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I just bought a rotovac wand (used) and it doesn't appear to be compatable with by Bane Clene. Althought the water in my solution tank is 170 degrees, it is cold coming out of the rotovac. From the rotovac wand back through the soltion line at least 30 feet it is cold. From that point on, back towards my solution tank, it continues to get hotter? The only thing I can think of is that I run 3'8 solution hose with my Bane unit and it reduces to a 1/4 coupler and line on the rotovac...is it possible that it is creating a back pressure and thats why I get cold water at the rotovac head? I don't know if I can run 1/4 line on my Bane Clene, I have to contact them sometime this week. Any suggestions or possilbe answers would be much appreciated.
 

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JUst run it for a while untill the cold water is purged from the system.

I would of thought the low water pressure would of been the problem.
 

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You may have increased your flow rate with the Rotovac, are you using the 360? They send them from the manufacture with 3 x 1.5 jets. What is your current flow rate with your wand?

Also, what are you using for heat with your unit?
 

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Thanks for the input. I contacted Bane Clene and they said it was to much restriction going from the 3/8 hose to 1/4 connection on the Rotovac. By the way it is the power wand. I called Rotovac and they told me I could modify the wand to a 3/8 quick connect and line with no worries. I will see!!!
 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but I wouldn't think that restricting flow would cause that much thermal loss of heat. Something doesn't seem right. Mitch, let us know how things turn out for your, but I kind of think that you may still be having problems.
 

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Re: Bane Clene won't work with rotovac?
Maybe I'm missing something, but I wouldn't think that restricting flow would cause that much thermal loss of heat. Something doesn't seem right. Mitch, let us know how things turn out for your, but I kind of think that you may still be having problems.
Im wondering what the answer is to this question? Im thinking of purchasing a bane clene machine but would like to know if a rotovac 360 would be compatible with it.
Anybody using a bane clene TM know the answer?
 
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i would think that the smaller the jets the hotter the water because the less flow the easier it would be for the machione to keep up wityh produceing heat
 

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you gotta flush out the cold water....let it run for a bit it will get hotter as the hot water pushes thru.

I took a QC and attached it to the water line and left the other end open.....then let the cold water flush out faster until it got hot then I attached the line to my 360i.

just like leaving a garden hose out in the sun.... the hose water will be hot hot until you let it flush out.
 
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Or you can install an inline heater-diesel/propane/electric and turn it into a beast!
 

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I see that the answers above mine here are from months ago .... anyways, I will just say that I have a Bane Clene system also, and I had the same exact problem when I bought my RotoVac .... where is my hot water? Well what I do, is to take my solution hose and I have a quick connect fitting on it that allows the water to flow freely, so I just route the line back into my hot water tank and let the cold water flush out of the hose. I allow the hot water to fill the solution hose and thus it also heats the solution hose up. So then when I see that I have very hot water coming out of my solution hose, I then hook it to the RotoVac and start the job.

Heating water has been my biggest problem so far (I can heat water, but it takes forever). I plan on getting a propane heater such as the Little Giant .... as soon as I can.
 

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Hey I've using a Bane Clene Permamount7o truckmount for 4 years successfully with my Rotovac DHX which is the dual head power wand. With Rotovac technology you should be able to adjust the solution flow and increase the power wand's RPM speed control dial to your liking and clean just fine.
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I just bought a rotovac wand (used) and it doesn't appear to be compatable with by Bane Clene. Althought the water in my solution tank is 170 degrees, it is cold coming out of the rotovac. From the rotovac wand back through the soltion line at least 30 feet it is cold. From that point on, back towards my solution tank, it continues to get hotter? The only thing I can think of is that I run 3'8 solution hose with my Bane unit and it reduces to a 1/4 coupler and line on the rotovac...is it possible that it is creating a back pressure and thats why I get cold water at the rotovac head? I don't know if I can run 1/4 line on my Bane Clene, I have to contact them sometime this week. Any suggestions or possilbe answers would be much appreciated.
 

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What you probably need is more flow. Bane-Clene have insulated auxillary solution tanks
that are heated by heatexchanger that gets it's heat from the coolant in the trucks engine coolant
system. I used to have one and I could easily maintain 170 . The problem as I see it is that
you are only using 150 psi or so and since it is truckmounted if the flow is not enough then
the hot solution will cool before it gets to the Rotovac. I would go ahead and get bigger jets
or like others have said an electric inline heater would work very well. You would need a
2000 watt to get the temp up to 140 or so. I bought mine in 1989 and I used their wand whichhad 3 11002s in it. You will need something similar for your Rotovac.
 

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What you probably need is more flow. Bane-Clene have insulated auxillary solution tanks
that are heated by heatexchanger that gets it's heat from the coolant in the trucks engine coolant
system. I used to have one and I could easily maintain 170 . The problem as I see it is that
you are only using 150 psi or so and since it is truckmounted if the flow is not enough then
the hot solution will cool before it gets to the Rotovac. I would go ahead and get bigger jets
or like others have said an electric inline heater would work very well. You would need a
2000 watt to get the temp up to 140 or so. I bought mine in 1989 and I used their wand whichhad 3 11002s in it. You will need something similar for your Rotovac.
I totally agree with the above ..... flush the cold water out of the solution line and then hook up the Roto Vac. I have to do this periodicly on most jobs .... the Roto Vac totally changed the game for me on my Bane Clene system .... the Roto Vac is awesome and the Bane Clene has been extreamly relaiable ....