Recently, our Customer Service Technicians have fielded a few calls regarding clogged strainers. While it may seem like a basic sprayer maintenance issue, it's often overlooked by even large companies with fleets of trucks and multiple sprayer units.
So, we've updated this helpful post to emphasize the importance of good spray equipment maintenance.
Clogging can cause a number of expensive problems on your sprayer. The fix to this common issue is simple and economical: properly install and service your strainer. The strainer in your sprayer is one of the easiest parts to maintain, however it's probably the most overlooked one. A clean and properly sealed strainer will allow proper flow to the pump and contribute to a longer pump life. For most applications, a standard Buna Gasket is adequate. However, if you find that you are replacing the Buna Gasket frequently, a Viton Gasket is a more durable option.
Why is such a small part on your unit so important? There are three main reasons:
Strainers come in all types of materials, from nylon to poly, and even aluminum. Their shapes also vary, with "T" strainers being the most popular styles and "Y" strainers coming in a close second. Some of our best sellers include:
- Hypro nylon line strainers are ideal for suction or pressure applications.
- Banjo clear bowl "T" strainers make it easy to check the strainer for debris or chemical build-up.
- Banjo "Y" strainers are lightweight and corrosion resistant.
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