4 To The Door. There's always 1 vac hose clogged. Help!

Tcoulter

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Here's 2 pics to show my setup. I have a butler (the one with larger blower) and even when I run on highest speed, there's always 1 vacuum line between the waste tank and filter that gets full of water, making having 2 hosed close to pointless. Should I adjust something on my waste tank valve or do a longer or shorter hose run from waste tank to filter? Right now I've got both hoses from vac filter to waste tank only about 15 feet long. Thanks!
 

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find out if its always the same hose that gets clogged. Not sure how your waste tank is set up inside but maybe there is uneven vac between the hoses?

I usually run 50 feet to the wand, the rest is 4 to the door so the filter is as close to the wand as possible.

I have had a hose clog once or twice over the years. dont know why it did but it was only those couple of times over a lot of years so I never was concerned. if it happens on every job there must be a reason.
 

Tcoulter

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It seems to me that whats happening is that the water builds up in whatever hose is on the bottom. And sometimes there isn't enough vacuum to pull it up because the other hose is free and clear. If that makes any sense. It's whatever hose I have on the bottom that gets full of water. It only sucks it all up if I completely plug the vacuum hose by the wand.
 

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could be what happened to me. Maybe the Devastator turned on its side putting one hose lower than the other. Otherwise they are at both the same level.