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Jim Davisson

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Jim the lx in series is pulling 13"hg right?..being how much u prefer higher lift does the thought cross ur mind to use the ZX? Since in series they pull 18"hg?....less cfm than lx but I would think at ur 50' runs it wouldn't matter
My LX's pegged out at 14.25" Hg in series. The ZX I don't know much about in series. 2 two stage motors in series never has been impressive overall, high lift, but CFM wise, meh. I need to see more solid info on them.

A leading albeit lower overall lift single stage motor has proven to sustain high CFM'S regardless of the motor behind it that improves the lift number.
My LX's leading 122234-18 2 stages drop just 20 CFM at the machine, but gain an inch of lift. More importantly IMO they perform fantastic mid-range while cleaning. Building a system for awesome mid-range punch is the key.
 
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The sad thing is I wasted a lot of time so far I can pretty much confirm mytees numbers from their flyer

And from what I've seen from the ZX they're nothing more than a 6.6 2 stage with a flange
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Ok guys. Here is a pic of the inside of my machine. The vacs are
super easy to change. I’m guessing I’m gonna go with 2 6.6 vacs
In series. Does that sound right to you guys? Also my little giant
heater won’t Light. I’m assuming it’s the igniter. Any info would
be great. Thanks.
 
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Now ur gonna confuse him throwing in the 8.4s in the mix lol :D
I know it's confusion but they'll fit in the place of those old 7.2. they have the same bolt pattern should plumb right up
 

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8.4’s are fine with me also. Just trying to find out what’s the best
route to take. Would they be series or parallel? There really isn’t
any plumbing. If you look at the pic, the vacs are bolted to a
stainless plate that sits on a gasket that sits right on top of the
waste tank. So I know any motor will fit.
 

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8.4’s are fine with me also. Just trying to find out what’s the best
route to take. Would they be series or parallel? There really isn’t
any plumbing. If you look at the pic, the vacs are bolted to a
stainless plate that sits on a gasket that sits right on top of the
waste tank. So I know any motor will fit.
It depends what u want...like more cfm or lift..or nice mix

My opinion on the numbers for the best motors goes

1. Mytee LX hybrid
2. Rotovac ZX
3. 8.4

However... There is some reasons you may still choose one over the other..if u just want only two motors and for sure in series..go lx..but like timmy said u may need to add new bolts..easy..
 

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It depends what u want...like more cfm or lift..or nice mix

My opinion on the numbers for the best motors goes

1. Mytee LX hybrid
2. Rotovac ZX
3. 8.4

However... There is some reasons you may still choose one over the other..if u just want only two motors and for sure in series..go lx..but like timmy said u may need to add new bolts..easy..
From my testing of the vacuum motors you have
in questioned the LX is the best in my view and the ones I'm going with
 
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I really have no preference on motors. I just wanna be able to run
100-125 ft of hose. Mounting new vac are no problem. I’ve changed
out motors on my first 2 portys.
 

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I really have no preference on motors. I just wanna be able to run
100-125 ft of hose. Mounting new vac are no problem. I’ve changed
out motors on my first 2 portys.
I think u should be safe with any of the motors most likely...not sure of ur internal plumbing though and what size hose u use, and water flow will effect it...but more people like the lx in series..I think they run around $200
 

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No I’m not just agreeing. I’m just asking for everyone opinion based
Off of what they know or what they use. I really just wanna be able to
run 100-125ft of hose.
 

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No I’m not just agreeing. I’m just asking for everyone opinion based
Off of what they know or what they use. I really just wanna be able to
run 100-125ft of hose.
I would personally recommend the LX motors because they have been proven to operate at that distance without issue
 
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8.4’s are fine with me also. Just trying to find out what’s the best
route to take. Would they be series or parallel? There really isn’t
any plumbing. If you look at the pic, the vacs are bolted to a
stainless plate that sits on a gasket that sits right on top of the
waste tank. So I know any motor will fit.
No Filter or ball float?
 

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No I’m not just agreeing. I’m just asking for everyone opinion based
Off of what they know or what they use. I really just wanna be able to
run 100-125ft of hose.
I meant the other guy lol ...we're telling u lx
 

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No I’m not just agreeing. I’m just asking for everyone opinion based
Off of what they know or what they use. I really just wanna be able to
run 100-125ft of hose.
Even though I don't think they'd be good at 125' feet, why don't u try ur current motors at that distance...you seem like u have experience with other portys..you should be able to tell from a test run at ur own home if they might do the trick. Before u go and buy something else.