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  1. #31
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    Winter Project part 2

    More photos of the titanium grill project.

    Now it's just a wait for warmer weather
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    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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    Here is another goofy project from the "nerd with no life".

    I got these Sure Shot sprayers at a yard sale.
    They have a standard schrader tire valve for pressurizing them which is very clever.
    The ones I got are stainless steel but they are no longer manufactured.
    Sure Shot has switched to aluminum for the current production.
    Very useful as I can spray almost anything thru them and they came with spare O rings, nozzles and valves.
    Sure Shot also sells repair parts so I'm sure these will outlive me.

    I use one for bug spray and another for WD-40 to keep things moving.

    Only drawback is that the body is larger in diameter than a regular spray can and as I am using them for extended periods, my finger would get tired.

    Looked around and found after-market handles for regular spray cans such as this one by Krylon but they would not fit the Sure Shot sprayer.

    So here is my $100 version.

    All stainless steel and I can refill the tank without removing the handle.
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    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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    Nice job on that - I have a couple of the older versions of the "A" model, holds a quart - be advised though - if you come across one of the larger ones and it's chrome, the older ones were chrome plated BRASS, and carried a warning NOT to use them with ammonia based chemicals -

    My other one is white painted steel, those were fine with ammonia stuff.

    http://www.sureshotsprayer.com/SteelSprayers.html

    Steve

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    Hi BukitCase,

    I also have a model A sprayer but since it was used, I was never able to get it working properly.
    It would lose pressure gradually.

    If I tightened up the stuffing box nut so it would hold pressure, the valve trigger became too tight to work easily.
    Easier for a dummy like me to just swap out a valve and spray nozzle when they stop working.

    I did like the handle placement on the model A so I modeled my version on this design.

    Thanks for posting the link to Sure Shot.
    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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    Do you have to worry about water getting in them when you pressurize the canister off of your air compressor?
    Thanks,
    Nick

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    Hi kiwi,

    Never had a problem with water in my air lines as I use a separator filter and an automatic drain valve on the compressor.
    I figure if the air works for my Hypertherm 1000, it's good enough for the sprayer.

    The bug spray I use is water based. pyrethrum. I get the concentrate and dilute it down to 1/2 % to 1% which is very economical. Costs about 50 cents for a 16 oz fill.
    We have been having a bit of problems with wet weather and mosquitoes so spraying helps to keep them away.

    And WD-40 is supposed to displace water so it seems to be ok so far.
    Much cheaper when I buy it by the gallon.
    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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