General Pump Pressure Washer Water Broom - 4 Nozzle, 16in. Width
Not as good as I was led to believe
I chose this product based on the multiple positive reviews. I have a 3000 psi / 2.7 gpm pressure washer. I've done my concrete driveway for years with my pressure washer with it's hand wand. I was looking forward to making life easier with this product. I was disappointed.
The product's caster wheels are nice, but I couldn't get close enough to really get the dirt and grim off my driveway. I tried going back and forth, left and right, up and down, every which way multiple times and finally gave up and used my wand. Just not enough pressure coupled with the jets distance from the concrete.
Guess I'll try using it on the wood deck, but I'll have to try and get a more expensive surface cleaner for the driveway.
December 5, 2012
Way better than expected
I ordered the water broom expecting it to work well on my 3 car wide, extra long driveway and sidewalks.
The water broom exceeded all expectations and not only does a far better job than I had thought possible, it does it so quickly that I ended up using it far more frequently than when I used to drag out a garden hose and spray handle.
Now every week when I mow the front lawn, I have time to also edge the lawn and thoroughly clean all the concrete afterwards in only about another extra half an hour, instead of only edging and cleaning the concrete a couple of times a season, with a raggedy edged lawn and a dirty driveway and sidewalks in between.
August 13, 2012
Definitely helps speed up cleaning driveways/sidewalks, etc with the multiple jets. You need a strong pressure washer though as it suggests but you can get around that by simply adjusting how close the jets get to the cleaning surface. This can make it a little harder on back and arms but you cover so much more surface that it's worth it. I have a 2700 PSI/2.2 GPM pressure washer. Would have bought the smaller water broom which does not require quite as much pressure and water volume but it wasn't available in my store when I needed it.
May 7, 2012
Great Broom w/ Castor Problems
We have two 4000psi pressure washers and we use these water brooms to pressure wash 15 parking garages every year (approx. 1000 spaces). The pressure is great and we get a penetrating clean that pushes everything out of the way. The only problem is that we end up replacing the castors after about 150 hours of use. We're now using polyurethane castors with ball bearings in the hopes that they'll last longer.
April 25, 2012
Water Broom - Works Good
After I applied a good thick coating of Simple Green concentrate detergent to the surface, I then hooked this up to my gun and went to town.
I was so impressed at how easy this thing was to use. The unit has caster wheels on it, so its really easy to move it forward and back to push the debris away.
It uses 4-nozzles to create a 16” cleaning swath. I was able to get my whole driveway cleaned in less then an hour, now that’s a huge savings on gas, water, and my time!
However, when I went to use it for its second time, the quick connect socket on the extension had failed on me. Either it was due to it being defective, or it was never rated for 3,000-PSI 4,000-PSI burst pressure to begin with!
I got my driveway done so fast, I made my old neighbor so jealous, that all he could say in response was, “you missed a spot.”
I am going to have to give it 3-stars though, cause the unit’s pieces should last for more then one use.
August 9, 2011
Won't push heavy sand
The water "broom" is fairly heavily constructed, so it should hold up well. It is okay for basic pressure washing. I bought it thinking it would help remove sand off of concrete surfaces. Even though I have a high-end pressure washer that does a lot of pressure and volume, this will not move sand very well. It has too small nozzles for that purpose. It cleans okay for cleaning patios. But, don't expect to move sand build up etc. It just doesn't have enough volume for that. Maybe I'll try bigger nozzles for that purpose since I have a professional washer. But, if you have a little homeowner washer, you wouldn't have that option.
November 23, 2010
My pressure washer is barely adequate for this attachment at 3000PSI. It does save time in pushing debrit around. It definitely isn't as strong as the single nozzle for blasting concrete grime away but it does an adequate job. I was a little disappointed with the fact that it leaves lines and you have to go over the area more than once. It's not a big deal though. I will be using it for my yearly cleaning of parking pads and driveways. I finished what is normally a 4 hour job in 2 hours and it looks very good.
August 13, 2008
Works wonderful with a little maintenance
I had a lot of mud build up from washing ATV's in my parking lot and needed something to clean it off. This worked great. It puts out plenty of power and go the job done. It is a little small for a large area but it was also within my budget.
As with any high pressure sprayer any small partical can clog things up but I simply blew the jets out backwards with an air compressor periodically. You can purchase a simple hose attachment at any hardware store that hooks up to your water hose that has a fine screen in it, which took care of any clogs.
Worth the money.
August 12, 2008
good cleaning tool
I clean an area of 1400sq feet of concrret removing livestock manuer and this tool works great because you don't have to cary the spray gun for hours at a time cleaning the floor. All you do is fallow the broom and then rince with the regular water hose. Then broom works well and it easy to manuver around objects as well. its light and it can be taken apart for storage.
April 23, 2008
works wonders with my 3500 psi machine used to clean all the sidewalks around the shop
April 21, 2008