[NAFEX] Sprayer cleaning
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Fri Apr 6 13:18:19 EDT 2007
I've also used a blender and a cheesecloth strainer.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of akmanty
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 9:44 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sprayer cleaning
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:
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
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
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
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?
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