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Should we bring back the IPS Sprayer with the newer V8?

Should we let IPS Sprayer guy back?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • No

    Votes: 8 57.1%
  • Yes with stipulations

    Votes: 5 35.7%

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rob allen

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We have had many ask and even some on a waiting line for the newest version. This is version 3 for me. In 2015 we sold and everyone enjoyed the IPS. Then around 2016 when he upgraded it to V7 it had a battery and wand leak issue.
Problem is he disappeared and so did parts/service. We all struggled, as I use them too on all my trucks, and we found better batteries and repaired our lances. 2016 for some reason was a bad year for the Frenchman. To sum it up in all TRANSPARENCY, he is back.
He says the issues are fixed and that he has a new service department. We still use ours daily but I know a lot members who just chucked theirs. So I ask, you the members, to decide, do we bring back the IPS even though 2020 might be a bad year for the Frenchman too?
Yes=Yes its fine
No=Please don't sell them
Yes w/stipulations=Customer warning on buying page
 

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I still use my old one, works great. Do some testing and if it is a good non problematic tool then it would be very useful, I use mine for tile grout cleaning, because the trigger is controllable it won't over spray to the sides.
 
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ACP

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I still use my old one, works great. Do some testing and if it is a good non problematic tool then it would be very useful, I use mine for tile grout cleaning, because the trigger is controllable it won't over spray to the sides.
Why even spray for tile and grout? Flat mop is 100% better and less risk also much easier
 

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Why even spray for tile and grout? Flat mop is 100% better and less risk also much easier
wow to think even the bug guys use a mop on tile a and grout? So you mix a bucket of some grout master dip the mop and mop??

Then suppose you could mop it back up or tile wand or spinner or whatever?
 

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We have had many ask and even some on a waiting line for the newest version. This is version 3 for me. In 2015 we sold and everyone enjoyed the IPS. Then around 2016 when he upgraded it to V7 it had a battery and wand leak issue.
Problem is he disappeared and so did parts/service. We all struggled, as I use them too on all my trucks, and we found better batteries and repaired our lances. 2016 for some reason was a bad year for the Frenchman. To sum it up in all TRANSPARENCY, he is back.
He says the issues are fixed and that he has a new service department. We still use ours daily but I know a lot members who just chucked theirs. So I ask, you the members, to decide, do we bring back the IPS even though 2020 might be a bad year for the Frenchman too?
Yes=Yes its fine
No=Please don't sell them
 

MikeGaure

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Why even spray for tile and grout? Flat mop is 100% better and less risk also much easier
That’s how we do it also for tile and grout. We don’t want too take any chance regardless of the cleaning solution we are using
 
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Fedri

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you still have to be careful with a mop no matter what, its all about skill, if I am cleaning a high end home I would spray on the areas that I am not close to the delegate areas like high end kitchen cabinets etc then with my gekko brush head wand I would distribute the sprayed cleaner to the dry areas. Very easy, ips has a variable speed that makes my job easy that it wont splash
 
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Kyle8

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We have had many ask and even some on a waiting line for the newest version. This is version 3 for me. In 2015 we sold and everyone enjoyed the IPS. Then around 2016 when he upgraded it to V7 it had a battery and wand leak issue.
Problem is he disappeared and so did parts/service. We all struggled, as I use them too on all my trucks, and we found better batteries and repaired our lances. 2016 for some reason was a bad year for the Frenchman. To sum it up in all TRANSPARENCY, he is back.
He says the issues are fixed and that he has a new service department. We still use ours daily but I know a lot members who just chucked theirs. So I ask, you the members, to decide, do we bring back the IPS even though 2020 might be a bad year for the Frenchman too?
Yes=Yes its fine
No=Please don't sell them
Yes w/stipulations=Customer warning on buying page
I have 2 ips sprayers and dont use them much because the batteries are always dead. I really like them and they work great. I actaully took mine apart and added the chemical reaistant seals and was amazed how easy is was to take apart. I think they should make one with an option to plug in if the batteries die.
 

Kyle8

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We have had many ask and even some on a waiting line for the newest version. This is version 3 for me. In 2015 we sold and everyone enjoyed the IPS. Then around 2016 when he upgraded it to V7 it had a battery and wand leak issue.
Problem is he disappeared and so did parts/service. We all struggled, as I use them too on all my trucks, and we found better batteries and repaired our lances. 2016 for some reason was a bad year for the Frenchman. To sum it up in all TRANSPARENCY, he is back.
He says the issues are fixed and that he has a new service department. We still use ours daily but I know a lot members who just chucked theirs. So I ask, you the members, to decide, do we bring back the IPS even though 2020 might be a bad year for the Frenchman too?
Yes=Yes its fine
No=Please don't sell them
Yes w/stipulations=Customer warning on buying page
Im actually going to try and use my ips more. I get so used to just using the hydro force injection sprayer. But it is nice not having to run the machine especially when you crb.
 

ACP

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wow to think even the bug guys use a mop on tile a and grout? So you mix a bucket of some grout master dip the mop and mop??

Then suppose you could mop it back up or tile wand or spinner or whatever?
Just mix groutmaster in a trigger sprayer bottle using the measurements on the side, shake it up and pour a ribbon in center of floor, flat mop it around working it under toe kicks, around toilet etc backing your way out of the area.

Set up hoses and clean inward front to back so you don't get any slurry on your hoses.

We do tons and tons of tile/grout/stone this is by far the most efficient and safest way
 

ACP

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you still have to be careful with a mop no matter what, its all about skill, if I am cleaning a high end home I would spray on the areas that I am not close to the delegate areas like high end kitchen cabinets etc then with my gekko brush head wand I would distribute the sprayed cleaner to the dry areas. Very easy, ips has a variable speed that makes my job easy that it wont splash
There's no reason to spray it bro, to not hit baseboards you have to keep the gun so low to the ground anyways... plus flat mop works the solution into the grout lines much better, under toe kicks, up to the transitions, etc.

It's also much faster to don't have to worry about rinsing out the sprayer after.
 

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Just mix groutmaster in a trigger sprayer bottle using the measurements on the side, shake it up and pour a ribbon in center of floor, flat mop it around working it under toe kicks, around toilet etc backing your way out of the area.

Set up hoses and clean inward front to back so you don't get any slurry on your hoses.

We do tons and tons of tile/grout/stone this is by far the most efficient and safest way
Ok makes sense.

Ribbon? You mean just pour some out in the kitchen to spread, right?

Also, absent a tile wand or spinner is it possible to mop back up to extract? (like before I purchase a tile wand)

What is a good flat mop and heads?? to use for tile and grout?

Thank you!
 

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Try some on your fleet and on someone else's fleet who you trust. If you dont have any problems in 6 months then sell them. Your customers shouldn't be the Guinea pigs.
 
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I like the idea of the sprayer but the thing would need to work. Tools that do not work on the job stress me out.
 
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brian3180

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There's no reason to spray it bro, to not hit baseboards you have to keep the gun so low to the ground anyways... plus flat mop works the solution into the grout lines much better, under toe kicks, up to the transitions, etc.

It's also much faster to don't have to worry about rinsing out the sprayer after.
Flat mop like the swifter sweeper type head or janitorial type rope/string head? Thanks.
 

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After all three of my IPS's failed in the same week, I literally threw them away and switched to the Worx sprayer. I've gotten them on eBay for as low as $42. Couldn't be happier.
 

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Just mix groutmaster in a trigger sprayer bottle using the measurements on the side, shake it up and pour a ribbon in center of floor, flat mop it around working it under toe kicks, around toilet etc backing your way out of the area.

Set up hoses and clean inward front to back so you don't get any slurry on your hoses.

We do tons and tons of tile/grout/stone this is by far the most efficient and safest way
Can you extract with a flat mop and microfiber mop head instead of pulling hoses in??

In theory sounds like it could be done.