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  1. Jim Davisson

    Mytee LX Vac Motors

    If you ran 2 lx and a zx trailing you would have premium performance at 42ish peak amps. You have to run the peak cfm motors first and the peak lift motor last, to see the best performance. Short hose runs would benefit from the zx trailing, long hose runs with 3 lx only is going to win on any...
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    So this is a first

    I'll wager a dehu will correct this with zero stretching. I see this in the winter here in the southeast.
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    Mytee LX Vac Motors

    425 cfm is what I measured. 2.5 hose is needed to transmit that effectively over distance.
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    Auto fill/ auto pump out.

    It's my portable. You can use any hose or rigid pipe you want, as long as the flap on the check valve closes from gravity so you don't lose vacuum. I used brass ½" to garden hose fittings, because I had them.
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    Auto fill/ auto pump out.

    These old pictures will show you everything easier than explaining. Inside Outside
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    Mytee LX Vac Motors

    Anything shipped can have a janky connection. Check ALL wiring on the machine, look for brown areas on spade terminals and confirm 120v to each motor before crying. New doesn't mean perfect and I feel like if you follow connections from the cord to the switches, floats to the motors you will...
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    CGD Buckling after VLM cleaning!?

    The temperature and humidity difference top to bottom caused the primary backing to buckle (90% of the time it's on a cold winter concrete slab cgd on a low humidity day, 10% on a frigid crawlspace over pad with the same conditions). Here in the southeast it's strictly a winter time phenomenon...
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    Mytee LX Vac Motors

    You will get 8" hg on broken in (15 hours run time) LX's solo mission. Put the zx behind the lx and you will get 16" hg at 220 cfm (at the machine) when the brushes on the motors burn in. Don't judge to quick and be sure you have zero air leaks from the vacs to the wand. I run the above setup...
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    Auto fill/ auto pump out.

    I don't make it around here very often, but I let the pump pull the goods via gravity on its own accord from the sink... no tank involved at all. Plumb the intake to the receptacle in the sink. The best apo by far is a Bob Savage mag drive. Pond pump > vertical float switch > vertical flap...
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    Linen Browning - using TMF cotton and linen shampoo

    The meta in Haitian doesn't need to be outside, just receive uv light to be more effective. Lignons in real linens (not linen weaved products) don't like drying overly wet in an alkaline state. If I could give advice to any new guy or company with techs that does Carpet and Upholstery, it...
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    Linen Browning - using TMF cotton and linen shampoo

    Pottery barn or restoration hardware piece I'd guess. pH was left to high and possibly to wet. Hand shampoo and towel dry in direct sunlight with Haitian cotton for an immediate fix. Bucket, sea sponge and a stack of grant's towels from harbor freight is all that's needed. I love fixing these...
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    What’s your prespray applicator & dilution ratio?

    No issues fogging with an adjustable cone jet, I run a black or red dema tip in it for TM or portable. Adjusting the spray pattern from mist to stream increases the amount of chems pulled. With the stream I can prespray an entire empty bedroom from the doorway and do this regularly to wear out...
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    Some time less vaccum is better more vaccum is overkill

    Operating lift isn't the only thing, it's everything.
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    Some time less vaccum is better more vaccum is overkill

    Most porty jobs I'm running 35 feet of hose with more flow than 95% of the TM's out there. Balance is key.
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    Rotovac Monsoon ETM

    Thanks for the great compliment Bob, especially coming from the OG of high performance electric vac machines!