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    Question:
    Hi. Looking for my first extractor. I like the cross cub, since it can also be used as a booster. I am also looking at your clean storm fiberglass 12 gal models, 100psi...
    You have 2 units, WD1211 and WD1212... Which are very close in price, but I can't tell the difference... I have read the forums....just made me more confused.
    I also recently got a rotovac powerwand on ebay... But don't like the idea of connecting to a sink...so plan on just using solution psi...
    Thanks in advance for the help,,,Rich

    Answer: Sorry for the confusion. I have some concerns about your selection as power wands like the Rotovac use a lot of water an and require lots of vacuum to make sure the carpet stays dry. Without hooking to the sink means you will only average about 10 minutes of cleaning with the average portable and then spend about 5 to 7 minutes emptying and refilling your portable. The dual 2 stage vacuum system means you will have to keep the machine within 25 feet of your power wand and you will also have to constantly have to relocate all your equipment as you move from room to room. Your entire cleaning process would be exhausting. The reason for purchasing a power wand is so you do not have to burn so many calories and now you are actually thinking about making it worse for yourself. If you spend 3 hours at a job site, looks like with your method you might actually only spend about half this really cleaning as the other half is setting up, filling, emptying and relocating. I really think you need to get over the 'hook to the sink' phobia.
    The WD1211 is an old part number and replaced by the WD-1212. Out of the two machines you mention, the WD-1212 and the Cross American Cub the WD-1212 is a 15 amp vacuum system and the Cub is a 12.5 amp vacuum system. We recommend at least 20 amp vacuum systems with power wands and ideally something that can be auto fill and dump. Please note that purchasing a machine means that you will have it to use for the next 10+ years and you really want to purchase a machine that makes life easier not harder. I personally like 25 and 30 amp vacuum systems with power wands but I realize I am driving the price up...
    Food for though; If you use 35 gallon of water through out an entire home and suck up 25 gallons of mud out of the carpet you know you left 10 gallons of water evenly spread through this home. Was the water you left clean water or dirty water? At first customer think that the water they used was clean so the carpet only has to evaporate clean water out of the home. This is wrong. As you dump the dirty water out of the machine, and it looks like motor oil, the quality of water you leave in the carpet is the same as in your waste tank. The wand only has the capability of sucking up the quality of water that is in the carpet. The same quality that is in the waste tank is also what is left in the carpet. Dryer carpets are cleaner carpets. The number one reason a customer never use you again is not how you left the carpet looking rather how long it takes to dry. The number one feature to look for in a machine is vacuum.
    Examples of 20 amp vacuum system with auto fill and dump
    Clean Storm 12-3500-AFAD
    Clean Storm 12-3500-H-AFAD
    Mytee LTD3
    Goliath GO-1500

    Examples of machines that have a 25 amp vacuum system with auto fill and dump
    Mytee RL105
    Mytee LTD5
    Clean Storm 12-6500-AFAD
    Clean Storm 12-6500-H-AFAD
    Cross American 6.6
    Cross American 8.4

    Examples of 30 am vacuum system:
    Goliath
    http://www.steam-bright.net/showthre...hlight=goliath

    Example of the Worlds strongest portable
    Goliath 50 amp vacuum system
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...ds=goliath+6.6

    Related links:
    What is a power wand?
    http://www.steam-bright.net/showthre...s-a-Power-Wand

    What is the hose length I should use?
    http://www.steam-bright.net/showthre...ht=hose+length

    WD-1212 extractor
    http://www.steam-brite.com/carpet-cl...si-p-4573.html

    Rotovac
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...ywords=rotovac

    Cross American Cub
    http://www.steam-brite.com/cross-ame...d-p-12557.html

    Order of importance selecting a carpet cleaning machine
    http://www.steam-bright.net/showthre...ght=importance

    Clean Storm 12-3500-AFAD
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...ad-p-7576.html

    Clean Storm 12-3500-H-AFAD
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...12-3500-H-AFAD

    Mytee LTD3
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...?keywords=ltd3

    Goliath 1500 psi tile machine
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...e-p-88365.html

    Mytee RL105
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...ds=mytee+rl105

    Mytee LTD5
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...rds=mytee+ltd5

    Clean Storm 12-6500-AFAD
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...d-p-10457.html

    Clean Storm 12-6500-H-AFAD
    http://www.steam-brite.com/clean-sto...d-p-14251.html

    Cross American 6.6
    http://www.steam-brite.com/advanced_...rds=Jaguar+6.6

    Cross American 8.4
    http://www.steam-brite.com/cross-ame...e-p-18792.html
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