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After 5 years of porty cleaning, and finally getting a Prochem Legend, I thought it would be an easier job.
Not necessarily so!
The beast wand I got with my machine, combined with a 2" hose to the wand is brutal!
I thought, no problem, I'll get used to it.
Wrong!
6 months later, it still kicks my ass, so it's time to get a different wand setup.
I experimented with the last 50 foot of hose, going to an 1 1/2" hose, which was easier, but I lost a LOT of air flow, it was seriously noticeable.
I'm thinking titanium or carbon fiber, with a glide of course, and definitely a 14" head.
Before starting this thread, I did some searching of the forums, and came across one members comments regarding the Mytee Bentley with a swivel head, and he was not happy with how the swivel head held up, and needed expensive repairs, and he referred to the wand becoming unsightly?? Not sure what he meant, but I'm guessing nicks and dings.
What are your preferences, and why?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
 

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After 5 years of porty cleaning, and finally getting a Prochem Legend, I thought it would be an easier job.
Not necessarily so!
The beast wand I got with my machine, combined with a 2" hose to the wand is brutal!
I thought, no problem, I'll get used to it.
Wrong!
6 months later, it still kicks my ass, so it's time to get a different wand setup.
I experimented with the last 50 foot of hose, going to an 1 1/2" hose, which was easier, but I lost a LOT of air flow, it was seriously noticeable.
I'm thinking titanium or carbon fiber, with a glide of course, and definitely a 14" head.
Before starting this thread, I did some searching of the forums, and came across one members comments regarding the Mytee Bentley with a swivel head, and he was not happy with how the swivel head held up, and needed expensive repairs, and he referred to the wand becoming unsightly?? Not sure what he meant, but I'm guessing nicks and dings.
What are your preferences, and why?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
do you have a glide on yiur wand?
 

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No glide yet Omar.
Just for the heck of it, I weighed my porty wand and my tm wand today, the tm wand weighs just short of 11 pounds and the porty wand is 8 pounds.
 

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I haveva vt 12 just sitting in the corner collectng dust. It has a temp gauge and site glass, glide etc.. pretty light and practically new. Id be willing to sell it cheap.
 

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Personally I would just X the carbon fiber off your list. The new Bentley is significantly different than my older carbon fiber model which I recently moth balled. The carbon fiber 2 inch tube still looks pretty good, but the swivel and the vacuum manifold are bad and it was a pain to even attempt to keep the vacuum manifold looking good. Nobody can honestly attest to the durability of the new swivel yet. It just hasn't been out long enough. The titanium wands will give you the lighter weight and along with a good glide should ease your cleaning considerably. Even putting a glide on your current wand can make a huge difference if you ever need it for a back up. I do personally like having a swivel wand. It makes getting into certain areas and around furniture much easier.

Also, you ought to know, that the parts for the new Bentley I think are much more reasonably priced than they were on the carbon fiber. That was one of the first things I looked at when they came out. Right now I'm still using the original stainless steel Bentley with swivel and high pressure top mounted gun handle. It is so well built I probably can't wear it out, but may eventually upgrade to something lighter. It is made of pretty heavy steel and weighs maybe 12 or 13 lbs. Still not too bad to use with the teflon glide on it, but it is a bit heavy, specially if you have a lot of wanding to do.

You might want to carefully check this out before you buy the Bentley. http://mytee.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8314T-6-3-2016.pdf
 
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I haveva vt 12 just sitting in the corner collectng dust. It has a temp gauge and site glass, glide etc.. pretty light and practically new. Id be willing to sell it cheap.
is it carbon fiber ???
 

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Personally I would just X the carbon fiber off your list. The new Bentley is significantly different than my older carbon fiber model which I recently moth balled. The carbon fiber 2 inch tube still looks pretty good, but the swivel and the vacuum manifold are bad and it was a pain to even attempt to keep the vacuum manifold looking good. Nobody can honestly attest to the durability of the new swivel yet. It just hasn't been out long enough. The titanium wands will give you the lighter weight and along with a good glide should ease your cleaning considerably. Even putting a glide on your current wand can make a huge difference if you ever need it for a back up. I do personally like having a swivel wand. It makes getting into certain areas and around furniture much easier.

Also, you ought to know, that the parts for the new Bentley I think are much more reasonably priced than they were on the carbon fiber. That was one of the first things I looked at when they came out. Right now I'm still using the original stainless steel Bentley with swivel and high pressure top mounted gun handle. It is so well built I probably can't wear it out, but may eventually upgrade to something lighter. It is made of pretty heavy steel and weighs maybe 12 or 13 lbs. Still not too bad to use with the teflon glide on it, but it is a bit heavy, specially if you have a lot of wanding to do.

You might want to carefully check this out before you buy the Bentley. http://mytee.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8314T-6-3-2016.pdf
Im looking for a carbon fiber wand ?? Bob 732-492-3300
 

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I haveva vt 12 just sitting in the corner collectng dust. It has a temp gauge and site glass, glide etc.. pretty light and practically new. Id be willing to sell it cheap.
Do you still have the wand for sale?