Which is the hottest heat source TM?

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As has been mentioned heat is a 2 edged sword..

cuts down for the need of a lot of spotters, heavy prespraying and prescrubbing

the fuel burner that doesnt make sense to me, although it looks well made is the el diablo.
27 hp to just spin a 45 and pump?
Those extra ponys are running for nothing
 

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Heat is both your best friend as well as your worst enemy. I used to have a lg 4 HT with a wonky thermostat. It would spike up to 280 degrees f. It could melt the gum off of sidewalks. When you pulled the trigger on the wand, it would make old ladies jump out of their shoes. At the same time, it would blow hoses when you'd least expect it. Very short life on trigger valves. Cleaned like you wouldn't believe. I mean the dirt would get up and run away, it was that scared. You couldn't wear shorts with that machine. Oh yeah, left a permanent welt on a customers carpet once or twice. Cleaning with that kind of heat is addictive but like any addiction, there are negative impacts. I really like the new high heat butlers, cleanco's, hydramasters. Heat high enough to clean with less problems.
 

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Kind of losing focus here. Hottest is always diesel fired burner, second is propane fired burner. Both have different sizes but size for size, diesel puts out more btu's. After that, it's a toss up as to which is hotter, air cooled exhaust or coolant plus blower exhaust. Next you want to see which is most reliable.
 
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Wrong!

And it’s built Bob Foster tough!
 

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Diesel is the hottest, those burners are mostly made for heated pressure washing so the BTUs are very high... but diesel is messy and the soot build up can be dangerous.

Propane is not as hot but burns clean, still 240 maintained with #4 lg

Kero is a pain in the ass
 

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I like the idea of easily repairing the truck mount though. From what seen, those judson are pretty solid, but i would want it built like tcs. I want it narrower.
 

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So Les's only argument was the preheating??? How stupid. I never sit and let my truckmount heat up. I'll start cleaning right when I walk away towards the house
After inspecting the carpets, vacuuming, etc, you start the tm and start prespraying with the hydro-force. By the time you finish prespraying, your water is hot enough to clean.
 
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Ive been really happy with propane heat but for the 3 years I had a tech running this truck it was a bit unnerving.

I dont think you can beat a butler for having techs, maybe some day they will get with the euro van program... no way I would spend 70k on an express set up and look like 50,000 other carpet cleaners in my area.
 
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Ive been really happy with propane heat but for the 3 years I had a tech running this truck it was a bit unnerving.

I dont think you can beat a butler for having techs, maybe some day they will get with the euro van program... no way I would spend 70k on an express set up and look like 50,000 other carpet cleaners in my area.
I haven't heard any complaints yet about hydramasters x drive in the Ford transits.
 

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imo fuel burners make sense if you want big TM heat performance but dont need big TM vacuum

I'd hate to run a 50-60hp engine just to run 100ft of hose (90% of my runs), rather run my 20hp and still have big TM heat
 

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Speaking of heat, we cleaned pre covid cafeteria tables today with Extreme in the hydra force and 600-700 psi with heat exchange heat. It got the pre covid Shiite loose, then we power wash rinsed. Shazam!! Neither by itself would work good. My schools start the 12th!
 

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Speaking of heat, we cleaned pre covid cafeteria tables today with Extreme in the hydra force and 600-700 psi with heat exchange heat. It got the pre covid Shiite loose, then we power wash rinsed. Shazam!! Neither by itself would work good. My schools start the 12th!
Completely unnecessary. Could have just wiped them down with soap and water.
 

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