Regular maintenance is required to keep just about everything in top working condition, this is true for our favorite Birchmeier backpack sprayers. One of the things we hear most often from tech is that their backpack is leaking and product is dripping down their back.
Now no one wants this to happen and thankfully the problem is a pretty easy and inexpensive fix. Most often the issue is the lid gasket inside the lid. Over time and use, the gasket can get worn down and flattened and then it can no longer create a waterproof seal that prevents leaks.
We highly recommend keeping replacement lid gaskets on hand so that if you notice the gasket is flattened you can replace it and not have to deal with leaking product. We suggest have a few on hand if you have a fleet of sprayers and replace them annually to extend the use of your sprayer and reduce downtime.
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Andrew Greess: Hi. This is Andrew with Qspray.com. Today I’m talking about the Birchmeier backpack. One of the maintenance issues we see frequently is our customers will say, “My backpack’s leaking. It’s dripping down my back.”
Oftentimes that means that the lid is malfunctioning. There’s really only a couple things that can go wrong with the lid. The lid actually has three parts. There’s the actual lid, there’s the lid gasket that goes around it, and then there’s the flutter valve in the center that allows air in when you’re pumping.
This is what they look like. This is the flutter valve and this is the lid gasket. Frankly, the lid gasket is the one I want to talk about. This is the part that usually goes bad first.
What happens is it wears out or it gets flattened out, and it no longer creates a waterproof seal and when you lean over, on particular when your backpack’s full, you can have water or chemical dripping down your back.
We really recommend you keep an extra one or more of these handy. If you have a fleet you want to keep several of them handy because you don’t want to be down if you don’t have the lid gasket.
Birchmeier lid gasket is just a soft rubber gasket, but it can really help you in doing your job. Keep a couple of them on hand. Come see us at qspray.com. Thanks so much for watching.
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