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Pressure Washing 30 May 2020

Out with the pressure washer.

Things I forget between one use and the next…

The mains cable is relatively short.

It's quite remarkable just how much dirt and débris is thrown off at speed. Light stuff can be carried 2-3 metres. Be careful of cars that might be down-range; they will be spattered with grot at the very least.

And of cheap nasty thin tarmac which can be peeled up remarkably easily.

How do our front steps get so dirty, given that most people who come here are getting out of cars?

Why do plants cling on in the face of the inevitable? Why not just give up, uproot themselves, and trudge off with their belongings in a red spotty hankie?

Grr. Plants.

Axel Pressbutton via Comic Vine

Tags: real life

  1. Posted by Chris Suslowicz at 09:17am on 30 May 2020

    A pressure washer on narrow jet will cut through brick and remove the surface of concrete, so needs to be used with caution. (Yes, I have used one in the past to remove a brick from a wall by blasting the mortar away from around it.)

    Some of the 'grot' is airborne dust settling out, but a lot more is actually alive - I left a spare fence panel lying on the back yard for a year and when I moved it the slabs were spotless where it had blocked sunlight, in comparison to the grimy appearance of he rest of the yard.

    Chris.

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