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Realm BY02-BIMK Spec Review

The Realm BY02-BIMK is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2600 PSI and flow of 1.75 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $199.50 - July 12, 2021
  • $190.00 - June 17, 2021
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Since: June 17, 2021
  • Highest Price: $199.50 - July 12, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $190.00 - June 17, 2021

Description

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The Realm BY02-BIMK is a medium duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail 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-BIMK in use

The Realm BY02-BIMK

With a 14.5 amp induction motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of 2600 PSI (roughly 43 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.75 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards), resulting in the Realm BY02-BIMK's cleaning power of 4550 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BY02-BIMK gets easily started by a simple 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 D18 x W16 x H26 in, the Realm BY02-BIMK makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BY02-BIMK convenience of transport.

Weighing 55 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. As its motor accounts for a good portion of that weight, Realm's choice of a plastic frame allows the device to stay at a reasonable weight. The BY02-BIMK can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 6" solid wheels.

Main Features

The Realm BY02-BIMK in use

The Realm BY02-BIMK

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

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a removable 0.2 gal tank. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


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-BIMK

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: The Realm BY02-BIMK allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • 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-BIMK also comes with power cord, pressure hose, wand, spray gun, nozzle cleaner and tool kit.

Product Video

The Realm BY02-BIMK'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-BIMK compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Realm BY02-BIMK, with a max water pressure of 2600 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the electric products in the $170-200 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX, which reaches up to 2800 PSI.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 1.75 GPM (gallons per minute) is higher than the average. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX2005P, with 1.8 GPM.
  • The BY02-BIMK, which reaches up to 4550 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the most efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 4100 and 5400 Cleaning Units, the Realm BY02-BIMK 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
  • Induction motor
  • 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-BIMK doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the Realm BY02-BIMK and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2600
GPM1.75
Cleaning Units4550
Motor14.5 amp, induction
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. 18 x 16 x 26 in
Weight55 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀6", solid
Included accessoriesTool kit, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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-BIMK is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. 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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