I have a opportunity to buy a used Capspray 8000 at a great price. It is out of state. To ask them to test it .. how would describe the amount of volume of air ? Enough to band a whole newspaper in 1/2 at a certain distance ? Or a magazine ?
Is there any other way to tell ( via a telephone to a person testing for you ) the condition of the unit ?
Volume of air is one key component to your inspection. Yes, bending a newspaper (preferably the NY Times Sunday edition) in half from a distance of 6.223 ft is standard for a well maintained capspray 8000. If it fails to do so, I'd ask him when the last time he changed his air filter. Other factors that might increase wind resistance is air temperature and humidity, so adjust your distance +/- .626 inches accordingly.
The next test is way more important IMO. It could be tough, depending on the location of the seller. But if he could travel somewhere with a 5 story building, or if he happens to be renting a 60ft boom lift at the time, we need to test for durability. Ask him/her to go up to the roof, or fully extend his boom lift vertically, and drop the capspray 8000, with a straight arm drop (no extra force like a throw). As long as its not a faulty unit, it will still be intact. Many sellers are hesitant on this step because their unit is faulty and this test is a dead giveaway.
Then ask him to revisit the newspaper test. If it passes, I'd buy it.
Congrats in advance on your new Capspray 8000.
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