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    Pressure drop when I pull the trigger.

    Hi, How old is this machine. (Meaning, how many hours are approximately on the machine)? If you are running around 25 feet of 1/4" pressure lead on the machine, which is what is comes with from the factory, the pressure drop should be around 25 psi. No matter what pressure set you are at that...
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    Issue with my Butler system

    Hi, there are a few things for you to check. First as said above, check to make sure the hot/cold ball valve to the left of the pressure regulator adjustment is set to the hot position. It would be 90* to the line it is installed on. That is the hot setting. Second check that there is no...
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    Bent blower shaft

    There is a thread on here about alignment of the rotors that was done by Joe, I think that was his name. He did a complete rebuild on his blower and uploaded video's of the whole procedure. If I remember correctly the clearance was .006" rotor to wall and also between rotors. He showed the...
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    Electric truck mount for in rug plant for top down cleaning.

    Butler used to make an electric inplant cleaning system. I think they still offer it. If you call and talk with them, they may be able to tell you what their specs are and you can duplicate that in your system.
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    SS 570

    @SRD you are right about a 5.8 blower not being made. But that is what butler calls their upgraded blower package. That is what I should have clarified in my post. The blower is actually a 47 blower. Just wanted to make that clear.
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    SS 570

    We run a butler with their 5.8 blower but no after blower heat exchange. We recently picked up a zipper with a 9 flow on it. Heat is 198* all the way thru the day. We run 3/8 pressure line to all the tools we run and to be perfectly honest our heat with the 3/8 hose improved! Lie dector...
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    Help a new guy out! My truck froze

    Butler has winterizing instructions in their owners/operator manual. If you follow those directions, and empty your fresh water tank if your not heating the box, you will be okay. Make sure to bring tools into a warm area also, if your not heating the box. RV antifreeze works the best. Sorry...
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    Solution hose size

    If you go to cat pumps site, find the friction loss hose chart. You will be very surprised at the amount of pressure loss in say 150 ft. of 1/4 versus 3/8 hose at say 500 psi. It is quite significant. In excess of 150 + psi loss at the point of the wand connection if my memory serves be...
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    Recommend me a stubby stair tool

    Might want to check out butler's site and look at their stair tool. It is small and works well.
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    Hydramaster CDS 4.8 Bogging Down under load.

    Johnny, check your belt tension on the underhood side and also at the blower pulley drives. Sounds like maybe a belt might be slipping under load. Won't necessarily hear it because of the truckmount running. Also the pto drive clutch comment is good also if the belts are not slipping or worn...
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    The Zinger Wand

    Hi Rob, believe it or not I have one of those old Zingers sitting in my basement. I Don't know that it even still works. I think it's dead. I was gonna look at sometime, but have not had the time. I'm referring to the one you show in the pick with the two handles for control of the motor and...
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    What psi?

    Hi, also need to keep in mind the size and length of the solution hose you are running. Long length runs drop psi at the tool alot!! I think if you look at the hose to pressure chart at cat pumps site you will see what I mean. On 1/4" hose, for every 50' of run it looses at least 50 psi. As...
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    Apex Exhaust Pipe

    Have you thought about how your going to protect the surrounding areas from heat radiating off of the pipe and where it goes through the body? Plastic below and around the exhaust pipe might not hold up to the heat. That pipe is going to get pretty hot. Just asking what you have planned.
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    Butler System Problems

    What year is the van and the butler system??
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    Butler System Problems

    Please let us know how you make out. Keep us updated, because the information may help someone else.
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    Zipper Wand for Portables?

    Finally someone who understands the numbers and what they mean at the proper pressures!! Alot of people are confusing the 40 psi rating of flow with the correct 4000 psi chart. Example: 40 psi does not give you the maxium gpm stamped on the jet. Cat pumps and their chart is like this chart...
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    Pricing?!

    You price is in the right range if your losing about 15-20% of your estimates. If you lose more than that you pricing may be high for the area and clients you are serving. Losing 10% or less, time to increase your pricing a little bit. That is what I was taught in a marketing school many...
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    Windsor Versimatic Plus Vacuum Cleaner

    Hi, we use them in the janitorial side of nightly office cleaning. They work real well and last a long time.....if you take care of them. Fix things when they need it. Not a cheap vac, but worth the price. Hope this helps.
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    Running watt Generator needed for ETM / Diesel Burner

    Remember, gens are a finite amount of power. Calculate the max watts required to operate your setup. Then buy a gen that will provide that wattage at 80% of running load specs. Max wattage is different than running wattage. Gens are designed to be ran at 80% of their RUNNING wattage specs...
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    A COUPLE QUESTIONS FOR BUTLER OWNERS

    Hi Jack, if you call butler direct they will more than likely give you the information you need happily. But if you can't do that, then the three speeds for the butler 5.8 max system are idle, then first click on the switch should be around 1500 rpm, and then high speed would be around1800...
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    Real world testing : HMMMNNNN.....

    You posted as I was writing my response.
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    Real world testing : HMMMNNNN.....

    All specs for vacuum motors and pd blowers are taken at the inlet of each unit. This does not take into account any plumbing in the systems design. Hope this helps.
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    Has anyone used the Mytee In Line Heater 240-120?

    You must have misread my post, I said I see that temp of 190* with my upholstery tool. Not my carpet wand. At the wand it is more like around 140*-160* trigger on. Remember, I feeding my pump with 140* hot tap water. That's the max my pump will handle, and I do push it to that point...
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    Has anyone used the Mytee In Line Heater 240-120?

    Hi Steve, I have a lie detector setup at the exit of the machine connector. I have seen on many occasions it would show me 212* exiting the machine. Now that being said, it will drop if you are using a constant flow from it as you have said also. When I have used it with my cleanrite...