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Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:49 pm
by JR.
I am having to convince myself to stop trying to improve the float level switch.... It works (for now) and the 10 seconds of turn off delay gives it some hysteresis .

The power meter arrived but with the pump only running for tens of seconds I don't get much to read... looks like 300+ W which isn't out of line with 2.4A previous current reading.

I guess i can wait until it fails from too many relay on/off cycles. The only improvement I would add is some (longer) level hysteresis.

I sent an email to customer service but don't feel lucky.

I should not complain, it is working.

JR

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 pm
by JR.
For a little more local excitement, my adapter arrived today so I can connect my garden hose sprayer to my 3000PSI power washer....

This will either spray up higher than my trees, or blow up... :lol:

Full report later.

JR

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:14 pm
by JR.
As promised here is the before picture before I blew it up///
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You can see the 3000 psi high pressure hose neatly attached..... BUT :oops: While it threads up it leaks water like a seive and doesn't make full pressure. It looks promising though.

Apparently the 3000psi hose connection involves a snug fit around the rubber seals to secure a pressure tight seal.

But this is only strike one, at the same time as I ordered this adapter, I ordered another part
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to interface to 3/8" quick connect coupling.. So this may git er dun when it arrives. (as soon as tomorrow).
I have bought so many random adapters that didn't fit I surely have the rest I need, so getting closer. 8-)

I am guessing 3/4" garden hose to 3000PSI is not a common interface. :lol:

JR

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 am
by JR.
The quick connect fitting did not seal and hold pressure, I managed to get the 3000psi source attached eventually and the plastic threaded part that screws into the metal spray body blew off.... :oops: Not a huge surprise. :lol:

New plan, I'm going to use normal hose power and my extension poles, that I used when I painted my house to get the spray up another 10-15' higher. 8-) A commercial sprayer is hundreds of dollars and only specs 20' of height reach.

JR

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:49 am
by JR.
Not the first time this happened to me.. I just checked the replacement hose end sprayer I purchased over a week ago and they say delivery is estimated Apr 30, another 4 weeks from now?? WTF, they also say if i ordered one right now it arrives Apr 8... 3 weeks sooner. :evil:

Sounds like some jive talk....

JR

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:42 pm
by mediatechnology
I had the same thing happen at Amazon recently where it said the item was in-stock but when it got placed in the cart it was 30 days out.

I think this is due to their volumes of food and supplies being very high.

However the hoax is fading and I think Amazon is backing off on the policy.

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:07 pm
by JR.
I wouldn't be so sure... 2 weeks ago when my wally world had zero TP on the shelves, I ordered some from their website... delivery was supposed to be around now, but I just got a notice today saying it was delayed and they will cancel the order if they can't ship it 4/2... about 3 days from now.

Luckily I purchased some last week so I am good, but surprising they can't even ship TP from the website.

JR

PS: I hear on the news that amazon workers are walking out over safety and hazard pay?

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:52 pm
by mediatechnology
JR. wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:07 pm
I wouldn't be so sure... 2 weeks ago when my wally world had zero TP on the shelves, I ordered some from their website... delivery was supposed to be around now, but I just got a notice today saying it was delayed and they will cancel the order if they can't ship it 4/2... about 3 days from now.

Luckily I purchased some last week so I am good, but surprising they can't even ship TP from the website.

JR

PS: I hear on the news that amazon workers are walking out over safety and hazard pay?
DALLAS - A tractor-trailer loaded with toilet paper went up in flames early Wednesday morning near Dallas.

The driver of the 18-wheeler reportedly lost control around 4:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 20 near Interstate 45. The truck ended up on its side and caught fire.

https://www.fox4news.com/news/18-wheele ... -in-dallas
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Your order may be delayed a little longer...

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:19 pm
by JR.
This is an object lesson in human cognition (irrational fear of scarcity)... I still have the two rolls under my sink that I had a couple weeks ago (I live alone and don't use a lot). I also have the 4 new rolls I purchased last week, so I expect I will be OK for some time even if my web purchase is delayed further.

I thought about shopping at walmart during senior hours on tuesday, but nah.... I will hit the store on my normal day tomorrow, perhaps an hour or two earlier than normal.

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On topic, today I did a proof of concept with my tree sprayer. It works... attaching the stock hose end sprayer to a 15' extension pole gets it up an additional 15' higher to start, plus the spray elevation.
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The new issue, not completely unexpected is the extra weight of the 3/4" hose full of water... this is not that easy to throw around. Tomorrow at wally world I may look for a lighter hose... I don't think I need the 3/4" diameter (flow) as much as the pressure that will be delivered by smaller diameter hose. That fancy flexible hose may be pretty light

JR

PS: This is the old sprayer I blew apart with my pressure washer, so new replacement hose end sprayer is not due in until late next week.

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm
by terkio
I missed something.
What is the purpose of your tree sprayer ?