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Just got my brine sprayer set up and have a question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kcplowman, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    The sprayer is my lawn sprayer that I just had an electric valve plumed in and everything is 1 inch including the boom and the pump is an ace pump with an output of around 100 gals per minute. The boom is about 8 feet wide and I am thinking I am just going to drill holes in it. Can anyone give me an idea on the hole spacing and size? Thanks.
     
  2. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Don't like the idea of just drilling holes in the boom
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    How about these for about $10.00 each plus a wide variety of nozzles for precise control?

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  3. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    These nozzles on 20" centers. Sounds like you have a nice setup already. With these you can size your nozzle tips properly and get the right amount of liquid applied.
     
  4. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    I will see if I can steel my sisters camera and take some pics. The boom is not so great, just pvc but I wanna get my spacing figured out and see if I like spraying brine before I start spending alot of money and time on making a real nice boom. I almost went with something like those but they only hold one nozzle. What type of pressure and gallons per minute do you usually run. We are suppoed to have a storm tomorow evening and if I decide I like the brine(I think I will I made a few gallons and tried it on some ice and snow in my driveway with a hand can and it worked great) I will make a nicer boom and use nozzles instead of just drilling holes. I was thinking that a fan might work better on snow and stream might do better on ice? Thanks
     
  5. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    My triple stream nozzle tips hit the ground about 6-8 inches apart. So maybe 6" apart. When I first tried what your doing I think the holes were 1/8" diameter but don't remember exactly. I don't like spraying brine on ice. Deicing in the sense of de-snowing? My pump will deliver 160 gallons per minute but only about 18 gallons a minute hit the ground. 9 nozzle tips spraying at 30 psi at 2 gallon per minute. Average on snow about 1.75 gallons per 1000 sq ft. Less snow less liquid. I have sprayed as high as 100 gallons per acre or approx 2.25 gal/1000 sq ft. I prefer the triple stream mainly, unless I'm spraying straight liquid calcium chloride, then I use fan type.
     
  6. Boominator Eco series nozzles are a lot less expensive than the original ones and throw a great fan pattern. Using a left and right angled on the end of the boom and a full fan in the center will give you a 30ft-36ft pattern. They throw a large droplet size so windy conditions dont blow it everywhere. Some nozzles that thtow a fine mist don't work well if there's any wind.

    It's easy to make a boom from plumbing pipe and fittings.




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  7. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Personally, for boomless I prefer Boom Buster nozzles. BoomBuster Nozzles.JPG

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