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  • which portable is better

    I want a top-of-the-line portable, but it is exhausting tryng to figure out which one is the best. Is it true..."a portable is a portable, the more upgrades the better"? Ninja seems to be one of the "high dollar" machines and most popular, is there a specific reason (i.e. quality)? Mytees are priced lower than Ninjas, is this simply a case of manufacturers' pricing or is the overall quality of the Ninja better?

    I was told that if you had a Ninja and a Mytee with the same features (i.e. psi, heat, vac power, etc.) you would get the same results as the other machine. Is this true or is there a specific difference?

    Thanks,

    Gary
    Last edited by gjennings; March 30, 2006, 06:09 PM.

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    extractor comparison

    Machines that have the same guts do perform the same. In other words a dual 3 stage Mytee 1003DX is going to perform the same as a Sandia Plastic 80-3500H. The exception to this comment is US Products Pex 500 Extractors. The engineer designed their carpet cleaning machines to run on 15 amp breakers by switching out the 2000 watt heater for 1750 watts and the dual 3 stage vacuum motors are de-tuned down to 7 amps each. This is great for office building cleaning where breakers are usually not 20 amps rather 15 amps. I guess the correct way to state is machines that consume the same amount electricity perform the same. The exception to this is machines that use free energy by the use of heat exchangers to heat the water (like in the Goliath line)
    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/adv...ywords=goliath

    I do like upgraded machines because they do clean faster than basic models. Upgrade the vacuum first, then the pressure, then the heat, and then auto fill and dump.

    Some machines have minor difference like the Mytee use parallel vacuum while Sandia can be ordered either way (parallel or series)

    A top of the line portable would be quad vacs in series pair, 500 psi, 20 gallon fresh and waste tanks, miltiple heaters, auto fill, auto dump, stay heat water recirculating system. Runs on one, two, three, four 120 volt power cords, or a 220 volt converter and is only available for Shazaam Mfg (custom made machines one at a time).


    My favorite heated 500 psi, dual 3 stage with 25 ft hose set and wand is 80-3500H Sniper for $1956
    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/san...er-p-4691.html

    Mytees are good machines but the manufacture is a little tougher to get to factory test every machine which in turn as caused some unusual warranties.

    Ninja use Chinese vacuum motors and a DC powered water pump, both will not last a year, but the factory does honor the warranty for parts replacements.

    Mytee 1003DX
    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/adv...eywords=1003dx

    Sandia 80-3500H
    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/san...er-p-4691.html

    US Products Pex 500
    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/adv...ywords=pex+500
    Last edited by Donald; January 10, 2012, 06:52 PM.

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    • #3
      Donald

      Are dryer outlets powerful enough to power three-corded machines alone? And is this Olympus Sniper powerful enough to do air duct work if so, should it be used for smaller jobs or does it matter? I read what you said about parallel vacs being better than vacs in series for air duct cleaning.

      Also is there a recommended method to cleaning mattresses without buying a totally different machine?


      Thanks,

      Gary

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      • #4
        Sniper by Sandia Plastics

        An electric dryer outlet will operate both 3 and 4 corded extractors.
        The dual 3 stage Sniper will operate either the TurboBrite or the TurboAir air duct attachments.

        http://www.steam-brite.com/forum/sho...ing+procedures



        The Sniper will also clean mattresses with the simple addition of an internal spray hand tool.

        http://www.steam-brite.com/forum/sho...internal+spray

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        • #5
          sniper by olympus?

          Who is the manifacturer of the Sniper? I can not find any information about Olympus being the manufacturer of this machine. Is it something that has just been introduced by Olympus?

          Thanks,

          Gary

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          • #6
            Sniper AKA Olympus by Sandia Plastics

            Sandia Plastics is the manufacture of they Sniper AKA Olympus. This machine has been around for many years.

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            • #7
              Donald

              I am really interested in purchasing a Sniper.

              Your prices are far cheaper than the manufacturers, how?

              Do you special order (Snipers) per customer or do you stock these? Are the vacs in series or parallel? Do you sell outlet converters and how do I find them? Which one will I need for a portable extractor?

              Thanks,

              Gary
              Last edited by gjennings; April 6, 2006, 06:35 PM.

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              • #8
                Sandia Plastic Sniper

                In order to protect the distributors, most manufactures charge retail.
                We stock some models of Snipers for local customers. If I ship you a Sniper from our location, you will pay shipping because the machine is being double shipping (once from the factory to me, and a gain back out to you). If I drop ship the order to a commercial address, our current policy is to pay for this single shipment. Vacuum motors are in parallel. The two corded converter is located at
                HTTP://www.steam-brite.com/store/pro...oducts_id/3871
                and
                http://www.steam-brite.com/store/pro...oducts_id/3837
                and
                HTTP://www.steambrite.com/merchant.i...tid=186&step=4
                and
                HTTP://www.steambrite.com/merchant.i...tid=186&step=4
                and
                HTTP://groups.msn.com/Steambrite/ele...ladaptors.msnw

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                • #9
                  Sandia Plastic Sniper

                  The factory has just called our office and is no longer offering free shipping on any orders.

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                  • #10
                    uh oh

                    I am still probably going to go with this machine. Just a few more questions, bare with me:

                    1. How does this machine's performance compare with the others, i.e customer satisfaction, manufacturer honoring warranty, operator friendly?

                    2. Do you know what would be the minimum watts I should use in a generator just in case dryer outlet not available and need all power and options to complete heavy soil jobs?

                    3. I would like to have the solution hose/vac hose combo (solution hose inside vac hose) do you sell these?

                    4. I am mainly concerned with carpet dry times. It seems that vacs in series offer faster dry times. If so, please recommend some product with similar features with vacs in series.

                    thanks,

                    Gary
                    Last edited by gjennings; April 11, 2006, 07:50 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Sandia Plastic Sniper AKA Hydroforce Olympus

                      1. Sandia Plastic's has been great in all aspects. (except on changing their mind on the free shipping) They are one of the few companies that even pay for labor for the first year while most companies only pay for 90 days.

                      2. I would operate on a 4500 watt generator or more. Actually generators manufactures recommend that you try to operate the generator at under 75% load so you really are looking for a 5000 watt generator. If you are going to look at purchasing a generator and a machine, you might as well purchase a Scout Truck mount for $5995 instead.

                      3. Please visit http://www.steam-brite.com/store/par...s-c-3_472.html for hoses prices.
                      Last edited by Donald; January 10, 2012, 06:54 PM.

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                      • #12
                        vac question

                        Are vacs in series better than parallel for faster dry times? Or does it matter?

                        thanks,

                        Gary

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                        • #13
                          parallel vs series

                          This was discussed at

                          http://www.steam-brite.com/forum/sho...mance+increase

                          and

                          http://www.steam-brite.com/forum/sho...light=parallel

                          and

                          http://www.steam-brite.com/forum/sho...ghlight=series

                          and related links.

                          Both are important but with dual three stage I like parallel.

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