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post #1 of Old 11-12-2006, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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portable carpet cleaning extractors

Hello all, I have been looking for the best portable extractor on the market and want to know what you guys think is most important. heat, no heat, psi rating, tank sizes. I have been looking at the diamonback 06 model. and also the rotovac. what do you folks think.
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I use 2 portables. One with heat and the other with high PSI for hard surface cleaning. Have a rotovac but hardly ever use it.

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why don't you use the rotovac. is it to slow?
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post #4 of Old 11-14-2006, 12:40 AM
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I use a different method using my Cimex and extraction to get fast drying times. The Cimex and high pressure portable are mainly for my hard surface, stone, tile, and grout cleaning but figured out using it for carpet made me a most wanted carpet cleaner. Just more add ons.

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Cleaning Superman, do you use the Cimex on commercial carpet as well as residential carpet? Also, what model portable extractor(s) do you use?
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Just stopped in to say hello Zachspa and Rock_star10
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I made a decistion to buy the cross american recoil 3 it looks to be as heavy duty as the portables get and to wait on the rotovac for a while. I want to invest in the most bang for my buck, to start.
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Rock_star10, what made you decide on the recoil 3? I am looking at "slightly" used Mytee extractor, model 1005HV. I can get it for $1000. I think it sells for almost $2000.00 new. I also purchased the rotovac after nearing so many good things about it. On thing in particular that I have read is that it does not work you do death like a wand does. I like that feature. Hope its true. Any thoughts or opinions on the Mytee extractor, model 1005HV?
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Recoil 3 should serve you well.

I use a Mytee, think it's model 2003, for heat and it gives me 200 PSI.

Use Whispper 1500 for hard surface cleaning.

Use Cimex for residential and commercial.

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more power. the spec's work out to have 300 cfm's and I figure if i want to add the rotovac later it is a attachment. I want the best heart to the system. It is a little more expensive but I don't want to feel like i am lacking. I am getting the impression all of these machines will go the distance but I wanted to get the closest to a truck mount in a portable.

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R_S10,

A wise choice

Aside from the raw extraction power The Recoil had much to commend its design. The soil tank cleverly traps lint in that section of water that the dump valve does not drain allowing for minimal air filtration, the three vacuum units breath in their cooling air and vent their hot exhaust totally outside the case for extended motor life............. All-in-all it shows that it was designed by a great engineer who is also a great cleaner
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Thanks, I am glad to hear my research and persuasion from the sales man who sold me the recoil was validated. I'm waiting on shipping and then it's time to play. This is a new business venture for me and I didn't want to screw myself right out of the gate.
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You're welcome.

If you find you frequently need to use long hose-runs, the Recoil offers a good upgrade path by adding the external booster but first build up you business.

Many new to cleaning under-allow for promotional costs - don't get carried away with buying every great bit of kit you hear about at the expense of your sales effort.
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shold i but a rotovac or rx 20
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The Rotovac machines are more suitable for use with a high-power portable and are less clumsy for use in confined spaces than the RX20.
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well i have a portable so what wood u use rx 20 or roto o its not heated and had 200-300 psi not sure i got it use
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is 1500 a good price for a new roto 360?
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The RX20 will out last a 360 by 20 years or so. I do not hear much good about the rotovac. If you need one there are lots on ebay. But if you are new to bus. You need to know how to use a wand. Pick up a little scrubber then prespray the carpet, scrub it. then extract it. That is the best way to get it clean when all you have is a portable.

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Aside from the raw extraction power The Recoil had much to commend its design. The soil tank cleverly traps lint in that section of water that the dump valve does not drain allowing for minimal air filtration, the three vacuum units breath in their cooling air and vent their hot exhaust totally outside the case for extended motor life............. All-in-all it shows that it was designed by a great engineer who is also a great cleaner



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