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Realm BY01-HBE Spec Review

The Realm BY01-HBE is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1500 PSI and flow of 1.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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The Realm BY01-HBE, a light duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Realm BY01-HBE in use

The Realm BY01-HBE

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 11 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1500 PSI (almost 25 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.5 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2250 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BY01-HBE is started simply by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of L17.5 x W12.6 x H11.3 in, the Realm BY01-HBE makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BY01-HBE convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 18 lbs, the unit is definitely easy to carry around. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. To further improve its transportability and ease of use, the unit also features a set of two solid wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Realm BY01-HBE itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip and a detergent addition feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the wand. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 19 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its plastic wand may be conveniently stored in a dedicated slot.
  • Nozzle: an adjustable nozzle is included. It lets you adjust the spray pattern from a full fan spray (widest spray width) to a direct stream spray (narrowest spray width).

Other Features

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: The Realm BY01-HBE features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Realm BY01-HBE are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as spray gun, power cord, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), pressure hose and wand.

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The Realm BY01-HBE's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Realm BY01-HBE compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Realm BY01-HBE with its 1500 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other electric pressure washers in the $80-110 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Realm BY02-BCOH that can reach up to 2100 PSI.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the WEN PW20, that can deliver up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The BY01-HBE has 2250 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), which can be considered low in comparison to other electric devices of this price. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the WEN PW20 and its 3572.8 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Realm BY01-HBE is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Portable
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Realm BY01-HBE and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1500
GPM1.5
Cleaning Units2250
Motor11 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
NozzlesAdjustable
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose19 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 17.5 x 12.6 x 11.3 in
Weight18 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesPlastic wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Realm

Over the past 20 years, Realm has become a world-wide name in pressure washers. With sales in over 60 countries spanning across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Realm products continue to grow in popularity. With innovative designs, and always improving technologies, the company looks forward to further expansion into the outdoor power equipment market. In the US, Realm products are available for purchase through numerous online retailers.

Warranty Information

The Realm BY01-HBE is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Realm pressure washers, please consult Realm's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-899-1688.

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