Quad Mytee LX setup help.

donaldsodav290

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I have two lx dual air hogs and a 12000 watt generator. Would I get more CFM and lift if I ran a Y connector to both of them?

Theoretically what type of lift and CFM would I be looking at?

Thanks
 
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I recently used a Y splitter on my Vortex which has similar specs to airhog.
I ran 165' hose run and decided to mate with an older Nobles but the Nobles had a newer(<90hr) 3 stage motor. I figured I was going to get an extra 75-90cfm. Initially it felt very strong as if I had only 75'
My mistake was not getting an official carpet hose splitter(definitely get2") as I didn't have on truck so used 1.5" pvc that doesn't have as long of shape causing inconsistent recovery. The second mistake was pairing them side by side thus creating a velocity storm. After about 45minutes I checked on the Vortex and noticed it wasn't pumping out like it usually does I completely ignored the nobles then 15minutes later went back and as I walked around Nobles felt a breeze of strong air coming out the side of waste tank. I shut it down and found a 14" hairline fracture of nobles!
I believe Vac Boosters are always best to run at least 50-100' apart. Mind you I didn't have an equal pairing or the best splitter(and thankfully nobles took the force and not Vortex) but if your pairing up two 60lb machines with that power understand it could go bad.
Mytee informs users to run at least 50' of hose before adding booster. With Vortex I only feel a slight drop after 120' so the idea of pairing instead of linking makes no sense especially with damage from velocity at pairing. Long winded yes and with faulty variables but from that experience even if I had an Air Hog with LX I would only hookup at 50+ feet.
 

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I have two lx dual air hogs and a 12000 watt generator. Would I get more CFM and lift if I ran a Y connector to both of them?

Theoretically what type of lift and CFM would I be looking at?

Thanks
I have thought about this same scenario.

I think attached to a Y splitter with both machines side by side, using same length hose (50ft) to Y, would yield the best results overall - lift remaining the same, CFM increasing x 2 - assuming both are treated like a 4 to the door set up - 13"HG lift (182" water) & 450 - 500 CFM. However utilizing the daisy chain style would allow for longer hose runs I expect. It would possibly decrease both overall CFM and Lift - but have a middle point where water and debris could be stepped through each machine, allowing velocity to increase half way. The first machine would do most of the work, with the second machine keeping flow. You would lose less lift with the first machine closest to the job site.

However on further inspection of my new machine, I noticed the exhaust has a Cuff linx attachment where a second machine could possibly be attached. This would definitely increase Lift. If you take a look at the Mytee truckmount with 3 motors - the specs show 17.5"HG (237 water) & 350CFM - not sure if 4 would be too much heat. In the end, all you have to do is test it out, if you already have the machines as you say. setting up hoses shouldn't be too expensive to do this.......
 

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Air hogs in series would be same as parallel.

If you want the triple LX you have to run a hose from the second motor’s exhaust through the hole in the bottom of the air hog then connect it to a third vac motor.