Waste tank size.

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  1. steamron
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    I noticed that some TM's can have either a 60, 80 or 100 gallon waste tank.
    Does that affect the machines performs?
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    No
    Get the biggest you can
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    That's it.
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    There's one that has a 210 gallon stainless steel waste tank. An auto pump out system is a good add which ever size waste tank you have.
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    I was under the impression that the larger recovery tank cause some delay in the recovery time. Could be the old machines where the extra load will kick in the extra vacuum or whatever you call it.
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    I understood the tank size had to be matched with the blower size .. 50-70 gal for 33 .. 70 - 90 gallon was ideal for 36 .. youd need a 45 or larger to use a 100 gallon or more .. it makes sense to me.

    Id like a 45 blower matched with a 50 gallon space saving tank that pumps out either to a low profile whole floor covered reserve tank or onto the grass via lawn sprinkler !!
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    "Basic rule of thumb": The smaller the tank size; the quicker the (extraction) reaction time.

    Pretty simple.
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    Rise time only. Likewise quicker fall time. The waste tank is like a capacitor.

    No net difference in total airflow.
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    Think of the tank as a storage device.

    Initially, it slows the vac level rise time.

    Once it reaches max vac, it tends to maintain the vac level.

    So if you don't lift the wand off the carpet you will maintain better vacuum.
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    So, in other words- Chavez had no clue what he was talking about.
    Hey, grasshopper, get you numb-ducks in a row buddy.

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    All I know is I have a 210 gallon waste tank and when I lift my devastator swivel wand off the carpet I hear tons of suck.
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    We've owned Prochem slide ins, Butler and Hydramaster van powered units. Never a wait time on the vacuum.
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    If there is a lag, it's only microseconds.

    Certainly not enough to inhibit performance.

    I thought Jews were supposed to be smart?
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    My first TM had a 33 blower and maybe a 50 gallon waste tank. I switched it to a 100 gallon tank without any perceived differences in performance. I was worried that it would cause a delay in vacuum build up, I didn't notice any.
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    Is their a pump out system where you do not have waste tank at all? Just pump it out in toilet or something? All homes have a sewer line somewhere where you can dump...unless that is not legal as well..
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    There is homes with septic tanks who aren't on city sewer/water.. Or it leaches into the yard..

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