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Old 10-06-2010, 04:12 PM
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Critter Sprayer Repair

If you're using a Critter sprayer to spray foam to foam contact adhesive, do yourself a favor and keep a Critter 20310 repair kit handy. The kit includes a new siphon tube, a new fluid nozzle, a new fluid nozzle spring, and the retaining nut which holds the siphon tube in place.

The kit comes with a new fiber washer, which goes between the jar and the lid that the sprayer is connected to. I have never been able to get that washer to last, so I take a mason jar lid, cut out the middle section, and replace the fiber washer. The replacement washer lasts a long long time.
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I was looking at this on there web site. What gets me is that the gasket seems to be the only thing that can wear out. Everything else looks like it just eeds to be cleaned.
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You're absolutely right, the gasket is not even marginally acceptable, it is pathetic.

I am using a sprayer that is about 6 years old, and this is the first repair I've done to it. I use mine every day, and the only reason this one broke is that I dropped it. The one I used before this one was 8 years old, and I'd still be using it but I gave it to a friend of mine.
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I was just thinking about that washer again, and I think I know what the deal is. This sprayer was designed to spray stain, lacquer, varnish, etc. Maybe it works O.K. when you spray those types of liquids.
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News Flash. I received a reply to my e-mail to Critter Spray Products asking about the washer and telling them about my idea for using the outside edge of a Mason jar lid as a washer.
Chris Leitch from Critter told me that they have used the jar lids and screwed them right to the bottom of the cover plate. This would be easy to do, and would require drilling 4 holes in the lid. Two for the screw holes, one for the siphon tube, and one for the vent hole. I'm going to try it today and let you know how it works.
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Well, I gave their lid idea a try, but did not have very good luck. I had a spare cover plate to use as a template (I always keep spare parts from my Critter sprayers in case I need to make a repair) and marked the hole locations on a metal dome lid. I tried to drill a hole and ended up with very ragged edges, the thin metal does not lend itself to drilling. I also could see that this would require me to completely disassemble the sprayer. It seems to me that it is easier and faster to just cut out the middle of a dome lid. I do this with a very strong, new blade in my utility knife
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Well, I gave their lid idea a try, but did not have very good luck. I had a spare cover plate to use as a template (I always keep spare parts from my Critter sprayers in case I need to make a repair) and marked the hole locations on a metal dome lid. I tried to drill a hole and ended up with very ragged edges, the thin metal does not lend itself to drilling. I also could see that this would require me to completely disassemble the sprayer. It seems to me that it is easier and faster to just cut out the middle of a dome lid. I do this with a very strong, new blade in my utility knife
Did you use a drill press or a hand drill?
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I have a drill press, but I used a hand drill on it's slowest speed.
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I have a drill press, but I used a hand drill on it's slowest speed.
This is what i would do - try to drill again with the drill press and place the ball jar lid between 2 pieces of wood. Obvoiusly you'll have to make some sort of pattern to follow. And we know your great at that. By drilling the metal between the wood, it should eliminate the burring and make smooth holes.
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I did hold the lid down firmly with a piece of wood under it. The problem is that the lid is not flat, it is recessed in the middle and higher at the edge.
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I believe one of these will drill a nice hole. They are pricey but work very well.

http://www.irwin.com/tools/browse/dr...it-step-drills
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It's not worth all the trouble. All I do is completely cut out the center of the lid. It takes half the time and works just as well, or better.
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I had trouble as well with the gasket.
took it out and haven't used one for years.
don't seem to have trouble with it leaking.
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