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Chappy12

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hey guys..

i have up rated my portable from twin 800watt motors to 1100watt motors.. i was thinking of up rating the pump from 100psi to 200psi.. i can get a new pump for $200 do you think its worth it ?

machine is a Clarke Alto EXT10 portable, I bought machine for $100 spent $200 on new motors.
 

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Throughput isn't going to be a noticeable difference 100-200 psi. Putting 2 diaphragm pumps in parallel will make a noticeable difference. I don't believe in high amp, high pressure, low flow pumps either. A lot of power hungry weight for underwhelming results on a portable.

I would buy this setup over getting a free ½ hp pumptec 207v for any truly mobile portable setup, but I'm a very biased minority among my contemporaries.

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Throughput isn't going to be a noticeable difference 100-200 psi. Putting 2 diaphragm pumps in parallel will make a noticeable difference. I don't believe in high amp, high pressure, low flow pumps either. A lot of power hungry weight for underwhelming results on a portable.

I would buy this setup over getting a free ½ hp pumptec 207v for any truly mobile portable setup, but I'm a very biased minority among my contemporaries.

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So you are increasing the flow instead of the pressure? Do you use bigger jets with the higher flow?

I once rigged up a hose that I connected to a faucet hot water supply and ran it directly to the wand. I put two 11008 jets on the wand. It actually cleaned quite well.
 

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So you are increasing the flow instead of the pressure? Do you use bigger jets with the higher flow?

I once rigged up a hose that I connected to a faucet hot water supply and ran it directly to the wand. I put two 11008 jets on the wand. It actually cleaned quite well.
Yes, I am only increasing flow. With 170 or 220 psi aquatecs in parallel it only sustains150 psi keyed. Running ⅜" Neptune on the portables and 14 flow on the wand it will clean faster than most TM's at 1.75 gpm to the floor. The results are nothing short of amazing and I bounce from the TM @ 2 gpm to the portable and don't feel a difference in the speed of cleaning.
 

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You can do pump, jets, hose, or combination. You may have to experiment a bit. Run wand with jets removed to get an idea of max flow. My wand came with 11002 jets, but I’m going to try 11006 and see how it goes. Sun Belt USA has lots of jets.
 
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hey guys..

i have up rated my portable from twin 800watt motors to 1100watt motors.. i was thinking of up rating the pump from 100psi to 200psi.. i can get a new pump for $200 do you think its worth it ?

machine is a Clarke Alto EXT10 portable, I bought machine for $100 spent $200 on new motors.
If you are not capable of doing Jim's advice then yes from 100 psi to 200 psi you will notice a great difference and you will rinse and move quicker.