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how many cords on that unit?
14" or 12" wand?
2 or 4 jets?
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2 cords
 
12" 4 jet wand with 4 #2 jets
 
2" tubed wand........(it's a Greenhorn "lite")
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4 #2 jets? that's interesting.
what psi you run?
commercial
resi?
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The olympus is not a good choice. It blows fuses and breakers. Either of the other 2 would work well. Both would work well with a rotovac machine. But the decision is always up to you to make man.

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400psi resi
 
200 psi comm
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To answer your original questions.  Yes the rotovac works very well with a portable or a truckmount.  If you are up north where it gets cold, forget about adding tanks and propane heaters to your porty unless you have a heated garage for your truck.  

The basics of cleaning are critical.  You need good chemicals, something to agitate--175 rpm floor machine are really popular but heavy and dwell time with most chemicals and then the ability to rinse up the dirt and chems.  Heat helps but really hot heat is not necessary with good chems and agitation.  CRBs are really popular for agitation also.  Almost all of the main brands of portys can be upgraded with double 3 stage vac motors and switched to being two cord machines.  With my experience i would go after more suck than going after extra heat with a porty.  Dry times are very important.  A lot of the cleaning methods you learned on the truckmount will not work as well with a porty.  You will need more agitation because of the lack of hot water and lack of suck.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Soil Lint Green Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/October/2009 at 5:34am
Do you actually clean carpets or are you just another wannabe web designer?  Based on what I saw of your three sites, you could not be running much of a cleaning business.  Servicing Washington State from Cow Tipping Montana?  Quite a driver there fellar Hysterical
I am an avid website builder and I hope you love giving business to forum spammers.

Thanks but no thanks.  We already have a designer here who does handle many of our sites and with all the business the guys on this board get, I would have to say she is pretty damn good too.  You should give her a try.  http://www.andrechelle.com/ is Andrechelle Cermak's official website.  Good luck with that website builder thing.  Maybe you should try the sites for freelancers since it is fairly obvious you started up recently, right?  This board is for carpet cleaners where we discuss carpet cleaning.  Different from website building, got it?


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So Soil Lint Green  why does your website rank 194th in Google for the search you should rank for  "Eugene Carpet Cleaning"  Have you ever gotten a job from someone seeing your site?

I have place holding articles in the sites you looked at.   Check the rank of my website in Google for Spokane Carpet Cleaning.  In just over a month I have it up into the top 20.  It has been up to number 10 and back and forth in the top 20.  Look at Kalispell Carpet cleaning  #1  Look at Missoula Green Carpet Cleaning #1.  So how long has your website been up?  I hope you clean carpets better than your website is optimized---Mr #194 ---

By the way I do clean carpets part time.  I have a Steamin Demon that I got off Craigslist for $320 that I refurbished.  I bought a Challenger 15" off ebay for $460 and I bought a Windsor Drimatic off Ebay for $120.  My friend that I clean with bought the Rotovac 360 package from Rotovac and I have used that quite a bit also.  Yes Carpet cleaning is a hobby for me but I like to learn as much as I can about whatever I am playing with.



 I optimised http://www.missoulagreencarpetcleaning.com/  which ranks number one for --Missoula Carpet--  Missoula Carpet Cleaning--Missoula Carpet Cleaner--  the main words we were after.

http://www.kalispellcarpetcleaning.com/  #1 and http://www.salt-lake-city-carpet-cleaning.com/  which is around #120.

I have written a lot on Carpet cleaning and I have learned a lot on the different boards.    For $500 I should be able to get you into the top 5 in a Google search for "Eugene Carpet Cleaning".  There are no guarantees with Google rankings but If you put up the $500 in escrow with a reputable carpet industry guy and I have 6 months no pay if I don't get it there.  The betis on.  Could you use some calls from your website?   Or do you like being Mr 194----lol--- 



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I am both Scarpet1 and zbikenut.  I tried to sign on with Scarpet1 and was unable to so I created a new profile just to respond to Soil Lint Green.

Are you up for the Challenge??  Will you put up $500 to turn your website into something of value instead of some pictures on the web nobody sees???
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All three of my websites do very well for me.  That is right, three.  And what the others are remain my business and none of yours.  You don't own stock in my company.
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If you understood the value of my offer you would have jumped all over it.  You have nothing to lose, either I get your website into the top 5 or I don't.

Good Luck to you,
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I am using a Mytee portable with a rotovac 360 and its seems to be working great. I was worried that it would suck enough water back up, but after a year I have had no complaints about soaked carpets.

I am also checking into the Rotovac CFX continuous flow. My only concern is flooding bathrooms. I am heard different things about using a continuous flow system. Any insights?
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I like Mytee Portables myself. Looks proffesional and has plenty of power.
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Originally posted by JCarpet33 JCarpet33 wrote:

I am also checking into the Rotovac CFX continuous flow. My only concern is flooding bathrooms. I am heard different things about using a continuous flow system. Any insights?


Ask any chemical manufacturer and they will tell you adding a chemical rinse is mandatory if you are going to return the carpet to a neutral ph.  The CFX does not follow the step recommended by the chemists. 

Sometimes the differences of opinions between the chemical companies and the hardware companies remind me of 25 years ago with the software and computer hardware companies pointing fingers at each other.
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