So these DirtWorker Things Then.
Has anybody made their own?
Im not spending Â¬Â£85 on one and Ive tried to get one from Halfords but no joy. Been looking on fleabay at 12v pumps but dont really know what to look for. Found some wit a flow rate 10 times that of the dirtworker but only 1/6 the pressure but I am assuming this is directly out of the 12mm pipe and using a nossle from say a garden weed sprayer will bring the volume right down and raise the presure quite a bit. But will it be enough?
Are there any SIMPLE calculations I can do to help me work it out?Posted 9 years agodaveevsMember
I’m not really convinced you’ll manage something as good for anywhere near less than half price.
But if you wanna save money, try a caravan water pump from a breakers, similar gauge pipe (0.5″ ish?) and I have no idea what head.
Sorry to be negative, but I think my Dirtworker’s worth every pennyPosted 9 years ago
Found some caravan pumps on ebay for under a tenner and can do the simple wiring that these will need to run off my fag lighter and get a 25l water bottle.
I definateley want to try his but Im not 100% sure on the details and what to use as a nossle. Maybe I can just buy a karcher nossle.Posted 9 years ago
I would keep checking Halfrauds.they will look at other stores if you ask them.I paid 65 for mine but there well worth the money in my opinion,and if your going to try and make one yourself remember the more powerfull your pump the more water capacity youll need.Posted 9 years agoracing_ralphMember
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I would keep checking Halfrauds.they will look at other stores if you ask them.I paid 65 for mine but there well worth the money in my opinion,and if your going to try and make one yourself remember the more powerfull your pump the more water capacity youll need.
Not true – the more flow you have the more water you needPosted 9 years ago
[/quote]“Surely the more powerful the pump the more flow it provides?”
exactly,I think this is the balance dirtworker have acheived,between current draw,tank capacity,pump/motor output/trigger/nozzle/pipe dia/etc etc.
Taking these in to account and the performance it gives, makes it a worthwhile purchase imho.
mine gets used three times a week and has been 100% reliable so far. (one and a half years old)Posted 9 years agogrizzlygusMember
That product code doesn’t appear to work 🙁Posted 9 years agotrickydiscoMember
got mine in Bristol this week (last one in the whole of brizzle apparently). They had to check it by the code (none of the 4 staff i spoke to hadn’t a clue what it was or even heard of a ’12v’ pressure washer.
The manager had to search in the back room for 15 minutes to find it!
Â¬Â£24.87 thankyou very muchPosted 9 years agoneilb67Member
I_Ache, got mine yesterday. I found one at Perry Bar, when I got there they couldn’t find it. But did a search for me and found one at Wolverhampton. Got there and found out one part was missing so they let me have it for Â¬Â£5….
Theres 5 at Southampton apparently… 😉Posted 9 years agospooky_b329Member
I’ve got the Inovex Smartwash Rich has linked to…bargain at Â¬Â£15. I paid Â¬Â£25 and that was half price.
You just pull the pump out of the open top blue bin, and stick it in a Â¬Â£12 caravan water container…I had to file the opening slightly as the pump was a snug fit.
Has more flow but less pressure than the dirtworker, so you need a large water container, think mine is 25L…that will do four bikes if you are careful. Need to use it with a wheel brush or similar to get any heavy mud off.
I would link to an earlier post with pics etc but can’t thanks to those meddling kids 🙁
Posted 9 years agopantsonfireMember
I made a 12v pressure washer. I used a pond pump that had a flow of 14 litres a minute. The tank is a 25 litre plastic jerry can. The nozzle and hose came off one of those garden sprayers. The only things I needed to buy were a on/off switch, a length of aquarium clear plastic hose and a couple of jubilee clips.
It does the job but looks a bit Heath Robinson compared to the proper job but then it cost me Â¬Â£4.Posted 9 years agoWallySubscriber
Â¬Â£24.47 woop woop!
Lakeside, the item code worked and it was immaculate in the stock room.
Manager said “Well I never, I had no idea we had those!”
Also Shimano MT51 boots Â¬Â£30 Decathlon.Posted 9 years ago
I gave the Â¬Â£90 Mavic crossmax SL rear wheel a miss, though it was a bargain IF you wanted one.dickydutchMember
As id mentioned on the previous forum, Ive managed to pick up four dirtworkers a couple of weeks back at a price of 40 quid each. I’d said I’m willing to let them go for this price plus the cost of postage. Ive had email contact from two people saying they want one, so at present there is two left. If people want them at this price (Â¬Â£40) I am willing to post them (at cost to the buyer). Otherwise, I’m just outside Hull until tuesday and after that I will be back in Newcastle if people want to collect. Email me if interested.Posted 9 years agodickydutchMember
nobeerinthefridge –Posted 9 years ago
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ive tried to put it in my profile but it doesnt seem to be working as before.
Ive weighed the dirtworkers all packaged up on some home scales and it came to around 14 quid when checked with the corresponding costs on royal mail site? Where are you based by the way? Nowhere near I take it?
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