2inch or 1.5 inch Wand?

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Well for a long time now i have been using a 12 inch 2 jet 1.5 tube wand with my mytee LTD5 portable.
A few years ago I was still using 1.5 inch vac hose as well. I was told by many to switch to 2 inch vac hose and that the difference would be very very noticeable and alot better as well as being able to do longer hose runs.

I was skeptical but i bought a 50ft section of 2 inch vac hose and boy i couldn't believe the difference it made so i bought more of the 2 inch vac hose and thats all i use now, 2 inch vac hose right to the wand.

Most of the time a 50 ft section of hose is all i need, thats with the machine parked just outside the front door.
I could go 100 ft and still have good suction as i've tried it at home but i wouldn't do that on an actual job, if i have to go 100 foot i use my mytee air hog vac booster. I like to have as much suction as possible and won't push the portable to 100ft by itself without the booster, that thing makes a signifiant difference.

Now to the wand, as i've stated i'm still using a 12 inch 2 jet 1.5 inch tube wand, so i have to use the 2 inch to 1.5 inch reducer cuff to connect the 2 inch vac hose to my wand.

So for awhile now i've been considering going to a 12 inch 2 jet 2 inch tube wand but just wasn't sure if the difference would be noticeable enough to make it worth spending the money.

I've posted on other boards about it and the feedback is mixed.

So i decided that the only way to really find out for myself was to buy one and see for myself.
So i bit the bullet and have one on the way.
Got the wand new for a total of $245 which includes shipping and a glide
The glide will not be installed on the wand as i requested but will be shipped with it.
Just not sure if i want to use a glide or not as the feedback on to use or not to use a glide is mixed as well
A glide will most definitely make it easier to push the wand back and forth, especially on certain carpets.
Its just the water recovery question that is in question.

Does a glided wand give better water recovery or not, that is the question.
So i'll try it both ways and see for myself and come to my own conclusion on that as well.

I'll keep you all updated on my "opinion" if going to the 2 inch tube wand was worth it or not as well as the glide
 
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Ever since I put my glide on my aw29 and upped my flow to magnificent 4 flow.. cleaning is exquisite and dry time is extraordinary. I'd only can imagine what the 1.5 devastator is like after trying 2 devastator. I'm sure I will be pleasantly satisfied.
 
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I made my EDIC porty a 2”. Here’s the video.

We have that same (pronounced) E.D.I.C or Ed-ick, not eeedick)...

Have you used it with your Dev wand yet?
What's with the female QC in the right side?
What do you have in the gun safe?
Why the shirt change mid video?
Where do you keep the piss chems if not your garage?
Who thinks you are the bigger nut job, the dog or the wife?
 
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We have that same (pronounced) E.D.I.C or Ed-ick, not eeedick)...

Have you used it with your Dev wand yet?
What's with the female QC in the right side?
What do you have in the gun safe?
Why the shirt change mid video?
Where do you keep the piss chems if not your garage?
Who thinks you are the bigger nut job, the dog or the wife?
I’m drinking my Red Stag mixed with Dr. Thunder (knock off WalMart Dr. Pepper). There is no way I'm answering any questions.
 

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The QD on the side is an auto fill i made so i can use it on larger porty jobs. I used a swamp cooler float system for the filler upper thing. I also made an APO system for it. I like my Edic :)
 
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The QD on the side is an auto fill i made so i can use it on larger porty jobs. I used a swamp cooler float system for the filler upper thing. I also made an APO system for it. I like my Edic :)
That little guy will work and work and work and work.
 

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I'm confused ?
Suction is measured in water lift or inches of lift mercury(hg). Airflow is measured in CFM. You need a balance between the 2. Increasing the diameter of your hose will increase the CFM but may decrease the water lift depending on the size of your vacuum motors or blower. You don't want your auction to go below 10 inches hg or roughly 135 inches water lift. Any increase to your airflow (CFM) without dropping your suction too much will allow longer hose runs and will leave carpets drier. Which is why truck mount guys run 2.5 inch hose or four to the door for the first 50-100 feet on large jobs
 

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