Rotovac cfx ranger and 360i (the ultimate Portable discussion)

Discussion in 'The Hardware' started by Sky, Mar 29, 2017.

By Sky on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:39 PM
  1. Sky
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    I purchased the delux package from rotovac and have recently started using it. I am new to carpet cleaning and am absolutely flustered by the set-up and breakdown time. Some people say it only takes them about twenty minutes to set up their porty where as it took me about 40min to set up the cfx to the faucet run hose to the toilet and begin auto pump out.

    Is this set up time normal when first starting or is this simply normal for the rotovac portable package? I do not have the money for a TM so no need to suggest it. Also there are 6 wires needed, where as other portables only have about two to four wires. Any thoughts on this?

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Discussion in 'The Hardware' started by Sky, Mar 29, 2017.

    1. Goomer
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      How do you know that?
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      The biggest difference is you only have tap pressure with the cfx. Works great with a 360i, not very good with a wand.
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      Because

      1. I can't make a wand I can push back and forward over the carpet 15 - 20 times per minute, minute over minute job after job that weights down on the vacuum shoes with 12Kg of mass.

      2. I can't make a wand that transfers it's spray to the carpet at literally point blank range ensuring heat transfer to the carpet itself.

      3. I cannot make a wand that lets me stay in one place over a spot and continuously wand it over and over very strenuously doing nothing that does not in so doing over wet the carpet.

      I cannot make a wand spin a bonnet either.
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      Because he is smart...and you are NOT.

      You can't duplicate an RE by slinging a wand. :icon_rolleyes:

      Frank look at my thumb, geeee you're... an Idiot. :winky:
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      You also know this because you have used a wand enough to be proficient with it and know what it can and cannot do, and have the data to compare it to a RE.

      You learned your fundamentals and became aware pushing your wand and Bissell.

      This guy, no offense, hasn't gotten past his cord issues.

      You can't start out by jumping right over the fundamentals.

      No valid reason he should.
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      That's not what I meant Burro.

      My point was he is already familiar with using a wand.

      "I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect"!!
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      You can't handle the respect. Or was that the truth?
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      Both....I can't handle the truth, which is that I get no respect.
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      Oreck OP says otherwise Frankie... Nah nah, I hear where your coming from, but quite frankly I'd rather learn on a RE and not a wand... Call me lazy, Ain't nobody got time for that...
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      But you wouldn't learn what is most important.

      I love my Oreck..........:biggrin:
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      Collecting the check is the most important part... The rest is just floorplay....:winky:
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      Not really. i used a wand for 2 weeks until i got my 360i. I nearly went home and got the Bissell. That has a brush roll inside the spray housing. The Big Green with the brush roll tore out traffic lanes better than my brand new porty with dual jet AW29 wand that cost me thousands. I felt sick when I got to wanding my first job with the new machine and the traffic lane just stays there. It doesn't move. So I realise I am going to have to use my really suds persistent spotter to get it out but rinsing it is going to take forever. I nearly went home for the Bissell.

      Finished up.. got straight onto somebody who was selling one and bought it. Needed a bit of work so I scrubbed and wanded for two weeks.

      First job with the Rotovac and it was absolutely - obvious - to me ALL carpets should be cleaned this way.. So thats what I sell. Just... recently I have started using Bonzer as well. But on something remotely shitty on a porty I still pull out the 360i. Just kills it.

      Lets Help @Sky Save themselves some trouble here. Lets do the power steering instead. It's 2017.
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      Grant that was for Frank. You posted too soon.

      However did I catch you looking at my thumb also? :winky:
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      Thanks GeeAus looks really good. I must say you don't have nearly the cord action I have going on.
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      I love the rotovac and don't want to rid myself of it. I understand Goomers point of view very well.
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      Always Plug In BEHIND you and work backward. Learn to walk like a crab. Side to side to side step back. side to side to side step back.
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      Thank you
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      Will certainly be applying that method.

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