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Balls.  My pressure washer has just expired quite spectacularly (pump seized by the sound of it).  So I've now got a 1/2 de-mossed front path.  To be fair this one has lasted me seven years, though it's leaked like a sieve since about six months in.

Need to do some research before picking up another one...fed up of plastic consumer grade tat.  Would really like to get the one we used to use at the garage which is about as simple as it gets...a tubular frame with a couple of wheels on and a pump bolted on the end of a stinking great induction motor.  That's about £500 though for the base unit though and I'd need to probably spend half that again for a hose etc...pricey.  Also complete, total overkill.

I'd also really rather go down the petrol powered route as I have a seething hate for tools like that trailing wires behind them.  Especially something like this which has two boxes also involved for it to get tangled around.  Time for some research.

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1 minute ago, Zelandeth said:

Balls.  My pressure washer has just expired quite spectacularly (pump seized by the sound of it).  So I've now got a 1/2 de-mossed front path.  To be fair this one has lasted me seven years, though it's leaked like a sieve since about six months in.

Need to do some research before picking up another one...fed up of plastic consumer grade tat.  Would really like to get the one we used to use at the garage which is about as simple as it gets...a tubular frame with a couple of wheels on and a pump bolted on the end of a stinking great induction motor.  That's about £500 though for the base unit though and I'd need to probably spend half that again for a hose etc...pricey.  Also complete, total overkill.

I'd also really rather go down the petrol powered route as I have a seething hate for tools like that trailing wires behind them.  Especially something like this which has two boxes also involved for it to get tangled around.  Time for some research.

If you can stomach the wires at all get a Kranzle. Petrol ones that sit around always take too long to start when you do need them.

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26 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

Balls.  My pressure washer has just expired quite spectacularly (pump seized by the sound of it).  So I've now got a 1/2 de-mossed front path.  To be fair this one has lasted me seven years, though it's leaked like a sieve since about six months in.

Need to do some research before picking up another one...fed up of plastic consumer grade tat.  Would really like to get the one we used to use at the garage which is about as simple as it gets...a tubular frame with a couple of wheels on and a pump bolted on the end of a stinking great induction motor.  That's about £500 though for the base unit though and I'd need to probably spend half that again for a hose etc...pricey.  Also complete, total overkill.

I'd also really rather go down the petrol powered route as I have a seething hate for tools like that trailing wires behind them.  Especially something like this which has two boxes also involved for it to get tangled around.  Time for some research.

shame its the pump thats gone, was hoping you could abuse it to make a pulse jet :) 

(its seriously something id love to try/do at some point, it just blows my mind how simple they are!)

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Balls.  My pressure washer has just expired quite spectacularly (pump seized by the sound of it).  So I've now got a 1/2 de-mossed front path.  To be fair this one has lasted me seven years, though it's leaked like a sieve since about six months in.
Need to do some research before picking up another one...fed up of plastic consumer grade tat.  Would really like to get the one we used to use at the garage which is about as simple as it gets...a tubular frame with a couple of wheels on and a pump bolted on the end of a stinking great induction motor.  That's about £500 though for the base unit though and I'd need to probably spend half that again for a hose etc...pricey.  Also complete, total overkill.
I'd also really rather go down the petrol powered route as I have a seething hate for tools like that trailing wires behind them.  Especially something like this which has two boxes also involved for it to get tangled around.  Time for some research.

Nah buy a shite one from Argos

It’ll have a hose trailing off it anyhow unless you get one of those cordless ones.
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1 hour ago, bangernomics said:


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It’ll have a hose trailing off it anyhow unless you get one of those cordless ones.

True... though the hose doesn't care if I lose track of it and blast it with the pressure washer, whereas the cable reel takes exception to that and trips out the RCD which takes out most of the house electrics. 

Last one was a Nilfisk which has outlasted it's predecessors by a factor of about three.

Found this stain on the path where it expired...if it's left oil behind that suggests to me that something pretty spectacular went wrong.

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Will definitely need to pull it to bits to figure out what happened.

I can't see lack of use with a petrol one being an issue given it'll be used pretty regularly - longest gap is likely to be a couple of months in the winter.  The only thing which I've tended to have a bit of a fight to get going in the spring is the hedge trimmer...though that was a £50 Amazon cheapie so I kind of knew that going in!  Don't know...I need to have a think. 

Just topped off the tyres in the van...I always forget how much of a difference it makes.  Feels like I've gained about 10bhp and had power steering fitted.  Bit different to your average car though... they run 56psi on the front and 65 on the rear.

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3 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Balls.  My pressure washer has just expired quite spectacularly (pump seized by the sound of it).  So I've now got a 1/2 de-mossed front path.  To be fair this one has lasted me seven years, though it's leaked like a sieve since about six months in.

Need to do some research before picking up another one...fed up of plastic consumer grade tat.  Would really like to get the one we used to use at the garage which is about as simple as it gets...a tubular frame with a couple of wheels on and a pump bolted on the end of a stinking great induction motor.  That's about £500 though for the base unit though and I'd need to probably spend half that again for a hose etc...pricey.  Also complete, total overkill.

I'd also really rather go down the petrol powered route as I have a seething hate for tools like that trailing wires behind them.  Especially something like this which has two boxes also involved for it to get tangled around.  Time for some research.

Aldi have a petrol one online just now. £210 delivered with 3 year guarantee. 

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1 hour ago, Tim_E said:

Would anyone know why my new-to-me refurbished Samsung Galaxy S9 won't upload pictures?

I get the 'add file' button and it looks like it's trying to start the upload but no progression happens 🤔

Is this using Firefox? @Talbothas noted the same issue - I just haven't gotten around to plugging my phone in to find out the problem. Seems to only get upset with images over 2MB and only with Firefox.

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58 minutes ago, tobyd said:

Is this using Firefox? @Talbothas noted the same issue - I just haven't gotten around to plugging my phone in to find out the problem. Seems to only get upset with images over 2MB and only with Firefox.

Nail on the head, I'm using Firefox whereas before I wasn't!

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17 hours ago, artdjones said:

If you can stomach the wires at all get a Kranzle

glad u reminded me i got a kranzle and missus wants it, but im afraid she strip the paint of her car..lol

 

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Parking sensors have been playing up  on the Focus for a few weeks, and it's been doing my head in, as it shuts down all the sensors, self parking etc, and gives a warning on every start, so decided to fix it tonight. Forscan said left rear outer sensor. Swapped it with another and still the same..

Took the back bumper off, removed the loom which is also the BLIS loom. Stripped all the tape off and found s tiny nick in 1 wire, and green copper inside. Replaced the bad section   and taped it all up again. Sorted 😀

Blood everywhere though. Seems every time I go near a car just now I cut myself, and my nose was running like a tap.. and I got shit in my eye.

Parking sensors. Blood, snot and tears 😕

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+1 for Firefox being a dick, I was trying to search content on a page with it yesterday and it wouldn't search for shit. 

Fired up chrome, spent 10 minutes navigating our system back to where I was and boom 2 seconds done

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Balls. 

This weather is crap. Had planned on doing the brakes on the Nissan as they're squealing badly now.  I'm also starting to think it's needing an outer CV joint. Click click click when making sharp turns. Might be easier to replace the entire driveshaft tbh, given they're a weakpoint. 

 

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What a fun day I've had. Busy doing the exhaust on the Lupo and remember I need a clamp. Just getting tidied up and postie turns up with a new memory card for my dashcam (old one has gone phut). In between dashing in and out of the house to open the package and fit it in the camera, I realise I've locked myself out. No-one else is in, don't have a number for the Mrs's sister in law who has a spare key and Mrs is in another county. Shit. 

Climbed over the outhouse via the bins, nothing else unlocked. Find a large stick in the back garden to put through the letterbox. Climb over outhouse again - letterbox is too small to get my hands through. I need a bit of stiff plastic to slide around the door frame but the plastic recycling went yesterday. Tried flattening a section from a drink can and manage to get it around the door but just can't get it to push the catch in. Bugger.

Noticed a forlorn shower gel bottle in the kerb that the binmen have dropped, used the lid off a cat food can as a knife and cut a flat section out of it. Got it around the frame, bit of jiggery pokery and SUCCESS! I'm in. Only cut myself once...  

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MrsREB left to return to America yesterday evening,  so now I'm back to being alone with fuck all to do.

I have some 205 parts coming in the next few days so I suppose tidying the unit so I have somewhere to put them is a good idea. The weather is putting me off though, even though I'll be under cover out of most of it, the unit isn't perfectly wind and watertight. I think a year indoors has made me go soft!

I also need to clear out my council lockup so the C2 will fit in it, I think I might have more luck selling it if it's actually roadworthy but I just have too many other things to do right now. Or it sits there long enough to become a barn find. Both work!

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