Pump top sprayer

I've not been able to find a sprayer that is both good and cheap, probably never will. I love these http://www.harborfreight.com/1-14-gal-home-and-garden-sprayer-61280.html used to be orange and black. Good water flow, and rinses dust out of condensors. But, the wants break easily. I've got three or so with broken wands.
Twelve bucks, and I've bought five or so already. I guess if I had any brains, i'd go to Grainger and buy a good one for fifty, and it would last for years.
Just back from www.Granger.com
http://www.grainger.com/product/WESTWARD-Handheld-Sprayer-12U481?functionCode=P2IDP2PCP this one has presure release valve (which I use often, release the pressure before I put the sprayer back in my truck) and is $44.80 Hose 42 inches, which is good. Can leave the jug on the ground and spray a condensor which is top of ice machine.
Or, the other one
http://www.grainger.com/product/12U469?cm_sp=HIO-_-HIDP-_-RR_VTV70300505&cm_vc=IDPRRZ13 $13.82 and no pressure relief. Hose 32 inches.
Both china made. I wonder if the $45 is worth it? What do you guys think? Is there a sprayer I can get, which is strong enough the wand doesn't break easily? And will stand up to work?
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On Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:56:01 -0400, Stormin Mormon

Interesting. The 1 gallon sprayer at Home Depot is 10 dollars, 2 dollars less than this.
I'm kicking myself because I bought one that looked good as new at a yard sale for a dollar and then drove off without it. When I went back 3 months later, only the kid was home and he couldn't find it. Maybe it was sold again after I left, since they knew I lived 40 miles away.

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Stormin:
No, don't buy junk.
I have two Gilmour garden sprayers. Each is 2 gallons capacity and both have lasted me about 20 years so far. What I like about Gilmour is that they make overhaul kits available. That overhaul kit contains all the parts that normally wear out on the sprayer, so that you can overhaul it every 10 years or so, and it works good as new again. There are separate overhaul kits available from Gilmour for both the air pump and for the pressure release valve.
'Gilmour' (http://www.gilmour.com/tank-sprayers/lawn-garden /)
Also, most Gilmour sprayers come with brass wands. Not only can you replace the wand as a part, but you can solder a brass sprayer tip holder onto the end of that wand to replace the plastic tip that's put on it at the factory. Soldering a sprayer tip holder onto the end of the wand allows you to change the sprayer tip in the holder for different spray patters and liquid flow rates. You can have a flat spray, conical spray or a jet for cleaning small areas at anywhere from a very fine mist to a heavy flow rate. TeeJet is probably the biggest name in spray tips. Their spray tips are plastic with a hardened steel nozzle in them so they don't wear out unless you're spraying with considerably more pressure than you can get out of a garden sprayer. TeeJet makes all kinds of different spray tips for different applications, and any place that sells agricultural spray equipment will carry most of their line.
'TeeJet - Welcome to TeeJet.com' (http://www.teejet.com/english/home.aspx )
Go to any place that sells agricultural spraying equipment and you should find Gilmour garden sprayers, brass sprayer tip holders and TeeJet sprayer tips.
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On 7/13/2014 9:35 AM, nestork wrote:

I had a look on Lowe's web site, but don't seem to have it. I'll try a couple of the other places. I like the brass wands. I had a sprayer with brass wand that works fine, except for the leak near the handle. Sigh.
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