[NAFEX] Sprayer cleaning

akmanty akmanty at localnet.com
Fri Apr 6 12:43:57 EDT 2007




Two ideas:  we bought a "cheap" electric blender 
and use an old pint jar on it to mix powders with water, rather than shaking.

Also, my small sprayer has a screen/filter on the 
bottom to help prevent "stuff" from getting to the nozzle.





At 11:10 AM 4/6/2007, you wrote:
>Hello All,
>
>I have a question for all small, pump sprayer users

>
>I have two one gallon, pump sprayers, and no 
>matter how diligent I am with rinsing either 
>with water, and water with dish soap after 
>usage, I cannot get half way through spraying my 
>one gallon of spray, without the darn tip clogging.
>
>I premix my powders with warm water in a glass 
>jar, shake them up, then add that concentrate to 
>sprayer.  I even use reverse osmosis filtered 
>water thinking that hard water was my issue and 
>I still have tip clogging problems.
>
>Is there a secret to prevent tip clogging in 
>small pump sprayers?  I am totally frustrated 
>and disgusted with the tip clogging problem at this point.
>
>I have even filled them with warm soapy water 
>after rinsing and allowed that to all spray out, 
>and still I get the problems.  Should I use 
>vinegar or ammonia as a final rinse?
>
>Thanks,
>Tom
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