PMF UPHOLSTERY TOOL REPLACEMENT VALVE

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  1. Jimmy L
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    Can't stand the 500 psi valve on the internal jet tool. Hand gets tired after using it in a very short time. What other valve can I get that is easier to use? Easy pull
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    I recently did 9hrs of church pews with that tool. My right hand was dead at the end of the day, and sore for a week after. I'd love to know of a better valve also
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    They sell an 800 psi one
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    Put a big rubber band on it, may need to experiment to dial it in.
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  5. Jimmy L
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    But is there another option maybe another brand valve? Easy pull
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    I buy the ones Olsen puts on sale, usually 5 or so at a time. Adaptable to most everything with McGyvering.
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    Just buy a Sapphire Upholdstery tool.

    Idiot!
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    I hated mine and sold it
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    They each have their issues. I've had to change hoses and such.
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    I didn't have mine long enough for anything to wear out. I hated how I couldn't get into the right areas. And it felt like it wasn't even cleaning due to the low moisture design. I couldn't adapt to that
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    Curious about your preference?
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    Let me remind you that he cleans out of a trailer
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    I have 4 pmf upholstery tools, a couple of 3 1/2 inch and a couple of 4 1/2 inch. My local Prochem dealer replaces the valves for me with some sort of soft touch valve which is also from PMF. I did several sofas the other day and didn't notice any hand fatigue. I clean at 400 psi but due to the low moisture capabilities of the tools, the cleaning solution stays on the surface rather than soaking into the cushions. I find that they are the best tools for cleaning the piping as the edge of the tool fits over the piping and you just pull the trigger and move the tool along. The only problem with these tools is the jet and stem come out of alignment sometimes and you have to readjust them. Not a big deal.
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    With a twist of the flow knob you can quickly turn it into a HIGH moisture design. The awkwardness was likely the extremely stiff vacuum hoses some had.
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    Have two of the 4 1/2 inch size. What PMF soft touch valve are you talking about? Part number to look on their website?

    Okay looked on westpak site and the part number is 20-0001 for the valve.

    interlink has the same valve , soft touch upholstery valve AW795

    Both list for $21.39

    Guess I'll get one.

    Been suffering for years with the overly stiff springed PMF valve.

    They don't offer a soft touch for that tool.
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    only because it doesn't
    Cleans better than the over priced/over hyped POS Drimaster , but not as good as the PMF internal jet..
    which, BTW, happens to be the greatest Upl tool in the history of the world
    (this contingent one's not a clueless mOOk and doesn't blow 500+psi @200+ temps on crushed velvet or other fabrics prone to jet distortion)
    Know when and how to dial in PSI, there's no better tool

    ergos on the SS tool are fantastic ..that's it's greatest virtue
    But other than that, it's an over hyped, over priced tool too..just not a worthless POS like the Drimaster

    Jimmy, you cupcake
    Maybe you can get one of those squishy rubber balls like 80 year old stroke patients get to strengthen up.
    maybe steal one from the nursing home you sCampoo

    ..L.T.A.
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    Meat I have one hand bigger than the other like all married men have.
    I have the clear head 4 1/2 inch with SS glides on those PMF internal jet tools.
    But have always hated the valve because it tires my smaller hand quickly.
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    V4N-HP the hp for the high pressure I've used it up to 800 psi with no problems
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    Is it " Soft touch"?
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    I love how the PMF sucks the upholstery up in to the chamber about 1/16" and cleans the surface.

    I remember seeing some video of one of the manufacturers of the fancy plastic tools trying to show how wet the pmf and prochem tool floods the fabrics and that was so inaccurate. Total false advertising on their part. When done correctly, those tools have the same dry time as the fancy plastic tools that seem to get so clogged up with hair, it's just funny. The only good thing about those tools is cleaning delicate fibers. I'll admit, I've had to buy 2pieces of furniture in my 15years in this business. I bought an ancient fugly suede couch that I shouldn't have even touched, and I bought a worn out poly chair that the fibers literally got pulled out because my suction was too strong.

    But I prefer to use the 3 1/2" pmf internal jet. I'm selling my 4 1/2" because I think it's better on mattresses and stairs. It doesn't do too well on curved pieces of furniture.

    So, unless you're cleaning delicate furniture, the PMF 3 1/2" internal jet is the best all around.

    And once I get that soft handle that Jimmy posted, it'll be even better than the best.


    F'K OFF MARTY
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