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Steve in Bed
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    Posted: 31 Jul 2013 at 6:21pm
This arrived today - a speculative buy from that auction website for the minimum bid price. Blizzard Sprayer - made in USA.

Not sure who made it originally but I doubt it left the factory like this! The pump cylinder was brazed to the tank body - couldn't understand why - and there was a rusty bolt sticking out of the tank!

So I removed the brazing to separate the bolt, and the pump, from the tank body. Lo and behold the pump does not remotely fit the tank body!   There is about 1-2 cms difference in diameter between the two - and the threads are totally different!

It appears that the mismatched pair were brazed together and the hole drilled in the tank and a nut brazed to it as a filler point - with a bolt acting as the stopper. Trouble is they had rusted together producing an unusable sprayer.

I finished cleaning the parts up and noticed that the pump body had a large thread. I did a bit of rummaging around, consulted my better half, and found that it fits a standard 'Kilner' (food storage) jar [now sealed with a large rubber washer I had kicking about - I tend not to throw anything away]!

.... and it works - with a slight leak!

That leaves me with a spare copper tank! I have polished this and plugged the drilled hole with a brass nut, bolt, washer and rubber washer.

I now need to look out for something it fits!! Any ideas or offers?! my Shed in Bedford
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