I had mildew on the side of a concrete block house and decided to do a
little cleaning. Grabbed up my trusty plastic-body 1 gallon sprayer and
filled it full of a bleach solution. I had about 6 or so strokes on the
pressure pump handle when there was a "pop" noise and the plastic body
split. Bleach solution was thrown on my clothes and a few drops on my face.
So ..... from then on, I put my new sprayer in a plastic garbage bag before
pressurizing. Considering the types of fluids being sprayed, I figure I
sure don't want to take any more chances.
Just a heads-up .... be careful out there folks ......
Yes, it was a cheap unit. But even so, I did not anticipate the unit
failing like that. One thing tho -- my sprayer *was* exposed to sunlight.
As another poster mentioned, that could have weakened the pressure vessel.
I can't imagine what would have happened if I had a failure while spraying
some really nasty stuff. That's the stuff of nightmares.....
I don't know of any residential type sprayer made to spray muriatic acid.
Since you don't mention psi, recommended psi and recognition that it is made
to handle what you spray, it's a good thing you aren't blinded by the
experience because they'd have zero liability.
Newsgroups are great places to get assistance.
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