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
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.
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.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
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.
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
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.
I use a pump-up herbicide sprayer to clean the cracks, then a sponge to
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
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