The FMF 12" Devastator wand is finally done.

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@TConway .......is this designed for the portable..small blower type machines..???

what is the largest blower you would use this on....
 

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I can't wait for it to go on sale here for $399!
MIKEYBOARD SPECIAL ALL DEY LONG!

But I am still looking at that mytee 12 inch wand for............$199
 
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It doesn't really matter if it's 2 inch or 1.5. it's how you use it. I did a rotovac job the other day with my porty. Trashed poly. Presprayed 1.5 gallons in a 1 bedroom suite. Put 32 gallons in the machine and got 32 gallons out. Doing slow dry passes with the rotovac 360i. 35 ft of 1.5 inch hose. Do you really think you can get better than that?

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It doesn't really matter if it's 2 inch or 1.5. it's how you use it. I did a rotovac job the other day with my porty. Trashed poly. Presprayed 1.5 gallons in a 1 bedroom suite. Put 32 gallons in the machine and got 32 gallons out. Doing slow dry passes with the rotovac 360i. 35 ft of 1.5 inch hose. Do you really think you can get better than that?

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Wow, sounds like you worked your butt off. Thanks for pics!
 
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I like the physics.

If you've ever extracted a lot of water out of a basement you will find that a section of 1.5" hose on the vertical transition will move more water easily than all 2" at that point.

Thus, if the transition is smooth enough to not introduce undue turbulence, this wand should more easily pick the water mixture off the floor and lift it the 3 or 4 ft "over the hump" to the 2" hose run.
 

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The only difference I saw with a 1.5” setup was when I had to borrow my friends Titan truckmount a few years ago. He had a 1.5”wand AND the 1.5” hose connected to the wand was 50FEET. I was wondering why his crew was being so pansie like with the 50’. After that first job, I jerked off that hose and rigged up a 2” hose for it. The suction loss was dramatic

But there was not much, of any, difference in suction when it was setup the proper way.
 
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The only difference I saw with a 1.5” setup was when I had to borrow my friends Titan truckmount a few years ago. He had a 1.5”wand AND the 1.5” hose connected to the wand was 50FEET. I was wondering why his crew was being so pansie like with the 50’. After that first job, I jerked off that hose and rigged up a 2” hose for it. The suction loss was dramatic

But there was not much, of any, difference in suction when it was setup the proper way.
10-15 ft whip is all you need. The tapered hose is even better. Not available where I am at. Have to order from John or someone and pay the Trump tariffs.
 
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There are a lot of things in airflow/wind resistance most of us do not understand.

Trivia Question--without any other changes if the baseballs were smooth instead of having the raised threads. Would Babe Ruth have had more or fewer home runs?
 

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I like the physics.

If you've ever extracted a lot of water out of a basement you will find that a section of 1.5" hose on the vertical transition will move more water easily than all 2" at that point.

Thus, if the transition is smooth enough to not introduce undue turbulence, this wand should more easily pick the water mixture off the floor and lift it the 3 or 4 ft "over the hump" to the 2" hose run.
Interesting...
 

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It doesn't really matter if it's 2 inch or 1.5. it's how you use it. I did a rotovac job the other day with my porty. Trashed poly. Presprayed 1.5 gallons in a 1 bedroom suite. Put 32 gallons in the machine and got 32 gallons out. Doing slow dry passes with the rotovac 360i. 35 ft of 1.5 inch hose. Do you really think you can get better than that?

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If you got 32gal in and 32 gal out you either shot the water directly to the vac hose or added more water externally..............
We'll let your imagination decide which external method you've used, but we all have our suspicions :winky:
 
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If you got 32gal in and 32 gal out you either shot the water directly to the vac hose or added more water externally..............
We'll let your imagination decide which external method you've used, but we all have our suspicions :winky:
Added about 1.5 gallons prespray. I realize counting pails isn't an exact science but the pails out looked pretty close to the pails in. What I am saying is that it really matter if I used 1.5 inch hose or 2 inch. The results would be the same on a 35 foot run.
 

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There are a lot of things in airflow/wind resistance most of us do not understand.

Trivia Question--without any other changes if the baseballs were smooth instead of having the raised threads. Would Babe Ruth have had more or fewer home runs?
I believe LESS
The dimples in a golf ball are also there for a reason
 
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You guys are right, The threads create more friction with the air creating a bubble of air that then has less resistance as the ball goes through the air than the smooth ball has. The Babe would probably have not hit any homeruns with a smooth ball.

So the rough threads cause more resistance but the ball goes further.... That is why I would not argue with Lee's statement about having a 1.5" section in the transition takes more water up faster---sometimes totally illogical things are true---especially when it comes to airflow and airflow with water involved.
 

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I'll be keeping an eye on you Ron from now on.
I've watched videos on youtube on how to fly a plane so I can get to YOU faster.
You won't see me coming before I crash into your house.

yIpPiE kI aYE mofo!
 

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