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Old January 18th, 2020 Jan 18, 2020 7:01:46 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. . I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to a problem we're having. We've recently built a new shop and winter set in before we could get the water ran from the well and into the shop. We've been having another company do our screens for us but it's becoming increasingly tiresome making the journey two hours each way. Is there anything out there that can be purchased or perhaps built that would allow us to funnel water from a 50 gal drum into a some kind of pump so we can wash out ourselves after exposure. From what I can tell conventional pressure washers require water pressure. We need something that could siphon water and then spray it . Any ideas ? Thanks in advance for any advice. Hope I've explained what I'm after properly. Thanks
 
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You can wash out screens after exposing with just clean water and a soft sponge. Use lots of water and rub gently. If you are reclaiming the screens, mount the 50 gal drum 3' above the pressure washer and you should have enough pressure to use it if you're only using a 1200 psi washer.
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You can retrofit an outlet at the bottom of the 50 gallon drum, add a filter, hose and attach your pressure washer and use it as a gravity fed system. There are several sources online on how to do this. Pump is not really necessary for this application. And if a pump is needed, simply add a pump between the filter and pressure washer.

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Default Re: Washing screens help

Karcher pressure washers come with an attachment that draws water direct from the barrel with no need for a pump. Is that brand available in the US?


For low pressure spraying a barrel pump will attach direct to a hose pipe. About £50 (UK) from garden stores.
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Karcher pressure washers come with an attachment that draws water direct from the barrel with no need for a pump. Is that brand available in the US?


For low pressure spraying a barrel pump will attach direct to a hose pipe. About £50 (UK) from garden stores.

Thank you for the info! I'm going to have a look and see if thats available here in Canada or I can order one online . Appreciated!!
 






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