Featured Worx Hydroshot - Pressure Cleaning 'reinvented'

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  1. Trippy Tripple

    Trippy Tripple Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Not sure if you're all aware of this already. It's new to me and I can't seem to find any other threads about it... So here goes...

    Just picked up the Worx Hydroshot pressure cleaner. A bit different to your typical pressure washer and seems to be more suitable for very particular reasons. Some of you, like me might find useful...

    It comes with a 20V rechargeable battery, so doesn't need to be plugged into mains. It also uses a pump and hose to take water directly from any source, a bucket, the included bottle, a pond..!

    Ideal for me because I live in an apartment, which means I can't use a typical pressure washer as no tap or mains nearby. Also, I can use a few buckets of warm water which I prefer to wash the bike with rather than cold.

    Although there is more pressure than a standard hose, it's not over the top like a typical pressure washer, which I would be worried about paintwork with.

    It comes with a hose, a bottle for shampoo to foam up before washing, a carry bag to put it all away, the battery, charger, an extension pipe and a soft brush for cleaning those extra dirty parts...

    I've just got it on charge and will be washing the bike with it this afternoon. I'll take some. Before, during and after pics for those of you interested.

    Amazon reviews seem mixed although on the whole lore positive... Bikers especially seem to like it...

    Unboxing photos below and link to YouTube here:

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  2. Trippy Tripple

    Trippy Tripple Well-Known Member

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    OK, so here are all the parts that come with the washer. Pretty self explanatory what it all is I think... All quite familiar and mostly bits and pieces you see on a standard pressure cleaner kit... Other than the hose of course which fits to the pump in the gun and pulls water from any source...

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  3. Dozers Dad

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    #3 Dozers Dad, Nov 24, 2019
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    I saw an advert on telly for it yesterday Trippy.
    It looks like a great bit of kit. If the battery/motor is powerful enough to generate enough pressure for it to do its job?
     
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  4. Trippy Tripple

    Trippy Tripple Well-Known Member

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    Here's the bike right now... Not in the worst state by any means. But I hate an unclean bike (probably like most of you).

    20V battery is still charging. Been an hour or so now from new, so guess it would have been completely depleted. Will give it another 30 mins or so.

    Products I tend to use are auto glym. Always used on my cars and never had any complaints, so have done the same with the bike...

    Anyone recommend any better products, please let me know...

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  5. Trippy Tripple

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    Yeah, wondering the same... Or how long it's going to last... Apparently lasts at least an entire car shampoo and wash... So hopefully enough for the bike... Only time will tell... I'll keep you updated
     
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  6. Retired Phil

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    Soap and water for me. Pressure washers can and will reek havoc with electrical connections!
     
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  7. Trippy Tripple

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    Totally agree. One of the reasons why I have avoided them and that this is a better option... Not that there's anything wrong with soap and water...
     
  8. Trippy Tripple

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    Right, so the verdict is in... Have shampooed, washed, cleaned and made her look all pretty again... And here is what I think of the Worx Hydroshot...

    ...Personally, I love it... So far, so good...

    This is definitely not a replacement for a pressure washer... So those of you using PW's to clean outdoor furniture and the patio... This will not replace that... The strength is nowhere near as strong... However, that's one of the reasons I was interested in this in the first place...

    It has 4 or 5 strength settings, ranging from watering-can to more-than-strong-enough...! Any stuck on dirt and grime will definitely come off... In fact the highest couple of pressures are probably too strong for the bike (bodywork/electrics)...

    The additional bits and pieces are all very useful. The extension pipe is great for overall foaming and the smaller arm is brilliant for getting into the hard to reach areas. The foaming bottle does the trick and great addition.

    Again, the fact that you can just throw the hose into a bucket of warm water and pull the trigger is brilliant. No messing around with hose reels, plug sockets or a weak hose pipe and cold water. If like me you live in an apartment, I highly recommend.

    Battery did take a long time to charge, although it was straight out the box, so probably no charge in it at all... But it lasted more than enough for the wash... Could have easily washed 2 or 3 bikes... All on half a charge... The battery itself has a battery level indicator light which is really handy... You can see I started on half charge and finished with 1/3 charge left...

    One of the best things about this is the final pic... It all comes together and fits in the included draw string bag... Which I can throw in a corner somewhere until next time...

    Again, those of you with garages, karchers, outdoor taps, hoses, gardens, driveways... This might not be necessary... But I found it really useful in the first wash and looking forward to using it again soon...

    Anyone have any specific questions or want to know more... Please let me know...

    Thanks for listening :)

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  9. Dozers Dad

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    Cheers Trippy.

    An excellent/detailed write up for anybody considering purchasing one :)
     
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  10. half ton

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    Is that your boat in the background Trippy.:p
     
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  12. Trippy Tripple

    Trippy Tripple Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha... Put, put it in your vagi... No... Don't... It'll sting
     
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  13. Trippy Tripple

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    I wish... Although cleaning that thing would be a whole forum in itself... Haha
     
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  14. Eldon

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    #14 Eldon, Nov 24, 2019
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    Nice write up, i only saw these advertised the other day and wondered if it would do a couple of mountain bikes on one charge, sounds like it will. When we go MTB we usually take the motorhome so have plenty of water to hand.
    Can you envisage any issues with this set up?
    If you dont mind saying, how much was it and where from?
     
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  15. Dozers Dad

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    This looks like the same set Eldon?..
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  16. Eldon

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    I think this requires a bit more research as apparently theres a 40 volt version as well :neutral:
     
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  17. Yorkshireman

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    Nice write up trippy, and great looking bike, you also have a good eye for a photo. ;)
     
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  18. Scrambled head

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    I have one of these, had about a year now,
    I can wash two cars on a charge, it’s just the right power as it’s enough to shift dirt without being too powerful.
    I use the foam attachment which works a treat.
     
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  19. Hippo-Drones

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    Awesome review, on the basis of it, I have just ordered one. Although I have power in my garage, and can run a hose down through it, it is a faff. This way I can give my bike a quick rinse after any winter riding to wash the salt off it before putting it away and also get the worst of the filth off my Beta after green laning! :)
    Cheers! :)
     
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  20. Sandi T.

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    Thanks for a great writeup, review, and photos (including those of your Speed Triple), Trippy! Sounds like a really great tool. Any qualms about it? I just went on Amazon (US) and this came up. Seems the model number is a bit different than what DD posted. Thought I'd check to see if this is what you bought. Thanks!

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