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    Sprayer pump with water in the oil

    Thanks
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    Sprayer pump with water in the oil

    Can any one tell me what that small valve is for on top of the pump?
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    Sprayer pump with water in the oil

    Ok thanks for that. What can I expect in there when I get the blue bolts loosened? I’ve never seen a diaphragm pump apart?
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    Sprayer pump with water in the oil

    Yes it’s a diaphragm pump. That’s as much as I know about it. I’ll get it lifted off and get a better look round it and figure it out
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    Sprayer pump with water in the oil

    I recently bought a small second hand sprayer for humble money. I knew there was a leak around the pump somewhere when buying. Looking into it now, the pump is letting water down into the oil in the bottom of the pump when it’s running and then forcing the water back out once it gets too full...
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    Tips for growing onions on a very small commercial scale

    If they start to bolt at all is that them past storing or is it just if they are allowed to bolt and get to seed. What causes them to bolt before they are ready?
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    Tips for growing onions on a very small commercial scale

    Yes was thinking it might be getting late. I don’t know about the swedes. Really would need to be investing in machinery etc to get into the veg properly. Hard to know if it would be justified on a small scale. I know very little about growing any veg apart from potatoes. Ground would get...
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    Tips for growing onions on a very small commercial scale

    If I manage to get these first ones any where close to the point of harvest I might plant a few more behind the early spuds in late summer. Or maybe by the time I get these first ones planted and weeded all summer I will be ready to fire the remaining sets in the bin :banghead:o_O:)
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    Tips for growing onions on a very small commercial scale

    We grow 1.5/2 acres of potatoes to sell though a few honesty boxes locally. I have a small bit of space left in the potato field this year so I decided to buy a few KGs of onion sets to give them a go. Hoping they would be sellable in the honesty box along side the potatoes I know very little...
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    Sole living from sheep ,Flock size

    What part of the world are you in @Boso? It’s not a simple job starting from nothing
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    Sole living from sheep ,Flock size

    Thanks. We are at the stage now where it is near enough self sustaining whilst still expanding and improving efficiency etc. We certainly aren’t getting any money out of it into our pockets so far but we have a small business worth a nice few thousand at least
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    Sole living from sheep ,Flock size

    I would like to end up working all week at sheep for a living rather than an add on to my weeks work but it won’t happen over night unfortunately
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    Sole living from sheep ,Flock size

    my self and wife both working 8-5 mon-fri away from farming . First generation farmer here but farming is in the family on both sides. 5 years in now to keeping a commercial flock (28 years old) and built up from 0 to keeping approx 150-170 ewes and all land and buildings are rented on a yearly...
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    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    It was sown on the 5th of august and got 2bags/acre of 16-15-14 after about 3 weeks
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