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post #1 of Old 12-07-2006, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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I just got my Recoil 3 two days ago and with work I just got some hands on this evening. I have questions about proper technique. I was amazed at the nasty water in the recovery tank and took a good look at it since it seemed I hadn't affected the carpet much. Is pre spraying going to help? what pointers do you guys have for me. I could use the help.
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post #2 of Old 12-07-2006, 09:38 AM
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RockStar;

Yes, it will take a few times before you get onto the technique of cleaning and using a wand. Happens to all of us when we are starting out.

First, your system is operating just fine because as you have indicated, the recovery water was "dirty". And, that would indicate that your system is powerful in regards to extraction performance(we all ready know that)
I would think that if you "Pre-Sprayed" the carpet, or particularly, the high traffic areas, let dwell (approx. 10 mins+-), then hot water rinse, then this will be a good beginning.

From here, it becomes "wand technique". Your wand is 12" wide. On very dirty areas, move the wand --back & forth-- in a straight pattern, approx. 2 1/2 foot stokes, while spraying in both directions. Concentrate on this area (12" w x 2 1/2' L) while flushing out the dirt/grim. When you feel it is clean, turn off water flow and take a few extra dry strokes. Then, move wand over to the next area (12" w x 2 1/2" L)

The more you do this the better technique and experience you will acquire.

However, never forget that you cannot preform miracles either. Worn areas or sometimes what we preceive to be "dirty areas" will not always come out looking as a "clean-clean" appearance because of other factors involved.

Hope this helps!

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post #3 of Old 12-07-2006, 12:10 PM
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Please go to our web page:

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or, call me for further details if you wish. Here in Michigan 734-665-2399 9-3 pm Ed Valentine
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post #5 of Old 12-07-2006, 01:24 PM
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To all;

I apologize for my response above. I thought that we were responding to a "private e-mail" (not knowing how this particular board forwards replies from members threads. Didn't want to make this a sales ad in any respect.

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post #6 of Old 12-07-2006, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ed, I have some friends places I am going to get started on and get some more experience before I start promoting. I didn't have much foaming last night but i will still get some defoamer. also what can you recomend about drying. I have a potential customer that thinks it should be almost dry when done. oh and a pre spray do you recomend a specfic sprayer, pump compressed? that won't not work after a while due to chemical agents.

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post #7 of Old 12-08-2006, 07:30 AM
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RockStar 10;

1. #10 was my football number, so, so far, you are on the right track!--LOL

2. Drying of carpeting: You can facilate drying by using a simple box fan; turning on the furnace blower; etc.. in an effort to circulate and create air-flow that will speed up drying of fibers and help to move moist air. Works very well.

3. Appication of Pre-Spray: Yes, you are correct in stating that the normal pump-up compressors do not last very long. However, your biggest advantage is that your RECOIL-3HP system has a built-in Power Sprayer---------something you can use to apply your pre-spray materials. However, you have to know what is in the pre-sprays (ex: Buytals, solvents) because they will destroy pump parts, o-rings in valves, etc. If you have the KWIK-MIX Formulations, no need to worry.

Hope this answers your questions.

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post #8 of Old 05-27-2012, 12:55 PM
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Another great tip is to simply only trigger the wand on the pull stroke. This is the method we do at Torrance carpet cleaning. Make sure to create good drying conditions on each job.
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