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Old 02-27-2013, 12:23 AM
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The one big guestion I need answered is what specific nozzle to put
on this boom to replace mine to get more acreage and less mist? And what about air induction nozzles....good or bad or nobody runs them yet?
Here's what I would do. Fix that boom so the nozzles are spaced 20". Drop the height to 16". Run AI11004 nozzles at 40 PSI and 5 MPH. That will get you a fairly low drift spray pattern that covers well applying about 20 gallons per acre. The AI nozzles of course, are air inducted.

As an aside, the weather has changed drastically in my state. It is now extremely windy the majority of the time here. Now all of my spray tips are air inducted. Even the disc-core nozzles I use to spray shrubs and flowers.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:25 AM
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I will add a few common sense things. Any time you build or adjust your boom recalibrate by driving it on the street course I suggested in my first post. Most important is to watch the drying time on the street for proper distribution of your spray. This IMHO is the easiest way to adjust/tweak nozzles for proper coverage.

By adding a adjustable regulator you can tweak your calibration to a Tee. I have even used Drip Irrigation pressure reducers to lower and produce a constant PSI for better calibration.

One thing to consider when setting up or changing boom nozzles is the PUMP. Cycling off and on is not only hard on the pump but effects calibration big time because of inconstant PSI. Every pump is just a little different and the 12V 2 GPM pump can vary big time. My goal is to always set up a 12V boom sprayer so the Motor never cycles off & on and still delivers sufficient flow to the Boom. That is easier said than done.

Check valves on the nozzles are a must for me. I don't want leaking nozzles after I shut off my boom. I prefer the Brass screen insert type of Check valve over the build in check valves on the nozzle bracket.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:25 PM
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AI11004 nozzles at 40 PSI and 5 MPH.
I guess I need to go back to grade school but damn if I can find that nozzle I see info about it so yes it exisits but I need a web site to buy the darn thing
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:19 PM
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I guess I need to go back to grade school but damn if I can find that nozzle I see info about it so yes it exisits but I need a web site to buy the darn thing
Here you go:

http://www.paulbparts.com/sprayer-pa...ion-flat-fa-26

I ordered some earlier this week, should get them tomorrow.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:43 PM
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Here you go:

http://www.paulbparts.com/sprayer-pa...ion-flat-fa-26

I ordered some earlier this week, should get them tomorrow.
Thanks so much Nate By the way I am curious about what nozzle you put on the hand wand?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:21 PM
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Got my Al nozzles but made a rookie mistake and didn't get the special strainer that go with them. The blue strainer is for my old nozzles. Is there anything else I need?

Second question what is the part that I need to hook up the
pressure gage? yes I know I need some 3/8" hose but that isn't going to slip over that pressure gage thread


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Old 03-20-2013, 07:45 PM
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Bump up for another try at help in hooking up that gage?/
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Get a female threaded tee and hook it up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:58 PM
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Pinestraw is right. Install a pipe tee. Add a pipe nipple (2 inches long). Then you probably need a couple pipe reducer bushings to get down to 3/8ths pipe thread. Take the gauge to the hardware store. Ace hardware will help you.
Install the gauge next to the pump--or next to the boom.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 AM
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That gage should be placed where you can easily watch it while operating your sprayer. I spike in pressure will indicate a Clogged Nozzle etc. A big drop might mean a busted hose or a pump gone bad. A empty tank or a clogged strainer would also drop pressure. The point being something isn't right.

BTW you can add a Hose from the Tee fitting on the main line and route it to a more viewable spot. The gage still works fine on a dead end hose.

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