Karcher Drain & Gutter Cleaning Kit
Kararcher Drain Cleaner
I bought this product yesterday and used it on a blocked kitchen drain this morning. The drain was approximately 10 metres in length from the front to the rear of the property.
The hose was very easily assembled and attached to my pressure washer.
As soon as I pulled the trigger the pressure was evident and amazing. The backward jet hit me from about 10 feet away with a good force which provided ample humour for my wife!
I then put the hose into the drain and sucsessfully removed all of the built up grease (which looked like wet chalk) from the pipe. This took approximately 15 minutes.
Previous reviews indicated that the hose was wound tightly and would not straigthen out properly. This is nonsense. Make sure you straighten the hose before you use it and there will be no issue.
I also had a bucket of hot water with sugar soap (any degreasent will be fine) on standby. As i took the hose out I used a car sponge to keep the hose clean, which meant there was no grease on the ground or all over me!
I then cleaned the hose when the job was done.
The hose was wound up again and I was able to get it all back in the box without too much effort.
This product will not fix collapsed drains with tree roots in it as commplained about in previous reviews (and is unreasonable anyway!). But for grease in a drain I highly recommend this piece of kit. It might not work on gutters but thats not whatI wanted it for anyway. I can clearly say that it has paid for itself in one use.
15 Aug 2015
Did what was needed.
Bought to clear a drain. Next day delivery was handy.
The drain itself was an old clay drain with a u trap. This made it difficult to start with as the pipe is quite stiff so struggles to go around bends... but it needs to pretty stiff so you can push it up the drain to the blockage so it is a compromise. It took a lot of coaxing but eventually got there. If the drain was a straight run I am sure it would have been a lot easier.
The value is marked as low as it seems a lot for a hose with a nozzle on the end.
20m is quite a bit of hose so I would consider getting a reel to put it onto to keep tidy.
I'm sure I'll need it again so it will save the expense of calling out a pro'
12 Mar 2015
Not good enough to do the job
I bought this and a brand new K4 to try and unblock my drain pipe. It wouldn't even touch it. I had to call out Drain Doctor after wasting my money on this product. It would probably be ok to unblock a pipe with leaves clogging it up, but any serious blockage and this just won't do it I'm afraid.
18 Feb 2015
Karcher Drain & Gutter Cleaner
Bought this kit and the hose was a nightmare.
It must have been in its box coiled up for a long time as it refused to loose its memory of being in the box.
Although It was quite good for cleaning drains when it came to the gutters this was another rather wet matter.
No one tells you that the sled device is a bit to wide for even the latest wide deep guttering used today in the UK.
During use the sled wants to climb out the guttering. It no way works like the picture on the box with the guy dressed up. You get drowned. My loss another 70 Quid down the drain! It is now clashed in the back of my workshop never to be used again
10 Nov 2014