August 24, 2004Got a cheap crftsman suction gun that I got just for primer. about half way through a job it stops working. I turn it sideways and it works for a bit.play with pressure, fan pattern evrything, nothing seems to work. Ive taken it apart twice in the last 2 days, works good for alittle while then acts up on me. 1.5 nozzle, can half full. I keep the breather hole open, seems like Im doing everything right, but I spend more time dickin with the gun then painting!!! Ive tried to reduce the primer. I gots little sperience so any advice would be helpfull, seems the gravity gun works alot better than the suction gun, but I dont want to use the gravity gun for primer.
August 25, 2004Check the pickup tube that goes inside the cup. Make sure it's long enough or it's angle towards the front of the gun if you're holding it. That's what it sounds like since you said if you turn it sideways it sprays a bit. If it sprays fine with a full cup of primer, and then it quits working when it gets to a certain point on the cup then that would be the problem.
itlbs2, the other STEVE T.
August 26, 2004That's what it sould like to me too!
Stevet, the other Stevet
August 26, 2004yep,sounds like itlbs2 hit the nail on the head with that answer.
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August 28, 2004Oh NO!!! We have two Steve T's? I'm going to get confused
I found out, mostly the hard way, the gun makes all the difference.