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New Air Duct Cleaning Air Whip Tools

Posted by Peter Haugen on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

reverse air whip  Dual whip 

vent wand  airline whip system

Air whip systems are very popular cleaning tools.  They are easy to use, help maximize productivity, give you a wide variety of cleaning tools so you can choose the best one for your application, and give good cleaning results.  They work well when cleaning residential HVAC systems and smaller commercial ductwork.  A typical air whip package includes:

  • Several whip heads (octopus, tri and single)

  • Forward and reverse air washing nozzles

  • Set of rods (max flex, mid flex and no flex)

  • On/off control

  • Support ball assembly

Recently, additional tools have been developed to give the air duct cleaning contractor even more choices and greater cleaning capability.  These include:

  • Reverse octopus whip assembly – allow you to get the cleaning action of an octopus whip when you don’t have the access to use the forward octopus whip (just like forward and reverse air nozzles).

  • Dual whip tee assembly – allows you to use two whip heads at the same time for double the cleaning action.

  • Vent wands – allow you to air wash those hard to reach areas.

  • 25’ air line with internal wire and on/off control – is a lower cost alternative to the packages with the rods.

 Air whip systems use a lot of air.  To work properly they need at minimum, an air compressor that can deliver at least 175 psi, 17 cfm of air with a 20 gallon receiver tank.  You can use a smaller compressors but your productivity will suffer because you will probably have to wait for the compressor to recharge.  More air is better!

There are several equipment manufacturers that sell air whip systems.  Most of these systems are interchangeable because most systems use the same male and female couplers.  This means a whip head from one manufacturer will fit the rod or airline of another manufacturer.  This gives air duct cleaning contractors maximum purchasing flexibility because they don’t need to be tied to one supplier.

If you have any questions about this blog article or other aspects of HVAC system cleaning, contact Peter Haugen, ASCS, CVI at 855-Vac-Systems, 952-808-1619 or phaugen@vacsysint.com.  If you are interested, here is a quick link to our Super Air Whip SystemsSee all of your agitation and cleaning tool options. 

Selecting  the Right Cleaning Tool  Guide

Tags: air duct cleaning, productivity, air whip tools