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

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  1. jeremy parr
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    Yes, or the CX 15, I know the CX15 is supposed to be a little short but that’s nothing my welder can’t fix!
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    Just buy a Devastator if you doing residential skip the spinners
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    Use them before you buy either.

    Both are spinners but there is a world of difference in how they operate. Don't assume they are the same, try them out.
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    Ya but unless you do a ton of commercial don’t get a zipper
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    I use it in homes all the time. I really don't understand why people don't use it in homes???
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    Just from watching videos of both last night I would rather get a zipper, it actually cleans up to the edges and seems like it would fit better in places. Also doesn’t have the handlebar type controls.
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    I think it would clean better than a regular wand, why not use a spinner in homes? It looks like there wouldn’t be any issue with getting around things?
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    You don’t clean your guys do!
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    The spinner use a lot more water 800-1000 psi.

    With diesel heat I hope you don’t make crop circles in some nylons!

    I have a 15 inch and it’s a beast on open areas not a fan of it in homes.

    Like Richard said try one, before you buy one!
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    I have no problem using the 360i in homes. I don't use it on every job but when faced with heavily soiled carpet, I find it very quick. Yes I still have to edge with a wand, actually, I wand lightly over the same area that I have rotovacced. I have a crb and other scrubbers as well as a zipper but the rotovac cleans more thoroughly in my opinion, with the brush head of course. It's a learning curve like any other tool but much faster than a scrubber and wand.
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    If the rotovac is hurting your wrists then you are using if wrong. I made the same mistake also. The bar should be at hip level and you should be able to control it with little effort.. try different speeds, the setting is different for different types. When I first started using it I was fighting it and sweating a lot, then I found the "balance point"
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    . It’s not my wrists, it’s my right elbow, the angle of the handles irritates it for some reason, only happens when I use those type of handles, have the same problem when I use a wand with the gun type handle instead of a traditional wand, never happens with my 175 or spinner tile tool with the regular handle angle.
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    Some of the videos I watched said they were only using 500 psi, I’ll see if I can find somewhere around with one to test locally. I wish I would have been able to try the Rotovac before I bought it vs a Trex, but no one around here kept either in stock, I think I might have liked the Trex better cause it’s closer to my 175 handles wise, also don’t like the adjustment for dropping the handle on the Rotovac.
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    Definitely less work, that’s for sure!
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    I think it's a matter of finding the sweet spot for yourself, heightwise. I like the width of the handles myself but it doesn't glide with the smoothness of a 175 and never will. Just not heavy enough. The xl is better. I agree with the handle lowering button
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    Which drys faster? It seems like certain carpets dry great with the Rotovac and others not near as well.[/QUOTE]
    For us the Zipper dries faster... But also keeping in mind when we bust out the Rotary it is usually really really trashed and we are going to flush it hard... And dry times are least of our concerns
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    When I'm running solo I find myself using my 360xl with brush head most of the time. But when the helper is on the truck its a CRB wand combo most of the time. If its really trashed its a CRB 360xl combo for the win.
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    Any interlink Supply will be glad to let you try out the CX-15 spinner tool.
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    Hands down the fastest cleaning tool on the market.
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    Have you used it much in houses? I like fast cause I’m almost always working alone.
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