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Old 6th March 2015, 14:48   #766
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Guys is this accessory good enough or a cheaper workaround is available for such use..

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Karcher-sucti.../231497246998?

Price is indeed steep..
An ordinary garden hose is sufficient for the model you have. I have something like this as well as a garden hose.
http://www.groupon.co.in/deals/shopp...-x-hose/723709
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I guess this particular accessory is for pumping water out from a reservoir. Yes Karcher prices are too steep. Extension hose costs upwards of 5k I guess.

Why opting for this accessory ? No direct/tank supply ?
Will be needing this when overhead tank needs cleaning. Will have to draw water from a water butt since the supply would be disconnected from overhead tank.... Extension hose prices have increased on eBay from 5.5k last month to 6.89k right now..

I will be postponing extension hose purchase & maybe try to get it from Dubai instead where prices are only slightly cheaper..

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An ordinary garden hose is sufficient for the model you have. I have something like this as well as a garden hose.
http://www.groupon.co.in/deals/shopp...-x-hose/723709
This accessory is specifically used to lift stagnant water from a water butt since it has a non return valve. Is there any other accessory (non Karcher) for this purpose... Maybe a DIY workaround..
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This accessory is specifically used to lift stagnant water from a water butt since it has a non return valve. Is there any other accessory (non Karcher) for this purpose... Maybe a DIY workaround..

I use the garden hose to suck water out of a bucket of water. If that is similar to your scenario you won't need the non return valve
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I use the garden hose to suck water out of a bucket of water. If that is similar to your scenario you won't need the non return valve
This is the exact same scenario.. So I guess a non return valve is not of much use..

How long can you use the machine in such a setup in one go.. Also any dos & dont's to follow to avoid damaging the motor..

Do you keep the bucket at the level of the pressure washer..
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Do you keep the bucket at the level of the pressure washer..

The bucket can be anywhere, the motor sucks the water and for a few seconds running dry is not a problem. I actually used it continually as there was a tap filling the bucket as it was being emptied by the pressure washer
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I am using an inlet pipe of a washing machine for drawing the water from a bucket to my3.500. This has a lockable head which is an exact match for the Karcher inlet module. The other end of the pipe will be a threaded femail connector which can be used to extend if needed. The washing machine inlet pipe is 300 rs and will be vfm for the requirement.
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Hi could you pls post some pics
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I am using an inlet pipe of a washing machine for drawing the water from a bucket to my3.500. This has a lockable head which is an exact match for the Karcher inlet module. The other end of the pipe will be a threaded femail connector which can be used to extend if needed. The washing machine inlet pipe is 300 rs and will be vfm for the requirement.
This is interesting. I've an old IFB washing machine inlet pipe laying around.. I suppose I can use that as well..

Please put some pics as well.. Preferably in action...
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This is interesting. I've an old IFB washing machine inlet pipe laying around.. I suppose I can use that as well..

Please put some pics as well.. Preferably in action...
Its straight forward. The end which goes to tap on a washing machine needs to goto the inlet nipple of karcher.
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^.. Good.. I have slightly different pipe setup which will be screwed directly to inlet..

Also for those who require Quick Connect for their pressure washers.. Its now available on AMAZON India & also quite cheap compared to Karcher accessory..

Only Rs. 110/- per piece.. TRAMONTINA which is a very good brand Made in Brazil. Using it myself...

http://www.amazon.in/Tramontina-7850.../ref=pd_cp_k_0

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Another option with hose nozzle included ... Also imported, from GreenAge. Have used other products of same company..

http://www.amazon.in/DRIP-IRRIGATION...BHC8K28E4WMTWW

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Two more cheap but Quality Quick connect options I found... I got these as well for my garden... Quality is quite nice...

Rs. 199/-
(2 nos set)

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Hose-Connecto...item25a0627a2c







Rs. 249/- (2 nos + 1 two way)

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Hose-to-Hose-...item25a06288ec








Once can use eBay coupons released from time to time to get them for chap... Right now I suppose there is some 100 off 200/- for new users...

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This would be wonderful except that I need 3/4-inch hose connector, and these are half-inch.
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Old 20th March 2015, 20:34   #778
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What's the difference between..

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Karcher-0-6-l...item2a4dd90244


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http://www.ebay.in/itm/Karcher-0-6-l...item4d216ea1d3


Apart from position of variable knob..
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What's the difference between..

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Karcher-0-6-l...item2a4dd90244


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http://www.ebay.in/itm/Karcher-0-6-l...item4d216ea1d3


Apart from position of variable knob..
The one with the adjustment knob on the top is the newer model.
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The one with the adjustment knob on the top is the newer model.
Better foam production with new model ???

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