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    surface cleaner fatigue

    Anybody else get tendonitis running a surface cleaner? I feel it at night. I've had both versions of tendonitis (tennis elbow,golfers elbow)t and I can feel it coming on. Is there a way to avoid this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Quaglia View Post
    Anybody else get tendonitis running a surface cleaner? I feel it at night. I've had both versions of tendonitis (tennis elbow,golfers elbow)t and I can feel it coming on. Is there a way to avoid this?
    I'd say maybe get a bigger surface cleaner, or put a 90 at the end of the surface cleaner if you are having a hard time holding it down? If it is fatigue from holding the trigger, get a relaxed action gun. Just a couple suggestions.

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    which surface cleaner are you using?

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    Don't use a gun on a surface cleaner. Only need a ball valve so you never need to squeeze a trigger. If you already have a gun, tie the gun open and use a ball valve to shut it down.
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    I did away with gun and 1/4 inch hose from gun to swivel. I put a 3/8 hose with a qc and use a ball valve. You could also use the tennis ball on a short string trick. Just jamb the tennis ball in the gun to hold it open.
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    I wrap a small bungie cord aroud the trigger and a ball valve from Bob.
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    A tennis ball stuck in the trigger can be a cheap temporary solution if the fatigue is from squeezing the trigger.

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    It's mostly on the right where the trigger is, but there is some pain on the left too. I'm using a hammerhead. I got tendonitis really bad a few years ago when I overdid the workout thing. I am a gymrat and I workout at least 3 times a week. I can't believe a trigger gun is kickin' my azz!

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    i would imagine eventually your hands will learn the muscle memory required for pulling a trigger.. Just like they learned your gym rat grips. I don't work out.. but I would assume our muscles will adjust overtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassButler View Post
    i would imagine eventually your hands will learn the muscle memory required for pulling a trigger.. Just like they learned your gym rat grips. I don't work out.. but I would assume our muscles will adjust overtime.
    It's not the muscle, it's tendons. They take an extremely long time to heal. My muscles don't get fatigued at all. I could hold the trigger in all day. I feel the pain at night. I also play the guitar. Have since I was 14. I'm 50 now, so my hands are pretty strong. I will try a bungee and just use my ball valve to control the flow and see what happens.

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