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Post by kevinj6121 on Tue May 30, 2017 12:09 pm

Well have now done a few t&g jobs with the new spinner and water otter, 1st time i used my Mytee LTD5 for the water recovery and used the auto pump out, worked great but i actually had to cut off one of my vac mtrs because it had too much suction,

I also switched to the brush ring as well, now instead of useing my LTD5 for water recovery and pump out i use my mytee air hog vac booster which has a single HP 3 stage mtr and auto pump out and has plenty of suction using 50ft of 2 inch hose with a 5 ft 1.5 inch hose at the end .

Did one on the 7th floor the other day 3 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, kitchen, laundry room, hallway and entryway all tile, came out great,
tapped into the cold water from the washing machine and stuck the pump out hose down the drain for the washing machine, keep tabs on that at 1st to make sure the drain would keep up, which it did.

I used my free sample of GroutMaster that i got from TMF forum and it worked great, even in the kitchen which was the worst.

I sprayed it down, gave maybe a couple of min dwell time then hit it with my little oreck orbital with the orange scrub brush, then the spinner at 800 psi seem to do the trick.....Alls well that ends well.

By the way what are you guys using as your t&g cleaner chem
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Post by ACpower1 on Tue May 30, 2017 12:52 pm

Ive been using grout master since it came out.     Not that im trying to sell his product for him or being paid to do so,    but nothing out right now is better..   hands down.  

It cleans like 2790 but its safe for wood,  stainless,    etc  

We do a lot of slate jobs these days and natural stone in general and grout master just kills it.  

I havent scrubbed a grout line since I started using it,    minus one aggregate concrete floor that was 40yrs old I pulled out the 175 with stiff brush just to scrub deep into the floor since it was so uneven

Ive tried a lot of other t&g/stone cleaners and they all need grout lines scrubbed most of the time,     except 2790 and grout master

I just ordered another case, approx $200 and that includes shipping so the price is good too. Very concentrated, I use 4 scoups in a full hydroforce... but most jobs you only need 2 scoups in 1/2 hydroforce bottle
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Post by milspec6 on Tue May 30, 2017 5:57 pm

I still use Oxy-blaster for t&g and have been happy with it.

Kevin, I am surprised you didn't use the hot water valve off the washing machine instead of the cold. A little heat is better than no heat.
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Post by kevinj6121 on Tue May 30, 2017 8:11 pm

@milspec6 wrote:I still use Oxy-blaster for t&g and have been happy with it.

Kevin, I am surprised you didn't use the hot water valve off the washing machine instead of the cold.  A little heat is better than no heat.

I was going to use the hot water valve but i was not sure how hot of water is safe to run thru the water otter and that thing cost to much $$$$ and i didn't want to damage it on only it's 2nd use, i have since been told up to 140 degrees is the safe zone.

So in the future i guess i can run the hot water from say the kitchen sink with a thermometer 1st to see how hot it is and if it's 140 or less then i'll go ahead and use the hot water valve from washing machine so long as it is accessable and customer is not currently running the washer when i'm there.

But the groutmaster did a great job even with the cold water, i'm sure the agitation with my oreck orbital with the orange brush helped though.
It was easy pezee, spray down the groutmaster, allow some dewll time, run that little oreck then run the spinner
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Post by milspec6 on Tue May 30, 2017 8:32 pm

Household water is normally set at 120 degrees, so you should be fine. Commercial can be higher.
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Post by kevinj6121 on Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 pm

@milspec6 wrote:Household water is normally set at 120 degrees, so you should be fine.  Commercial can be higher.

I agree, restaurant water is usually pretty hot
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Post by milspec6 on Tue May 30, 2017 9:33 pm

I ran a Steamin Demon for a couple of years with the same temperature limits and never had a problem with any house.

The only time the pump was over-heated was at a bbq restaurant...that water was running at 145 degrees. They must have scalded the hell out of themselves on a daily basis.
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Post by steamprony on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Those are some great tools there. Lifeline of hard surface cleaning.

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