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Patio brick cleaning

Post by abap_doctor » Wed May 30, 2012 10:15 am

OK, so I've got a Karcher pressure washer and I need to clean my patio which is made up of red-bricks.

I have cleaned it before using the wand which worked very well, but took a long time and was a bit (bit?) messy...

Has anyone got experience of the T-Racer attachment that looks a bit like this:

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Is it worth getting? Is it better than just the wand? Does it get the bricks clean, or just give them a bit of a wash...?
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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by bgamble » Thu May 31, 2012 7:56 am

dont they have Mexicans where you live?
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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by Craig » Thu May 31, 2012 9:45 am

Just pour muriatic acid all over the pavers about 10-20 minutes before a heavy thunder storm, scrub lightly with a thick bristled broom. Let the rain wash it away, hose off if rain not heavy enough.

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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by Sharpshooter » Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm

bgamble wrote:dont they have Mexicans where you live?
I always wondered by the bricks in Mexico were so clean!
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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by YuriT » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:37 pm

abap_doctor wrote:I have cleaned it before using the wand which worked very well
BRICKOCLEANIUS!

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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by abap_doctor » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:36 am

YuriT wrote:
abap_doctor wrote:I have cleaned it before using the wand which worked very well
BRICKOCLEANIUS!
Aaaaahaaahaahaaaaa! :lol:
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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by abap_doctor » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:55 am

Ordered a Karcher T300 T-Racer, so will let you know what happens...

(Probably get wet and cold and it won't shift a snail...) :lol: :evil:
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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by Squarebear » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:50 am

We had a similar experience (oh, the shame of a dirty driveway).

I got my old Bosch powerwasher out but it took us frigging AGES because we didn't have a suitable attachment. It's like trying to take out an entire army with a sniper rifle. My woman had to put her sunglasses on because the earth and crap was flying everywhere.

When I finally convinced her to stop she took off her shades and gasped in horror - we'd simply transferred the muck up from the driveway onto the walls, windows, the neighbour's walls, window, car. It was chaos.

We were unable to find a compatible Bosch driveway attachment so ended up buying a Karcher powerwasher. It feels cheap and nasty compared to my lovely Bosch (purr) but it has made cleaning the driveway (oh, again, the shame!) so much easier.
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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by Craig » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:57 pm

A driveway? Really? Can't just wait for a good rain? :P

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Re: Patio brick cleaning

Post by Jim B » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:41 am

So what was the outcome?

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