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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:09 pm 
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Down here in Victoria we still have our water rationing problem and I can't remember what the rule was in regard to washing the car with a hose. Was it legal if you had one of those high pressure water gizmo's only or could you use the hose as long as it had one of those trigger attachments? I know you are not allowed to just use a hose without an attachment.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:13 pm 
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In SA you casn do it whenever ya want..... so long as you have an 8-foot fence around the yard :wink:

But seriously?

http://www.savewater.com.au/default.asp?SectionId=618&SortTag=738

Man you mexicans have it rough!!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:20 pm 
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In SA you casn do it whenever ya want..... so long as you have an 8-foot fence around the yard :wink:

But seriously?

http://www.savewater.com.au/default.asp?SectionId=618&SortTag=738

Man you mexicans have it rough!!!!

Ah there it is.

Vehicles can only be cleaned with a bucket or watering can. NO HOSES can be used, except those connected to a high pressure water cleaning unit

Just a high pressure unit only at your own home. Sad isn't it?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:25 pm 
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yeah these restrictions are pointless, you actually use more water with a bucket then when you clean with a hose.... Any way im exempt from these restrictions coz i got recycled water at my disposal.... it cleans just as well!
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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:02 pm 
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Buy a big rain water tank.. Should get a rebate as well from the Government and it's good enough (if not better) to drink as well.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:03 pm 
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I use a high pressure cleaner, altho i tell you now i bet i use a heap of water after im finished washin 2/3 cars with it!

Us mexicans do have it bad - and we are on these restrictions permanently now, so may as well invent in one if you havnt yet.

Also dont bet on the caught water being too clean, it isnt from what ive personally seen..
Also some areas TAX you on water catchment saying it fell from their area and your preventing it running back into their drains - look into it guys its not BS, my dads mate lives out in the county (not v far out) and got fined 50,000 and is trying to get it overlooked in court still - back from 2003 i think.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:11 pm 
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Buy a big rain water tank.. Should get a rebate as well from the Government and it's good enough (if not better) to drink as well.


Yeeeeuk! The "rain" water you speak of comes off your roof, and there is no way I would drink what comes from that and into a tank, have a look next time just before winter how much smog crap has settled into your gutters.....

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:00 pm 
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i also have a karcher high pressure cleaner

Its the shiznit!

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:07 pm 
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See that's just the sort of thing I've been meaning to ask Nick, what sort of high pressure cleaners are out there and how much do they generally cost?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:10 pm 
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i have the same brand as nick and when i got it, it was 250 bucks
Worth it and good quality, also not the cheap one. ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:13 pm 
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i paid about 250 for mine, its trgger operated so it only fires up when the trigger is pulled, doesnt f**k the pump as much

We have some old cheap and nasty ones at work, they are always on and the pumps sieze. Karcher are a well known name and mine came with a free instructional video which was made in teh 1980's and had a porn music backing track

The gerni ones are also european and are pretty good, you may want to get one with wheels and holder for the high pressure gun etc

The karcher i have has a hose to put in a bottle of car wash soap
you can also get attatchments for them

and the government offers a rebate on your purchase as well

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:21 pm 
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I remember the Gerni ads some time ago and am aware of Karcher through TV ads too. Are they the two highest quality units or are there other brands that are worth mentioning?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:57 pm 
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t*** are pretty good too

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:05 pm 
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i paid about 250 for mine, its trgger operated so it only fires up when the trigger is pulled, doesnt f**k the pump as much

We have some old cheap and nasty ones at work, they are always on and the pumps sieze. Karcher are a well known name and mine came with a free instructional video which was made in teh 1980's and had a porn music backing track

The gerni ones are also european and are pretty good, you may want to get one with wheels and holder for the high pressure gun etc

The karcher i have has a hose to put in a bottle of car wash soap
you can also get attatchments for them

and the government offers a rebate on your purchase as well

LOL, yer i got that bad video with mine too! :shock:
I also suggest getting one with the wheels as they are much easier to use.. altho hoses still get stuck under wheels while trying to drag the unit around.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:15 pm 
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i got 2 big rainwater tanks bout 20,000 ltrs or so. i love washing the cars in front of the neighbours. they got town water!! :lol:
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