Steamin Demon vs Truck mount video

Frank DiGi

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Looks like a good video Mike.. Only part I like to know is how is it hooked up to water supply and drain.. I never used or seen one in person.. I know its to a sink and drain ..but I was thinking that part be cool to add to the video... Many others may want to see it too..
Thanks for posting it ... It looks so nice!!!
 

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I think the Steamin demon removes more soil then a TM. I think that the video shows that. If I rememeber correctly the TM Guy did a rotary scrub and you just used a carpet rake on your side,this is a very impressive video and the Other porty companies should be afraid, VERY afraid.
 

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Well, I'd like to know how much water is being used with each system. Visually it looks like the Steamin Demon is pulling more dirt out of the carpet, however I wounder if it's just not diluted as much.

If the TM is flowing 2.5 gpm and the Steamin Demon is only flowing .5 gpm there's a huge difference (just a guess). They could each pull 1lb of dirt per 100 sq ft, but obviously the water coming from the Steaming Demon is going to LOOK dirtier because there isn't as much water to dilute the dirt.

I'd like to know a bit more about the mechanics of the Steamin Demon.
 

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Well, I'd like to know how much water is being used with each system. Visually it looks like the Steamin Demon is pulling more dirt out of the carpet, however I wounder if it's just not diluted as much.

If the TM is flowing 2.5 gpm and the Steamin Demon is only flowing .5 gpm there's a huge difference (just a guess). They could each pull 1lb of dirt per 100 sq ft, but obviously the water coming from the Steaming Demon is going to LOOK dirtier because there isn't as much water to dilute the dirt.

I'd like to know a bit more about the mechanics of the Steamin Demon.
The Steamin Demon is a high flow machine, which means its using 3-4 gallons of water per minute, That is what makes the machine so effective. With the powerful vaccum located only 7 inches from the pick up point, you can expect 1-3 hour dry times on commericial carpet and 2-4 hour dry time on most residential carpet. I have been using the Steamin Demon for over 10 years and absolutely love it. Virtually NO down time, no jets to unclog (because they use a large jet) and very easy to transport (machine only weighs about 30 lbs.) If you would like more info on the Steamin Demon you can go to Steamindemon.com. Their site has operating manuals, repair manuals, ect. There is no repair on the machine I can't do in 15 minutes (including pump and vaccum motor replacement if I ever need it).
 

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Very nice machine; I know a guy with one here in Penscola; he does his quick cleans then uses an oil fired t/m to speed up dry times. He gets awesome results. What about a glide? Does Ken make a glide for theses?
 

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Very nice, but with residential work the hook up to sinks would be a problem.
I've seen some pretty funky fixtures now days how easy would it be to hook up?
Whats the cost?
Nick :AddEmoticons04233:
 

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Very nice, but with residential work the hook up to sinks would be a problem.
I've seen some pretty funky fixtures now days how easy would it be to hook up?
Whats the cost?
Nick :AddEmoticons04233:
I don't do nearly as much cleaning as I used to, I mainly do family and friends and a couple of small churches pro bono, but I have yet to run into a faucet that I couldn't hook up to. The machine comes with different sink fittings for the occasional odd size, and has an extention one to create room to hook up to if it is a unique fixture with a quick curve in the neck. It only takes me about 5 minutes to get hooked up and to be ready to clean, there is even a shower head adapter if you want super flow. There are different models available now, and off hand I can't think of the price of the models, but I think they are priced on the website. P.S. I love this site and am learning alot from this forum to help me get back into the cleaning industry for a profit, Mike, the guy who makes the Steamin Demon recommended this site to me to get ideas and to learn about the current industry. I must say I am not dissapointed.
 

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Looks like a good video Mike.. Only part I like to know is how is it hooked up to water supply and drain.. I never used or seen one in person.. I know its to a sink and drain ..but I was thinking that part be cool to add to the video... Many others may want to see it too..
Thanks for posting it ... It looks so nice!!!
Frank - The Demon hooks up to any sink or faucet that has an aerator. You unscrew the aerator and attach a sink fitting that converts the aerator threads into garden hose threads.
 

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Very nice machine; I know a guy with one here in Penscola; he does his quick cleans then uses an oil fired t/m to speed up dry times. He gets awesome results. What about a glide? Does Ken make a glide for theses?
Rickie- There are glides available for the Demon. Mike
 

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Sounds like more than just a glorified rug doctor, interesting...
 

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How wet is the carpet after cleaning in comparison to the truckmount? Does the glide for the Demon help the carpet dry quicker or is it there for the operators ease of use?
 

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How wet is the carpet after cleaning in comparison to the truckmount? Does the glide for the Demon help the carpet dry quicker or is it there for the operators ease of use?
Steve- The drying times very. In general 1-3 hrs. on commercial carpet and 2-5 hrs on residential. The carpet in the video was already drying when we left. We were there about 2 hrs. Mike
 

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Looks very easy to hook up!

Very nice, but with residential work the hook up to sinks would be a problem.
I've seen some pretty funky fixtures now days how easy would it be to hook up?
Whats the cost?
Nick :AddEmoticons04233:
You can always hook up to the shower with an adaptor.
That may be the easiest with some of the newer faucets.
 

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I have a Steamin Demon and always use my shower hookup. Two reasons. The shower head always comes off real easy and if it drips a little bit it is in the shower. Many of the shower heads come off without tools.

I have used a Utility sink in a church.

I bought a glide for it and I cannot tell if it drys faster or not.

I can work a lot faster with the glide because I do a dry stroke on the forward movement with a glide. Without the glide I cannot move the Demon forward because the suck on the carpet is too strong.

I would not use a Demon without a glide if I had my choice.

Anybody else with a porty unable to move their wand forward with carpet contact because it sucks too hard? I am not kidding.

Rick

Stir it Up Mr Downey...
 

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I have a Steamin Demon and always use my shower hookup. Two reasons. The shower head always comes off real easy and if it drips a little bit it is in the shower. Many of the shower heads come off without tools.

I have used a Utility sink in a church.

I bought a glide for it and I cannot tell if it drys faster or not.

I can work a lot faster with the glide because I do a dry stroke on the forward movement with a glide. Without the glide I cannot move the Demon forward because the suck on the carpet is too strong.

I would not use a Demon without a glide if I had my choice.

Anybody else with a porty unable to move their wand forward with carpet contact because it sucks too hard? I am not kidding.

Rick

Stir it Up Mr Downey...
Thanks Rick
 

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