Deck cleaner

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Enforcer, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here is our under-deck washer we built this winter. It can accomodate up to a 50" deck. I am not quite sure how well it works, didn't get a chance to try it. Give me any comments or suggestions to improve it. I know, gotta get it painted yet.

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  2. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here is where the the stub hose attaches to the pipe

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  3. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Another pic-

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  4. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
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    are there holes in the pipe that water spays out?????? and what kind of pressure are you using?
     
  5. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    you should tap pressure washer nozzels into the pipe and hook the pressure washer up to it then you got a nasty cleaner:cool2:
     
  6. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    pretty kewl !! how far apart are your holes ? suggestion
    you could get some small spray nozzels and tap the pipe and install them for a wider spray pattern (also from experiance inguage the blades (only if you have room )
    this will help loosen some of that grass under there
     
  7. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I NEVER wash the underside of the deck. I simply have a paint scrapper I keep on my truck and every once in a while I ride the mower up on the side of the loading ramp and I lay down on the ground under the deck and scrap it out clean. Works alot better than trying to get it clean with water, and the water way is very messy. Much easier to clean up when you do it dry with the scraper.
     
  8. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
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    i clean mine both ways, i usually scrap it to get most of it, then powerwash it after.
     
  9. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pretty neat is that ply wood its mounted to you might want to seal that.
    I would try to tap some nozzels too you might have something there.
     
  10. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the responses guys! All you need to do is turn on the blades when the water is going- I saw a guy that built one similiar to this and it works for him. You just need to clean it every day.
     

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