Sprayer Strainer Cracked

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by VARMIT COMMISSION, Feb 28, 2008.


    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    My 200 gal. lesco sprayer has a hair line very, very small hair line crack in the strainer(in-line) clear plastic cover. Its on the end where it is flat, just opposite of the threaded end. I was mixing my chemical's tonight and saw three or four drops of blue water and thought oh great. Question is anyone know of a quick fix? Super glue, shoe goo etc.???????? I dont want to jerry-rig it, but I need about 8 hours of spray time. Perfect day to spray, warm, no wind, and lesco is 40 miles away. I'm going the opposite direction in the A.M.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I know the store is a little bit of a drive but the best bet is getting a new one they run 20.00 , the only reason I say that is if the leak increases tomorrow it can be considered a spill.
  3. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    JB weld will do for some time. I used it on a cracked motorcycle engine casing and rode 500 mi with no leaks.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,900

    Use silicone sealer
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,787

    Agreed. There's almost no pressure on it other than the weight of what's in the tank.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    buy two, i keep several around due to this. it can really screw up a nice day. my advice is get there before they open and buy it and get back to start you day.; but by now, you have already started so i guess this is irrelevant
  7. boats47

    boats47 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    Drill with fine bit each end of the crack, sand and clean the surface, mix some epoxy up from the fiberglass repair kit (we all have somewhere in garage covered in dust) and away you go. Prep is the key.

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Thank's for the advice. I went ahead and got a new one. Was there when they opened and got the last one. $42.00 for the whole assembly, wouldnt sale just the cover. I will get extra ones. When I took it off the whole thing was spider web'd. It looked like shattered glass. What the heck would have done this. Its somewhat protected from rocks but---- could I have had some gel occur and the pressure do it?
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,900

    Does it get cold in OK? Sure it could have frozen. I get my filters at Tractor Supply Co.
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,052

    It will be a lot cheaper to get a new one. than being stopped by the dec that will get expensive. so go out and get a new one right now.:waving:

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