1) Connect to Pressure Washer.
2) Turn water on and open valve. Open trigger gun for flow of water
through nozzles. Nozzles must have flowing spray. If not, remove
tips and clean; reassemble, making sure that groove of nozzle is
parallel to spray bar. Use Teflon tape when installing nozzles.
3) Start Pressure Washer. The flat surface cleaner is ready for operation.
4) Walk slowly behind the flat surface cleaner, cleaning as you go. If
striping occurs, slow down your pace.
5) Periodically check weep hole on bottom of swivel. Water will
seep slowly; if water shoots out, stop and replace seals. Swivel
assembly can be rebuilt.
6) For maximum effectiveness keep spray nozzles clean. If the machine
vibrates, stop and clean spray tips.
7) Lubricate swivel with one squirt of good quality grease every 200
hours of operation or about once a month if used daily. A small
amount of grease coming out of the bottom of the swivel is normal.
DO NOT ALLOW MACHINE TO REMAIN STATIONARY
ON SOFT SURFACES, SUCH AS WOOD.
CAUTION: Striking any raised obstacle during operation will damage
machine. If contact does occur and results in vibration when
operating machine, STOP and replace spray bar. Continued
operation could result in serious injury or damage to machine.
How much time will this equipment actually save me (versus using the standard wand)?
The following comparison shows the time taken to clean a typical size driveway (400 sq. ft.) using 2 different components.
- Flat Surface Cleaner – 10 minutes
- Standard wand – 80 minutes
Is there any over spray?
The brush skirt will eliminate any over spray.
Is it easy to move and control?
The unit is easy to move around. (units equipped with casters turn 360 degrees)
How close does it get to walls?
With the surface cleaner, you've got full wall clearance.
Does it save water or does it use more? How much?
It uses the same amount produced by your pressure washer.
You state that it has "enormous energy savings", how so?
You just walk behind it, v.s. if you clean with the standard wand you have to swing the wand 200-300 times to clean a typical size driveway.
Does it have a lot of maintenance/upkeep?
It has a minimum moving parts therefore very few possibilities that something will break down.