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Old 10-12-2014, 11:06 PM
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spray tip clogged

I just picked up a spray unit and as soon as I tried to spray a parking lot my tip clogged. It was a brand new 80/50 tip. I'm thinking maybe there was something I did wrong or didn't do or maybe i need to use an 80/70 tip? I run about 3.5 lbs of sand per gallon. Any tips, pointers, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:32 PM
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do you have a strainer? Tips get clogged all the time. We just turn the wand upside down and bang it on the ground and all good. With 3.5 lbs of sand per gallon you need that to be well mixed in with sealer
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:13 PM
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i know that feeling

yup that has happened to me also, after the first time, I keep alittle screw driver in my pocket , and wrenches close by.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:08 PM
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Yes I have a strainer. I had the agitation on for a good 15-20 mins before I even tried to spray.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:48 AM
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strainer could be getting clogged. what psi you running?
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:46 AM
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strainer could be getting clogged. what psi you running?
I had it set on 90 psi
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:55 PM
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turn slowly

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Yes I have a strainer. I had the agitation on for a good 15-20 mins before I even tried to spray.
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make sure you keep your agitator turning slowly when your seal coating
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:29 AM
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tip clogg......oh yea. i used to get em about 10 years ago. befor i installed this extra in line strainer at the hose reel. a hard chunk will not soften back up from mixing. a full (clogged) strainer will not cause a tip clogg. lg strainer gets chunks from tank & plumbing to it. now you still have all the plumbing after the strainer where chunks can form & break loose. as well as the pump itself, and the surge tank. both are highly likely chunk making culprits.... strainer $ 125. + clean reel,wand & spray hose = no clogg.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:02 PM
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this unit has a removeiable screen, changing it takes less than 60 seconds.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:14 PM
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If there is a secondary (in-line) strainer just before the spray tip itself, just take it right out, and leave it out. Also be sure that the screen mesh in any strainer is not too fine, as you will just be asking for repeated problems with continueous clogging!!!!
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