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Old June 25th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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i want to make some better sprayers for the windshield on my mud truck. my idea is to use maybe a 800 gph bilge pump mounted in a 10gal drum in the bed of my truck and run a hose up to the front. so far my idea for the sprayer itself is to take the sprayer off a sprinkler that swings back and forth for your lawn and mount that to the cowl on my truck. the idea is to be cheap and effective. i figure 800 gph running thru that sprinkler tube should give me good pressure coming thru the small holes and a pretty decent area of windshield will be covered. any other ideas or designs you guys have used or seen would be very helpful. thanks
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Old June 25th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Sorry I am of no help, but what you are planning sounds like it would work pretty good...
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Old June 25th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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Your bilge pump is probably more about volume than head pressure so you won't get as much spray as your expecting.
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I too am wanting to do this mod so please post updates and pics to show the finished product.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Think maybe a rv style electric water pump would work a little better for pressure without using tons of water?


Not really sure on the difference in pressure from the bilge pump to a rv style water pump. Just an idea!
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Old June 25th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #7
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Old June 26th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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yea ill try putting something together as soon as my truck is running again. the bog i was at over the weekend killed it lol
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Never done one either, but I would use some garden sprayer nozzles like those in the grocery store, tap them into a 1/2" cpvc manifold you make and pair it with a 400gph with your water holding tank. Run the manifold over the top of windshield. Drink beer and enjoy.
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i thought about mounting it up top over the windshield but i feel like down on the cowl would look much better. now if i had a visor i could build it into that but i dont and i dont plan on spending the money on one either. but yea nozzles im going to use is pretty much the only thing im unsure about. i just figured the sprinkler head that waves back and forth would be nice since it has about 15 ish little nozzles to spread the water out.
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take a look at 12 Volt powered garden sprayers at Tractor supply or oher farm supply
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