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    Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Anyone familiar with Big Boi car blowers? I noticed that even on for a few minutes the unit got extremely hot? Is this normal? How about the Metro blowers - do they get hot when in use?
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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    My metro gets very warm, that is what heats the air, so I would assume it’s normal. I’ll look at one when they are available elsewhere.

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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    My 8 HP metro Vac gets warm not hot.
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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Thanks guys. I was concerned because the Big Boi Mini got quite hot to the touch. I did check with the retailer and said it`s normal for this blower.

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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    Thanks guys. I was concerned because the Big Boi Mini got quite hot to the touch. I did check with the retailer and said it`s normal for this blower.



    Whaaa ! Not the mini.!
    Im about a week away from pulling the trigger on a mini.


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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary B View Post


    Whaaa ! Not the mini.!
    I’m about a week away from pulling the trigger on a mini.


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    Well pull that trigger, Mary. No worries and if by chance you don`t like it, you can always return it. I will say, it`s pretty quiet for the power/air flow and the ability to adjust heat as well as flow is a plus. The few reviews I saw were all positive.
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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Anytime an electric motor is in a small enclosed space, there will be a lot more heat than if its in a larger space..

    I would personally, want more ventilation in that space so that the electric motor will be happier and last longer..

    There is no small blower that can come close to the Metro Vac`s 2 - 4-hp motors = 8-hp power, and you can switch 1 motor or both on.

    I just put my Metro Master Blaster on the top of a detailing cart so the hose people seem to complain about, is high off the ground, and the whole thing just rolls along the vehicle sides, front, back, with no issue..

    And I can dry my big Black Grand Cherokee really fast including the wheels and tires, before anything has a chance to spot it..

    Good luck with your research..
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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    Anytime an electric motor is in a small enclosed space, there will be a lot more heat than if its in a larger space..

    I would personally, want more ventilation in that space so that the electric motor will be happier and last longer..

    There is no small blower that can come close to the Metro Vac`s 2 - 4-hp motors = 8-hp power, and you can switch 1 motor or both on.

    I just put my Metro Master Blaster on the top of a detailing cart so the hose people seem to complain about, is high off the ground, and the whole thing just rolls along the vehicle sides, front, back, with no issue..

    And I can dry my big Black Grand Cherokee really fast including the wheels and tires, before anything has a chance to spot it..

    Good luck with your research..
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    Hi Dan,

    I currently have the small hand held unit from GG and it works well but takes a bit more time than I`d like. I had 2 concerns - loudness and money. Previously I used a leaf blower and out of concern and consideration for my neighbor that`s way too loud and obnoxious. I wanted to keep costs down as the largest Big Boi - similar to the Metro Master B, was more than I needed/wanted to spend for my needs so that`s why I bought the middle size model.
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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    I always wonder about the amp draw of those twin-motor units, whether the average user will be tripping breakers all the time.

    Are people aiming to dry the vehicle with these by displacing the water (i.e., blowing it off the vehicle) or evaporating it? By the sound of it when discussing the "heat issue" I`m thinking maybe....both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    I just put my Metro Master Blaster on the top of a detailing cart so the hose people seem to complain about, is high off the ground, and the whole thing just rolls along the vehicle sides, front, back, with no issue..
    That`s a very good tip!
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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Awww, crap...

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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

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    Awww, crap...

    Id say resist...lol...when you eventually buy this, Ill buy your corded one! Lol


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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Awww, crap...

    Where is this for sale?

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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    Hi Dan,

    I currently have the small hand held unit from GG and it works well but takes a bit more time than I`d like. I had 2 concerns - loudness and money. Previously I used a leaf blower and out of concern and consideration for my neighbor that`s way too loud and obnoxious. I wanted to keep costs down as the largest Big Boi - similar to the Metro Master B, was more than I needed/wanted to spend for my needs so that`s why I bought the middle size model.
    Does the mid-size unit work well for drying an entire car, as opposed to just mirrors, crevices, etc? Is there a longer hose available for it? The biggest unit has a 9m hose as an option. But I`d like to avoid buying the biggest one, if possible.

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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by dmath View Post
    Does the mid-size unit work well for drying an entire car, as opposed to just mirrors, crevices, etc? Is there a longer hose available for it? The biggest unit has a 9m hose as an option. But I`d like to avoid buying the biggest one, if possible.
    Yes, it works very well, no problems there. I had the heat on low and off rather than on high so I could have gotten my car drier a bit quicker. There is a 9m hose available for the MINI. If you do get the MINI wait and see how you like working with the shorter 3.5m hose.

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    Re: Big Boi vacs vs Metro blowers

    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    Where is this for sale?
    To be released at later date...unspecified as of yet.

 

 
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