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Constructing a Sprayer: Part 3

Glenn: All right, Randy. We pretty much have all the plumbing done. Next, we’ve got to start working on the boom and the sprayer.
Randy: We got the pump in place, our hose is cut with a little extra length to give it a chance to move, and the valve assembly in place, so we’re going to run a hose back to the boom. We talked earlier a little bit about he different styles of nozzles. You can get these nozzle bodies where the … it’s kind of like a little nut that holds the nozzle in place, but I’ve opted to go back with something a little bit different then that. It’s the same kind of setup, it kind of clamps on, but as we said it’s got the diaphragm check valve to keep it from dripping. The other thing that it has is when you put your nozzles on here then it orients your nozzle automatically for you, whereas opposed to these systems like this where you would have to actually physically turn the nozzle to get it in the correct…
Glenn: Get it to run the right paths.
Randy: The right orientation that you wanted. These are the ones we’re going to put back in. We got to cut all the old nozzles off. I’m just going to take the four-inch grinder and start … I’m not going to deal with the rust, I guess. Cut them off, get it out of the way. We’re going to mark it; 20-inch spacing is kind of a standard for nozzles, that’s what we’re going to go back with. We’ve got a bunch of nozzle bodies. We’ve got one that’s kind of across to run our flow in and we have the ends that go to the ends.
Glenn: All right.
Randy: I think we have everything we need.
Glenn: We hope.
Randy: We’ll see as we start putting it together.
Glenn: All right, well let’s get started.
Randy: Glenn, we’re wanting the 20-inch nozzle space that we talked about, so we’ve got one nozzle in place here so we can hook on to the edge of that nozzle body, or the bracket here. Now we’ll just move and we’ll mark every 20 inches, and then we’ll slide the edge of this to the edge. The edges line up. If the edges line up, the centers are lined up. We’ll come along and we’ll get all these marked, let us know where we need to put our nozzles. Pretty much in the same place they were when we took them off, for the most part. We got a nice curved boom here.
Glenn: That’s right.
Randy: Maybe that’s next year’s project. After we get all our pasture sprayed this year we’ll build some new booms. Always have something to work on. We’ve got all those marked now. It’s real easy. We come in, put them all on, slide them in place and then we’re ready to cut hose.
Glenn: Okay.