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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LDH, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    Ok. Just let the bypass regulator bleed off any excess pressure that the agitator restricts? When spraying with the ball valve/agitation line partially open, will I have fluid going through the gun, the agitator, as well as the bypass regulator all at once? What about calibration? if I try to close the agitation line ball valve part way when I spray, I will have to get it exact each time in order to maintain calibration. Is this correct?
  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,391

    I've duck hunted in your area in the past. Are you a duck hunter by chance?
  3. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    No. Never been much of a hunter.
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,000

    That is what a pressure gauge is for. I figure out what the pressure needs to be and set the bypass/agitation valves accordingly. Then again, I have a much more precise set up where there is a secondary regulator and gauge at my hand piece. What I set at the tank and pump is only to ensure I have agitation, as well as enough liquid at the end of the hose.
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Roller Pumps can't build up that much pressure to burst a good hose. Most Roller pumps can't do 200 PSI. The little Hypo is a throw way style pump that won't do much over a 100 PSI. A Diaphragm pump like a D 30 etc is a totally different story. They can brust pipe easy.

  6. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Could you show me how you hooked your battery up to your electric hannay reel?
  7. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    I bought a battery box at Autozone and installed an isolator switch on the side of it first. Then I used self tapping screws and secured it to the skid. The reel motor and solenoid on the reel have wires that are wrapped in wire loom going down to the battery posts. I also have a power wire coming from my truck batteries with a 40 amp breaker under the hood. It goes inside the battery box and connects to the switch I mounted on it. From the switch it goes to the positive on the battery that's inside the box. When the switch is turned on, the truck battery/alternator charges the battery that's on the skid. When the switch is off, it isolates it. I'll post a close up pic.
  8. LDH

    LDH LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,262

    This is the best pic I could get right now.

  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,724

    My opinion, about the agitation and valves. Yes, you need a T off the pressure hose to send the entire output into an agitation setup. But when spraying you should shut off said agitation valve and let the pressure regulator determine the pressure. When the gun trigger is off, all the pumps output goes through the pressure regulator valve and back to the tank. When you squeeze the trigger the majority of the flow goes to the gun--sometimes all. If the agitation ball valve is cracked open you may not have enough pressure for an adequate spray at the gun.
    I suggest drop both agitation nozzles to the bottom of the tank-otherwise there is no agitation when the tank is less than half-full. A short T-shaped pipe and 3 or 4 small drilled output holes will give you better agitation and force the liquid across the bottom of the tank where a powder might otherwise settle.
    Most setups route the agitation through the same hole in the tank. The pressure regulator valve will have to be moved up a bit to accomodate another pipe tee.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
  10. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    If I wanted to hook it up straight to a battery designated to the reel without recharging from truck battery, how would you go about doing so?
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