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jeffske
03-03-08, 10:51 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/no-excuse-now-for-driving-a-dirty-car/2008/03/02/1204402275047.html

THE wet, miserable summer may have paid off. Sydneysiders will be allowed to use a hose to wash cars within weeks as the Government prepares to wind back tough water restrictions for the first time in almost three years.

eug4emi
03-03-08, 10:54 AM
wow, but still too lazy to haha!

Gorilla
03-03-08, 11:00 AM
Ohhhh mad!!!

Beau
03-03-08, 11:03 AM
We werent aloud? Man its great when you have massive gates around my house! i also used the hose haha.

Mind you i think its been a lil bit of a conspriacy with these water restrictions for the last year. Ive been down there a few times and the water is more then full at the dam, and you are now not aloud to go down where the pinic areas were near the dams as fear of the truth getting out. Its all crap.

RaYmO
03-03-08, 11:06 AM
Using the hose to wash your car is actually more efficient than using buckets

Chidori
03-03-08, 11:18 AM
heaps good!!. ..

and +1 for hose > buckets for water.

VTECMACHINE
03-03-08, 11:19 AM
Never stopped using the hose. Never will...

van
03-03-08, 11:22 AM
Never stopped using the hose. Never will...

Uh...

Babalouie
03-03-08, 11:41 AM
Rainwater tanks FTW :D

Beau
03-03-08, 11:45 AM
Rainwater tanks FTW :D

Dam Hippie!

Dave
03-03-08, 11:46 AM
Yes!! Now I don't have to go the car wash anymore and save myself $30 ;)

OVTEC
03-03-08, 12:27 PM
i thought this was already in effect lol

kre
03-03-08, 12:33 PM
Using the hose to wash your car is actually more efficient than using buckets

yep. by a big margin, too.

revolution
03-03-08, 12:40 PM
yep. by a big margin, too.

Totally agree. I did a test and I would need approx 6-7 buckets of water to rinse the car completly free of soap (Yes, I am a pedantic car washer :) ). With a hose I would only need an equivalent of 3 or so buckets.

Rad
03-03-08, 01:18 PM
cbf untangling the hose, might just stick with the watering can..

Dominik
03-03-08, 01:33 PM
I actually rang sydney water to complain about the fact that washing my car with a trigger hose used less water than a bucket, and they told me that they are aware of that...

The reason they make us use a bucket is because its MORE DIFFICULT. The theory is (and its a good one), that because bucket washing is so difficult, more people will just leave their car dirty!



But i am going to wash my car regardless, so I like to do my little bit for the water shortage crisis, by washing my car with a hose


The thing i dont like is the fact that they were encouraging neighbours to dob each other in. I hate looking at all the houses around me seeing if there is an old pensioner in there peering out at me with a phone in their hand.

Keven
03-03-08, 01:37 PM
It costs me $10 to wash mine at Carlovers...

Sel's_S15
03-03-08, 01:45 PM
Keven, wash it at my house i got recycled water!! see it pays to live in the sticks.. but i dont use it too much chlorine :/

jeffske
03-03-08, 01:46 PM
It costs me $10 to wash mine at Carlovers...

then you're doing it wrong
go when there's no attendent (usually after 9ish i think, we usually go around 10)
take a bucket,all your washing gear
1. spray the car with the high pressure wash all over
2. wash the car as you normally would with the bucket/washing gear
3. put in another $1 and wash all the soap off

shouldn't cost more then $5 all up for the wash (obviously theres the cost of the washing gear)

supernatural
03-03-08, 01:47 PM
AWESOME news!! now i can stop using those carlovers brushes and use my own sponge and no more driving to carlovers to get my car cleaned... :)

jeffske
03-03-08, 01:54 PM
AWESOME news!! now i can stop using those carlovers brushes and use my own sponge and no more driving to carlovers to get my car cleaned... :)

you'd be better of paying $10 to use the drive thru car wash at Shell
they have rubber bristles so it wont scratch your car as much

Chidori
03-03-08, 02:00 PM
Keven, wash it at my house i got recycled water!! see it pays to live in the sticks.. but i dont use it too much chlorine :/

Group wash at Sel's house! :mrgreen:

Mr Happ
03-03-08, 02:35 PM
then you're doing it wrong
go when there's no attendent (usually after 9ish i think, we usually go around 10)
take a bucket,all your washing gear
1. spray the car with the high pressure wash all over
2. wash the car as you normally would with the bucket/washing gear
3. put in another $1 and wash all the soap off

shouldn't cost more then $5 all up for the wash (obviously theres the cost of the washing gear)

This is gold. Kirrawee might be the go!

kre
03-03-08, 03:10 PM
you'd be better of paying $10 to use the drive thru car wash at Shell
they have rubber bristles so it wont scratch your car as much

if i'm feeling particularly lazy i use the mobil one that just has the high pressure jets, does a reasonable job for what it is.

fun33r
03-03-08, 03:19 PM
home wash ftw... i dont trust any other places really

i always use the hose but only to wet quickly & it then rinse

Serial Killa
03-03-08, 03:24 PM
then you're doing it wrong
go when there's no attendent (usually after 9ish i think, we usually go around 10)
take a bucket,all your washing gear
1. spray the car with the high pressure wash all over
2. wash the car as you normally would with the bucket/washing gear
3. put in another $1 and wash all the soap off

shouldn't cost more then $5 all up for the wash (obviously theres the cost of the washing gear)

HAHA my fellow tight arse :P

$4 on saturday.

Use $2 for spray for 1 min then turn it to soap and instead of brushing use it to drip foam all over the car.... then use own sponge :P

Another $2 to hose it off and clean your wheels

DONE!! :D

jeffske
03-03-08, 03:30 PM
HAHA my fellow tight arse :P

$4 on saturday.

Use $2 for spray for 1 min then turn it to soap and instead of brushing use it to drip foam all over the car.... then use own sponge :P

Another $2 to hose it off and clean your wheels

DONE!! :D

damn straight, every dollar counts these days and id rather spend my money on fun things then cleaning my car

wasabi
03-03-08, 03:40 PM
WOOT IM SICK OF BUCKETS

SANITORA
03-03-08, 05:42 PM
Using the hose to wash your car is actually more efficient than using buckets
agreed,

I have still used the hose anyways just not washed my car as much during this time.......

ps never put your car through bp/shell whatever carwash, bad news and ive seen it rip aeriels etc off the cars too...

I<3MyHonda
03-03-08, 06:15 PM
When I wash my car it costs me $2.
Start off with a $1 rinse, then use my own bucket of car wash/water and then another $1 rinse off. Follow up with a chamois and I drive away all clean :D.

jayt
03-03-08, 06:44 PM
lol, i like going to carlovers, i like using the gurney.
lol.

rusty1
03-03-08, 07:39 PM
Iv'e been using a watering can and just recently have used a gun nozzel and the hose a couple of times. I have noticed with the hose less water runs down the driveway than with the can.

josh..
03-03-08, 09:59 PM
i have a tap and hose in side my garage hahah :P

rawr
03-03-08, 10:09 PM
Carlover attendant at green valley doesnt mind you using a bucket/own sponge even though the sign says not too..

But yeah. Ive never used a bucket to rinse my car. Completely stupid idea

lukecivic
03-03-08, 10:44 PM
we couldnt use hoses????? :rolleyes:

menty
03-03-08, 11:11 PM
Group car wash!

lukecivic
03-03-08, 11:19 PM
Group car wash!

DO EEEET!:P

RaYmO
04-03-08, 12:40 AM
Group car wash!

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=MattDay/dodgeballcarwash.jpg

Justin Fox
04-03-08, 09:34 AM
Update please, my cars can all do with a hose.

Seven
10-03-08, 12:12 AM
I don't think it's a matter of efficiency in the bucket restriction- i think it has more to do with the fact that washing your car using a bucket is much more time-consuming and irritating.

This would mean that a lot of people would forgo washing their cars when they otherwise would out of laziness.

Make the job harder = Less people will wash their cars = Less water used altogether.

Seconding an update on this, please.

J
10-03-08, 12:24 AM
i just use the hose and hide in my battle axe.

tiksie
10-03-08, 01:47 AM
I just drive my car into the backyard and do what ever the f%#k I want :D

nasigoreng
11-03-08, 01:15 AM
I would use the hose but my neighbour works for Sydney Water lol hopefully this goes ahead soon !

Brendan
11-03-08, 06:22 AM
i bucket wash my car just because its a 60L bucket attached to a karcher dont mean shit :P

keviny
11-03-08, 11:24 AM
I would use the hose but my neighbour works for Sydney Water lol hopefully this goes ahead soon !

F*(k dude, i feel sooo sorry for you.....

RE99IE
11-03-08, 11:45 AM
my answer to hose or not to hose

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h230/re99ie/WashBay.jpg

lukecivic
11-03-08, 12:19 PM
i am sooooooooooooo doing that!

nasigoreng
11-03-08, 01:18 PM
Nice RE99IE ! have to save up for my set up !

keviny- haha yeah man sucks big time !

Chidori
11-03-08, 02:28 PM
are we allowed to already use it yet
or its still in the process?

rusty1
11-03-08, 08:37 PM
are we allowed to already use it yet
or its still in the process?

Its not official yet;)

Chidori
11-03-08, 10:08 PM
aah!, i got excited already lOL.

rusty1
11-03-08, 11:06 PM
I have noticed, over the last few months, that the water sheriffs are not as noticeable as they used to be. Maybe its the weather:cool: