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I got one of the little graco's from home Depot I put it in a little black container with the yellow lid you get from costco I shoot cabinets with it works great, great for trim, struggles with high build primer but still gets it done. Simple to clean up, be nice to it, store it with paint thinner long term not coro check and you will be set for long time. Graco guy says they last about 50 gallons and he way wrong. . they are good little units.
I've owned three and indeed they lasted maybe 100 gallons. One caught on fire. One packings blew and paint went all over the internal gear housing and electronics, the other just stopped working all together.
 

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Took eight weeks, but the ED655 finally arrived. Sweet!
Titan said they are backlogged to over 12 weeks now, as they cannot get parts for production.

(I finished the three spray projects I wanted to use this for, but it'll keep until next time).

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Took eight weeks, but the ED655 finally arrived. Sweet!
Titan said they are backlogged to over 12 weeks now, as they cannot get parts for production.

(I finished the three spray projects I wanted to use this for, but it'll keep until next time).

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Awesome! Kinda sucks you didn't get to use it on your last 3 projects, but at least now you'll have plenty of time to dial it in and fine tune it to be ready for the next one. Keep us posted. Nothing like getting new equipment. Makes me wanna buy something.
 

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Awesome! Kinda sucks you didn't get to use it on your last 3 projects, but at least now you'll have plenty of time to dial it in and fine tune it to be ready for the next one. Keep us posted. Nothing like getting new equipment. Makes me wanna buy something.
I wish someone (@MikeCalifornia) would make a video on how to use this sprayer. There is so little info online about it, and it seems different than the sprayers I'm familiar with.
 

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Cute little fella. How much hose did ya get there? Also how much did ya pay for it?
Nice and light!
I ordered a 25' hose- I almost never use a 50' hose, ad less hose to clean.

$780 (USD +tx - for sprayer) includes promo for 2 free HEA tips (meh).
Don't know what they charged me for hose, maybe about $30~
 

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Good call. With your titan tips, its will be great. Let me know if you need any help.

The one thing I always do upon start up, before I dump paint in the hopper. Add a little water to the hopper, then stick a pen, screwdriver, it may come with a little plunger now, down the intake valve to unstick it. Start it up, increase pressure slightly, then trigger the water out. As it gets to the bottom, go ahead and put the round filter in, then fill with paint. Trigger back into your clean out bucket, until a little paint comes out, then trigger back into the hopper for a half minute or so, you may need to increase the pressure some depending on the thickness of paint. I have had no problem pumping all the normal enamels without ever thinning at all. A total of twice, did I just dump paint in and the intake was stuck. You will then have to put your hand in to remove the filter, then unstick the valve. Sucks!!

The other piece of advice, never use the prime valve, it is so unnecessary. Leave the prime tube and the little plastic thing off when you set it up, just make sure the prime valve is in the spray position and thank me later. A diaphram does not need to prime, unlike a piston. If you ever run the hopper dry on accident, just dump more paint in, then back the pressure off and trigger into the hopper till you get the air out.
@MikeCalifornia,

I have a couple follow-up questions regarding the ED655...


1. Do you leave the hopper connected all the time, or do you take it apart for any reason? In other words, you just unstick the plunger through the hopper, rather than take it off?

2. Came with a 'coarse mesh screen' and the 'plastic fine-filter screen.' Do you use both? (Picture below shows both the fine screen w/ plastic fins on top, and the coarse mesh screen underneath it, or should it be the other way around?)

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3. You said to leave the primer straw off. Can I assume you NEVER prime using the knob/straw? Would there be any problem if I removed the "primer knob" (it could be removed easily by unscrewing one nut)?
*I dont trust myself to not accidentally turn the primer knob, force of habit from using an airless... That would be a mess!

4. What is the function of the Outlet Valve (brass button, pictured)?
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5. What is the best way to clean the unit/hopper???

Thank you!!
 

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4. What is the function of the Outlet Valve (brass button, pictured)?
The function of the brass valve is the same on other sprayers though setup slightly different. It functions as a spring mechanism to control a 2-way valve directing fluid flow to the return hose or the outlet valve. It also serves as a emergency pressure relief valve through the calibrated spring. With a short hose and a gravity fed hopper you don't need to prime like a traditional airless with a pickup tube.
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The function of the brass valve is the same on other sprayers though setup slightly different. It functions as a spring mechanism to control a 2-way valve directing fluid flow to the return hose or the outlet valve. It also serves as a emergency pressure relief valve through the calibrated spring. With a short hose and a gravity fed hopper you don't need to prime like a traditional airless with a pickup tube.
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Thank you. I ended up calling Titan on this one.

They basically just told me to press the check valve once a day before spraying to make sure it is clear and nothing is sticking.

Interesting note, they said they sell a lot of these sprayers in California, something to do with pollution, or emissions?
The tech department seems to like them because they are so easy to repair.

Anything needing about a gallon of paint sprayed, that requires a fine finish...this is going to be my go-to!
 

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The function of the brass valve is the same on other sprayers though setup slightly different. It functions as a spring mechanism to control a 2-way valve directing fluid flow to the return hose or the outlet valve. It also serves as a emergency pressure relief valve through the calibrated spring. With a short hose and a gravity fed hopper you don't need to prime like a traditional airless with a pickup tube.
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One of these days I'm going to reach for the primer knob (without the straw attached) and shoot paint across the room. It's just a matter of time.
 

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Go with lvlp and a compressor man Spray-It sp 33000 is a great gun for like $80 I've done everything with it. Interior, exterior, little projects, trim, ceilings you name it
 

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Have you given this little guy a go yet? What's the consensus. Looks cool.
I recently sprayed a set of 15 interior doors using it. I really like it, and plan to use it for an upcoming job (spraying the exposed ceiling in a screen porch, that has nails poking through) will only be using about a gallon of paint. The 25' hose is an improvement (imo) over the 50' for small projects- it's not in the way as much.

After a slight learning curve I like the way it sprays- very simple to operate. Cleaning is different than traditional sprayers. Outdoors, I just used a spatula and a garden hose to clean the hopper. Still trying to think of an easy way to clean it indoors- maybe spatula and wash the hopper in a sink.
 

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@MikeCalifornia,

I have a couple follow-up questions regarding the ED655...


1. Do you leave the hopper connected all the time, or do you take it apart for any reason? In other words, you just unstick the plunger through the hopper, rather than take it off?

2. Came with a 'coarse mesh screen' and the 'plastic fine-filter screen.' Do you use both? (Picture below shows both the fine screen w/ plastic fins on top, and the coarse mesh screen underneath it, or should it be the other way around?)

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3. You said to leave the primer straw off. Can I assume you NEVER prime using the knob/straw? Would there be any problem if I removed the "primer knob" (it could be removed easily by unscrewing one nut)?
*I dont trust myself to not accidentally turn the primer knob, force of habit from using an airless... That would be a mess!

4. What is the function of the Outlet Valve (brass button, pictured)?
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5. What is the best way to clean the unit/hopper???

Thank you!!
Hey sorry, I don't get notices when you tag me or they go to junk
#1 I usually leave the hopper on, sometimes spin it off for transportation if its in the way. I usually poke (screwdriver works best) the intake valve before I pour anything in. As the unit gets older, I will pour a little water in, poke the valve, then turn it on to make sure its pumping.

#2 Only use one at a time, coarse for primers, fine for finishes

#3 Do not unscrew the prime valve, paint will come out of that hole. I just leave the valve in paint setting and never need to prime.

#4 Its to unstick the little outlet ball. You can remove the whole plastic black thing that holds the return tube on, it just gets in the way.

Glad you are liking it.
 

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I recently sprayed a set of 15 interior doors using it. I really like it, and plan to use it for an upcoming job (spraying the exposed ceiling in a screen porch, that has nails poking through) will only be using about a gallon of paint. The 25' hose is an improvement (imo) over the 50' for small projects- it's not in the way as much.

After a slight learning curve I like the way it sprays- very simple to operate. Cleaning is different than traditional sprayers. Outdoors, I just used a spatula and a garden hose to clean the hopper. Still trying to think of an easy way to clean it indoors- maybe spatula and wash the hopper in a sink.
I've often thought about using some kind of liner system with these hoppers
 

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I recently sprayed a set of 15 interior doors using it. I really like it, and plan to use it for an upcoming job (spraying the exposed ceiling in a screen porch, that has nails poking through) will only be using about a gallon of paint. The 25' hose is an improvement (imo) over the 50' for small projects- it's not in the way as much.

After a slight learning curve I like the way it sprays- very simple to operate. Cleaning is different than traditional sprayers. Outdoors, I just used a spatula and a garden hose to clean the hopper. Still trying to think of an easy way to clean it indoors- maybe spatula and wash the hopper in a sink.
Something like a 3M pps2.0 system where the cups are quick disconnect to change material and have their own filters built in would be pretty slick. Or maybe just some kind of bag type liner.
 

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Something like a 3M pps2.0 system where the cups are quick disconnect to change material and have their own filters built in would be pretty slick. Or maybe just some kind of bag type liner.
I can dig it... I'm picking up on what you're puttin' down.

Who do we write a letter to, to make it happen?
 

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I can dig it... I'm picking up on what you're puttin' down.

Who do we write a letter to, to make it happen?
I know tritech was coming out with a sub $1000 sprayer, T3, that they like to advertise as an alternative to hvlp with their 206/208 tips with a hopper. Maybe they might be receptive to something like that?
 
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