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We Repair Spray Equipment

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Spray equipment failure can be quite expensive if you are caught unprepared. We recommend always having spare parts on hand to keep you going when unplanned downtime happens. However, even with all the right spare parts in your sprayer emergency kit, sometimes you can’t anticipate what will break and if you will be able to repair it quickly. Maximize your uptime by having a service and repair plan established. Know where you can take your spray equipment for fast service and quality repairs before something happens.

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, customer service, customer service technician, repair, showroom, service

Product Highlight: Udor Kappa-43 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Udor Kappa series pumps offer reliable, high-quality and popular solutions when working with harsh chemicals. Due to their anodized aluminum construction, they are ideal for handling a number of common of professional chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, de-icing materials, and other hard-to-handle fluids. 

One of our top sellers is the Udor Kappa-43 diaphragm pump. This is a commonly used pump in various horticulture, agricultural, lawn care, nursery, pest control and turf spraying applications. Let's take a closer look at some of its best features!

 Kappa43-features

Probably the most common issue we see with this type of pump is a diaphragm rupture. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy repair you can do yourself to save time and money. Continue reading below for steps on how to repair a Udor Kappa-43 Diaphragm pump and watch the easy instructional video that follows.

 For this project you will need the following tools:

  • A screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • 1/2" socket
  • 11/16" socket
  • Diaphragm kit (3 piston diaphragms, 6 sets of O-rings)

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Loosen the bolts on one of the 3 head assemblies
  2. Remove the head assembly
  3. Remove the diaphragm, nut, and washer
  4. Remove the diaphragm
  5. Remove the sleeve, and drain the internal oil
  6. Loosen the bolts on the 2nd head assembly
  7. Remove the head assembly
  8. Remove the diaphragm, nut, and washer
  9. Remove the diaphragm
  10. Remove the diaphragm sleeve
  11. Repeat this process on the remaining head
  12. Clean the inside of the pump with carb or brake cleaner
  13. Replace the sleeve, lining up the holes on the sleeve with the holes on the piston
  14. The diaphragm has a beveled side; this side will be pointing out
  15. Replace the diaphragm, nut, and washer; tighten with a wrench
  16. On each side of the 3 outer head assemblies remove the inside of the valve cage, replace the spring, small seat (beveled side down), and large metal seat
  17. Place the valve assembly back onto the head and replace the O-ring with a new one
  18. The other side has the same pieces in the opposite order
  19. Replace the spring, seat, and large seat
  20. Replace the O-ring with a new one
  21. Repeat this process on all 3 head assemblies
  22. Replace the head assembly
  23. Tighten the assembly skipping bolts in a clockwise pattern to evenly tighten
  24. Replace the piston sleeve on the 2nd side
  25. Replace the diaphragm with the beveled side out
  26. Replace the diaphragm, washer, and nut; tighten with a wrench
  27. Replace the 2nd head assembly, tightening the bolts with a wrench
  28. Using non-detergent 40W pump oil; fill the open side of the pump to the brim
  29. Replace the final piston sleeve, lining up the holes with the piston
  30. Clean off excess oil  Replace the final diaphragm
  31. Replace the diaphragm, washer, and nut; tighten with a wrench
  32. Replace the final head

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Udor Pumps, Udor Kappa, pump repair kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit, repair kit, product highlight, kappa-43

Easy Steps to Repair a Kappa-40 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Our Repair Technicians are the best! Yes, we are proud of their excellent service and extensive knowledge in all things sprayers. They are quick to diagnose issues and repair them in no time. They work hard five days a week to make sure your downtime is minimal. Usually, repairs are done within the same day unless we need to order parts or if we have a long queue for the day. Even then, most repairs only take 24-48 hours.

If you've visited our website or follow us in social media then you know we have many instructional videos available. For all of our customers who are not local thus unable to stop by for a repair, we thought it would be cool to have short, easy and convenient videos featuring some of the most common repairs that you can do right at home.

Today we are featuring steps on how to repair a Udor Kappa-40 Diaphragm pump. Watch the video and follow the easy steps outlined below.

 For this project you will need the following tools:

  • A screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Half inch socket
  • 11/16" socket
  • Diaphragm kit (2 diaphragms, 2 sets of O-rings and an air accumulator diaphragm)

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Loosen the bolts in one of the two head assemblies to remove it
  2. Remove the diaphragm nut and washer using the wrench
  3. Remove the diaphragm
  4. Remove the piston sleeve
  5. Drain the internal oil
  6. Loosen the bolts on the second head to remove it
  7. Perform steps 2-5 for the second head 
  8. Clean both sides of the pump with break cleaner
  9. Place the piston sleeve back in place in one of the two heads
  10. Place the diaphragm inside. The diaphragm has a beveled side which needs to be facing up
  11. Use the wrench to tighten the nut and washer back into place
  12. On each of the two head assemblies remove the inside valve assemble
  13. Replace the spring, valve seat (beveled side down), and large metal seat
  14. Replace O-ring with a new one
  15. The other valve assembly has the exact same parts but reversed (follow steps 13-14)
  16. Switch to the other head and perform steps 13-15 for this side as well
  17. Place the head assembly back in place on the side where you replaced the piston sleeve (step 9)
  18. Tighten bolts in a clockwise pattern to tighten evenly
  19. Switch to the other head and use non-detergent 40 weight pump oil to fill that open side
  20. Place piston sleeve back in place
  21. Clean up any excess oil
  22. Replace diaphragm, making sure that beveled side is facing up just like in step 13
  23. Use the wrench to tighten the nut and washer
  24. Place the head assembly back in place and tighten screws in clockwise pattern to tighten evenly   
  25. There is a clear bolt on the side of the pump and the oil level should be visible right in the center
  26. Remove the air accumulator head by loosening the bolts
  27. Once opened, remove the air accumulator diaphragm and replace with new
  28. Close everything back and tighten for a secure fitting
You are all done!  We sell all the parts featured in our videos so just contact us if you have any questions on this repair or the specific parts you need to order. Do you have an  instructional video you'd like to see featured? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 
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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Udor Pumps, Udor Kappa, pump repair kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit, repair kit

How to Repair a JD9-C Spray Gun With an O-Ring Kit

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Last week we talked about our recent Repair and Service Department expansion. We are so proud of being able to offer our customers even more options when it comes to repairs and maintenance on all of your spray equipmentparts and accessories. 

However, we also understand that there are some repairs that are easy enough to take on by yourself. DIY repair projects can reduce your downtime and avoid repair fees by simply ordering the replacement part needed and following our helpful instructional videos.

This time around we are featuring a spray gun repair. The Greensmaster JD9-C spray gun* comes standard in most of our Kings Sprayers. It’s one of our preferred spray guns due to it being great quality, heavy duty and able to achieve a maximum pressure of 800 psi.

If your trusted spray gun is suddenly leaking, replacing the O-rings will usually fix it.

For this project you will need the following tools:

  • 10 millimeter socket
  • 10 millimeter wrench
  • Pick
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Crescent wrench
  • O-Ring Kit

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the nozzle
  2. Remove the O-ring located inside the nozzle
  3. Replace it with a new ring that matches its size
  4. Use the Phillips screwdriver to loosen the set screw to remove the barrel
  5. Remove the O-ring with a pick and replace it with a new one of the same size
  6. Use the crescent wrench to loosen the barrel nut to remove the inner barrel
  7. Remove the Teflon seat and replace with new one
  8. Use the 10mm wrench to remove the outside nuts to remove the trigger fixture
  9. Use the crescent wrench to remove the nut in the back of the spray gun
  10. Remove the O-ring and Teflon seat inside using a pick and replace both
  11. Tighten the rear nut
  12. Now, time to put everything back into place, replace the spring fixture and then tighten back the inner barrel using the crescent wrench
  13. Use the screwdriver to tighten back the screw in the outer barrel
  14. Add the nozzle and make sure it's secured
  15. Place the trigger fixture back into place and tighten all the nuts
  16. Replace the second rear nut to adjust the spray and you are done!

Watch the instructional video below for an even easier guide to follow:

   

*This is a copy of the Green Garde JD9®-C Spray Gun. It has the same pressure rating as the Green Garde JD9®-C Spray Gun and uses the same nozzles and repair kits.
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Topics: JD9-C Spray Gun, Spray Guns, Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Instructional Video, JD9 Spray Gun, O-Ring Replacement on JD9 Spray Gun, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Greensmaster Spray Gun

How To Replace a SHURflo Pressure Switch

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The pressure switch is by far the most overworked part of your pump. It is constantly running which makes its life expectancy shorter compared to other parts. If you notice that the pressure has decreased, the switch Pressureswitchleaks or if your pump won't run or won't shut off then you might need to replace the pressure switch. Replacing the switch is an easy and inexpensive DIY project that will save your equipment unnecessary downtime.

What You'll Need:

Pressure Switch Assembly Kit

Drill/Screwdriver

Installation Process: 

1. Unplug the red power supply wires and inspect them for possible burnt-out*

2. Unscrew the 3 screws to remove the pressure switch

3. Remove the old diaphragm and replace with new one making sure it is flush**

4. Screw the pressure switch back in place

5. Reconnect the power source wires and you are done!

 

*Kit includes replacement wires 

** An optional Teflon seat is included

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Shurflo, Shurflo pressure switch assembly, quick set-up, quick start, pressure switch

3 Sprayers That Ship Same Day

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Back in 2014 we saw that there was an industry need for quick shipment of high-quality commercial sprayers and hoped to fill that void when we launched our QuickShip™ Program with Kings Sprayers. The response from customers has been tremendous, with hundreds of sprayers shipping out on the same day as ordered witnin the first months of the program's  launch. We're thrilled about the success of this program and even more excited to know we're keeping customers like you happy and satisfied.

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Topics: 4-Wheel Sprayer, spray equipment, Sprayer Depot, sprayers, Kings Sprayers, Quickship Sprayers, Skid Sprayers, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, sprayer equipment, 3 Pt Hitch Sprayer, same day shipping, Kings Sprayers QuickShip Program

We Repair Sprayers!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 13, 2015

If a part breaks down on your sprayer, one of your main priorities is likely how fast you can get a replacement part to fix it and at the lowest price. Sometimes that means weighing your options – how long will it take to receive the part if you order it online? Is the repair complicated and how much time will it take to do it?  Can you get the parts and repairs done locally?  

Those are all factors in the decision making process. For our friends in Florida, our retail showroom in Orlando, FL makes that quandary something they’re less likely to deliberate.

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, customer service, customer service technician, repair, showroom, service

Repairing a Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 06, 2015

In this week’s post we wanted to shed light on some great resources we have to offer on our YouTube channel in the form of instructional videos. If you’re like me, then you’ve found yourself in a situation where you took something apart, only to find you needed a little guidance to get it put back together. Well, the team at Sprayer Depot gets that. So we put together these videos just for you, in the off chance that you forget where that one remaining bolt is supposed to go.

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, diaphragm pump, Diaphragm Pump Repair Kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit

Quick Set Up on a Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Great for tree, lawn and herbicide spraying, the Kings Sprayers 50 gallon skid sprayer can be used in a truck bed, utility vehicle, boat and even mounted on a trailer. More than that, this sprayer has a variety of uses and is popular throughout a number of industries.

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Topics: Custom-built Skid Sprayer, Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Instructional Video, Operating Instructions on a Kings Sprayer, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer, free download, guid to skid sprayers

Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer Instructional Video

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Kings Sprayers makes a popular line of skid sprayers including this 50 gallon skid, that are ideal for tree spraying and/or can be used in truck beds, utility vehicles, boats and trailers.

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Skid Sprayer, Skid Sprayers, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer, KS50P20, quick set-up, quick start

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