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How to Maintain Your Backpack Sprayer

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Definition

In case you didn’t know, back pack spraying is the use of a portable, lightweight sprayer to keep pests and insects away from your plants.

Using a backpack sprayer enables the gardener to selectively tend to target vegetation. As a result, the risk of non-target damage is reduced.

Backpack sprayers are affordable and easy to use. They are also easy to maintain. Owning one makes it easier for the applicator to keep crops safe.

Maintenance

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  • After purchasing the right backpack prayer for your needs, make sure you keep it working properly by maintaining its cleanliness.
  • Always clean it after each use. Don’t be lazy! All it takes is a simple rinsing using clean water or a tank cleaner. Cleaning your backpack sprayer will prolong its life and avoid various repairs.
  • If you’re going to use herbicide, check the label first, so you know how to handle and dispose of them.
  • You might want to purchase an extra tank for when you wish to spray more than one product without unloading the backpack sprayer and starting again.
  • Manual_sprayerAn extra tank also avoids contamination. As you know, there are some chemicals like broad-leaf herbicides, that can be hard to thoroughly rinse from spray tanks because of their affinity for plastic. This is why a lot of gardeners have a backpack sprayer which they don’t use for anything other than herbicides. Many operators use a different sprayer for insecticides. By allotting a sprayer for each type of pesticide, there’ll be zero percent chance of accidentally applying herbicide residues to their plants which need insecticides instead.
  • Winterize your backpack sprayer before cold storage if you know there’ll be a colder climate. Do this by adding antifreeze to its tank to avoid freezing.
  • Check if your manufacturer recommends you to lubricate all seals and O-rings at the beginning of the spray season. You might have to lubricate them once more during midseason if it’s being used heavily.
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Why You Need a Welding Helmet

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Whether you’re traveling all over Japan or in another country, if you’re riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, you’ll need a helmet to protect your head. The same goes with a welding helmet—they’re tailored to protect your face and neck while welding.

USES

welding-helmet-personA welding helm is a headgear that can keep your face and neck from the sparks, ultraviolet (UV) light, flash burn, and heat caused by welding.

They’re usually used with arc welding operations like gas metal arc welding, shielded arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. Welding helms are essential to prevent arc eye, which is a nasty condition where the eye’s cornea is inflamed.

These useful helmets also keep your retina away from burns, which may lead to vision loss. The two conditions above are caused by unguarded exposure to highly concentrated UV and infrared rays discharged by the welding arc.

For your information, UV emissions from the welding arc can also harm the unprotected skin, resulting in a sunburn-like problem in a fairly short time of welding. Apart from radiation, splashes and gasses are also hazardous to the eyes and the skin.

So, are you still going to ignore the fact that you need a welding helmet?

HELMETS TODAY

Modern helms used in welding today were first launched by Willson Products in 1937.

Typical welding helms come with a window, covered with a lens shade, which is the filter through which the welder can see what he or she is working on. Sometimes, the window is made of tinted plastic, tinted glass, or a variable-density filter that’s made from a couple of polarized lenses.

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Welding helmets are also available with auto-darkening filter thanks to the Hornell International which produced an LCD electronic shutter which automatically darkens when sensors detect the luminous welding arc.

With this filter, the welder doesn’t have to nod his/her head to lower the helm over his/her face. The greatest benefit of an auto-darkening filter in a helmet is that it saves the time of the welder by eliminating the need for adjustments. Plus, it lessens the risk of exposure as well.

TAKING ACTION

Now that you know all these, it’s time for you to take action! Read the guide about the best helm for welding today and purchase one for your welding projects!