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At the end of the day when the yard work is done, it’s important to give your yard tools a good cleaning. Let’s be honest though. Noone enjoys dragging out the water hose to spray off the lawn debris. This is a process I’ve dreaded (and often ignored) over the years.
That is until I had the opportunity to test out an innovative solution that provides not only convenience but reliable pressure to remove even the most stubborn debris.
The Grandfalls wall-mounted pressure washer from Giraffe Tools provides a convenient solution for washing down tractors, mowers, and other yard tools. The retractable hose means you won’t have to worry about the hassle of a mangled heap of tangled and kinked hose. Best of all, it pushes some impressive pressure for an electric pressure washer!
Let’s have a look at this unique product and see if it fits your needs.
Note: Giraffe Tools sent me this product for review but had no input into the findings.
Overview and Specifications
Out of the box, this pressure washer comes mostly assembled. The hose is pre-spooled and the housing is ready to mount.
The box also comes with a wand, nozzles, and the usual accessories.
What really impressed me with the unboxing though was the forethought and consideration that went into this the packaging of this product.
In addition to the pressure washer, you get a small bubble level to assist with proper mounting. They even provide the lag bolts for securing to the wall and large wall anchors in case you aren’t able to locate a wall stud.
It’s a complete ready-to-use package. Just secure it to the wall, connect electrical and water, and you are ready to get to work!
For reference, here are the key specs for this product:
|2 Year Limited
The hardest part of setting this pressure washer up is deciding the best location for it and securing it to the wall. You’ll need access to both water and electricity. I’d also recommend a location that isn’t in direct sunlight all day to avoid UV damage over time.
The wall bracket is removable from the main housing. This means you can secure it to the wall and then connect the reel which just slides onto it. If it wasn’t removable it would be really awkward trying to secure it to the wall while holding the whole system up.
Convenience benefits aside, what really matters when evaluating a pressure washer is how well it performs. Rated at 2200 psi, this wall-mounted pressure washer claims to push some impressive volume.
I decided to put that claim to the test by comparing it with our current top performer, the Powerworks 2200 which I reviewed previously.
And, in the end, it was pretty much on par with that machine. The pressure was about the same, noise levels were comparable, and it was really a toss up when comparing the two models on performance.
I wasn’t particularly impressed with the build quality of the soap attachment (more on that later) but all in all, the pressure washer looks to be a well-built and reliable tool. I used it to wash down a string trimmer head and my lawnmower and it handled those tasks just fine.
No electric pressure washer can compare to the raw power of a gas-powered unit. But then, that’s not really the point. The tradeoff for convenience and organization more than makes up for any loss in power in my opinion but this will depend largely on your needs.
I have slowly and deliberately moved away from gas-powered yard tools in favor of electric alternatives over the past couple of years.
I’ve had no regrets. I’m happy to deal with a little less power and not have to fight with clogged fuel filters, carburetor cleaning, and mixing gas only to have it go bad.
This YouTube video from the company gives you an idea of the versatility and convenience that this product is intended to provide and highlights a few of the key features. It’s a short 30-sec promo clip so it’s a quick watch:
Before purchasing the Grandfalls wall-mounted pressure washer, you need to make sure that its design and intent will meet your needs.
Not A Portable Solution
In a way, this pressure washer’s best feature is its biggest downfall. The wall-mounted retractable hose convenience does come at a price of mobility.
If you have a small or fairly focused area where it will be used then this should not be a concern at all. In fact, with its 100-foot hose, you have a lot of flexibility.
But you can’t easily toss it in the back of a truck and take it to your mother-in-law’s to wash her house. Then again, maybe that’s a benefit!
The point is this. A wall-mounted tool is meant to serve a designated area. If that aligns with your needs you should have no issue at all.
Personally, I love having wall and ceiling-mounted tools. Retractable air hoses, water hoses, and electrical cords. I’ll take all of that and more. The less cable and hose clutter I have in my life, the better.
Tools like this make life easier and keep the work area clean and organized. This innovative design fits that organizational style perfectly. But it doesn’t fit everyone’s work needs so just keep that in mind.
Cheap Foam/Soap Dispenser
I love the approach of putting the foaming bottle on the wand but the included dispenser just feels cheap and out of place with the rest of the system.
I would probably upgrade this with a real Foam Cannon (link to Amazon). You’d need to add a quick connect to do this but I think it would be worth it.
I mean, the one that comes with it works. It’s just not premium. Maybe I’m just too picky.
But again, I really do like the placement. It’s right at the tip of the wand (you can remove it when using other nozzles) instead of being built into the housing. That makes it easy to replace if it ever cracks or stops up for any reason.
Return and Refund Policy
The return policy on these is 30 days. Fair enough. But the company website specifies that the product must be in unused condition.
So what if you try it out and you just don’t like it? What if you find that it just isn’t really powerful enough to suit your needs? Well, it looks like they’ll allow it to be returned but you may be charged a restocking fee.
I reached out to a representative to see if I could find out exactly what that restocking fee would look like but they did not provide a direct answer to this question.
You can view the company’s return policy yourself to see the criteria outlined.
Who Is This Product For?
This pressure washer is going to be best for someone who intends to work in a relatively focused area and appreciates the clean, organized design of this system.
The 100-foot hose will provide a lot of flexibility but it is a stationary device and you should keep that in mind.
In my case, I plan to use it for cleaning off the lawn mower and other yard tools before putting them away. It’ll be a huge time-saver not having to pull out and hook up a traditional pressure washer for such a frequent job.
I can leave the water hose connected and when I need it just pull the hose out to the yard and go to work. Then, when I’m done, let the retractable hose tidy things up for me automatically.
So again, it’s all about your needs and use case. You might not be able to walk all the way around your home with the 100-foot hose but if you are using it to clean the driveway, wash the car, or clean up yard tools like I intend to use it then it’s a great solution.
Buy the Grandfalls Wall-Mounted Pressure Washer (Link to Giraffe Tools website).