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Finally after the last year and a half of working on the Amtex it's ready to go. We took it out today and it worked perfectly.

 

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Finally after the last year and a half of working on the Amtex it's ready to go. We took it out today and it worked perfectly.

Not that I want to twist the knife Todd, but I was wondering how long it's been since the last day worked, all the BS, and finally getting it making money again..... a year?.....
 

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Not that I want to twist the knife Todd, but I was wondering how long it's been since the last day worked, all the BS, and finally getting it making money again..... a year?.....
Oh, and how much $ you've had to put into it, to get it reliable again( forget the man hrs actually rebuilding, but also the countless hrs trying to formulate the plan).....
 

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Oh, and how much $ you've had to put into it, to get it reliable again( forget the man hrs actually rebuilding, but also the countless hrs trying to formulate the plan).....
About 8K and countless hours. Actually as busy as I am it's been a couple hours here and a couple hours there. And I didn't work on it at all over the summer. I'm not working on a truckmount when it's over 100 outside unless I have to. It finally just cooled down this week.
 

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About 8K and countless hours. Actually as busy as I am it's been a couple hours here and a couple hours there. And I didn't work on it at all over the summer. I'm not working on a truckmount when it's over 100 outside unless I have to. It finally just cooled down this week.
Are you planning on keeping it as a backup, or are you going to put a guy on it?
 

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I'm hoping to be running 2 trucks. I hired an employee a couple weeks ago and he's doing really good. He was running the prochem truck today while I ran the amtex.
 

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Oh, and how much $ you've had to put into it, to get it reliable again( forget the man hrs actually rebuilding, but also the countless hrs trying to formulate the plan).....
Got to admire the man's persistence despite the obstacles that would have made some of us throw in the towel and give up.
 
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I did strip it down to nothing and 100% re-design and rebuild it. Everything on the machine is new except the engine and blower.

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Damn Todd you're BIG LEAGUE. Two trucks running at the same time I like it.

How was the performance compared to the Prochem?
It was hotter for sure. Other than that it was about the same. A bit more airflow. I can crank it up to 3600 rpms now and run 2 wands. We will try that out next week.
 
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It was hotter for sure. Other than that it was about the same. A bit more airflow. I can crank it up to 3600 rpms now and run 2 wands. We will try that out next week.
does your amtex use a coupler on it or belt driven blower?
 

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Nope. Switched it to heat exchanger.

Good move.

I had one of those burners and know all too well the intensity of the exhaust.

One look at the original Dragon exhaust design that was expected to efficiently handle 280,000 fuel fired Btu's of exhaust me loose all faith in Ben.

Congrats.

Hope you enjoy using it.
 
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Good move.

I had one of those burners and know all too well the intensity of the exhaust.

One look at the original Dragon exhaust design that was expected to efficiently handle 280,000 fuel fired Btu's of exhaust me loose all faith in Ben.

Congrats.

Hope you enjoy using it.
Contrary to popular belief, more BTU's is not always better. We just don't use enough water flow to justify those BTU's, so that's why they had heat spikes...
 
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Contrary to popular belief, more BTU's is not always better. We just don't use enough water flow to justify those BTU's, so that's why they had heat spikes...

True, and even worse coupled with poor exhaust.

Definitely overkill for carpets.

Running a 4gpm pressure washer through it is a completely different story.

VERY HOT pressure washing is a HUGE advantage on commercial work over cold, if your looking to go after some, and can dedicate a dedicated rig or trailer to it.

That thing on a PW will give you a boner.