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Old 04-07-2014, 06:01 PM
VA-Jim VA-Jim is offline
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Filter mesh size? Cleaning tank?

Am a newbie and found this site to be very informative. Bought a used AK220 (Asphalt Kingdom...please easy on my purchase) am only doing my commercial 1/2 acre parking lot along with a few neighbors driveways.
Am buying a 2" strainer and am looking for recommendations as to what size mesh strainer I should use?
Also tank has residual sealer within tank. Does this need to be cleaned? Have heard once the sealer is mixed it will break down the solids...true? Should I get in and scrape before using?
Once done sealcoating, is it recommended to flush hose and gun? Will this clog hose?
Will be purchasing Sealmaster products and any advise/help will greatly be appreciated. Thanks for helping out a this rookie...-Jim
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:00 PM
VA-Jim VA-Jim is offline
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Size does matter...

OK Jim, willing to help. Use a 2" strainer with a size 6 mesh from Banjo Pumps. Finds it get the large junk out before the tip. As far as cleaning the tank, take off the top doors and get a skinny human in there to scrape and scrape. Then take a shop vac to suck er out. Clean is best before you add sealer. End of season repeat. Easier if you keep with it as it can be a real pain to do when dry and hard. Flush the hose after each use with water, just be diligent in where you dispose of sealer. Hope this helps, any other questions we are here to help and good luck. Glad to help!
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:17 PM
VA-Jim VA-Jim is offline
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Inlet strainer

Jim, use a cast iron inlet strainer for the incoming material. It will save the pump impeller and also help with the tips clogging issue. Grainger has one for the 2" size needed. Any other questions, feel free to ask. We are always here to help "ALL" newbies as we have no fear of competition helping others out.
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