Sold the TM and bought a portable

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  1. Nomad74
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    You constantly amaze me.
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    Talk about adapting to survive!-- Grant takes it to the next level!
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    are 5 gal buckets hard to come by in Australia ?
    or water too limited to clean that thing your trigger sprayers are in...….:icon_redface::icon_redface:

    ..L.T.A.
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    Thats the waste bucket.

    Its always the waste bucket

    I like it to be - obvious - that is exclusively the waste bucket.
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    Tell your friend to leave the portable in the van at all cost, unless there is just no other way. Tell him to buy a VIBE and use that on multilevel condos/ apt over a few floors. Much easier, faster and profitable. If he doesn't like OP, point him in the direction of a Whittaker Trio.

    Portables just suck up way too much time with the filling and dumping. Autofill & dump is a nightmare, don't even let him go that route.
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    Here we go again.:eekk: :dejection:
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    Swirling the dirt around on a residential carpet is as much a hassle as using a portable. We are not talking huge jobs here. Average condos run from 1 or 2 bedrooms of carpet to maybe 1000 sqft. Filling and emptying the porty is simple. Most jobs, I only fill once. Use a 5 gallon pail to fill from the bath tub or sink, which ever it fits under, while the pail is filling, plug in the machine and set up your hoses. The machine is full when you are finished setting up. I use a hydra-force just as I do with the tm. Dirty water dumps back into a 5 gal pail and then down the toilet. What the hell is so complicated about that. Using a powerful portable with 2-3 stage vac motors, a 500 psi pump and an inline heater with give you truck mount results with very little extra labor. Adapt your system to the type of work you are doing. I can usually bring everything I need inside in one trip. Exception is if I need to bring in a scrubber or something. I agree with autofill/autodump somewhat. If your float sticks, you may have a flood and have to call Chavez. All the rest of you guys hating on portables are either machine racists or sissys.
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    IMG_20180629_094407_034.jpg This was caused by a portable....Ok ok so it wasn't but nice picture. Isn't It? lol

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    One of the letters must have got blown off the wall by a fan. Should say "EEK"
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    Did you use an Aqua Helix?
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    Quad wand with glide, then Rover. Commercial glue down tiles.
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    I’d like to quit using my portys, Bane and otherwise. My truckmount also, my scrubbers, walk behind and riders, buffers, electric and propane, Cimex or rx20, even trailers. Heck, I’d like to sell you all my chimps, but dang it, I like to eat more than you all!
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    Heck, nearly forgot about my new Zipper, I’d toss that in there too.
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    Not more than Damon
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    Maybe
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    Chavez hates portys but loves pixie dust cimex......Go figure.
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    Well, I hate electric high speed buffers with a passion. But, I have places like alters that have steps that I have to use 2 ramps to get a propane buffer up on. If I would let my chimps do it, they’d chip a step or something. So electric it is.
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    You really know how to wax a floor. Dang that has a nice gloss to it.
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    Yeah but it didn't dry evenly, you can see some ripples.
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