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    Posted: 28/February/2010 at 9:06pm
I USE A ROTOVAC DHX AND I LOVE IT. I WOULD NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE SINCE IT DOES TEN TIMES A BETTER JOB THAN A WAND AND IS 1/4 OF THE WORK. BUT.........IT DOES LEAVE THE CARPET ALOT WETTER! DOES ANY ROTOVAC USERS HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS OR RECOMONDATIONS FOR THIS? I HAVE TALKED WITH ROTOVAC A FEW TIMES ON THIS AND TRIED A FEW DIFFERENT THINGS BUT HAS NOT MADE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE, IT SEEM TO LOOSE MAJOR SUCTION ONCE THE VACUMN HOSE GETS ATTACTED!
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Hook it up to a TM it won't be so wet  Big smile.
 
And if it leaves the carpet wetter is it really doing a better
job than a wand?  Confused Confused Confused  NO!LOL LOL LOL
 
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They are less work, but never is it better cleaning, if it leaves the carpet wetter!!!!!!  
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Post-Bonnet?
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Abousoulty it still does a way better job! Just needs a litlle more airflow for quicker dry time. It still cleans better which is the whole point of carpet cleaning. Guess I will have to invest in a few more airmovers.
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I guess my other question is how wet is to wet? How do u really know if your over wetting. As I am still new at this I don't really know what is too wet.
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do wand glides make a big difference?
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  That was exactly why I did not invest in an Rotovac-overwetting- . I did discuss this problem with the Rep. and he offered to change or reduce the amount of jets.Has this been offered to you?? I have no idea if it would help with the "flood".
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yea i just talked to them and they are sending me two smaller sizes of jets. right now the jets that are on it are 1.50 so they are sending me 1.0's and 0.75's. so hopefully that makes a different. its not a "flood" thats an over statement. i am using a ninja warrior porty.

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Hy Stuey, try to change the 3 jets for smaller sizes and buy teflon glides and install in the roto. If you run the roto from a porty try to use no more than 25 ft of hose specially if you have your machine with vaccuum in series. Last you could use a bonnet to speed dry times but only if you sure that you get paid good for the job, each step takes time my friend and we are in this bussines to make money. Good luck, Pablo.-
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Ninja warrior is ok regarding suction (vaccuum in paralel 200 cfm) good enough. Order than that you ll' be fine.
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thanks guys for the info! i will give that a try and see if those other jets help and possibly order some glides.
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The porty vac power is important and never running more than 25' of hose unless using vac boosters means max power to the heads.  Keep the handle no higher than your full arm extends which lowers resistance to water attempting its flow uphill.  Never more than a 3'x3' area at one time, don't let the water stay on the carpet too long.  Many dry passes are needed and if you want to make sure you are getting as much water as possible get a sight tube and use it.  When nothing is coming up the tube, your job in that area is done.

Also, switch to one of the new encap formulated HWE chemicals.  Encap pulls dirt and chemicals away from the water, allowing water to evaporate sooner.  That is according to the manufacturers of encap solutions.

That's my take having used a powerwand with a porty for 4 years before going all bonnet cleaning.
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great point!! i have not used anymore that 25ft of hose yet, as i have not needed it yet. I do have a clear sight tube which helps, but that tubes is always in the way kinda, so i have a tendancy to use the buckle strap for the power cord, and use it on the sight tube to keep it out of the way. but then it points the tube straight up and down and then the water is trying to suck uphill, so that is maybe the problem! i guess i will leave it closer to the ground for suction perposes and let gravity do its work! great info! i appreatiate it!
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