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Old 1st September 2015, 17:18   #826
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We have two METRO stores in Mumbai - One at Borivali on W.E Highway and the other at Bhandup on LBS Road.
I tried going to Metro in Mumbai and they asked for a Metro card and said you need to have a proof of business.
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Which of the Bosch washers have the siphoning feature?
None to the best of my knowledge. The cheapest Siphon washer that one could buy is Hitachi AW130 for around 12K.

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I tried going to Metro in Mumbai and they asked for a Metro card and said you need to have a proof of business.
Yes - we require a card in METRO. It is basically a "trader" store. you need to have a card to get in.
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None to the best of my knowledge. The cheapest Siphon washer that one could buy is Hitachi AW130 for around 12K.



Yes - we require a card in METRO. It is basically a "trader" store. you need to have a card to get in.
Actually I checked out some videos and it seems the Bosch AQT 37-13 onward can siphon from a bucket.

I've seen a lot of regular families come out from there. I guess you can go there with anyone who has the card.
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Yup thats how Metro works. Its supposed to be a place for bulk buying for small business owners so you need to have a shop and establishment license to enter
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Actually I checked out some videos and it seems the Bosch AQT 37-13 onward can siphon from a bucket.

I've seen a lot of regular families come out from there. I guess you can go there with anyone who has the card.
Yes - basically most pressure washers can siphon, but it would be a strain on the motor and also, the expected pressure would not be as much as expected. For a fact, Black and Decker can siphon water from a bucket, but pressure was not as much as expected.

To enter Metro, you just need a card. you can borrow anybody;s card. I used my cousin's card to enter. Please post your on the "giveaway" thread. I am sure someone in Mumbai will help for sure.
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To enter Metro, you just need a card. you can borrow anybody;s card. I used my cousin's card to enter. Please post your on the "giveaway" thread. I am sure someone in Mumbai will help for sure.
In Bangalore metro,the card holder must escort you inside. Or the existing card holder can nominate you for an additional card. 3 cards can be issued under the same establishment name.
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I think the word syphon is being misused in this thread. A syphon is merely a tube, which moves fluid using only the power of gravity. There is no pump.

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a tube used to convey liquid upwards from a reservoir and then down to a lower level of its own accord. Once the liquid has been forced into the tube, typically by suction or immersion, flow continues unaided.
It is not right to decribe the action of a pump drawing water from a bucket or other container as a syphon: it isn't.
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I am looking to buy an inexpensive pressure washer to ease the effort and time required for manual wash. I have a single car and plan to use this once or twice a month. Water supply and space is not a problem for me, but i want something which is reliable and can be serviced easily and inexpensively. Can you guys recommend me something below 10K ? (lower the better) I narrowed down on Bosch AQT 35-12 (8.4k) but it seems to be missing the detergent bottle attachment and couldn't locate their service center in Kolkata. Any other options i have in Karcher & Black & Decker ? Bosch 1400-Watt Skil (5K) also seems to be nice. Any pointers will be helpful.

http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pressure+washer&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apressure +washer
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In Bangalore metro,the card holder must escort you inside. Or the existing card holder can nominate you for an additional card. 3 cards can be issued under the same establishment name.
In Mumbai, I used my cousin's card and could get inside and purchase. They just look at the card - they don't bother who carries the card, at least as of August 2014.
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Cant we attach a tap to a big drum(those 25L or 50L blue colour PVC drums)and then connect the pressuer washer ? I think someone in this forum must have done it once.
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Used my Karcher K3.500 to thoroughly clean our house last week. All the rains meant the external mosaic tiles, including the steps were coated with algae.

Nothing comes close to removing algae than a pressure washer, cannot achieve 100% removal with brush and soap. Plus its not labour intensive and actually is fun

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Cant we attach a tap to a big drum(those 25L or 50L blue colour PVC drums)and then connect the pressuer washer ? I think someone in this forum must have done it once.
Yes , you can. Works pretty well
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Cant we attach a tap to a big drum(those 25L or 50L blue colour PVC drums)and then connect the pressuer washer ? I think someone in this forum must have done it once.
Yes - it can very well be done, but as the water level decreases, the output flow decreases and there by the pressure of discharge at the tap also decreases, which affects machine performance.

It is fine if a machine as a siphon setup (sucking from bucket / pool etc) but if it is a conventional one, it is a challenge.

This is similar to physics experiments that we would have done in school days. Take a long straw / pipe --> seal one end of the pipe with mseal --> make a hole a couple of cms before the seal --> Pour water on top and observer decrease in pressure, as the water flows out.
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Bought a makita hw102 from snapdeal for 7k. But the foam box that comes with that is not good. So ordered mjjjc lance from aliexpress for 25$. Shipping took a lot of time and finally arrived after 25 days. The foam is good enough for an in-house wash.
since there was no fitment for Makita, i ordered a lance with black and decker fitment and it was perfect.
i took measurements from aliexpress.com. Since the makita measurement was not available, i took vernier and measured the makita one. Since both makita and black and decker dimension matched, i ordered the lance.
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Cant we attach a tap to a big drum(those 25L or 50L blue colour PVC drums)and then connect the pressuer washer ? I think someone in this forum must have done it once.
I was just thinking of the same thing. Keeping the drum on a stool or chair will allow for better pressure. Just refill when the level drops to 1/4 in case you need to do further washing.

The basic Bosch AQT 15 or whatever we have (the one that costs around 8k) does pull water from a bucket but the pipe should be primed first, in fact my bro bought this model because he saw the sales guy in Croma giving the demo this way, sucking water through a tank and spraying it back in.
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