Is it really that difficult?

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  1. Mikey P
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    Damon do you run the 870 on high heat all the time, what happens when you choose low?

    I would think it would be more than enough for an 8 flow wand
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    No, I always clean on medium speed and low heat. The only time I click to high heat is if i'm doing tile that is really greasy. The valve flows even when the hose is first hooked up while the machine is stone cold. Vary rarely does my machine ever clean on anything but low heat.
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    Reading all this makes me glad that all I have to worry about is accidentally flooding the customer’s bathroom, kitchen or hallway. Lol.

    Now on a practical level, why is there not an on-demand heater out there? Gas or electric models exist for residential use, and for exhaust heat exchangers, it seems a simple flow diverter to direct heat into the coils or to bypass them would be child’s play to fabricate. Similarly, a flow diverter could send water into an air-cooled coil to keep the heat exchanger temperature below any danger level, without dumping any water.

    There.
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    Propane and Kero are on demand heaters. A little harder to do with heat exchangers I think.
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    I guess I’m so disgruntled because the damn thermal valve won’t last 3 months...
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    The answer to your prayers is right below:

    -Titan 575. You can let it sit for 40min Under full load and it won't send any water into the waste tank. There's 3 options on water temp. Cold for delicate fibers and wool, hot 170f, and full heat 230f.
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    Yeah why not divert the exhaust to stop heating the water when it reaches temp rather than over heating the water which leads to dumping out into the tank

    My last mount - the solenoid would open up and dump back into the fresh tank .. good in the winter .. not in summer as it got toooo hot ..
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    I just looked into the Apex GTX and they did just that..
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    The pic above isnt telling me too much about diverting. My SS370 has a maual diverter to bypass the heating chamber - but I want it to bypass on its own as it reads selected temps rather than dump the water to bring the temp back down.
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    The new Gtx diverts the exhaust, at least that's what it looks like to me.. I was looking into it because I noticed they changed the heat control lever position.. I saw it on @Dan Lofsten post, and wondered what they did.. Maybe he can fill us in..
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    We want water that is hot as hell, but it has to go somewhere so it doesn't get too hot.. Diverting the blower and engine exhaust is the only way to do it IMO..

    I have a 06' and 05' Apex and they both dump water.. I'm real intrested in the Apex GTX, I'll just have to wait 8-10 years to pick up someones used POS!!:eekk:

    With moving parts inside the HXer box it is more important to make sure you keep overflows to a minimum..
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    I just know it diverts the exhaust from heating water so much.
    Not really sure how It works...

    You can actually hear the exhaust change pitch a little when you change lever position.
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    Crickets' Oh well... maybe my next butler won't have that issue..
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    Thanks for tagging him, maybe he’s on vacation. I’ll have to make time to call SS today.
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    I wouldn't trust that barb fitting under high temps.

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