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    Which portable

    Is this the configuration you mentioned earlier that you were working on? Thanks a lot for the info.. I’ll definitely setup and try this out.. that sounds like exactly what I want.
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    Which portable

    Wow! Just so I understand it’s 3 motors total the single 8.4 in the front with the parallel pair pulling off it. That sounds like the ticket!
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    Which portable

    You haven’t tried 3 lx in series at all? I wonder what the numbers would be like. I’m thinking about hooking 3x 8.4 in series for a laugh this afternoon and might try an 8.4 behind the lx series setup. I’ve got no testing equipment but it will be interesting what sort of weight either setup may...
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    Do you reinstall carpet after flood water extraction?

    Haha I totally get that.. I hate attempting laying with a passion so I much prefer in place drying and loading up on the gear but if you’ve got the skill set then it’s got to make life much easier!
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    Do you reinstall carpet after flood water extraction?

    The rules for you guys over there will be alot more stringent than here but thats certainly changing. the claw is a great tool and will destroy what you can remove versus the wand only but my preferred tool is the rover. It`s been a long time since I did the ASD course but from memory where you...
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    Which portable

    Wow this gets flogged to death! I have both LX in series and 8.4 in series, both setups do very well and I`ll be happy using either for cleaning carpet. I favor the LX for carpet cleaning purely because they weigh so little and are so small they are easy to fit but any weight saving in the...
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    Its that time again... TMF member of the year nomination thread

    I'd nominate @Jim Davisson , he's got the tinkering down pact which is something I'm always doing so it resonates well and @jtsunbrite has a good technical background so he's always worth listening to.
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    DIY repairs

    There are too many good ones like this. I sent a mate who was having trouble with his motorbike into an auto store telling him the issue sounded like it might be down on compression so he needs to go to the store and get some compression powder to test it but to make sure he gets the blue...
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    In line TM and ETM filter Coming Soon

    Maybe Johnny doesn't want the wastewater going back to his truck and just want's to pump it out from the front door so I can see the benefit of bringing something like this with an APO in it. Or just ditch the waste tank and use something along these lines and there will be even more room available.
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    Generator heat exchanger Etm

    Great setup Jim, I just had a look at the cobb heat exchanger on their website you said you used, how do you think it would go with using the exhaust heat from the genny and exhaust heat from the vac motors instead of adding the other smaller exchangers ?
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    240 volt LX motors

    No, the machine is just effectively the shell, I have retrofitted LX motors into the machine
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    240 volt LX motors

    Yeah, it was pretty fast getting them here so nice and easy.
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    240 volt LX motors

    I’ve just kept an eye out on trademe and picked up 2 that way. Both around $1000 ish from memory. I found one more awhile back but forgot to bid! Specialist cleaning supplies in Palmerston North have them listed on their website if you’re wanting new. They are pretty basic though so I’m sure...
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    240 volt LX motors

    Hi Jim, both are kleenrite machines, 1 is a mega 3 flood extractor, I'm not exactly sure what the other one is. I don't have an ETM as such, just a modular setup so the pump and little giant heater is in the van with a garden hose reel as the feed for the pump e.t.c. and the portable is solely...
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    240 volt LX motors

    I got 4 of them, I haven't used any plates just my very rough engineering skills. I've just used threaded rod and aluminium tube to hold them in place. the plate would be far tidier but doing it this way is still a pretty solid cheap and easy solution. the vac motors are the only components...
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    240 volt LX motors

    I've just finished retrofitting lx motors into 2 portables..All I can say is Wow! I cant wait to get some hours on them and see how it goes. It's so hard to believe these tiny motors have so much suction. Thanks to Mytee for the hassle free international shipping.
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    I want to start doing water restoration. What do I need to do?

    I'll second that...far more to learn there than wrt..even small floods affect drywall/furniture quickly if you're not controlling the drying environment properly. I do most drying in place but for that you need sub surface extraction tools- water claw as a minimum. a hydrosensor and non invasive...
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    piss soaked carpet

    Yeah I understand what you're getting at and I was very careful originally with it but I've had zero issues so far and have treated alot of carpets, rugs and lounge suites as has the guy who put me onto it...It doesn't seem logical at all but the results seem to keep people happy and a roof over...
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    piss soaked carpet

    they are cheap as chips .........................
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    piss soaked carpet

    I've never had any issue with color loss etc its a very low dilution at the end of the day but seems to work...I started initially by cleaning the carpet first then applying it then cleaning again thinking that a damp fiber would make it safer but after 100 + jobs I started trying some of the...
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    piss soaked carpet

    I might get crucified for saying this but bleach does a good job here...I'll go in and pre vac the carpet then with a uv light, hydrosensor and poker chips to mark the area/s while doing the inspection then mix 50ml of bleach (SH 4.95%) per liter of water then soak the affected areas, Ill also...
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    In market for new tool

    Most 175's ya can easily change out the pad driver to a brush head, there's heaps of options really
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    Orbot lifespan?

    The only picture available
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    Orbot lifespan?

    I'm considering purchasing a second hand orbot here in NZ, it looks reasonably tidy however is it wise to pay just under 50% of its new retail price for something that old ?..any thoughts ? Price: $3000 + GST Hos Orbot (No Sprayborg) With Weights Approx 5 ½ Years Old RRP New $5900 + GST...
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    Mytee LX Vac Motors

    Good to know lol, they were sold to me as single stage from the supplier here, about $590 NZD from memory the 5.7's cost around $300 ish