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TWalters

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I’m currently looking for a new wand. I have a 18 hp truckmount with a 36 blower, so not a ton of suction. I’m using the 2 jet 1.5” wand that was given to me with it, and I can’t stand it. I don’t think I’m getting full suction out of it, and I don’t like only having 2 jets. I’m looking for a 4 jet (or more) wand. But I’m hoping to get some advice here. Is there a noticeable difference in 1.5” vs 2”? Also, what is the difference between stainless steel and titanium? I just turned 20, and am new to the business so I’m hoping to not spend a ton of money on one, but I also don’t care to pay for a quality product. I was looking at the TMF Revolution, but I was hoping to find one with a sight window. Any recommendations or advice is greatly appreciated, as I am still learning.
 

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There are a lot of steps between a Revolution and where you are but everyone is short of your eventual goal of having the mother of all wands. The two biggest points on equipment you can make is your TM and your wand. So little attention is given to the wand and it is the point of contact of the most importance.

If you have the funds or can borrow the funds take the leap and get the wand of your dreams NOW. I'm not saying which one to get but get the best one for you and that my young friend is your decision.

At one time Jon Don would let a guy try a wand for 30 days then return it if he hated it and wanted to try something else. Call them and see if that's available. Or call Rob and ask him if he'll match that offer.

P.S. There is a sizable difference between a 1.5" and a 2" wand and even a #36 blower will have enough power to show you that.
 

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I’m currently looking for a new wand. I have a 18 hp truckmount with a 36 blower, so not a ton of suction. I’m using the 2 jet 1.5” wand that was given to me with it, and I can’t stand it. I don’t think I’m getting full suction out of it, and I don’t like only having 2 jets. I’m looking for a 4 jet (or more) wand. But I’m hoping to get some advice here. Is there a noticeable difference in 1.5” vs 2”? Also, what is the difference between stainless steel and titanium? I just turned 20, and am new to the business so I’m hoping to not spend a ton of money on one, but I also don’t care to pay for a quality product. I was looking at the TMF Revolution, but I was hoping to find one with a sight window. Any recommendations or advice is greatly appreciated, as I am still learning.
C'mon, you're 20, you can do it with a straw...
Remember, 2 jets, 1.5" wands are not created equally. There are plenty to choose from and you might be surprised to pay $600. Your 18/36 set up is in good shape?
It may not be a wand you looking for. Tell us more, do you have numbers for cfm/lift, is your pressure fine? How often do you clean check valves on your wand ( if any), what about filter after QD on the wand( if any), what are your numbers on jets( 11002, 11003) All that is important for you to know to determine the next step. Are you tall, short ? What size if the wand are you currently using? It's not a rocket science. Precisely, it is carpet industry science. Good luck huntin' and welcome to the forum, rookie. @ AZ Home, you're off the hook, haha..
 

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Be sure to spend some time with the Hydro-Force swivel wand. I love that wand for regular use and especially for getting under beds and other low furniture, getting behind doors and into corners. The swivel works so well. Good flushing action. Comfortable length for me or even someone a little taller.

Price is reasonable at $689.

Most Interlink Supply locations and many distributors that carry Hydro-Force have one you can try out in the store. https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=1603-3348
 
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You should be getting a decent amount of suction. You may not be holding your wand at the correct angle. If you are pushing your wand with no resistance then maybe you should play with different angles when pushing and pulling your wand. You want to make that seal to the ground with your wand. Make sure the head of your wand isn't clogged. Make sure your vacuum hose isn't clogged and that the connections linking hoses together are tight. Also make sure your waste tank is sealed properly. Don't use more vacuum hose than you need. Those are just a few things to consider first.
 
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