay for............i had one that cost me 400 about 15 years ago that would nearly
break
your arm it was that powerful, and was still as good until some little pr*ck stole it
from
my shed. The one i replaced it with was nowhere near as pricey, and nowhere near as
good

Me



900 = 180 packets of fags............don't smoke
900 = 180 gallons of petrol..........don't drive much
900 = 400 pints of beer...............don't drink
900 = 9 days in a 3/4 star hotel.....got a tent

so why not 900 on a good jet washer...........



I couldnt agree more :-)


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Old 02-06-2006, 10:53 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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In message , John
writes
Thanks to those who posted helpful comments.
Also apologies that my first posting had a wrong date on it
John
"cineman" wrote in message
.uk...
Hi,
Could you please adjust your clock, you are posting from the future
28/06/06 at 19-28 hours
strip and clean wand and nozzle there may be a small amount of dust/dirt
settled in, if left outside it may be frost thats caused it, answer is to
dry thouroughly and store frost free over winter
regards
Cineman


"John" wrote in message
...
Hi, I realise I am only just on the "Fringe" posting with this, but
perhaps someone can help or direct me to a more appropriate Board.

In my garden I have a lot of paving slabs that I clean with a Karcher
power spray . The machine works fine, but I have problems with the
"Wand". I have bought two extra ones over a period and they all set off
ok but when I come to use after a winter they do not emit the same power
of spray as they did previously.
The problem is that the brass spray nozzle does not appear to fit dead
centre with the outer plastic slit thus causing it to loose a lot of
power. Well that is what it seems to me.

The result is that to get any power I am having to hold the end of the
wand to only 2" to 3" off the ground, thus reducing the width of spray
and taking forever.

Has anyone else experienced this and found an answer to the problem

Thanks for any help

John

Other than the reason you give I cannot think why you should be losing
power other than partially blocked jets - unless the machine is leaking
which is an indication that the pump housing could be cracked - as we
found out with 2 Karcher machines. We now have a Stihl with an alloy
pump housing that seems to be holding up better than the Karchers.
I notice that your address is galmpton.org so it is likely that you are
located in South Devon - for the last few years I have bought garden
power kit from Radmore & Tucker, Frog St. Exeter - excellent service and
they invariably discount to match or better internet prices.
--
Robert


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