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1.5” or 2” stack for LX?

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I tested it out today. Definitely not as much lift as my Airhog with 347/348 motors.

At 25 ft, the Airhog is so powerful it makes it difficult to push the wand forward.

At 25 ft, the 348/348 combo is just right which makes me want to do more dry strokes.

Dry times are about 2-3 hours for both setups, but the 348/348 is easier on the back.
 

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I tested it out today. Definitely not as much lift as my Airhog with 347/348 motors.

At 25 ft, the Airhog is so powerful it makes it difficult to push the wand forward.

At 25 ft, the 348/348 combo is just right which makes me want to do more dry strokes.

Dry times are about 2-3 hours for both setups, but the 348/348 is easier on the back.
Sounds like You need a better carpet wand.
 
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My meter says minimum 315 CFM and maximum 389 CFM. I think the meter is too generous. I’ll compare it with the AirHog and see what number it gets
 

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I think that a 4" to 2" pvc reducer with the area set to .110 gives the truest reading with inexpensive meters. It's not lab quality, but reliable enough to measure accurately enough for our needs.
 
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I can rig that meter to post whatever numbers I want it to
 

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Here are results using a 2” to 4” reducer measured at the 4” side. Roughly 245-250 cfm
these meters are not very accurate for how you are testing. Hold it a little far away hold it too close tilt it a little constrict the air a little you can come up with many numbers, Sorry carpet cleaner testing is pretty much bupkis,
 

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Someone design me a 1,000 CFM machine please, I'll be happy only when I start sucking pieces of carpet through my wand.
 

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Today, I measured my 56 blower at 2800 rpm at the end of a brand new 100' foot continuous 2" vac hose run; running 4 to the van back door at 325 cfm. Its really, really close to reality.