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Realm BY02-BCMT Spec Review

The Realm BY02-BCMT is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2100 PSI and flow of 1.75 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $129.99 - February 5, 2021
  • $139.99 - November 26, 2020
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Since: November 26, 2020
  • Highest Price: $139.99 - November 26, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $129.99 - February 5, 2021

Description

Zoom on the Realm BY02-BCMT

In a nutshell, the Realm BY02-BCMT is a medium duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Realm BY02-BCMT in use

The Realm BY02-BCMT

Powered by a 14.5 amp motor, its axial pump can deliver a pressure of 2100 PSI (around 35 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.75 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Realm BY02-BCMT has a cleaning power of 3675 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Realm BY02-BCMT's motor can be easily started by a convenient 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 D14 x W14 x H21 in, the Realm BY02-BCMT makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BY02-BCMT convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 24.2 lbs, the unit is definitely easy to carry around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. A set of two solid wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The Realm BY02-BCMT in use

The Realm BY02-BCMT

The Realm BY02-BCMT comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a removable 0.2 gal tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The included 19 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 



15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Realm BY02-BCMT

Some of the included accessories

  • 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: Stay prepared for any job with Realm BY02-BCMT's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Realm BY02-BCMT also comes with pressure hose, power cord, spray gun and wand.

Product Video

The Realm BY02-BCMT's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Realm BY02-BCMT compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Realm BY02-BCMT, reaching a PSI of up to 2100, is one of the more powerful electric units in $100-150 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Realm BIOP, which reaches up to 2400 PSI.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 1.75 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the higher values found in the above-mentioned price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3001, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The BY02-BCMT, with its 3675 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3500 and 4000 Cleaning Units, the Realm BY02-BCMT 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Realm BY02-BCMT doesn't have any notably low specs.

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2100
GPM1.75
Cleaning Units3675
Motor14.5 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.2 gal, removable
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose19 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 14 x 14 x 21 in
Weight24.2 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
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 BY02-BCMT 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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