Will a CRB and a spinner clean as well as a Rotovac 360i?

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    I’ve been using a 360i for a couple weeks and it does a great job cleaning but it’s a painfully slow process compared to wanding. I work alone almost all the time so all the cords , switching to a wand for edges etc is way too slow, wondering if using a CRB / spinner combo will clean as deeply without taking so much time?
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    Yes.
    Short of heavily soil saturated carpet.
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    You need both on board imo


    But the CRB should get more use.


    Hopefully you're buillding up a client base that needs niether...
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    Maybe give it some more time. The 360i cleans better and with less effort then the wand. You can speed up your production time by avoiding getting hypnotized by the site glass; or moving the RE across the carpet faster to do nearly as incomplete of a job as the wand would do.
    I doubt CRB and Spinner to would be faster since its a 2 step process.
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    [QUOTE="Papa John, post: 4585760, member: 48815"
    I doubt CRB and Spinner to would be faster since its a 2 step process.[/QUOTE]

    Actually even alone I can CRB and Zipper much faster....

    With 2 people blistering speeds sometimes
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    I still agitate by hand before I use the Rotovac so it’s still two steps, it’s also real hard getting used to low pressure vs using higher pressure, my burner likes the higher pressure better!
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    I clean a lot of filthy carpets in rentals and since people saw the Rotovac video they all want that now.
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    Actually even alone I can CRB and Zipper much faster....

    With 2 people blistering speeds sometimes[/QUOTE]
    Do you see as much soil removal, fuzz etc in your filter? I definitely saw a huge increase in the filth removal with the Rotovac.
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    Do you see as much soil removal, fuzz etc in your filter? I definitely saw a huge increase in the filth removal with the Rotovac.[/QUOTE]

    Not as much carpet fiber.

    There are sometimes a rotary can be the right tool for the job... But there are also times it is not.

    As @Mikey P mentioned having both can be a good thing.

    How many times one is used can depend on your clientele...

    I use the CRB and Zipper or SS Super Spinner (Hyper Spinners) or Conway Devastator Wand more than a rotary... Like a lot...

    Now after typing this I will probably have a greater number of cleaning needing rotary... But it doesn't look like that in the schedule.
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    how so?
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    Either with a rake or a scrub brush depending on the type of carpet.
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    I think my burner would like that zipper! I miss the clouds of steam when I use the Rotovac!
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    Not as much carpet fiber.

    There are sometimes a rotary can be the right tool for the job... But there are also times it is not.

    As @Mikey P mentioned having both can be a good thing.

    How many times one is used can depend on your clientele...

    I use the CRB and Zipper or SS Super Spinner (Hyper Spinners) or Conway Devastator Wand more than a rotary... Like a lot...

    Now after typing this I will probably have a greater number of cleaning needing rotary... But it doesn't look like that in the schedule.[/QUOTE]
    Which drys faster? It seems like certain carpets dry great with the Rotovac and others not near as well.
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    It could be the fiber type or maybe your lint trap was full.
    Dont forget to remove the "lint doughnut" that can accumulate around the spindle of the head.
    BTW- wands need more pressure then the RE because they don't have the agitation of the brush.
    Zippers are great but they are also exhausting to use. Zippers give my legs a good work out. The RE is nearly effortless.

    :headscratch: Maybe I should use the zipper and CRB to get rid of my beer gut? :oldrolleyes:
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    After shoving my old stainless Prochem wand for 14 years I don’t mind the leg work! Definitely not as sore with the Rotovac though!
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    Different motions both are still work. Both are better than slinging a wand.
    I prefer the ZIPPER SPINNER, It's up and down motion is not much different than mowing the lawn.

    Drying head to head? I can't say I see much difference. Maybe it slightly favors the ZIPPER just because you not spending as much time crossing over the carpet.

    I wouldn't buy a ZIPPER for dry times only. I'd buy it because it flushes like no other. I'd buy it because it's easier than humpin a wand. It also doesn't require a power cord. Which may sound minor but fookin around with a cord can be a pain. Especially if you ever get it near the head while running. :shifty:
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    You just described my two biggest hates of the rotary, the back and forth and the cord, third is the grip arrangement, doesn’t wear me out but it kills my elbow for some reason, a traditional rotary handle seems more comfortable.
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    Mytee has wraps that secure the vac, solution hoses and power cord. I prefer to use those once I precondition. It's sucks to unwrap them but it's much better than constantly monitoring the power cord.

    The roto works your forearms where the ZIPPER works your legs.
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    Jeremy when you say spinner do you mean Zipper super spinner?

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