- Garden pressure spray pump for bike cleaning?
After having a nightmare with a hose popping off in the kitchen I have been using buckets of water to clean the bike. Without the obvious plumbing in an outside tap the other alternative I thought about was those high pressure hand pump garden sprayers, they any good or useful for bike cleaning?Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
I used one for a couple of years (£7 job from Wilkos).
Worked fine provided you used a healthy amount of agitation along with it.
Since bought a Dirt Worker from ebay for about £25 and it’s great, but to be honest, not a world apart from the spray pump (certainly not worth £120 in my eyes).Posted 4 years agoacidchunksMember
Until recently Clas Ohlsen were selling that Mobi washer rebadged as “CoTech” for a lot less.
Web site says discontinued but they still had them in store last time I poked my nose in (a few weeks ago)
I’ve got one and its ace 🙂Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I’ve got a jet washer but TBH I don’t use it, I’m not very precious about bearings or anything, it’s just too much faff getting it out and plugging it in Vs just using a hose and a brush.
Fitting an outside tap doesn’t take long; kit from homebase or B&Q is ~£20 tops? 12 x 400 masonry bit to put a hole through the wall is a fiver… makes watering the garden, filling paddling pools and cleaning out the Bins about a billion times easier too…Posted 4 years agoV8_shin_printMember
I have a hand pump one which is 8 litres, it can do one bike well or it can get the worst off two bikes. If the mud has dried then a brush is useful but it’s handy as I can chuck it in the car or use it in the garden.Posted 4 years ago
The electric ones look great for those who are too posh to push 😀longwayhomeMember
I had a garden spray pump to clean my bike before it went into the car but gave up as it wasn’t powerful enough to shift much mud.
Got one of the pressure washers that runs off the car 12V and it is much better. Maybe not as powerful as a mains pressure washer but that’s good news for your bike’s bearings.
It would be good being able to use the 12V washer at home when I don’t use the car but haven’t found a suitable box to convert mains to 12V at the required power. Anyone any suggestions?Posted 4 years ago
“Quality Faithful Tools” 5L pressure sprayer. In fact now I recall, I replaced the Stans valve with one I cut from an old inner tube. You can another valve and a double ended track pump tube and head to the other side. You will need to remove the fill tube from inside the sprayer too. Or…
Place the base of the track pump over the existing tube – with spray head removed (this tube sits nicely on the valve of the rim with core removed. Pump to 60PSI whilst blocking the tube. Once at pressure, remove the track pump to release the pressure. Tyre inflates instantly.Posted 4 years agostormtrooperMember
Bigbloke – I have a Mobi V-15 which I bought for £70 in Jan 2012 but have never used. It’s still in it’s original box (but I seem to have mislaid the instructions). I was planning on sticking it on the classifieds for £50 collected from Manchester if that is any good for you?
RichPosted 4 years ago
If anyone else is interested, I tested the safety valve whilst pumping with my track pump and it blew off at about 35-40psi. I figured a minimum of 100% safety cover and then some – hence 60 PSI. The pump that is part of the sprayer will also blow the safety valve, but pumping to 60 PSI was too much like hard work.Posted 4 years agoTurnerGuyMember
haven’t found a suitable box to convert mains to 12V at the required power. Anyone any suggestions?
I bought one of these car jump starter battery things:
(as I needed one as I don’t use my car a lot and occasionally need to jump it)
and it has a cigarette socket, so can power my portable pressure washer.Posted 4 years ago
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