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Post by Mo on Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:08 pm

OK Rob you.be probably cleaned 100k square feet of carpet since you.be had the tool. Thought opinions improvements.

kleen1 is next but he hasn't checked in in a couple weeks. If nobody else want to test were going to end this loaner program.
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Post by milspec6 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:31 pm

I was waiting for one last building to post the pictures (One problem with working nights are that these jobs are very low lit), but I can tell you what I found.

Good:

Comfortable grip and smooth motion
Stout well crafted handle...should outlast many trigger valves
Increased my wand reach on average of 15 inches without stretching
No more hand cramps on the drive home

Bad:

There was one bolt that rubbed my thumb at times
Added weight is distinct, but not much worse than bypass wand with gauge
Didn't stack in my normal wand rack that I use (Not a big deal, just a hurdle)
Don't know if it is rebuildable when the day comes that it wears out
Not easily compatible with bypass valves. (I rely heavily on bypass valves in the winter with the butler)

Take-aways:

I really liked it over-all.  It makes an excellent residential grip for cleaning multiple homes in a day where the weight really wouldn't become a factor.  On marathon commercial, the weight might become an issue (I only ran it for a few hours at a time due to the small wand head).

The lead hose didn't work real well for me, because I tend to disconnect and spray quite often pre-spraying no more than 2 rooms at a time.  Having the qc and shut-off behind me just wasn't my favorite.  I think I would accept the added weight at the handle or maybe install a dual shut-off valve at the end of the leader so that I could run the sprayer without disconnecting the wand.

If I didn't rely upon bypass wands so much, I could really like this handle as an alternative.  Anything to break up the repetitive nature of this job would be a good thing on the body. If I was to outfit a new wand without a bypass, I would add this trigger valve.

The final building is a 9600 sqft wide open event room....with good lighting.  I will be capturing these observations with photos and maybe video.
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Post by Mo on Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Another fine review by Rob. You guys give great reviews on loaners very detailed.

Looks like Kleen 1 already bought a wandeeze so he doesn't need to test it.

Hey Royal Man how do we get a new sorbotane pad and how much does it cost? Mine is still good but its kind of sliding off the metal part. Should I remove and use a different kind of glue?

Devon are you sure you don't want to try it out?
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Post by Mo on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:14 am

M0 wrote:Hey Royal Man how do we get a new sorbotane pad and how much does it cost? Mine is still good but its kind of sliding off the metal part. Should I remove and use a different kind of glue?
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Post by milspec6 on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:36 pm

Cut to fit your own replacements

http://www.amazon.com/Isolate-It-Sorbothane-Vibration-Isolation/dp/B0042U8P9C
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Post by Mo on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:13 am

That packet should last me a lifetime
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Post by Royal Man on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:49 am

Actually you need the 3" ones and I cover one side with black felt because you don't want the rubber on top of your hand and I use a special 3M film for adhesive. You can re-attach them yourself with Duco cement adhesive. ( Millspec call me 402-423-7200)

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Post by Royal Man on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:52 am

I think Soborthane has a 25-30 minimum order for the 3" ( Over $100)

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Post by milspec6 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:56 am

@Royal Man wrote:Actually you need the 3" ones and I cover one side with black felt because you don't want the rubber on top of your hand and I use a special 3M film for adhesive. You can re-attach them yourself with Duco cement adhesive.  ( Millspec call me 402-423-7200)

Sure will, I am not certain what time this afternoon, but I will call.
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Post by Devon07 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:12 pm

Sorry Mo...I stopped following this thread. I just happend to peak in to see if any big break through happend. lol But no thanks ....Im good.

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Post by milspec6 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:34 pm

I don't think the velcro is the way to go Mo, it can't hold as well as an automotive adhesive. Heck, you could probably epoxy it for a permanent affixing.

It must just be that Phoenix weather....we Nebraskans have it different.
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Post by Mo on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:48 pm

Isnt wierd how its just sliding off like that.
It does get pretty humid here during the monsoon season

no problem D
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Post by milspec6 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:01 pm

Does the wand mount in the van at an angle? Maybe the heat inside the van is breaking up the adhesive and it is sliding down with gravity?
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Post by Mo on Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:21 am

Lately I've been laying it flat on the floor.
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Post by Mo on Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:25 am

It looks like you can make 4 pads out of this sheet. Its 6x6x1/8th

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SORBOTHANE-SHEET-6X6x1-8-VIBRATION-ISO-RUBBER-PAD-50D-/370216984580

Dave being that this a wear and tear item don't you think you should make them available for sale to your customers?

For example the pad driver on my Orbot, the velcro stars to unglued. I can glue it back, staple it or what ever. But at some point I just don't want  to mess with it and just buy new one.
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Post by Royal Man on Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:41 pm

Did you try the Duco glue? Velcro wont fix it because you still have to attach it to the Soborthane. That Soborthane stuff is wierd to glue to because of its flexable nature. Its,almost a flexible solid. But that is the reason it impacts shock so well. I use a special 3M ashesive film. Ill see if i can send a new pad with the film on it.

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:46 pm

I wonder what glue they use in sport insoles made of sorbothane an blown rubber?

Now that I think about it, they also make a "Sorbo-air" insole where the sorbothane is air infused to make it lighter yet still be protective. Might be something to consider Royal to save a couple of ounces.
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Post by Mo on Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:56 pm

@Royal Man wrote:Did you try the Duco glue? Velcro wont fix it because you still have to attach it to the Soborthane. That Soborthane stuff is wierd to glue to because of its flexable nature. Its,almost a flexible solid. But that is the reason it impacts shock so well. I use a special 3M ashesive film. Ill see if i can send a new pad with the film on it.

I haven't taken it off yet. I wanted to make sure I didn't rip it. Ill pick up some of that Duco glue this week end. Should I scuff up the stainless that it adheres to?
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Post by Royal Man on Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:15 pm

Sobortane also recommends using super glue. If part is still attached you can just put the glue on the loose parts. Roughening up the steel slightly cant hurt.

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:19 pm

That stuff is pretty hard to tear
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Post by Mo on Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:31 pm

So what's the deal Rob and Royal man? You guys getting together for a couple of brewskis and wandeeze videos?
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Post by milspec6 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:44 pm

We are in discussion now....you know, us busy guys have to get my people to talk to his people. I think we will collaborate real soon.

Just to answer the next question, I am keeping the wand-eeze, but will probably put it on a different wand.
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Post by Mo on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:47 pm

Now that you'll be running the propane heat do you really need a bypass valve on your wand?
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Post by milspec6 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:56 pm

No, I wouldn't need the bypass with the LP heater, but that is only in play if this truck can be utilized at low temps....still don't see it yet.
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