Is it really that difficult?

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  1. Total_Rookie
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    Seriously ..... engineers can build awesome fighting mega robots, but in the truck mount industry they can't build a truck mount to not dump water in the waste tank? (Fuel fired hx units are exempt) It's so pathetic.....
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    Where would you like the water to go?
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    They could route a line into the waste tank to cool it off and then go back into the fresh water tank.
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    If you are using a last step chemical injector, you can plumb it to a fitting under the truck and just dump on the ground. It's only hot water, not going to hurt anything.
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    I did that once and it sterilized the ground and killed the grass. I think the current solution are the larger water boxes that are suppose to re-circulate the water for up to 20 minutes before dumping? Not sure how it works...I only had one machine that dumped hot water.
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    if it has a water tank...
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    Not the waste tank, that’s for sure.

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    Number one, don't park on the grass. 2, the fitting should be a v or t jet. The water will be cold before it ever hits the geound.
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    Working with that theory, why not dump it into the fresh water tank?
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    Buy a fookin portable.

    I hear they clean just as good as a TM, just slower. :oldrolleyes:

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    I did that temporarily on an old blazer I used to have when my temp control failed. I just routed it to the water box. If you had a larger water box or a fresh water tank, it shouldn' be a problem.
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    Where did you here that?
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    They dump it into the waste tank because not all setups have fresh water tanks. This dumping action is to protect the equipment and the manufacturer from the operator.
    We all work at different speeds and efficiencies as well as different water flows.
    The dumping will generally happen when cleaning upholstery or stairs because those tools have lower flow rates; and may also happen if you are off the wand trigger for 5 or more minutes while talking or moving furniture.
    If you dont have fresh water tank to reroute the dumping water then you will need to increase your flow rate and or change your wand technique. Basically while cleaning only wet enough area to drain your heat exchanger- thereby filling it up with new unheated water- then do dry strokes.
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    I heard it in passing. Yep bunch of porty users at a circle jerk talking about how get they are.

    Weren't none of them Mighty. :winky:
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    Didn't realize you went to those circle jerks.
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    The machine I had was an early heat exchanger model. It filled the waste tank and you had to dump it to keep working. Often the water was still pretty hot. I didn’t dump it on the grass but enough got there that it killed a small plant and some grass. I paid her Landscape Company to fix it.
    A pump out might have helped but it bothered me to dump so often and I had that machine less than a year.

    I have a Butler now... 210 gallon waste tank, very balanced heat. I also have a pump out system to direct dirty water to sewer clean out.
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    Exhaust diverter.
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    At least they are starting to look better. All I know is the 570 is a heat beast. Divert into freshwater tank seems to be only viable option.

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    Same with the 870. That Cat pump diverter valve stays open all the time. It's supposed to open at 165°. I'm on my third one now. I have #4 sitting on my work bench, but why bother. My APO keeps the tank empty and I don't have a problem with heat, even with the water flowing all the time. I may put the new one on someday, who knows.
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