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I was think about little giants and all this expensive ways to heat water what about this company called powerblankets check it out I think this could work
 

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I like the concept. Explain how it would be applicable to our industry.
 

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I like the concept. Explain how it would be applicable to our industry.
Sure I was thinking if you have a storage tank for water in your van or truck get the 275 gallon tote size and wrap it around it or whatever you use to store water and this will keep it to 155 degrees good for portable guys and less expensive and less hassle than other options plus they are insulated so it's going to stay at the temp for a good abit idk so my idea would love to hear more thoughts on it
 

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I like the concept. Explain how it would be applicable to our industry.
Sure I was thinking if you have a storage tank for water in your van or truck get the 275 gallon tote size and wrap it around it or whatever you use to store water and this will keep it to 155 degrees good for portable guys and less expensive and less hassle than other options plus they are insulated so it's going to stay at the temp for a good abit idk so my idea would love to hear more thoughts on it
Most tanks are oblong and tall. Awkward fit. So right size tank be best. And if your fresh water tank is on the truck how do you get the hot water to portable?
 
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I looked at the website for less than a minute and it seems like it would be better suited to keep from freeze damage in our industry than heating up water to clean with. If you just want to get water up to 120-150 for a portable just get a bucket heater.
 

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Most tanks are oblong and tall. Awkward fit. So right size tank be best. And if your fresh water tank is on the truck how do you get the hot water to portable?
Well I used to work for this company we had 20 five gal jugs of water as are storage so I would just lay the blanket over it
 

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I looked at the website for less than a minute and it seems like it would be better suited to keep from freeze damage in our industry than heating up water to clean with. If you just want to get water up to 120-150 for a portable just get a bucket heater.
Yeah I was thinking about that as well
 

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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
 

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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
Nice idea man I just trying to figure out cheap ways and easy ways to heat the water
 
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Honestly in my opinion.....If you're using a portable as your source of rinsing and extracting and you are a competent operator using proper chemical action and proper mechanical action prior to R&E, then the water temp really isn't going to matter all that much. Just as long as the water isn't ice cold of course.

To be clear....In the scenario in which we are talking about I really don't believe that a 20 or even 30 degree temperature difference is going to matter all that much when all of the other pieces of the pie are done correctly.

If using ONLY HWE and no mechanical action at all, then of course my opinion would change.
 

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Honestly in my opinion.....If you're using a portable as your source of rinsing and extracting and you are a competent operator using proper chemical action and proper mechanical action prior to R&E, then the water temp really isn't going to matter all that much. Just as long as the water isn't ice cold of course.

To be clear....In the scenario in which we are talking about I really don't believe that a 20 or even 30 degree temperature difference is going to matter all that much when all of the other pieces of the pie are done correctly.

If using ONLY HWE and no mechanical action at all, then of course my opinion would change.
Yea I would be using crb pretty much everything except steaming water
 
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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
Can we see pics Jim? Where did you get your coils?
 

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Sorry about the late reply, I don't get any notifications with my Droid on the new forum.

I used a standard 1/2" coil from the home center, threaded it in the tank and bent up the ends to attach the shark bite fittings then used 1/2" npt x ⅝ hose barb to attach the heater hose. All materials came from the Home Center, except the 30 foot box of heater hose from AutoZone and took one hour to completely install. Total cost $100
Cheers!
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I preheat the freshwater tank on my van between jobs to up to 140-150° with a 20' ½" copper coil in the freshwater tank using the coolant diverted from the heater core. One of the best hacks I've ever done. I will do the same thing with my ETM build this spring, for less than $100 it's a forever mod.
Bingo ;)
 

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Sorry about the late reply, I don't get any notifications with my Droid on the new forum.

I used a standard 1/2" coil from the home center, threaded it in the tank and bent up the ends to attach the shark bite fittings then used 1/2" npt x ⅝ hose barb to attach the heater hose. All materials came from the Home Center, except the 30 foot box of heater hose from AutoZone and took one hour to completely install. Total cost $100
Cheers!
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That was something i wanted to do when i remove the rear heat and ac. But havnt done that yet lol. Too much to do too little time.