Quantity of water for cleaning normal three bedrooms hall and steps

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  1. dave40

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    Considering that you have a six flow carpet wand how many gallons of water do you think that it takes to clean a three bedroom hall and steps dirty normal rough idea thanks guys


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    It depends on your set up. You'll use a lot less if using a porty with pump sprayer as oppose to a tm with an in-line sprayer. Assuming you're running tm with 6 jets, I'd estimate you'd need 40 gallons. That includes an in-line pre spray, steam clean, bypassing your hot water and enough water to cool it down. It's easy to measure though. Just get 5 gallon bucket and when you're all finished, drain into it and measure each time you fill it up.

    If you're doing residential, I'd go back to a 2 jet...much hotter water.
     
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    OK thank you


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    Varies...but I'm curious why the question...is it so you can estimate the size of a fresh water or tank?
     
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    The reason being very simple since everything is secondhand nothing is screwed into this truck yet so before I make a mistake maybe I want to change my water tank to a bigger one I figured this one is about 60 gallon maybe 50 I was looking around for at least 100 man it's like prices are out rages Best price I've found so far was like 800 bucks just for water tank


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    Every carpet cleaner with a truck mounted system does not have a water tank. I've been doing this since 1994, I've never had one. For me it takes up to much room and I never ever have a problem finding a water supply, every home and business has one just my opinion.
     
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    I have never had a water tank but have been considering getting one since I have plenty of space in my Sprinter van. Look at Tractor Supply, they have water tanks that are more affordable.
     
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    #9 Todd the Cleaner, Jan 12, 2017
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    Look at www.plastic-mart.com.

    I had a 100 gallon tank and it just adds too much weight to the van when full. If I had to take water for all my jobs every day then a 100 gallon tank is the way to go.

    I often times do empty rental homes with no water or power so I need a tank. I put a 25 gallon tank in the truck I'm driving right now and it's just enough to do about 4 rooms as long as the carpet isn't trashed. I'll be putting a 50-60 gallon tank in my second truck.
     
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    Should I be worried about the weight in a 3500 Sprinter with the turbo diesel?
     
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    Also I don't think the link is good
     
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    Probably not. I'm in an E-150 right now and the weight broke my axel. Yours should be fine. The extra weight does decrease your gas milage though.
     
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    Sorry, there should be a dash in there. Www.plastic-mart.com
     
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    I'm getting about 17 mpg, better than my Chevy Express that gets 11-12. Diesel has gone up about .40 a gallon in the last few months while gas has gone up about .20.
     
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    My old tm had a 100 gallon tank and I could do three to four jobs like you describe and I use a much higher flow wand than yours.

    My old porty was a 17 gallon capacity machine and I would fill it once for the same job. In fact maybe not even clear full.
     
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    This is interesting as since I have never had a water tank I just assumed I was using more water than you guys are saying. I have had a few customers ask me how much water I would be using and I always say about as much as taking a shower or 2 uses.
     
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    If your doing units as Todd described Jason where the water is off and no power, then I can understand needing a water tank. If not? I would not bother with it. For me I cannot afford to give up all of the room it takes, and I never ever am questioned about how much water I'll be using. Why burn up your gas mileage, waste storage space for other equipment on something that's not needed if you have access to water on most of your jobs?
     
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    Holy shit, Im always amazed at how little water everyone else uses, I probably use double what you guys are using, if not triple.

    Water tank is a necessity in cold weather climates, can't hook up to outside faucets during the winter sometimes, hooking up inside is a pita. Also helps with my traction in bad weather, I just carry the tank full.
     
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    In many cases the less water the better Jose, I forgot I don't have to worry about faucets freezing here in Sunny South Florida!
     
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