Anyone use Karcher 1500psi Pressure Washer?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jmc, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    This question really doesn't seem to belong in coop construction, cuz it's not about design, but about CLEANING.

    It seems to belong more to this 'management' subsection, since cleaning is a vital part of 'flock management'.

    Ergo, I post here.........

    I have heard the Karcher 1500 psi Pressure Washer (Power Washer, some call them) described as a 'piece of junk': pressure too low, and having it run only by electricity is a nuisance, etc.

    This was said by a Lowe's store clerk; and I don't know if his critique is sound. Critique was passed to me by word of mouth.........

    Anyway, does anyone use THIS PARTICULAR pressure washer--and what do you think of it?
  2. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi , i have not used this particular washer , but have used a pressure washer . LOL.
    I think a hose works just as well , unless you have a lot of stuck on gunk.
    We usually use a hose , and maybe for once a year do the pressure washing thingie.
    hope this helps some what.[​IMG]
  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Thank you, Bluebird!
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I have owned 2 of the Karcher electric pressure washers and wore
    them out. For the money the are awesome. I carried them on my
    van to pressure wash generators and compressors. They work
    great and are worth every penny.

    No, they aren't as powerful as a gasoline version but they are also
    1/4 the price or less. For light jobs they work great. I've used mine
    for bigger jobs like my sidewalks and house siding and they work
    well for that too.

    I killed one of mine by leaving it outside in my van during freeezing
    temps. The remaining water inside it froze and cracked the seals.

    Whoever "having it run only by electricity is a nuisance" is a moron.
    What's easier, plugging something in or dealing with gasoline? Duh.
    You need a water source for it anyways, AKA a hose...
  5. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA

    Thanks, neighbor. That's what I like to hear!

    That critique also comes from a person who has no idea whatsoever of what the pr. washer is going to be used for!!

    Duh, again!

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    I have that very machine & am more than satisfied with it for around the house/farm tasks.
    As Purple Chicken points out it might not be the best choice for every day/ commercial use.
  7. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I have an electric Karcher 320 that is adjustable pressure up to max. 1400 psi. I use it to wash cars, interlocking brick, siding, the plastic trays of my chicken cages, etc.

    I've had it for 7 years & replaced the seals once. I'm very happy with it's performance.


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