August 18, 2021
Let’s get one thing straight...power washing and pressure washing ARE NOT the same thing. Although they both consist of using water sprayed under high pressure to remove dirt, mould, paint etc from the surface of stone, concrete and wood, the two terms cannot be used interchangeably. The main difference to these two methods of washing is HEAT. Power washing uses heat whereas pressure washing does not. The reason for this is that hot water is better used for cleaning, especially when it is mixed with soap, disinfectant, baking soda etc. So before you go buying yourself a nice fancy Honda 2500 PSI power washer, please note the following:
- When should you power/ pressure wash?
Power washers are extremely powerful and the use of heated water means they are great for heavy duty jobs such as large driveways or paths. The hot water used in power washers helps to lift stubborn dirt and grime as well as kill any unwanted mould to hinder its return to the s
August 18, 2021
What is Sandblasting?
Sandblasting is the technique by which abrasive particles such as sand are sprayed under intense pressure to alter the surface area of a particular material such as metal. The high pressured stream of abrasive materials are blasted at the surface with the intention of smoothing a rough surface, removing any contaminants that may reside within. This is done using a Sandblasting Pot with accompanying Sandblasting Gun or a Sandblasting Cabinet powered by an Air Compressor. There are many different types of granular material that can be used to do so, however the most common is sand due to its rough and gritty properties. This works in the same way as sandpaper, found in most workshops, to create a smooth texture on the surface.
August 16, 2021
Buying an air compressor is something that you will only do once every decade or two, so it is important that you choose the right one. The customer must identify the tools or equipment that will consume the most amount of air at the highest pressure. The automotive equipment experts at Irish Garage Equipment have the knowledge to help our customers make the correct buying decision.
Many retailers sell compressors on the assumption that the bigger the tank or the motor the better, a big tank is useless if your pump is too small.
Generally you should always buy more air compressor than you need.
What is CFM?
CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute of air delivered by a compressor and is the single most important number for you take into account when buying a compressor.
Note that CFM will increase when the pressure (PSI) decreases, and the CFM will decrease when the pressure (PSI) increases.
Each tool in your workshop will have an air consumption
August 16, 2021
Why Do You Need a Generator?
Emergency back-up for power outages
Having a generator will mean your family have the electricity to live in comfort during power failures, when those around will be in the dark and cold.
A generator is handy when going camping or travelling in a mobile home.
There are a range of silent and open frame generators from 2KVA to 200KVA available, whether you are powering one power tool to a block of site offices.
How to Select the Right Generator For You
To determine how much power you require, follow these steps:
- Make a list of what you need to power. What will you need to power in the event of a power cut: just kitchen appliances and lights? TV and