How to use a Karcher Pressure Washer with a Bucket


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If you don’t have an outside tap, or a hose pipe then you may wish to use a bucket of water to drawer water into your pressure washer. Using water from a bucket, water butt, a tank or barrel will save the amount of water you use.

Using the Suction Hose

With the upper models of the Karcher pressure washer range there is the feature to use a suction hose. This allows you to drawer water from a source such as a bucket or water butt, and below we shall tell you how.

Using Pressure Washer Suction Hose with a Bucket

To draw water from a bucket or barrel you will want to use the Karcher suction tube, this is a plastic pipe that has a screw fitment on one end that attached to your pressure washer. The other end has a filter and can be dropped into the water be it a bucket, pond, barrel etc.

Once dropped in you are ready to go. The filter on the suction tube will help prevent grit and stones from being drawn into and used by the pressure washer.

How to use a Karcher Pressure Washer with a Water Butt

The video below shows how easy it is to use a water butt with your pressure washer. You can either attached your hose to the water butt tap instead of a outdoor mains tap and way you go. The other way you can do this is by using the suction tube. Screw the one end to the suction tube input on your pressure washer, and then drop the other end of the tube that has the filer on it into the water butt and sink it to the bottom.

The filter on the tube will help prevent grit and dirt from being sucked up and passed through your pressure washer helping prevent any damage.

If you don’t have a suction hose you can buy the Karcher 5m Suction Hose and Filter for Pressure Washer Accessory. It is 5 metres in length making it easy to reach and extend to your water butt, with a solid screw fitment on one end and a clever filter on the other which is a single way valve. This is compatible with the Kärcher K3-K7 series pressure washers.

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