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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:48 am 
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Ahhh I remember those days.

The Gold Coast ended up with Level 5A Water Restrictions which equalled we could only use water on Wednesdays :lol:

Thats when our damn was like 45%. Now its +80% I (think about) washing my car all the time!
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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:09 pm 
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They did a test on A Current Affair, and as it turned out, you used more water using buckets, then you did rinsing your car off with buckets of water. Not only that, but the hose gave a better result in the end. Sometimes I really do wonder about the ability of those running the country.... That being said, we always use the click on click off hose end, and these save heaps of water, especially compared to those ho just let the hose dribble while they wash their car

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:13 pm 
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*sigh*

Now how am i going to make that lake ive always wanted in my back yard?

Ponds and Lakes
Ponds and lakes may be topped up by using a bucket, watering can or a hand held hose.
New ponds or lakes MUST NOT be filled


Oh i know! Ill fill it with a bucket! :twisted: :roll:

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Dams or tanks used for domestic and stock consumption or fire fighting may be topped up or filled
Topping up or filling dams or tanks for any other reason is not permitted


Oh yes occifer sir, im just filling my tank wit the hose in case we get a bush fire..... :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:53 pm 
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Karcher, spit water, jet wave and lavor wash all make top quality cleaners
The only difference with the more expensive karchers is the brass pumps which last longer, 1000 - 3000 psi and inbuilt shampoo tank to soak the car with (helps)

I'll be getting a jet wave A515 wet vac some time soon too, only $500

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:02 pm 
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So which store down here in Victoria has a good range of these for me to go in and compare prices with?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:21 pm 
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bunnings have karchers and i think some gerni's

Repco can get them also, mayeb bursons

cant think of anywhere else at the moment

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:27 am 
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We have a Karcher one Vic and it kicks a**.

You can also buy the cleaning attachments, be it a bottle of degreaser to hook on, a bottle of car wash to hook on, its all good my friend! :)

Head down to Mitre 10 Megamart near Ford on Maroondah Hwy in Ringood - looks HUGE!!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:58 am 
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I got my karcher from good old bunnings, they had heaps to choose from, albeit it was when the water restrictions began so it was more a popular thing then!
Id reccomend them still as their prices were the best I could find. :P

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:40 am 
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Don't remind me about washing my dust-pile of a car! :lol:

/me heads down to the "pay-wash".... :roll:

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:44 am 
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wolfpac_w wrote:
Don't remind me about washing my dust-pile of a car! :lol:

/me heads down to the "pay-wash".... :roll:

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ARGH, you will see me dead before using one of them brushes to wash my cars paint work after some 4wd used it on his wheels! :evil:
Also talk about ripppppp offfffffff! lol
There is a good car wash place in moorabbin tho, they recycle their water n have propper cleaning methds which i appove of, went their once n did a good job, altho $$$

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:49 am 
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The one I use in Melton is good, it's still relatively new, and I know not to get in behind a 4WD! :shock: :lol:

I usually try for the Commonwhore SS'es ( :?: ) that go in there with the tiniest speck of dust on the rear quater panel in the wheel arch... But they have to wash the WHOLE car, twice sometimes! UGH! Their money I suppose... :lol: But my water in the future, good thing there's the "grey" water pipe from Sunbury...

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Check their websites for store locations in victoria

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:04 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
wolfpac_w wrote:
Don't remind me about washing my dust-pile of a car! :lol:

/me heads down to the "pay-wash".... :roll:

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ARGH, you will see me dead before using one of them brushes to wash my cars paint work after some 4wd used it on his wheels! :evil:
Also talk about ripppppp offfffffff! lol
There is a good car wash place in moorabbin tho, they recycle their water n have propper cleaning methds which i appove of, went their once n did a good job, altho $$$


I agree with you there, If I must use a self serve car wash, and as I am interstate at the moment, thats all I can use. I take a sponge with me and use that instead of the dirt filled brush they supply.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:26 pm 
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arh dont we have it easy us young ones, i just use dads karcha :D

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:21 pm 
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madmax wrote:
I agree with you there, If I must use a self serve car wash, and as I am interstate at the moment, thats all I can use. I take a sponge with me and use that instead of the dirt filled brush they supply.


They have signs saying you shouldn't do that... :lol:

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