Water sprayer


Need something, one or two galons. That I can pump up and rinse dust out of equipment. Compressed air doesn't clean well enough. Gotta be water. The garden sprayers from the store are the right idea. But, the new ones with the plastic wand just don't have the flow.
Years ago, I used a kiddy toy fire extinguisher, and that worked reasonably well. But, it's only about 20 ounces, and only lasts for one quick squirt.
Best I've found have been the Roundup sprayers, with the brass wand and pump top. A pressurized water fire extinguisher would do a nice job, but would look a bit strange.
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On 8/19/2009 2:13 PM Stormin Mormon spake thus:

I'm using my Ortho "Yard Plus" lawn & garden sprayer to clean and seal a deck. All plastic except for brass wand. Has a pump top that develops decent pressure. Works pretty well.
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That could work. The sprayer I'm using came with Roundup, but I used the 8 ounce concentrate in another device.
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On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:13:29 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

You may want to try one of the backpack sprayers, the kind with a long lever you can pump while wearing the tank on your back. Got mine at Sam's Club (Costco, BJ's, etc) and it sprays a pretty good stream with the nozzle adjusted right. I find it less tiring than having to keep stopping and bending over to pump the garden type sprayer.
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I did buy one of those, with an eye towards if I needed to clean a roof top AC. I never did end up using it, and still have it. Very good thought, and thank you.
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Gonna try one of these (on order).
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Make one. Find an empty refrigerant canister of the appropriate size, and hook a hose to the valve. You can get kits to convert these to air tanks that have a Schrader valve so you can pressurize them with compressed air. If you get one with a dip tube that would be best, but if you cant find one, just invert the can to squirt water.
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Roger Shoaf wrote:

All of the newer refrigerant disposable cans have check valves as per government meddling for many years now. You might be able to find an old one in an old motor room somewhere that doesn't have the check valve.
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I used to use them for inflating tires. Back in the old days. I always wondered if I could use a freon adaptor kit, and screw it onto a full tank, inflate more tires that way. I'm sure I could have. Before freon was dangerous, of course.
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On 8/20/2009 4:52 AM Stormin Mormon spake thus:

So you're saying what: that freon only became dangerous by government decree?
Sheesh.
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I'm not saying that freon is dangerous, even now.
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And, how does one get the water into the tank? I guess you could adapt to the water hose outside your house. Most refrigerant tanks now days have a one way valve, so you can't refill them.
In any case, I did an Ebay search for 12 volt pressure washer, and found a gazoony that's billed as strong powerful stream, or gentle enough to spray a dog. I ordered one, and will test it.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

flush a surface.
The nozzle of a sprayer is designed for the flow of herbicide you might want to apply from ten feet. If I wanted a bigger flow I'd drill the nozzle.
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