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Old 08-07-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Problems With My Texture....


I recently bought the Graco Texspray 1500 and didn't have any problems the first couple times I used it. I went to spray ceilings last week and it seemed to be shooting the mud out more in a stream, not the spray that i like to create a consistent texture. This made orange peel impossible and knockdown messy and inconsistent. I tried thinning and thickening the mud, and adjusted the pressure from very low to high. Any suggestions or tips are appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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Re: Problems With My Texture....


Sounds like reduced pressure. How well was the equipment cleaned after each of the first few uses before it started showing this issue?

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It was cleaned thoroughly inside and out after each use. And there was plenty of pressure... It's a problem I haven't seen before.
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I think I'd cal the dealer and talk to them about the symptoms. There may be a quirk with that model that is prone to this issue that they know about. At the very least they should be able to help you diagnose the problem.
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I've had a couple of these. Could there be a small chunk in the gun? Right behind the tip?
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That was my first guess too, but I changed the tip a couple times trying to counteract the problem.
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When you have the tip off, does it spray a good stream of mud? Wonder if something is stuck deeper in the gun. Like a small chunk of plastic from mixing in the bucket.
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That could be! I'll give it a try.
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Do you strain your mud?
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Sounds more like a chunk of plastic. It'll usually bow chunky mud apart. But the plastic can sure get lodged hard!
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You had plenty of air?
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Re: Problems With My Texture....


Turn down the material knob on the machine (three dots down from Max material).
Then turn the gun trigger dial (not the air control) down to
where it barely moves when you squeeze trigger.
Start adjusting the gun from there.
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No, the mud was plenty loose. I think Tim hit it on the head. Usually the problem is something stupid and easy like that. I'll pay more attention to the gun when I get back. Thanks guys.
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Now I just have to say this....... I bet you are using a mixer made out of metal so it scratches the bucket...... Now, if you were using that mixer made by Hardman Industries, you wouldn't get any of those chunks of plastic in your mud to get lodged in your gun.... Just digging here.....
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Now I just have to say this....... I bet you are using a mixer made out of metal so it scratches the bucket...... Now, if you were using that mixer made by Hardman Industries, you wouldn't get any of those chunks of plastic in your mud to get lodged in your gun.... Just digging here.....
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It surely doesn't look that pristene anymore, does it? And wait, your shaft is blue? Mine is green! Blue is my favorite color! Now I have to buy one! They are the best mixers out there. Even with a green shaft!
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It surely doesn't look that pristene anymore, does it? And wait, your shaft is blue? Mine is green! Blue is my favorite color! Now I have to buy one! They are the best mixers out there. Even with a green shaft!
That was the first day I recieved it.
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I gotta get me one of those!!
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They'll tear your arm off if you're not expecting it. They can really mix a bucket of mud. Won't leave any unmixed in the center-bottom of the bucket. Some guys will tell you, you can mix right in a box, then dump it in a bucket..... Now why would you want to do that? And who was the first guy to try that??? Sure sounds like an accident in the making. Seems it would be that much harder to get out of the bag. They are a good mixer, but I'm gonna stick to using it in a bucket.

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