Using extractor with rotary

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  1. Obaid Muhammad

    Obaid Muhammad New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am planning to start carpet cleaning business. I have read a lot of good things about Rotovac 360i but I don't know if I need extractor and/or truckmount to go with it or not. Because I am new so I want to start with basic machines and not too expensive. Does Rotovac 360, Hoss 700 and hydramaster rx20 produce their own heat (heated water) or not?
    Thank you
     
  2. seagrtj

    seagrtj Well-Known Member

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    No. They just spray water and extract. That is thier function
     
  3. longkenn

    longkenn Well-Known Member

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    If you go with the Rotovac, order the smaller jets. It comes stock with jets that are more suitable for a truckmount. Ask me how I know that!

    If you use a porty and 360i combo without the smaller jets, you will soak you some carpet.
     
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  4. rob allen

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    What size do you recommend Ken? And does Rotovac offer the option or do you go aftermarket?
     
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    longkenn Well-Known Member

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    Rotovac offers 3 different sizes. I don't remember what they are but the stock jets are too much flow for the cfx dual two stage.
     
  6. Sean M Collins

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    There's also this neat little known trick... lower pressure
     
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    Fedri Well-Known Member

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    They offer .75, 1 and 1.5 sizes. I use to use .75s and then I switched over to size 1 and I have tried the 1.5 as well. For me size 1 was better then the other 2. I use an etm.
     
  8. Kingdomcome84

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    if you buy any of the rotovacs on the market, you still will need an extractor or Truckmount. The Rotovac cant be used alone
     
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  9. vibra vacster

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    A Rotovac stock 360i comes with 1.5 floodjets.
    Floodjets differ from our regular V or Tjets in that they produce double the flow for their given orfice size.
    Size 1 floodjets are the sweet spot ive found cause they dont clog as bad as .75 floodjets do. If you find thats still too much flow plug off one of the jets and run with 2 size 1 floodjets. (y)
     
  10. Sean M Collins

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    What pressure are you using?
     
  11. longkenn

    longkenn Well-Known Member

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    250-300 psi.
     
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  12. Sean M Collins

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    How many dry passes? I ask cause at that psi you should be getting good to great dry times
     
  13. longkenn

    longkenn Well-Known Member

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    With the smaller jets I get about the same dry time as the truckmount. The higher flow jets are just too much for the dual, two stage CFX from Rotovac.
     

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