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    im looking at gettin a karcher washer but upon lookin on ebbay there are loads of options. Which one should i be looking at?

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    Depend what you want to use it for, if it's for snow-foaming even the cheapest ones will do that

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    Be very careful buying a Karcher pressure washer, the reason being, when my father had 2 in a row and both started to leak and being an engineer, he discovered on dismantling the units, they are fitted with aluminium pressure chamber. Your best bet would be to look at the ones in Wickes as these have a brass pressure chamber and are far more robust and will last far longer. HTH

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    i guess the main reason would be for the car but i would want it to be availble to use round the house when needed

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    As already mentioned, I would think carefully about purchasing a Karcher. They're not the same quality they used to be. Mine has all but packed in, and is only 14 months old and not had extreme use.

    Having done some research (unfortunately after buying), it does appear that the majority of Karcher pressure washers these days only last about 1-2 years.

    It only has a 12 month warranty, but I have emailed them hoping they may offer to contribute something towards it or something. Haven't heard from them yet.

    I have seen a few threads pop up (one was about 2 months ago) mentioning faulty Karcher washers.

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    If not karcher what other makes should I look at?

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    In walsall they use Lithuanian Refugee Pressure Washers.

    They dont get paid until the jobs done right...

    Hope thats helpful

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    Kranzle are said to be the ones to go for, but they're not cheap. Bosch make pressure washers too, don't know anything about them, but Bosch is generally good quality stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    In walsall they use Lithuanian Refugee Pressure Washers.

    They dont get paid until the jobs done right...

    Hope thats helpful

    Excellent.... PMSL

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