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  1. dgardner

    I need help please guys.

    Todd, you posted your response while I was typing, that's pretty amazing.
  2. dgardner

    I need help please guys.

    Well, I'll take a shot. I do see what appear to be a few dents, scratches, and a little rust in the pics, but it is pretty clean for a 97. Blue book value for a 97 E350 in excellent shape is around $3200, with private party sale around $2600. That and the truckmount is a 33 blower based unit...
  3. dgardner

    I need help please guys.

    If you read through the manual, it mentions that several items (including the exhaust diverter) are optional, and may not be installed on your system.
  4. dgardner

    I need help please guys.

    These blowers are not always used for vacuum service, sometimes they are actually used as blowers, for instance supplying air to a fluidized bed, pond aeration, to supply breathing air into a mine, etc. For us pressure rating is meaningless. Both ratings really refer to pressure drop across...
  5. dgardner

    I need help please guys.

    Roots uses the second digit to indicate the rotor length (32, 33, 36) while Sutorbilt uses a letter (3H, 3M, 3L) which corresponds to high, medium, and low pressure. The H blowers are the shortest rotors, and they are rated for the highest pressure (and vacuum), and the lowest cfm, while the L...
  6. dgardner

    I need help please guys.

    Shane, according to Prochem's part number for the blower, it's a Sutorbilt 3MP, basically equal to a Roots 33 URAI.
  7. dgardner

    HELP!!!! can this situation be undone

    Every once in a while I read to the bottom of the posts and reply, not realizing there is a page two. I had an answer, but it's already been covered (more than once, I think).
  8. dgardner

    Little Giant Heater

    Interesting - this thread was from 2009, and the guy who asked the original question hasn't posted in over a year. Anyway, leaving the pilot burning is not a very failsafe way to protect your investment, I certainly have had my pilot light go out on occasion. Also, having an unattended open...
  9. dgardner

    How many of you use rotaries to HWE?

    Like Joel, I sometimes use my OP machine (CCS) with tuways to prescrub, and sometimes my Procaps CRB (thats rotary too, just in a different direction). I also sometimes post pad with glads (very rarely though).
  10. dgardner

    Head light restoration

    I've done a few cars. I use the same machine that I use for buffing the car, a Porter Cable 7424XP with a foam pad. Like someone already said, unless the damage is very light you will have to start out with hand wet-sanding (I use 1000 grit then 1500), and then machine buff with a good compound...
  11. dgardner

    and I thought cleaning carpet was a rush...

    Tron, your link didn't work for me. This one?
  12. dgardner

    Tricked out Mytee unit from "Down Under"...

    I would install a couple recessed tie-downs and cut a hole in the bedliner big enough for the ring, personally...
  13. dgardner

    light tan stain in toilet

    I took some deposits out of a kitchen sink once that nothing, and I mean nothing, would touch. I used Bridgepoint's T-Rust. I let it soak for 5, then gave it a light scrub with a scotch-brite pad (wear gloves!). Amazing! It contains ammonium hydrogen fluoride, a cousin to hydrofluoric acid...
  14. dgardner

    Tricked out Mytee unit from "Down Under"...

    Very well laid out. Powerclean does the best installs in the world, bar none.
  15. dgardner

    Van got stolen!!!!!

    Wow, that's a shame. Hope you find it (in one piece).
  16. dgardner

    TMF store closed?

    I couldn't find it either the other day and someone kindly posted this link for me:
  17. dgardner

    3000 seats

    Do your portys have AF/AD? Bucket brigade will kill you.
  18. dgardner

    Water Recovery Using a ProChem Blazer Plus??

    Since the pump is just moving water around without building any pressure, the load on the pump is minimal, kind of like coasting down a hill with your foot off the gas. Parts are moving, so there will be wear and tear, but less than if you are actually using the pump. If you're going to do a lot...
  19. dgardner

    Need vac blower for Steamway 900 extractor.

    Is there a tag on the vacs with a part number? Usually there is. You can cross reference replacements from the part number if you can find it. I don't have a manual for that model.
  20. dgardner

    4 for 4 feet?

    Scott, 4TD (or using 2.5" hose) works by reducing the air velocity in the hose(s). When air flows in a hose, it interacts with the hose walls. This friction creates a pressure drop from end to end, so the vacuum you have available at the wand will be a little less than at the waste tank...
  21. dgardner

    looking for a vacuum pump

    Noe, the part number you provided is more commonly known as a Sutorbilt 4M blower. When you ask around folks will be more likely to understand Sutorbilt 4M. Also, I think you are missing a letter in your part number - are you sure it isn't GACM_PA? There's usually a letter between the M and P...
  22. dgardner

    Need vac blower for Steamway 900 extractor.

    The Steamway 900's that I have seen are big old fiberglass portys with triple 2-stage electric vacs inside. Is this what you have?