Pressure Sprayer Any Use ?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Darren Summers, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. Hi Guys,

    Just a quick question I am wanting to move my traditional customers to water fed as soon as... I am coming into some money end of March but I seen a guy in another town using a pressure pump sprayer like a gardening one that you pump. he was using water fed pole system and it looked to work fine.

    Anyone have any experience with this and if I was to do it this way until March what connections etc would I need all seems confusing 6mm 8mm etc and all different connections...

    Any help would be appreciated..
     
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  2. Dodger

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    Its works but you I wouldnt go gown that round if your looking to work with WFP all day. To much filling up, screwing lid on and pumping it up.
     
  4. I worked with WFP all day a few years ago and although capacity may be an issue I could not help but thiunk reeling in hose and reeling out hose is just as time consuming as filling up and pumping... Thanks for the link Dodger very useful..
     
  5. Dodger

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    My next plan was to link 2 10ltr ones together and make a handle that attaches to both pump handles, which would mean more pressure and capacity although pressure isn't an issue I'd like to go to mini bore hose. I still haven't gotten around to it so don't know how well it would work but as M said filling up is the pain but I don't mind the pumping, at a fairly low flow rate it'll easy do a big window on one pump, sometimes 2.
     
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    Its how I started 15 years ago, got fed up of pumping and stuck a small flojet and 12v batt on it, the first Backpack :) if I was doing it all again I would go straight to an eleccy backpack. Hudson or redhat or wcw.
     
  7. Dodger

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    Got to agree with M and jeff partly, I don't mind it and some of my customers love it but I don't do too much wfp I'm mostly trad, if I did do much more I would definitely go electric and higher capacity.
     
  8. jimbob

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    have you thought about using a backpack sprayer like these

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l2736&_nkw=backpack+sprayer
     
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    Yes mate, took it back lol.

    Other type are a lot easier to mod for wider diameter hose, I did consider modding one of those to use foot to pump it though. (head full of rubbish me)
     
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    i looked at one at a local garden shop and it looked like all would need doing is the lance taking off and a rectus 21 fitting with a 8mm tail fitting on to conect to the pole hose its what they do with the battery backpacks there just modded weed sprayers. what do you want a larger hose on it for?
     
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