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Old 10-30-2009, 09:16 PM
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1/2 vs. 3/8 Hose?

I'm looking into my first skid sprayer, 250 -300ft hose. I don't know the pros and cons of each hose size. I would think the 1/2 hose would be more to lug around. Comments? Electric real?
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:42 PM
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We'll you right about the weight of hose, it depend on how many gallons per minute your pump put out. The bigger the hose the more you can put out.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:06 PM
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I use 3/8 hose it works for me i would not want to drag around 1/2 hose but it all depends on what your spraying some guys spray 5gal th i only do 1.3 gal per th so you have to decide a electric reel is must winding up 300 ft of hose is not fun at most houses your going to use at least 200 ft out
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:42 AM
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Electric reel needed. Charles is right. Half inch hose delivers about twice as many gallons per minute at the same pressure. You need half-inch if mixing fert with herbicide. But if you are planning on low volume, say 1 to 1.5 gals per thousand sqft, then 3/8 is the way to go.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:12 PM
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Most of my yards are between 5K and 30K. As of now i am planning on spraying .15ish Lbs of Urea /1000sf with my pre and post. It sounds like the industry standard is 2gal per Minute per 1000sf. I have not sprayed before, should i go with less water per 1000 and higher presure? I don't see myself spraying many trees.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:31 PM
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I have been using the 3/8 hose on my hannay elec. hose reel. I want to switch to the 1/2 so I can crank up the pressure and spray large properties faster. Also if I would happen to want to put down 3gal min, the 3/8 doesn't seem to allow the volume. I have the D30 pump
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