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#1 TxBrewer

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:55 AM

A friend has a 100 gallon spray rig he got off a Terminex truck, got it all cleaned out the motor serviced and running and parked it out back a year ago and hasn't fired it up since.   I need to do some spraying and the 200 foot of hose would be perfect to reach well past where I need to do the work but he says it won't fire up.  Thinks the carburetor may need to be rebuilt since he just parked it and never used it.    I have done a rebuild on my generator and mower so I am guessing the process would be the same just a larger size to work with right?

 

Anyone ever work with one of these?


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#2 TonyBrown

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

a standard carb I'm sure, probably quite similar to a typical motorcycle carb, could be smaller like a lawn mower.  once you locate the model you should be able to find the rebuild kit and have it there is a few days, probably wont take much time, get a good can of solvent like this you can keep and reseal the can, good to have, soak overnight in the solvent.  obviously nothing plastic in there.  high pressure air nozzle to blow it out after its all softened up


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:12 AM

I’d just pull it apart and spray it with carb cleaner. Should be fine then.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:27 AM

I’d just pull it apart and spray it with carb cleaner. Should be fine then.


If it just sat for a year, I would definitely give this a shot first.
Unless you just want to rebuild the carb as repayment for letting you use it.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:30 AM

might simply be some varnish on the pilot and main jets clogging it up, so ya, a thorough cleaning might be all that's needed.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:33 AM

Carb and choke cleaner spray is magical. I don't know what it does to my lungs or skin, but seeing how it cleans anything it's sprayed on is magical. I may start using it in the kitchen.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:55 AM

If it just sat for a year, I would definitely give this a shot first.
Unless you just want to rebuild the carb as repayment for letting you use it.

 

That is definitely part of it, though I am pretty sure he will park it back for a year.  He has three of them now and told me I could keep it if I could get it running though it would probably sit at my house to be used twice a year.


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