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Offline Daler

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mixing mulches
« on: Thu September 17, 2020, 01:59:09 AM »
 hello all,

i have a bowie 450 i use 3 50# bales 70/30 blend or 3 100% wood mulch in my bowie hydroseeder i am having trouble with it laying down when i spray with a hose. should i be giving more time to mix or should i maybe looking for a different nozzle. i start mixing when water gets to shaft and im done mixing before it gets to the top of seeder i then drive usually .5 or less to jobsite spray when i bacl in and attach hose. should i be giving it more time to mix or should i be looking maybe at a different nozzle,
any help would be great in this thanks.

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Re: mixing mulches
« Reply #1 on: Thu September 17, 2020, 06:10:10 AM »
Let me ask a few questions if you don't mind.  Off the top of my head it seems like if it was a mixing problem it would more be an issue with clogging than with laying down a nice even mat.  So, I would like to ask what nozzle you are using?   If possible tell me the body size such as 1", or 1 1/4" and the numbers that should be on the size of the nozzle.  Also what hose are you using both size and collapsible or not?
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Re: mixing mulches
« Reply #2 on: Tue September 22, 2020, 09:18:44 AM »
You should let wood mulches mix at a minimum of 10 minutes.  Wood mulch takes longer to absorb the water than paper.
Typical spray nozzle for a hose is a 50 degree fan   Etched on the body of the nozzle should be a set of numbers  If its a Bowie nozzle should read 50-500
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