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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...
  2. Jim Davisson

    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.
  3. Jim Davisson

    Mytee LX Vac Motors

    425 cfm is what I measured. 2.5 hose is needed to transmit that effectively over distance.
  4. Jim Davisson

    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.
  5. Jim Davisson

    Auto fill/ auto pump out.

    These old pictures will show you everything easier than explaining. Inside Outside
  6. Jim Davisson

    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...
  7. Jim Davisson

    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...
  8. Jim Davisson

    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...
  9. Jim Davisson

    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...
  10. Jim Davisson

    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...
  11. Jim Davisson

    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...
  12. Jim Davisson

    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...
  13. Jim Davisson

    Some time less vaccum is better more vaccum is overkill

    Operating lift isn't the only thing, it's everything.
  14. Jim Davisson

    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.
  15. Jim Davisson

    Rotovac Monsoon ETM

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

    Some time less vaccum is better more vaccum is overkill

    Couple points about the above article, lift at the wand will determine cfm. High lift systems will have increased cfm at the end of the hose run vs a low lift system. 2.5 hose changes everything. The guy running 20 hg gets more cfm through 2" hose and the wand than the guy running just 12" hg...
  17. Jim Davisson

    What’s your prespray applicator & dilution ratio?

    Yes, its a Gatorade bottle. Laying down the chems with "just" enough water with them eliminates any chance of wetting the backing. Mixing just enough for a few rooms at a clip let's the 0² hit hard!
  18. Jim Davisson

    orbot

    No bungee. Here's another cleaner Mardie' premium setup. Welded tri clamps for easy disassembly and transport.
  19. Jim Davisson

    How often should carpets & furniture be cleaned?

    Since I already asked how long since the last cleaning and the method used if they are a first time customer before I measured, it's easy to give an answer when they ask based on the soil level/appearance.
  20. Jim Davisson

    What’s your prespray applicator & dilution ratio?

    Mini hydroforce with adjustable cone jet for on the fly dilution adjustment. Adjusting the back pressure with the cone jet increases or decreases the injection rate accordingly, not like the revolution turd. Fine mist spray, less injection, stream spray, more injection. Does up to 4 rooms and my...
  21. Jim Davisson

    orbot

    1 hundred foot cord, 2 vacs, mad production. They nest and don't miss much.
  22. Jim Davisson

    The truth about CET’s) Zippers, Bonzers, CX’s and Bentley Pro’s

    I understand where you are coming from. Positive flow in concentrated areas immediately extracted trumps half ass flow swirling around and around. I firmly believe flow and wand speed are tied together. Too fast or too slow don't get the same results.
  23. Jim Davisson

    The truth about CET’s) Zippers, Bonzers, CX’s and Bentley Pro’s

    The real truth about the tool used vs the carpet type and the soil level is the operators equipment capability, the operators choices employing said equipment and knowing the right tactics to address prior to the tool hitting the floor. Brown out e.g. is a result of incomplete soil removal...
  24. Jim Davisson

    The truth about CET’s) Zippers, Bonzers, CX’s and Bentley Pro’s

    If you can tick all the high performance boxes, yes a modded scrub wand will tote the mail. I am able to get 2.2 gpm to the floor with 450 psi keyed at the panel, high flow without high pressure and high lift vacuum that can lift the carpet off the floor <-- lifting on the back stroke pulls soil...
  25. Jim Davisson

    Top portables

    I clean with a 56 blower maxed out rpms and a high performance portable daily. Guess what? If it comes down to it, the porty at 35' wins any day that ends in Y vs the TM in the driveway 100- 150' away. That's a fact for me, because both have similar flow. Y'all are going to go through phases...