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On your m5 how long of hose runs are you getting from the van?
I have 175' of 2" hose and have used it all once or twice. I also used a AirHog booster on these long runs. I assume your next question is going to be how long were the dry times.
To be honest, I do not know as I had a Studebaker AirPath fan that I left running on the carpet over night. It was all dry the next day but that was like 10 hours later.
 

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What is the most you have used without the air hog? Just curious what I can get away with and still have good, or great results. Thanks!
 

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Of course I use a CA Jaguar 6.6 with a Little Giant propane heater. I also have
2 auxillary tanks . On big jobs I will take the 65 gallon tank . On most jobs my
40 gallon tank works. Of course this is an ETM and I have two power boosters
one is the CA Power Booster 6.6 and the other is one that I built and I am in the process
of testing it out. So far just fine.
Using it as a portable I would likely hook it up to my Mytee Hot Box which would provide
some decent heat. I would likely just hook up my auto discharge but not the auto fill since
it does not have a chemical metering device . At least not yet! Still with a 16 gallon tank
I just don't have a problem with manually filling the tank. 16 gallons of cleaning solution
goes a long way. I would likely take in 75 to 100 feet of vacuum and solution hose. No need
to move any more than necessary. So far there has not been a job that I could not clean
without the Jag truckmounted. Mytee has some nice equipment and so does Steambrite.
I really like that Goliath 500 psi 4 2 stage machine. US Products just are too proud of their
equipment. Not going to pay $5000.00 for their portable.
 

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What is the most you have used without the air hog? Just curious what I can get away with and still have good, or great results. Thanks!
Sorry I didn't get back to your question till just now. I was out of town. I'm no expert on this, but I have no problem going out 100' and running a 360i with it as well, without a booster.
 

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Also, JimSteam, Jan Sullins, Kennedy, EcoPro and quite a few others, have more experience in these longer hose runs off their porties then me. Maybe they can help answer your question.
 

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I wish I could say that I have used a 360i but I haven't. I know what I can do with
a standard wand whether a 1 1/2 inch tube or a 1.75 inch by 12 wide . I have some expeience
using the same vacuum motors that come with the Mytee M5 in my Recoil XPS. I would not think there would be any
problem using 100 ft of 2 inch vacuum hose with the Rotovac 360i. Johnny has done so with
his Mytee M5 so that is good enough for me. I am sure he could go a little further than that
if necessary. For instance we may start out using 150 feet of vacuum hose but usually when
this is the case we within a short period of time can pull off a 50 ft section. Sometimes it is a
matter of slowing down when our vacuum systems are close to their limit. I suppose if one
is likely going to have to keep the 150 feet of vacuum hose for a larger part of the job one
can always add their power booster.

Jan
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