On Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:14:46 +0000 (UTC), "Danny D."
It still might work, depending on the pressure at the bib. 100' is
about 40PSI, so you should have something left at the top. It is
iffy, though. The most important thing is to make sure there is
enough volume that the washer doesn't dry up or overheat. I don't
think that takes much water.
You can figure the pressure from elevation at .434 PSI per foot of
elevation, or 2.2 feet per PSI.
Sounds like the elevation will make up for the friction loss in the hose.
Christopher A. Young
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On Sun, 13 Jan 2013 05:14:29 -0500, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Luckily this situation would have the pressure washer at the bottom of
the ravine a few hundred fee down the hill, which is a good hundred feet
or so vertically BELOW the hose bib at the house.
On Sun, 13 Jan 2013 05:34:28 +0000 (UTC), "Danny D."
I'd worry more about having the physical strength to drag 400' of
garden hose about, on uneven ground 100' of hose filled with water is
heavy and difficult to maneuver... and you'll end up stretching the
hose causing permanent damage. I once made the mistake of buying
eight 100' lengths of 5/8" garden hose because it was on sale at
Lowe's, thought it a good way to water some young trees I planted
around my property, NOT! Even on level ground I could barely drag two
lengths. I ended up filling several 5 gallon contractor buckets and
hauling them in a wagon attached to my tractor. There's good reason
those hose reels only have a capacity of about 150'. A garden hose
filled with water is quite heavy... empty hose is even more difficult
to drag about, it twists and kinks. Those silly light weight hoses
shown on TV of late are a bad idea, dragging them in more then a 25'
length filled with water will ruin them immediately.
Ah. Thanks (and to others who said this too).
I 'could' hook up a few hoses (I bought a few of the gray Costco 3/4"
"industrial" 100-foot hoses a couple of years ago.
They're actually crummy hoses (they kink too much compared to rubber),
but they're long. I'd only need four of them but in reality, I was
looking for a more portable solution once I'm down there, in the ravine,
surrounded by the poison oak.
I'd consult the manual I had it.
I can, of course, google for it (or something similar), and, I can ask
Cosco - I think that's where I bought it - for the company name, but, I
didn't try all that hard simply because I 'suspected' I need to drag four
hundred feet of garden hose - which - isn't really all that useful.
Plus, I won't be spraying a huge swath, 20 feet to 50 feet deep without
the leaves berrys being on the vine, as I'd be wasting my time.
In addition, I DO plan on spraying what I cut as I learned from this
thread that I MUST spray within five minutes (before the sap reverses),
but, for that, since it was just cut, I should have access with the hand
So, there is no rush on figuring out HOW the sprayer works.
On a different note ... I put the camera strap in the bleach wash:
I was surprised. I had expected it to come out WHITE (I used a LOT of
pool chlorine - which is double strength of normal chlorine).
That strap came out better than new.
In addition, the camera is now fully swabbed down with the 1:1:1 mixture
of oxidizer + wetting agent + surfactant ... so let's hope the wife &
kids don't come down with the itchies in the next week!
If I had a sprayer that went 20 feet, that would go a long way toward
killing (at least half) the Pacific Poison Oak I want dead.
I tried getting my Honda pressure washer to spray from a 5 gallon jug,
but I haven't figured out the controls to do so.
The best time to spray, I'm told, is when the fruits are out.
i have a weed sprayer container that sucks via an venturi, that attaches
to a regular hose that will easily shoot 20' in a stream, or can be
adjusted to spray in a fan. it only cost a few dollars at the borg.
On Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:25:40 -0700, chaniarts wrote:
Thanks for the picture of that weed sprayer.
It appears to use a garden hose as part of the apparatus?
I mentioned somewhere in this thread that this infestation of poison oak
starts something like 400 or 500 feet from the house (I haven't meaured
it but it's easily a football field away), and goes for a few hundred
feet further in the downhill direction.
It's not impossible to handle 500 feet of garden hose (I probably have
just about that much already) ... it's not the easiest approach.
Personally I'm looking for a more portable solution for the mountain
folks like me who have hilly acreage.
God, what a nightmare. I get an allergic reaction to poison ivy just
looking at it. Even looking at your pictures gives me itchy blisters.
Those things look malevolent, like they're aware of and looking to
catch and kill human beings.
Funny you should say that, because I treat it like a battleground! :)
I dress up in my protective gear, and I fuel and oil my weapon, and then
I survey my enemy, looking for the weak spots in his fortress.
As I attack, he reaches out at any bare skin with chemical warfare (1 cup
of urushiol can poison everyone on the entire planet!) and I coil back in
fear when it slaps me in the face.
But, while slashing away at the outliers, soon I spy the leadership, a
thick set of vines, each the thickness of a baseball bat, and I aim at
them as Alexander did Darias, to fight my way past the wounded weeping
tendrils guarding the lair, until I can get close enough to strike deep
and hard at the core!
In the end, I win, and hold up the bleeding trophy in my triumphant hands!
Note: The amount of urushiol you see dripping in that one picture can
poison the entire population of the planet, according to the prior
On Tue, 08 Jan 2013 08:05:32 -0800, bob haller wrote:
Trust me, I tried the weed killer.
Every year I buy this 2.5 gallon concentrated (41%) glyphosate (which is
a huge amount considering you dilute it 2 ounces to 5 gallons of water):
Notice those gloves in that picture are the ones I used on Sunday and
they're already starting to show the black urushiol lacquer, which only
reveals itself a day later (or after washing), presumably as it oxidizes.
The problem is that you need a helicopter to get the weed killer on the
leaves. Sure, I can spray the entire front by the curb, but how do I get
the spray 10 or 20 feet deep and down the very steep hillside?
A pressure washer, filled with glyphosate, might do the trick though!
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