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Old 20th July 2014, 13:06   #601
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Yes i did try reducing the water pressure by half-closing the tap. Will get one of these from a hardware store and try again.

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Guys, I went ahead and bought the Black & Decker PW 1570TD car washer.

The problem is my hose pipe fits very tightly on the tap outlet and not so tight but firm on the pump inlet (Image attached).

So when i stop the Water gun the hose pipe pops off from the inlet.

Would getting a smaller diameter pipe do the trick, or do i need any attachments at the tap end/pump end?

What do you use with your pump?
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Did you try reducing the pressure on pipe by closing the tap a bit?
However, I use a combination of the green garden hose adapters in the picture attached, on both ends of the hose. It clicks and locks on.Attachment 1263778
You have to use the attachment shown above by diyguy in the pics.

If you have a Bosch dealer who deals in aquatak then you can buy from them. Mostly they will have it.

@diyguy, can you share where you purchased these connector?

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@diyguy, can you share where you purchased these connector?
I got the connectors at Metro in Bangalore. I tried looking for them in many places in Chennai, including the tools market and the garden hose and accessories market, but didnt find them here. Not tried at a Bosch dealer though... recently my wife lost one of my short pipes with these connectors on both ends and I was really annoyed, as I did not seem to find these in any stores and without these, using the pressure washer is a pain...however, found the hose a week later and was relieved...
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The click-lock type connectors are very hard to find.
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The click-lock type connectors are very hard to find.
These guys seem to have it @ 175 each. Have sent them an enquiry.

http://www.ecotechsolutions.in

But seems they minimum ordering quantity is 3, so i will send off the spare ones to anyone in need of them here


Disclaimer: Definitely not related to them, Else would be getting it for free . Kindly remove link if against rules

The quick connector is not available in any of the nearby hardware stores. Have to order online.

For the time being, got these clamps from the hardware stores at 30 Rs per piece. They kept the hose in place, while i did my first pressure car wash. Have to rotate the screw twice to tighten or loosen.

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These guys seem to have it @ 175 each. Have sent them an enquiry.

http://www.ecotechsolutions.in

I got them for 60rs each initially and recently for 90. Wish my salary rises that much in a 15 month time frame...
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These guys seem to have it @ 175 each. Have sent them an enquiry.

http://www.ecotechsolutions.in

But seems they minimum ordering quantity is 3, so i will send off the spare ones to anyone in need of them here

Have you tried contacting any bosch dealers selling aquatak in Chennai? Bosch has them as an official accessory priced @ 84 bucks. Comes in black. Fits all.
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But seems they minimum ordering quantity is 3, so i will send off the spare ones to anyone in need of them here

The quick connector is not available in any of the nearby hardware stores. Have to order online.
Get the connectors from Aliexpress. They are reliable. I bought lots of items from them some of them are quite costly. It will take about 30-45days to reach you.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-...872340011.html
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Garde...897755418.html

The last one seems to be very well priced considering it is made of brass.
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The guys at Ecotech did not care to reply to my mail, so not gonna bother with them.

Will search for a local bosch dealer, or will get from Aliexpress. (I too have bought from them before, good service, except for the delivery time)

These connectors take care of the pump end i guess, what about the tap end? I have a regular tap with no threads. That has to be changed?
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Have bought the same one in diyguy's post from Total mall in bangalore last year.
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After contemplating much, went ahead and bought assembled washer. Planning to install outside the building. The working is very silent. 1hp motor turns the pump, sucks water from bucket. When spray gun is closed water returns to the bucket. gives good pressure throw and reach. can adjust spray from fan to needle pattern.
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After contemplating much, went ahead and bought assembled washer.

This is sweet. Hope it turns out to be reliable. How much did you end up paying for this unit?

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cost is around 21k. will post a video.
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After contemplating much, went ahead and bought assembled washer. Planning to install outside the building. The working is very silent. 1hp motor turns the pump, sucks water from bucket. When spray gun is closed water returns to the bucket. gives good pressure throw and reach. can adjust spray from fan to needle pattern.
Congrats on the Purchase Kutlee. Couple of questions from my side, please help with answers as it might benefit others too.
  • Why did you choose a local brand, As Karcher K3.550 is avaiable for 18K. KArcher is cheaper and also a "brand"
  • if we release the trigger in neutral position, does the motor and pump stop or do they keep running and keep building up pressure?
  • Any link / shop from where you purchased it?
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any brand off the shelf home washer is direct driven. (there are some small capacity air compressors also that are direct driven and very noisy). This means the pump operates at same rpm as motor (which normally is higher than required to operate the pump). Why this is done is simply to save space. One example where belt is still used is home wet grinder. we know how space taking it is. My pump is slow speed. hence very silent, happily pumps at slow speed. Does not walk around like a usual home pressure washer (my exp with Skil walking around making noise was bad). My assembled washer can be repaired or damaged part can be replaced without any haggle. This washer also cannot be used for professional use. But for light applications it should suffice. The water is simply returned to tank when gun is closed. I know shops using professional grade Karcher and complained about service support.
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