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Old 07-15-2008, 12:14 PM
szwedj szwedj is offline
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Hydro Seeder

I am currently working on getting a hydro seeder running that has sat for a long time. There are two 1-1/2" bronze pipe swivel fittings for the gun on top that are leaking pretty bad under pressure. I haven't tried taking them off or apart yet. Does anyone know if they are repairable or how they come apart? I saw a listing in a McMaster-Carr catalog for a similar type joint and it mentioned bearings and an O-ring. Thought I would see if anyone was familiar with them before I started in on them.

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Joe
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:58 PM
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leak

Are you under pressure with just clean water in the tank? Mine also does that but run a load of mulch thru it and it usually stops leaking.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:26 PM
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Yes they are rebuildable. Several different styles, but it should have a snapring holding the two halves together. If the bearing is severly worn and has allowed the two halves to rub together, it might be beyond help. A good new one is around $300, but you can get much cheaper ones, they just wont last as long. Which brand of seeder are you working on?
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:48 PM
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I believe it is an older Reinco, I have to see if I can read the tag on it. Yes I was only running clean water through it when I noticed the leaks. The owner wants to use it primarily to water nursery stock and may use the gun. This unit has been stored in a barn, unused for many years and they asked me to get it running for them again. I have no idea how many hours are on it. It seems to run pretty good, had a few other leaks that I think I have taken care of. I'll try and get back to before the weekend and try to get them apart.

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