Upgrade 36 blower to 45?

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  1. steve_64
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    It didn't have the waste tank filters so i got those and then struggled a little getting things sealed up. I still need new hoses into and out if the waste tank. I ditched the 1 5 inch whip and am pretty happy with it. Using the 1.5 wand that cane with it and it's howling now.
    I'll do some more tweaking trying other wands and such but so far I'm not seeing any difference in vac but better heat. That may be why I'm getting a little better dry times or it may be the wand too. It will take a lot of time to form a better opinion though.
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    I cleaned at 400’ yesterday. I ran 200’ of 2.5, 200’ of 2” THW. I run my 47 blower @ 3300 rpm.... the suction was just as good as running 200’ of 2”.... I did a 10 1/2 hr job, and made 3200$.... I am very careful of any air leaks, and run 125’ of solution line insulation..... the wand was loud enough that someone in the building was complaining about it being a distraction for them....
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    A whip? I thought those were for horse and buggy driving Amish....
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    50 foot too. It worked better than I thought it would but I'm looking to see what I can get out of it.
    Already blew the solution line that came with it and the chem feed stopped working.
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    If your sealing leaks your lift goes up which helps with heat too!
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    and run 125’ of solution line insulation...[/QUOTE]
    How do you insulate your line?
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    I’ll say this Cobbs new solution line does get have less heat loss than Goodyear
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    How do you insulate your line?[/QUOTE]
    You can get foam insulation at big box stores... it’s split down the middle, and comes in 6’ lengths... they are like 2$ each.... frickin amazing how much it helps retain heat... especially over long hose runs....
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    I took the spring valve out and figured out how it works then caulked it back into place. Once I got both lids sealed good I set it at 15. With the live reel it takes a few seconds to build vac so I'm ok with it set there.
    The hose between blower and waste tank and hose reel and waste tank are cracked and old so once I replace those I'll go through it again checking settings and adjusting.

    The WM I use to tinker with a lot over two years. Always seemed to be changing until I went through everything. It was a learning experience.
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    You can get foam insulation at big box stores... it’s split down the middle, and comes in 6’ lengths... they are like 2$ each.... frickin amazing how much it helps retain heat... especially over long hose runs....[/QUOTE]
    I've thought about that. More for through grass or snow.
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    I find that the Goodyear stuff does dump ALOT of heat through the jacket... I’m going to replace my line AGAIN in the next 2-3 months.... I’m going to try the Cobbs stuff.... question is, CAN I GET IT IN 200’ CONTINUOUS? @Larry Cobb ?
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    @Ron Werner got his in 150?

    A couple other guys had 200!
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    mad respect for those that pull hose through snow, we've had our first frost of season and noticably quieter already
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    We dealt with the highest snowfall recorded up the ski resort... 625 cm, which equates to 20’10” inches for those still on imperial.... I do work for a PM up there... I broke a set of tire chains twice this winter.... GOT THE JOB DONE EVERYTIME though.... carried 2 different shovels all winter long... used them both on many days.... fookin hate it, but if I puss out, my family doesn’t eat.... besides, IT BUILDS CHARACTER....
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    I dont mind working in winter (our snowline is about 1600m and Im at sea level) but the phones still get quiet, I can still get good drying times I think its the other muppets running their portys and 33 blowers without dry stroking that has put the locals off
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    I've never been a fan of live reels. To be honest, I don't like reels period. You might get get better results if you just use the reel for storage and just plug in the length of hose you need for the job. I've seen guys using 300 feet on a live reel, for a job needing 100 feet or less. talk about a difference in drying times.
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    @Sierra Clean Care , what hose cuffs do you like?
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    I gave up on any fancy cuffs... they leak air like an old woman on depends.... I went back to standard vinyl, and use stainless steel ‘links’ now.... they are thin wall, and I had my local welding shop cut me up 10 pcs, @ 4 3/4” long.... I measured the ID of the plastic ones, and realized that I was choking at every 50’..... the next thing I’m going to try, is going to the OD of the vinyl cuff, so I have 2” ALL the way from the floor, to the TM.....I did a job today, I ran the first 50’ with 2.5, then ran 75’ of 2”.... let’s put it this way, I did ONE dry stroke, for every wet one.... I then knelt down on the carpet (cut pile nylon) for 30 seconds.... when I stood up, there was no wet spot on my knee....
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