2inch or 1.5 inch Wand?

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  1. Mikey P
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    The 1.5/12 we have up for option two six and a half pounds doesn't really get any lighter than that and a total bargain at $380 starting price

    I have a 2 inch 2 inch and a half tapered vacuum Ultra lightweight lead hose that I really like not sure who makes it pmf gave it to me Larry called me know something about it
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    Unless all your portables already and only have 1.5 connection, I see no reason not to use the 2".

    With a decent portable (2 x 3 stage motors, yet better- the newer ones that are a total beast) and decent runs (no longer than 50'), in my experience, the 2" recovers better with a portable and dries faster.

    Once you get used to it, the convenience factor is not that much different with the 2"- A little less easy to grip and a little less flexibility to maneuver in real tight spaces. After a couple of weeks, it will not bother you at all. And you don't have to carry more wands and equipment with you. Pull the first 50 from the truck and use the same wand.

    Practicality is the word. Simplicity is still a lost art :winky:
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    I'm good with 2 inch, its portables I can't work with. :biggrin:
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    Please take take this to Saint BawB's confession room :winky:
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    Only if I actually sinned by using a portable. :winky:
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    That's so good that you brought it up Desky.
    I sell absolutions. Real good price. Marty bought plenty and regardless of his constant sins, he's still with us.
    Isn't he?
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    Your good with 2"?!? :eekk:



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    I'd like to try a portable with 2", hard to imagine



    @Larry Cobb is the 22% unit a 2 incher?
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    Ironically, although I use 1.5 on the truck, in the shop I use a 2 inch on the portable when cleaning rugs. Short run of 20 ft. Gives me incredible suction and airflow.
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    Did that for years. Worked great. Carpets dried fast.
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    Well for a long time now i have been using a 12 inch 2 jet 1.5 tube wand with my mytee LTD5 portable.
    A few years ago I was still using 1.5 inch vac hose as well. I was told by many to switch to 2 inch vac hose and that the difference would be very very noticeable and alot better as well as being able to do longer hose runs.

    I was skeptical but i bought a 50ft section of 2 inch vac hose and boy i couldn't believe the difference it made so i bought more of the 2 inch vac hose and thats all i use now, 2 inch vac hose right to the wand.

    Most of the time a 50 ft section of hose is all i need, thats with the machine parked just outside the front door.
    I could go 100 ft and still have good suction as i've tried it at home but i wouldn't do that on an actual job, if i have to go 100 foot i use my mytee air hog vac booster. I like to have as much suction as possible and won't push the portable to 100ft by itself without the booster, that thing makes a signifiant difference.

    Now to the wand, as i've stated i'm still using a 12 inch 2 jet 1.5 inch tube wand, so i have to use the 2 inch to 1.5 inch reducer cuff to connect the 2 inch vac hose to my wand.

    So for awhile now i've been considering going to a 12 inch 2 jet 2 inch tube wand but just wasn't sure if the difference would be noticeable enough to make it worth spending the money.

    I've posted on other boards about it and the feedback is mixed.

    So i decided that the only way to really find out for myself was to buy one and see for myself.
    So i bit the bullet and have one on the way.
    Got the wand new for a total of $245 which includes shipping and a glide
    The glide will not be installed on the wand as i requested but will be shipped with it.
    Just not sure if i want to use a glide or not as the feedback on to use or not to use a glide is mixed as well
    A glide will most definitely make it easier to push the wand back and forth, especially on certain carpets.
    Its just the water recovery question that is in question.

    Does a glided wand give better water recovery or not, that is the question.
    So i'll try it both ways and see for myself and come to my own conclusion on that as well.

    I'll keep you all updated on my "opinion" if going to the 2 inch tube wand was worth it or not as well as the glide
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    What was the final verdict?
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    Those are reasonable diameters. Walk with pride!
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    I made my EDIC porty a 2”. Here’s the video.

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    Ever since I put my glide on my aw29 and upped my flow to magnificent 4 flow.. cleaning is exquisite and dry time is extraordinary. I'd only can imagine what the 1.5 devastator is like after trying 2 devastator. I'm sure I will be pleasantly satisfied.
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    That 8 flow TM is going to cream your jeans someday..
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    WOW!
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    So does one have to use a 2" wand as well to get the extra suction?

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