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  • Solus 500 portable & KleenRite Vac Booster

    Does anyone have the solus 500 portable and how do you like it, how does it rate in your opinion, also does anyone have or know anything about the KleenRite Vac boosters- I just bought the solus 500 porty--has great heat in my opinion also has the recirculation feature so u can flip a switch and machine will suck water out of solution tank, thru heater and back into solution tank, I let this run during set-up and doing other things- has two 3stage vacs and adjustable psi to 500 and the evolution wand-wasn't happy with only 15 foot of solution and suction hose that it came with-but place i bought it from gave me 50 foot of both hose's for free- have used it a few times already and seems to work good but nothing to compare it to either--I have also just orderd the KleenRite Vac booster to increase my suction and be able to run a longer hose so I don't have to take my machine upstairs--have not gotten the vac booster yet but when i do and after hooking it up and testing it i'll come back on here and give my opinion on it-how much of a difference do you think it would make if i stuck with 1 1/2 suction hose or went up to 2 inch suction hose and how many feet of hose should i run from machine to booster and from booster to wand for best performance.

  • #2
    using vacuum booster

    As long as the vacuum booster is within 50 ft of your cleaning wand, all will be good.
    To review maximum hose distance with your set up, please visit
    http://www.steam-brite.com/forum/sho...ht=hose+length
    www.steambrite.com

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info Donald and the link about hose lengths. Main reason for booster is not to have to take my portable up and down stairs, and of course more suction power never hurts---also about how much total hose length is needed to do the entire inside of an average home--i'm guessing about 100 feet would be enough considering the machine will be inside home-- I also plan on using a rotary floor machine with carpet brush and solution tank attached to put down pre spray and agitate at the same time then go over it with my extractor-not happy with the normal, spray the pre spray, agitate with carpet rake then waiting (dwel time) before i can finish up with extractor--it works but i know i can do much better, maybe its the product i am using ("zone perfect" as pre spray then "end zone" as a extraction emulsifier/neutrilizer) back maybe ten years ago when i cleaned carpets i used the rotary floor machine with carpet brush and solution tank, then followed up with extractor, worked great, there was no carpet i couldn't clean and make look great-thats what i'm going back to however i'm in search of different chemicals, should i use a carpet shampoo first in my rotary floor machine to do all the cleaning, then just rinse with hot water with my extractor which has great heat- or would i be better using just a good plain old extraction cleaner in the rotary, then the same chemical in my extractor to finish up--not a fan of the pre spray and dwel time concept-never did it before, never had any problems--so i need a good chem to use in the rotary floor machine with carpet brush and solution tank-and a good cleaning chem thats safe to us in my porty, don't want any chems that i have to wait around for to work before i can finish up w/extractor, sorry for writing soooo much

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      • #4
        Kleenrite vac booster

        ok I got my kleen rite vac booster today--now i only have a 15 foot and a 25 foot suction hose both are 1.5 inch hooked the 25 foot from machine to booster then the 15 foot from booster to wand, now going just buy "feel" only I have much more suction at 40 feet (both my 15 and 25 foot hose's) then i do with only the 25 from machine only, this thing really helps and makes a big difference, I hooked up to my rotovac 360i and was using it on a large area rug that i have--(my house has all hardwood floors so had to use the area rug) any way i was holding down the spray trigger to get the rug really wet then just did dry passes--rug was dry to the touch in like 15 to 20 min "Really" This is really good I believe. but still need to know how far out can i go from machine to booster and from booster to wand, guessing i should stay within 25 feet from booster to wand and would like to go 50 feet from machine to booster giving me total of 75 feet and would this be enough to cover entire in side of average house even with a two story house.

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        • #5
          Kleenrite vacuum booster

          The system will work fine with two 50 ft sections with the vacuum booster in the middle.
          http://www.steam-brite.com/store/adv...vacuum+booster

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          • #6
            Hi Don, my porty has a 1 & 1/2 port to connect vac hose to--my new vac booster has 2 inch ports if i run two 50 ft vac hose sections with booster in middle should i use a 2 inch hose from machine to booster then 1 & 1/2 inch hose from booster to machine or 2 inch all the way or 1 & 1/2 all the way--what combination will give me the best suction/lift/cfm or whatever, your opinion will help me decide before i got out and buy any new vac hose's
            thanks, Kevin J

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            • #7
              Hi Don, one more thing maybe you can answer-if you are at all familiar with the new Solus 500 porty from "US Products" which comes with a 1.5 inch vac hose connector-- can that be changed to a 2 inch and if so will it make that big of a difference to make it worth it--thanks again

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              • #8
                upgrade to 2" vacuum port on carpet cleaning machine

                Everyone that makes the change tells me that they do notice a big improvement going to a 2" port. This change can be done on the lid on some models so you do not have to drill and tap threads in the side of the machine.

                www.steambrite.com

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                • #9
                  thanks don

                  Thanks Don, I get mixed feelings on that subject and wasn't sure if it's enough of a difference to even bother

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                  • #10
                    A cleaning method to consider

                    We have found that prespraying with an injection sprayer is faster than using a shampoo tank on a floor machine.
                    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/sha...re-p-8821.html
                    You still need to scrub the carpet with a buffer but you find that you will be in more control of the speed of the floor machine in each room if it is already sprayed. Pump up sprayer are too slow, and shampoo tanks are too slow, power floor wands are too slow. Rinse with a formulated rinse aid (like Flush, Royal Flush, Last Step, etc.) This descales the heater, keeps the carpet soft, does a better job rinsing out the prespray, and helps prevent any uncleaned dirt in the backing from wicking up to the top during the drying process. Our chemical starter pak has the four main chemicals you will like. Powerhouse and Kryptonite are used as a prespray or in your shampoo tank, rinse with flush, and spot clean with dry cleaner.
                    http://www.steam-brite.com/store/sha...ge-p-4885.html

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                    • #11
                      Hey Don thanks for the advice, i agree pump up sprayers are way to slow, I do have a hydro force sprayer that hooks up to my extractor and works very well which i've used and like, however it's the after pre spray agatating with the carpet brush part I don't care for, I do own a floor machine with solution tank and carpet brush and was planning on combining the two steps into one, apply the pre spray and great agatation at the same time, will play around and compare time it takes to pre spay then use my floor machine against just putting pre spray in solutionn tank and doing it that way- I just want to do the best possible job of course, but also in a reasonable amount of time as well

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