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01/9/2010 at 9:51pm
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When I have warmed up from the weekend northerly winds I shall be putting my vax to the test on my kyham carpet.

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Quote: Originally posted by Woofers on 29/8/2010

My tent carpet came up like new when I recently pressure washed it

I tried hoovering it and was a nightmare, just blasted it with the pressure washer = job done

P1070191.jpg picture by Haras1970


Out of interest, how long did it take to dry fully after pressure washing it?



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02/9/2010 at 12:13am
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I think it was an hour maybe hour and a half in all, it was a pretty windy day too



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Quote: Originally posted by Woofers on 02/9/2010

I think it was an hour maybe hour and a half in all, it was a pretty windy day too


Thanks, I haven't got a line like yours (got a twirly one instead) and was wondering how long it would take to dry on mine  

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02/9/2010 at 12:26am
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Quote: Originally posted by coastal~path on 02/9/2010
Quote: Originally posted by Woofers on 02/9/2010

I think it was an hour maybe hour and a half in all, it was a pretty windy day too


Thanks, I haven't got a line like yours (got a twirly one instead) and was wondering how long it would take to dry on mine  
There's hardy any actual carpet as in pile (reminds me of flotex) so its just a case of the water dripping off really, feels pretty dry to the touch soon after but I left it out there for a couple of hours just to be sure


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We used our carpet for the first time this weekend. We'd used picnic blankets from Aldi in the past, which I wasn't too bothered about getting trashed.

I tried to inforce a shoes off rule, but OH has an abhorrence of taking his shoes off, a nasty accident with a nail as a child. Hence, (given the weather!) several patches of mud on my brand new carpet. :(

I just allowed it to dry and then brushed it out.(Anyone else take a dushpan and brush as essential gear?!)

 I did also spot some red wine on the carpet, and I'm delighted to say it must be protected in some way, as the wine lifted right out just with kitchen roll and blotting.

Will remember the pressure washer tip though - thanks guys :)

PGxx



02/9/2010 at 8:03am
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we always used a carpet and we have 3 small children, to which i refuse to take on the stress of a shoes off policy (unless it's muddy), we do however have to walk through the large porch area before stepping into the carpeted area, in the porch i have - wait for it - 'fake grass'!   i know what your all going to say BUT  by the time we have taken a few steps on that the shoes are pretty clean.

i also picked up one of those hand held floor sweepers, it has 3 round brushes and picks up pretty much everything, better than the dustpan and brush, a bargain for 2 at a sunday market! 

I sweep the carpet every morning,  and with 3 kids under 5 it is far easier to spend 5 mins sweeping than a whole day of chasing kids round to take shoes off. any spills we clean up atthe time and it is great condition!

Will remember the pressure wash tip though!



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02/9/2010 at 9:18am
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Quote: Originally posted by PauliesGirl on 02/9/2010

....Anyone else take a dushpan and brush as essential gear?!)...

 I did also spot some red wine on the carpet, and I'm delighted to say it must be protected in some way, as the wine lifted right out just with kitchen roll and blotting.

PGxx


Yes - we have a small camping dustpan and brush which does the job! Tiny compared to the household one...

We also spilled red wine on our Vango Columbia carpet last time out - poured some cold water on to it and just dabbed with kitchen roll and the stain went in seconds! Got a feeling that it absorbed into the padding and that the top fabric is stain resistant. Fantastic!

Recommend - dirt trapper rugs - we take ours from home for the tent.

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02/9/2010 at 8:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ritchie rich on 29/8/2010

just checked the info label on mine.

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You cheeky bugger pmsl!!!

I am wondering would carpet spray, something like vanish, do the trick? Spray, leave it to soak in then hoover it up? I would so like to see a cheap camping version of a ewbank vacuum! Would be fab to get all the bits of grass up, and I don't have a no shoe policy... life is too short to faff about as it is!

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we had a go outdoors kalahari tent carpet (huge). took it to the launderette and used the ex big washer in there, non bio detergent and cold wash, comes out spotless. good tip tho, dont spin in those separate spinners in the launderette, but the washer spin is fine. get big black bin liner ready for when its done and it wont drip in the car on the way home. just hang it on the whirly gig or wash line. works every time.


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Hi
I use an air flex turbo carpet cleaning machine 800psi with three stage vac. A decent enzyme cleaner pure spray agitate extract and deoderize with an acid rinse.

Iam a cleaning contractor

You did ask

John


26/6/2013 at 9:57am
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I don't even use a groundsheet if the grass is in reasonable condition. You don't have to pack grass, you don't have to try to keep it clean, you don't have to wash and dry it afterwards. If I do put down a groundsheet that's it apart from a picnic rug at the door to wipe feet down on and leave wet shoes.


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My vango icarus 500 carpet goes in the washing machine on a cool wash, also gets hoovered with the dyson after each trip.

I'm not sure if my Monte Verde 900 will fit in the machine but so far it's just been hoovered.

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Just done mine in our new 8kg washing machine, low temp 20 degree wash, only a small amount of wash powder and fabric conditioner, came out like new!

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