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Old 10-31-2013, 09:24 PM
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Spray gun opinions

We are currently using the lesco spray gun but going into next year we are going to convert all sprayers to a TeeJet AA30L-22425 GunJet spray gun. This will have the 18" extension connected.... My question is which spray tip would you recommend or have experience using?

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What are you going yo be applying with it?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:49 AM
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That is a great gun when configured so that the shut off is at the tip. I use a 23L 7676-18 myself. That is really good for preventing drip of bare ground or noinselectives on unintended areas. Think what would happen if Round Up dripped on a lawn from a normal spray trigger and wand. A 11004 tip will lay down 1 gallon per 1000 at 40 PSI and a moderate walking pace.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:50 AM
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Equipment choice is really a very personal thing. My treasure might be your trash.

I am not a fan of the Tee Jet 30 gun because of where the hose attaches. That gun doesn't feel right in my hand. If I swing my hand I have to also swing the hose.

Instead I buy Pressure wash guns that the hose attaches in the Handle. I leave on the fast snap for the Nozzle and I will even use the smallest Pressure wash tips. A 15 Degree fan can be very useful when spot spraying. Or pop in a wider angle fan for blanket spraying. Adding a quick snap longer wand is an other advantage. Adapters for standard Tee Jet nozzles like the 8003 can quick snap into the gun or extensions also.







Let me add that I do some aquatic certified and spray aquatic weeds from a boat. Weeds grow in the shallow water where a boat can't always get near. My 12V 2 GPM pump and a # 3.5 15 degree wash pressure nozzle does a nice job of reaching out and touching someone. Plus at 40 PSI, it doesn't mist or drift because the droplet size is large enough. I will even quick snap in a Zero Degree nozzle to really reach out. a 80 Degree Tee Jet nozzle can't get close.

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Old 11-01-2013, 01:34 PM
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Equipment choice is really a very personal thing. My treasure might be your trash.

I am not a fan of the Tee Jet 30 gun because of where the hose attaches. That gun doesn't feel right in my hand. If I swing my hand I have to also swing the hose.

Instead I buy Pressure wash guns that the hose attaches in the Handle. I leave on the fast snap for the Nozzle and I will even use the smallest Pressure wash tips. A 15 Degree fan can be very useful when spot spraying. Or pop in a wider angle fan for blanket spraying. Adding a quick snap longer wand is an other advantage. Adapters for standard Tee Jet nozzles like the 8003 can quick snap into the gun or extensions also.












Let me add that I do some aquatic certified and spray aquatic weeds from a boat. Weeds grow in the shallow water where a boat can't always get near. My 12V 2 GPM pump and a # 3.5 15 degree wash pressure nozzle does a nice job of reaching out and touching someone. Plus at 40 PSI, it doesn't mist or drift because the droplet size is large enough. I will even quick snap in a Zero Degree nozzle to really reach out. a 80 Degree Tee Jet nozzle can't get close.

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I like the setup Ric. How well does that gun stand up to herbicides? I've considered using one of those for R-up jobs but was unsure just how long they would last.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:32 PM
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I like the setup Ric. How well does that gun stand up to herbicides? I've considered using one of those for R-up jobs but was unsure just how long they would last.
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The $ 19.95 model from Northern Tool last a couple years. They general start dripping at about two years. But they are so cheap I just throw them away when they go bad. Roundup is no big deal for these guns.

I use these guns for both total kill and selective herbicides. Fact is my Aquatic Gun stays wet with Herbicide 24/7/365 because all I do is turn off the Pump and drain the pressure. I only use the aquatic set up once a month.

Pressure wash nozzles start at size 3 and come in half sizes. I keep sizes 3 to 4.5. These are rated for like 3000 PSI so at 40 PSI they spray a much lower volume. I change nozzle sizes to match which ever 12V pump I am using. (They all are different) I want the pump to come on when I trigger the gun and shut off quickly when I un-trigger the gun. I don't want my pump to keep turning on and off when I am spraying. Nor do I want the pump to fall behind my spraying. From my experience the smaller Tee Jet nozzles either 8000 or 11000 series will cause the pump to turn on & off continually.

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:42 PM
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For those that asked i will be spraying pre emergent, dye & post. This will be the first year that i have converted to these teejet guns with the extension due to us adding the dye to our applications.

Im switching guns so that when i apply the dye that it will look more uniform and not splotchy.... what tip do you guys prefer to cover the best area?
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Ric,

I've been looking into getting a gun like yours. I'm currently running a teejet but I'm not satisfied with it. Would like to have a flat fan for blanket spraying. Could you tell me more about your gun/nozzles used? I appreciate it


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Equipment choice is really a very personal thing. My treasure might be your trash.

I am not a fan of the Tee Jet 30 gun because of where the hose attaches. That gun doesn't feel right in my hand. If I swing my hand I have to also swing the hose.

Instead I buy Pressure wash guns that the hose attaches in the Handle. I leave on the fast snap for the Nozzle and I will even use the smallest Pressure wash tips. A 15 Degree fan can be very useful when spot spraying. Or pop in a wider angle fan for blanket spraying. Adding a quick snap longer wand is an other advantage. Adapters for standard Tee Jet nozzles like the 8003 can quick snap into the gun or extensions also.







Let me add that I do some aquatic certified and spray aquatic weeds from a boat. Weeds grow in the shallow water where a boat can't always get near. My 12V 2 GPM pump and a # 3.5 15 degree wash pressure nozzle does a nice job of reaching out and touching someone. Plus at 40 PSI, it doesn't mist or drift because the droplet size is large enough. I will even quick snap in a Zero Degree nozzle to really reach out. a 80 Degree Tee Jet nozzle can't get close.

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Look at the second Picture I posted. The brand new shinny nozzle is a 1/4 threaded Brass Fan Tee Jet Nozzle. Most of the Others are the same only set up for quick connect. These are my low volume spray nozzles I use for Herbicides.

Fla Sprayers sell Tee Jet flat fans nozzles that fit standard 36 inch lawn wands.

They are sized by a 2 number system. The first 2 numbers are the fan angle and the second set is the GPM at 40PSI. Therefore to order a 4020 Fan Tee Jet Fan, you get a 40 degree fan at 2 GPM.

Matching the correct nozzle to your walking Speed and Calibration becomes a personal thing.

I use everything from 2550 to a 4010 depending on what I am spraying..


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Old 03-04-2015, 06:34 PM
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Look at the second Picture I posted. The brand new shinny nozzle is a 1/4 threaded Brass Fan Tee Jet Nozzle. Most of the Others are the same only set up for quick connect. These are my low volume spray nozzles I use for Herbicides.

Fla Sprayers sell Tee Jet flat fans nozzles that fit standard 36 inch lawn wands.

They are sized by a 2 number system. The first 2 numbers are the fan angle and the second set is the GPM at 40PSI. Therefore to order a 4020 Fan Tee Jet Fan, you get a 40 degree fan at 2 GPM.

Matching the correct nozzle to your walking Speed and Calibration becomes a personal thing.

I use everything from 2550 to a 4010 depending on what I am spraying..


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Thanks for your reply. I'm rebuilding my current teejet gun so that I can use flat fan nozzles. I plan to use it for blanket apps of fert and herbicides as I feel it will be easier for proper coverage. Thanks for your input
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