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Old 22nd June 2006, 18:43   #1
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Anybody aware of portable pressure washer (looks similar to a vaccum cleaner) available in stores India?
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Old 22nd June 2006, 19:25   #2
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There is one model sold by Bosch. It was shown at the Auto Expo and the price was around 6.5k. Check with your local Bosch dealer/distributor he would be having it.
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There is one model sold by Bosch. It was shown at the Auto Expo and the price was around 6.5k. Check with your local Bosch dealer/distributor he would be having it.
Thanks iraghava, let me check it out with bosch dealers in blr
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There is one model sold by Bosch.
Yes, if you go to any Bosch service station you can see it being used (live demo ).

My 2 cents:
But I dont think its worth that money. A better option would be to buy a local pressure nossile attachment which fits the regular hose pipe and gives a decent pressure. It costs just Rs150-200.

If its for a professional use, go for the bosch one. For domestic purpose just stick to the local one. The decision is upto you.
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But I dont think its worth that money. A better option would be to buy a local pressure nossile attachment which fits the regular hose pipe and gives a decent pressure. It costs just Rs150-200.
Hi Jaguar, It is not for professional use, it is for personal use, yah, the price seems to be too steep, BTW I am already having the nozzle you mentioned. But that cannot remove the dirt which is getting stuck due to bad roads and rain, thanks to blr roads which are in a mess. If you try to wipe it with a cloth, it scratches the paint. So I thought pressure washer could help.
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Are there no generic Chinese made pressure washers available. In the UK you can pick them up for as little as £20 (RS1,700).

The best brand to go for is Karchar. I have had one for 6 years and it still works very well.
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Are there no generic Chinese made pressure washers available. In the UK you can pick them up for as little as £20 (RS1,700).

The best brand to go for is Karchar. I have had one for 6 years and it still works very well.
Karcher is good but very expensive. The cheapest washer they have is about 13-14k. For personal use I can't recommend spending so much money.
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Karcher is good but very expensive. The cheapest washer they have is about 13-14k. For personal use I can't recommend spending so much money.
Boy that is expensive.

My Karcher cost about £60 (RS 5,040). It is still going strong after 6 years of good use. A friend is on his second chinese made pressure washer.
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There is one company situated in Pune which manufactures such attachments. It was shown at Auto Expo.
For those interested the company is situated opposite City Pride on Pune-Satara Road.
It is located in Parvati Industrial Estate
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A better option would be to buy a local pressure nossile attachment which fits the regular hose pipe and gives a decent pressure. It costs just Rs150-200.
I've searched for the water gun at almost all the 2 & 4 wheeler spare parts shops, but in vain.

So where should I search it for ? Is it from the hardware or sanitary shops ?
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So where should I search it for ? Is it from the hardware or sanitary shops ?
Exactly . I bought it from a hardware shop in tvpm.
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I have seen the Karcher in Europe. It's awesome, can be used to clean your car, your patio, etc. I too wanted to buy one in India, where can one get it here?

Anyone have more specific info on the Bosch?
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There is a cheaper and very good option available in Cochin. I dont know whether they haev dealers elsewhere. You guys can check their site
http://www.woodpeckerindia.com/products.htm
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Arrow alternative to portable pressure washers

jp1 - wonder if this will be of any help. Its not a portable option, that would depend on the length of hose used!

If you have a water tank with a pump (also called tullu pumps etc - the kinds used to pump up water to the overhead tank.) just take a connection off the pump discharge line. I've put a recirculation line back to the tank too to adjust pressure ( by bleeding off) . All connections need to be tight ( with hose bands) and the pressure is then up to you! works good in getting grime and muck out!!
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jp1 - wonder if this will be of any help. Its not a portable option, that would depend on the length of hose used!
Hi captain pings, That is a wonderful idea and hardly cost anything to set up. Thanks
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