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    Pressure washer and air compressor questions

    I want to buy a pressure washer to clean up brickwork and tiles. Something middle of the range. Does anyone know about these?

    I'd also like to get an air compressor. You can get small ones pretty cheap (3 - 4K), PUMA brand. Is this brand OK or rubbish? I won't be using it everyday, but don't want to get something that breaks down a week later.

    Is it possible to use a compressor as a pressure washer or visa-versa?

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    Good question. This purchase is what I have planned next. I personally do not have any information yet.

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    HB - Did you mean a compressor or a washer.

    For the washers, yellow ones are around 2.5K, dunno if they're any good though. Some are over 100Bar, which seems pretty powerful.

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    I need a compressor for blowing up bicycle tires which always seem to be flat. I thought a washer (which I want) was a different unit altogether.

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    Makro does a pressure washer. I have one and it is fine. One big problem is using the clear plastic water hose to connect up to it. Leaving the hose in the sun allows for a transparent algae to grow in the pipe. So come using the machine the algae goes with the flow and blocks the filter on the washer. You are best using a hose that is, let's say not clear, ie a green one for instance. I hope that helps ?

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    Karcher pressure washers are highly rated in Aus.

    You do have to be carefull the the water going into the machine isn't to dirty or they'll clog up pretty quick.

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    Karcher are pretty much a good machine, my brother has used one for the past 10 years in the UK, blowing all the grease out of his pre- lubricated bearings on his cars!

    Superman....either the Makro washer is OK or it isn't? " I have one and it is fine. One big problem"....normally if it is fine it wouldn't have one big problem!

    Take things back and COMPLAIN!

    thank god for the introduction to the Thai Economy of stores like Tesco, Carrefoure, Home Pro...you can take things back! You can complain, you can get the cash back!

    When I first came here, thais would not DREAM of doing this...take it back don't put up with shit..it helps them too, not that they realise it at the time.

    My missus was GOBSMACKED that I returned a pair of Jeans to Tesco, and thought I was mad, (as they didn't fit her after she bought them) She couldn't believe she got the money back.

    The same with a shit DVD player.. money back ...no questions asked!

    The Thais have spent so much time accepting second rate shit and are afraid to complain as they "lose face" it is terrible..if it is shit.. take it back, be polite, if that gets you no where, kick up a stink..they fucking hate that!

    In the end, who shouts loudest and longest will win here, if you back down and put on a pathetic smile, they will steamroller you! Fight Back!

    I bought my son a pair of flip flops.. decent ones for a 5 year old, 200 baht..a days pay up here, he went into a lake swimming and the fucking soles fell off! on the first day... I was on my way to take them back to the market where we bought them, and it nearly ended up with a divorce as my wife was unable to confront the twat that sold them! These second rate sellers must just sit back and laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins
    Superman....either the Makro washer is OK or it isn't? " I have one and it is fine. One big problem"....normally if it is fine it wouldn't have one big problem!
    The washer is fine but the water hose I used to connect to it, was the wrong sort. That was the problem, not the washer. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    I need a compressor for blowing up bicycle tires which always seem to be flat. I thought a washer (which I want) was a different unit altogether.
    One of the old style manual tire pumps is what I got the wifes daughter and she pumped up her own tires on her bicycle, but I also bought and put in the car, a 12V electric that plugs into the lighter socket and is a good deal if you always make sure that your engine is running when using one or it will get low voltage and burn the motor up, 500 baht I think at Tesco.

    We also bought a pressure washer for wifey to wash out her wheel wells and keep em clean and rust free, 2k baht I think and works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    I need a compressor for blowing up bicycle tires which always seem to be flat. I thought a washer (which I want) was a different unit altogether.
    As for the compressor, those little ones that plug into cigarette lighter and pretty slow, much slower than a decent foot pump but maybe the one I bought was shite (200B at Tesco, the only one they had).

    Compressors come in all different sizes, I've seen really small ones with tiny tank for 2.5k, actually look alright because it'd hardly take up any room in a car boot. But I will probably go for one with a bigger tank, so I don't have to plug it in all the time.

    As for the washers, I saw some Karcher ones the other day, one was 110 Bar which seem extremely powerful.

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    We bought a compressor for the bungalow, mostly for the nail gun and an air gun to blow out all the dust prior to treating the wood.

    I will have to look up make and model and size, but it is working very well, no problems with it. It was blue if that helps quickly and mid sized, not smallest and not biggest.
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    An air compressor, shifting spanner and (as a last resort) a sledge hammer are the most valuable tools I have!!

    A list of the attachments which should be available from automotive engineering suppliers in Thailand can be found on power washer air compressor

    You will need to buy a reasonably powerful, commerical compressor to get the PSI's for pressure cleaning but I think it would still be cheaper than buying a Karacher and a compressor both initially and in the long run.
    I did not have any luck in finding the good stuff in Homepro so I baught the attachments from Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard View Post
    A list of the attachments which should be available from automotive engineering suppliers in Thailand can be found on power washer air compressor
    Thanks for the post, the washer in the link only works at up to 7 bar. Even a cheap pressure washer is quite a bit more than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard View Post
    You will need to buy a reasonably powerful, commerical compressor to get the PSI's for pressure cleaning but I think it would still be cheaper than buying a Karacher and a compressor both initially and in the long run.
    It may be cheaper than a Karacher, although I think I saw one for around 4K, could be wrong though. Compressors start from around 3K.

    I'm heading out now to check and will report back.

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    You will not get anything that will utilize the air compressor and be a pressure washer.
    You can buy a solvent gun as it is called in shops, but it is an air powered venturi that has a hose that picks up liquid thru the venturi and is then sprayed with air onto what ever you are cleaning and it will wash away grease and such but is not a powerful stream.

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    Buy Karcher brand if you can find one, most of the unbranded yellow ones in Thailand are rubbish from China, maybe they will work for a year and then die.

    Theres a few Black and Decker orange coloured ones knocking about, tesco had one reduced from 5600 to 2560 a couple of weeks back, better to get a brand name than some shit made in a chinese prison factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard View Post
    A list of the attachments which should be available from automotive engineering suppliers in Thailand can be found on power washer air compressor
    Thanks for the post, the washer in the link only works at up to 7 bar. Even a cheap pressure washer is quite a bit more than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard View Post
    You will need to buy a reasonably powerful, commerical compressor to get the PSI's for pressure cleaning but I think it would still be cheaper than buying a Karacher and a compressor both initially and in the long run.
    It may be cheaper than a Karacher, although I think I saw one for around 4K, could be wrong though. Compressors start from around 3K.

    I'm heading out now to check and will report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Buy Karcher brand if you can find one, most of the unbranded yellow ones in Thailand are rubbish from China, maybe they will work for a year and then die.

    Theres a few Black and Decker orange coloured ones knocking about, tesco had one reduced from 5600 to 2560 a couple of weeks back, better to get a brand name than some shit made in a chinese prison factory.

    I've just had a look, there was a B&D one for 4,500, Karcher were 7k and the cheap one 2k up. IMO B&D stuff is shite, or at least it was - definitely not stuff for profession/daily use. One place said the cheap ones had no guarantee, another said they had 12 months. From my experience with pumps, anything without a guarantee isn't much good. Then again, I won't be using it every day and don't want the best on the market. Might take my car for a wash and see what they're using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithson
    IMO B&D stuff is shite
    If black and decker are shite, pause for a moment and find the words for the yellow chinese copies that sell for 1000 - 1500 baht in big c and makro

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    Missismiggins - totalloy off topic but I had to laugh reading your post. When my Thai wife first came to the US she was amazed that you could return things so easily! Most stores you don't even need a reason! I think she went through a stage where she bought stuff, held it for a day or 2 and returned it because she could!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smithson
    IMO B&D stuff is shite
    If black and decker are shite, pause for a moment and find the words for the yellow chinese copies that sell for 1000 - 1500 baht in big c and makro
    B&D is shite, even Thai tradesmen don't use it. As for the yellow ones, selling for 2K+, to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if their just as good as the B&D. Anything under 2k would be real rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithson
    B&D is shite, even Thai tradesmen don't use it. As for the yellow ones, selling for 2K+, to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if their just as good as the B&D. Anything under 2k would be real rubbish.
    I have to disagree. I have a "yellow" one bought from Macro. Had it 2 years and never a problem other than using the wrong hose, as pointed out in an earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smithson
    B&D is shite, even Thai tradesmen don't use it. As for the yellow ones, selling for 2K+, to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if their just as good as the B&D. Anything under 2k would be real rubbish.
    I have to disagree. I have a "yellow" one bought from Macro. Had it 2 years and never a problem other than using the wrong hose, as pointed out in an earlier post.
    Thanks. How much was the Macro one? Do you use it often and for roughly for how long each time? If they are OK, I'd get one, just don't want something useless.

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    Sadly, Black and Decker are SHITE, everything they ever made is shite, but, like the spray add on I bought today, the Carrefourre hosepipe sprayer with trigger handle, warranty two years, I know that this warranty for a shit product will be upheld, regardless.

    I know, that when (NOT IF) my Carrefourre plastic spray nozzle fails, which it will, especially given its construction and quality, and its abuse in Thai hands, as long as I keep the packet it came in, and receipt, Carreffoure will re-imburse or repay me...thank God for civilisation!!

    This is a fantastic new development in a country where previously if you bought something and it broke, you could simply "FUCK OFF", another step forward by Western Power...The Warranty that WORKED!

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    I bought a chinese drill the other week in tesco....needed it quick, just to drill a few holes at home, my good drills were at the farm.

    Cost 200b.....awesome.

    But now it stays on and will not turn off....have to pull the plug each time and it drills at full revs......so gotta be quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I know, that when (NOT IF) my Carrefourre plastic spray nozzle fails, which it will, especially given its construction and quality, and its abuse in Thai hands, as long as I keep the packet it came in, and receipt, Carreffoure will re-imburse or repay me...thank God for civilisation!!
    Does Carefour really give your money back? Maybe the French are more generous than their English counterparts.

    I bought a Panasonic DVD from Tesco, after a week it played up, so it took it back. They gave me a replacement, which I had in my arms at the counter when the salesmen called the manager to confirm the exchange. The manager then said I couldn't get a replacement as it was more than a week after the purchase, so I would have to take the broken one across town for repair. I wouldn't hand over the new one and told the salesman to get the manager to come down and try to take it off me.

    The best one is Panthip, I dropped a hard disk and it fucked up, but it had a two year warranty, so I got a replacement straight away. Then the new one broke, so I took it back, although I was sure the warranty was up, but it had been extended to 5 yrs!

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