I’m tired of those stupid jet filters failing

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  1. Matt Wood
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    i took out the wand jet filters, upped the flows from 1.5 to 2flow jets (making my wand 10flow), and installed an in-line filter after my soft touch valve, as well as before like always

    Since I’m now using 10fliw on my wand, should I increase or decrease my water pressure?
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    Test it, too many variables.
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    I've done the same with my mach 12. Those jet filters are a pita.
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    I took them out of both Devs, but was thinking of putting them back, cuz I keep getting debris in my jets
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    why 2 filters? seems redundant IMO.
    I'd remove the filter in between the trigger and hose going to the jets.
    Do you have an inline filter within your TM system or garden hose? You should.
    filters are items that need to be cleaned often.
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    I use a 100 mesh filter before the valve on all my tools. Prevents debris getting into the Jets and easy to clean. Who the hell wants to clean 4 filters on a 4 jet wand when you could clean just one?
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    Do you have a picture? Sounds like a great idea!
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    I know, I know. The wand is looking rough.


    But I was assuming that since the jet filters aren't doing their job at catching all the debris, then maybe another inline filter will catch the junk. That's another reason why I bumped up the flow on my jets also, so the hole will be bigger.

    And from the ridiculous price that those stupid little filters cost, they're a ripoff.
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    I always had the filter that is attached to the male QC. That's why Im thinking that it might be coming from the orings in the wand valve.
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    Yes I do have a filter.
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    What size flow are your jets?
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    How old is the valve and does it leak? I would replace it if you feel the oring is bad.

    My hard floor wand jets keep plugging up but its the only wand doing it.
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    Mine are out, and I don't get any debris....

    and I should check my filter on the wand this week....been a few weeks....
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    It’s not that old, but I put it through some hot abuse.
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    I replace my valves a lot. Its the source of most wand problems imo.
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    fouled filters and jets became a thing of the past when we started flushing the line for 10-20 seconds at start up.

    if you work alone, set up hoses, plug empty QD into sol line, stuff it in vac hose, fire up the TM .
    By the time you walk back in the line is flushed

    seriously, fouled jets and filters became a thing of the past

    ..L.T.A.
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    Good to know
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    I have had my Devastator wand for about 2 years...last month I just replaced the jet filter/check valves because the springs finally broke....in that time not once did I have any clogged jets or a single problem with anything.....

    I always make it a habit to flush the hose bib before I hook up......
    I always have a filter hose washer with a screen in the hose connection ....
    I use a fine mesh wand filter after the male quick connect on the wand.....
    a few little things that once you get into place ..... takes a lot of aggravation of something like jets clogging away.... 20180420_095551.jpg
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    Matt, you have issues with anything that has a filter. Do you also have problems with condoms?

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