Redirecting vacuum line?

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  1. Raul Villalobos

    Raul Villalobos New Member

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    Wondering if anyone's redirected there vacuum line hookup from the blower to the back of the van. I run a Prochem Apex and the water and solution lines are live and and thought it would be much more efficient to hook up the vacuum hose at the rear of the vehicle, next to the reel, instead of having to go the side of the van and hookup the traditional way. Thoughts?
     
  2. PhilipW

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    Easy as pie - you can run PVC or flex vacuum hose from waste tank to the rear of the van. I can get some pictures of my set-up later, I ran dual 2" PVC to the back of the van, where I run 2x2" up to an inline filter. I use short pieces of vac hose to connect to the top lid of the waste tank.

    Live vacuum reels, however, are generally not a good idea- too much vacuum is lost when you go out longer, better to keep as short as possible unless you have a huge blower
     
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    Raul Villalobos New Member

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    Perfect! I'd love to see your setup! Do you feel that you've lost suction by redirecting that line?
     
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    I've gained suction by going to 2x2. But my original 2" line was run from waste tank to back door by the install guys at TCS. The amount you would lose by going the length of your van is negligible, you gotta get the hose from the machine to the carpet somehow whether it's back door or front
     
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    Makes sense. Was your suction considerably improved running and 2x2 and the inline? Don't really know much about it but I hear everyone doing it
     
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    By running 2 inch lines to the door you will see a marked improvement in performance, as long as the inlet of your blower is bigger than 2 inches. The vac system is only as good as the weakest link
     
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    Don't over think it... By routing the vac line to the back of the van would be no different than hooking the hose up to the from of the machine and running it around the van. I had a customer who ran 8 vans and mostly did apartments so they rarely had alot of space on the side door to parking lot restrictions... They ran the hoses out the back of all the vans.
     

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