Just who the hell is Dan Gardner anyways?

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Well, I'm not sure if there is a market(there should be).. I have read the same as you, and cleaners are REALLY cheap! There should be a market when these things make your TM a powerhouse(at or above24 horse with a #4 blower)!! At the same time I wrench on locals shit(for fun really) and not sure they could even point out any component other then the engine..
 
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Those aluminium connectors slowly but surely crack and keep falling apart. I have a few from Greenie and I found that I always have to snip off the ends where its cracking and bending (restricting flow). Chems are for sure not helping..

I would do stainless too instead of aluminium.
 
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Those aluminium connectors slowly but surely crack and keep falling apart. I have a few from Greenie and I found that I always have to snip off the ends where its cracking and bending (restricting flow). Chems are for sure not helping..

I would do stainless too instead of aluminium.

I haven't seen this yet but I haven't checked out my Y splitter from Greenie on the 2008 unit


Definitely going to take a look at this
 
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I have been using one Greenies 2.5X2 reducer(I don't believe it was anodized) for at least 7 years and it is still in good shape even though it gets drug across the ground daily. I also use 3 of his anodized 2.5 elbows. Just a little corrosion inside where it is welded to the fastener plate.
 
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Here it is. Just setting up to a 3000sqft tile grout job right now.
You can see the connector is shorter already as I cut it before. I'm sure the occasional drop to the ground doesn't help...but it definitely cracks and bends. Perhaps the El D has toooo much heat and suction... :lol: :lol:



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My reducer is protected by the vinyl hose cuff and starter Cool Cuff so it still looks good on the outside.
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The inside shows no sign of corrosion.
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The anodized elbow is in great shape. A little corrosion on inside weld and some of the anodize finish is wearing off the inside.
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I know the hole I made in the lid looks ugly. It's stainless steel and I didn't want to ruin my holes saw so I cut it out with a metal blade and jigsaw.:(
It does the job, that's what's important. Stainless will sure eat holesaws, just ask Bawb. Looks like your tubing is 16 gauge, that's good information!
 
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took the calipers to my Greenie fittings
Tank lid elbow (Same/identical as Shane's) is .062"
Couldn't get to the 2.5 to 2 hose connector, but found a straight one (2.5" ) in the parts tub in the garage ...it's a bit thinner at .050"


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Dan;

We made a few of stainless like this one ;
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Only a sales person likes that type of Y connector....Why is it so hard to just make the Y with two parallel parts connecting together? What pictured here is lame: It holds the two hoses away from each other and its harder to keep them laying nice and neat.


Professionally done blue print patent pending trademark filed AK47 protected



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I can't imagine anything as interesting as the thickness of metal. Unless it's painting walls and cleaning windows.
Marty, the next time you take a flight on a jet aircraft, consider that the engineer made the aluminum skin absolutely as thin as possible to save weight, yet just thick enough that it would contain the cabin pressurization without splitting like a frozen Coke can. Yup - a few thou makes the difference between a comfy ride and frozen death as you fall.... More interesting now?

If you're fabricating fittings you want them to last (thicker) and yet you want to maximize airflow (thinner). And I rather enjoy painting walls - with an airless :biggrin:
 
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Marty, the next time you take a flight on a jet aircraft, consider that the engineer made the aluminum skin absolutely as thin as possible to save weight, yet just thick enough that it would contain the cabin pressurization without splitting like a frozen Coke can. Yup - a few thou makes the difference between a comfy ride and frozen death as you fall.... More interesting now?

If you're fabricating fittings you want them to last (thicker) and yet you want to maximize airflow (thinner). And I rather enjoy painting walls - with an airless :biggrin:
I have three engineers for neighbors. They're about as interesting to talk to as Forsythe.
 

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