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#16 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 07:51 PM

Got the tension lever fully working and got the upper shaft keyed and all together today. I misestimated my belt length, so I have to go back to the parts store and swap that back out. I knew I should have gone one size up from what I picked up. The guy who measured my piece of string said the same thing. He said it could go either way, I'd buy both. Well, I only bought one, so lucky me, I get to go back and hang out at the parts store. Tomorrow, I am gonna try to get the belt pinch rods in place and get a video of it on and off. Then it is off to finish the sprayer.

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 05:33 AM

Mike that's why some of us keep old belts around ( Note: some would be called hoarders lol ), it's easier to take an old belt , cut it to length you need and take that to the parts  store ,  You doing a great job on this :thumbs:


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 05:37 PM

Little set-back today...no video due to rubber insert for love-joy coupling going spinning across the floor and lost to the garage monster. Had to order a new part. I did get the belt guides in place and did get the correct belt. I will pick up another tomorrow and hopefully MC will get the piece for the coupling to me this weekend.

 

 

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 06:35 PM

Part showed up earlier than expected, so here it is after the initial test run with only one belt.

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 08:48 PM

Today, got to work on the trailer again. I got the back adjuster blocks drilled and tapped. Put the stanchions on that hold the nozzle bar and adjuster blocks. Still trying to go boomless, for the sake of not driving around with a boom smacking into stuff. I am having trouble finding a good nozzle set-up that will give me a roughly 25 foot spray width. Still working on finding a way to get tubes into and out of the barrel. I really don't want to do what I am considering, because of the amount of work involved, but it seems to be the only way, and that is to build an entire penetration assembly. Oh well, might think of some way to do this other than that way.


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Posted May 29, 2016 - 06:34 PM

Started on the plumbing and welding in the stanchions for the piping. Lastly, got the boom nozzles on and plumbed in.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 05:24 PM

First order of business today, was a little trip to the parts store for some stuff. I forgot to get u-bolts when I was there last, so I can actually get the pipes mounted to the frame. Yesterday, I did do some of the plumbing, but today, I got it actually crimped together and mounted and of course a few changes happened from how I pieced it together yesterday. I don't know if I am going to keep the hose hanger at the back as of right now, because I think it is going to get in the way of the nozzles spraying down when the sprayer hose and garden hose are both on there. Time will tell. I am open to suggestions on how to make it work better. So, I am dreading the next problem I am up against. I am not looking forward to making the penetrators into the tank. Anyways, here are some photos.

 

 

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:22 PM

Wife was curious and wanted to see how it worked. So, I plugged it in and let it go. Side note, the wife asked if she was gonna get wet sitting in the chair she was in, one part of me wanted to say no. I said yes and she got to see it work. I now know I need an isolation valve between the discharge of the pressure regulator and the outlet pipe for when I am only using the garden hose. I was trying to save $9.00 and now I have to add one more valve. Also, the flood tips I choose for the outer spray nozzles, not gonna work. Tractor Supply, you suck for not having off-center nozzles. So, I am looking for off-center nozzles or some kind of side spraying nozzles.


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Would it be possible to weld a stand up bracket in front of the tank also, so you can loop the hose around the top front to back? Away from the nozzles, tires, and easy to reach for...
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Posted May 31, 2016 - 05:50 PM

Well, I only got a bit of work in today, because I had a fairly long day at work, but I took the plunge and started on the access port thing. I cut the plate and cut the opening for the plate in the side of the barrel and lastly bolted the plate down to allow it to form. As you can tell, I am gonna go with the square opening and still thinking of a way to do the pipe penetrators, but I do have some ideas.

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 07:15 PM

 still thinking of a way to do the pipe penetrators, but I do have some ideas.



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Can you use regular bulkhead fittings? Like these: http://www.tractorsu...ng?cm_vc=-10005

 

Happy to see the link works, at least for me!


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Posted May 31, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Thank you for the reminder. I never remember those things exist. I appreciate that, I am gonna go get some.

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 09:33 PM

Glad to be of assistance! I have used them to put water lines through the sides of the same type of barrels. Mine were on animal waterers.


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 05:27 AM

We get 55gl plastic drums with diesel exhaust fluid ( DEF )  and the last one I cut the top off I couldn't believe how think the plastic was around the top & top edge , depending on how big a fitting you could use a pipe tap , might be another option for you  


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Posted June 04, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Got the top started and almost all of the piping is in. Still have to build a vent pipe, but the port is there. Anyways, I did a fill up and gave it a quick run through all of its accessories. So, quick run down of the testing, I can hit the tops of my 80 foot trees with the wand, there is enough pressure and flow to soak the driveway at a crawl. The garden hose works fantastic off the hose and during pump operations. Oh, and it will empty half a barrel in about 3 minutes through the dump. Now, I have some little things to adjust after testing, but getting close to painting.

Here are some pics. Oh, thank you for the idea, the bulkhead fittings work wonderfully.

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