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    Hi everyone,
    Just wanted to let you know what i have been upto with my new venture...
    i have been doing only a little Advertising and I'm picking a few jobs up every week now, i can't do too much as I'm going over seas in month for 4 weeks. but when i get back ill be doing flyers and web site etc...
    i find it a real good booster todo alongside your lawns as 1 job with pressure washing is almost equal to 4 lawns...

    today i did a pool area (concrete) Patio area and pathway i was in and out in about 80mins..im a little slow but right now i just want to do a good job...
    but the results are night and day. I'm really enjoying it as its something different and a learning curve at the same time:!
    here are some pics from todays efforts..

    tomorrow I'm doing another house wash.!
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    Sorry guys Photos around the right way
    also as an extra i get to get some sand and fill the gaps up again

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    It wouldn't let me delete the first post pictures

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    the results are great aren't they, gives you a lift when you finish to see what you've achieved




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    i have now realised lawn mowing uniform is no good..i need gum boots and a rain coat!
    also the surface cleaner so powerful it sometimes feels like its going to takee off

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    Careful with coloured stencil drive ways, too much can remove the tint, and I think you need sandbags in the gutter to stop any pollution going in the stormwater > river systems. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Your 100% Correct!!

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    What kind of equip did you use, I'm watching a unit on ebay atm that looks ok.

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    I'm using a 21" whirl away pumping 21LPM
    Honda 24Hp jetter

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    Wow sounds powerful, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSD View Post
    Wow sounds powerful, thanks.
    Yea it sure is, this way I'm not restricted to what work i get, if its concrete cleaning to house washing to cleaning roofs, my machine has as little power as i want or maximum power if i need it,
    Nothing worse than knocking back work because my machine can't handle it, the job you knock back is the job you never get back!!!

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    Greenie saw your latest you tube vid good stuff mate ,its cool to see what other aussie guys are doing . Mate before you drop big dollars on a collection mower I would like to have chat. How about a pressure washing vid...

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    Hi mate. .sure call me anytime. ...
    Im going to do a preassure vid soon...im going over seas in a few weeks so im not doing too much pressure washing until i get back home and start my advertising..

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    I finished a 13 hour pressure cleaning job today, done over 2 days . I'm totally stuffed , think its easier mowing lawns

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    hard on the arm, wrist, shoulder.......




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    and back...........

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