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Old 04-23-2016, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My wasteful pressure washer is how I keep my 1 small patch of crab grass alive in the summer.
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My wasteful pressure washer is how I keep my 1 small patch of crab grass alive in the summer.
Pressure washing is a much more efficient method than hoses and buckets. There's certainly a lot less water in my drive after pressure washing compared to the hose and bucket.
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Alas, my pressure washer is on the fritz. The water here at Rancho Indebto comes from a well in the back yard. It drains back into the ground (laden with car cleaning chemicals) when it runs off the driveway.

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Pressure washing is a much more efficient method than hoses and buckets. There's certainly a lot less water in my drive after pressure washing compared to the hose and bucket.
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So you can use more that 2 buckets of water to wash your car? But why would you??
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The water here at Rancho Indebto comes from a well in the back yard. It drains back into the ground (laden with car cleaning chemicals) when it runs off the driveway.
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All I do is shift some water from the back yard to the front yard.
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My Superbeetle is in storage, but it had a decent waxed finish, and the biggest problem is pine needles littering it; so I would use a drafting brush to sweep it for it's weekly drive and wash it maybe once a month.

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3 different drying stages and a perfect wash is KEY to basic vehicle maintenance.
[emphasis added] Using compressed air to blow out the hinges and mirrors sounds good, though.
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Is the purpose of this to save soap? and maybe reduce how much soap and such goes in to the soil?

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