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Old 02-02-2013, 12:27 PM
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Cleaning your backpack and spot sprayers

Do you clean your sprayers inside and out after each day of use? I can't see how this is practical all the time. What's your cleaning program and how do you collect rinsate??
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:49 PM
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Do you clean your sprayers inside and out after each day of use? I can't see how this is practical all the time. What's your cleaning program and how do you collect rinsate??
You should clean every day pesticides settle on the bottom very quickly.
Creating all types of problems . Far as cleaning you can use lots of products that are safe for the invorment
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:11 PM
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Once a year I do when I put them away for winter. I have dedicated backpacks for weed control and roundup.

I don't know what you guys are spraying that would require daily cleaning and the manufacturer recommendations are way over kill.

Rinsate? lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:20 PM
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Don't know about your state, but mine does not encourage collection/storage of tank rinsates. The law is to spray out tank washings out onto a labeled site for the product in question. If it is a lawn herbicide, it should be sprayed out onto a lawn. If it is a non selective, then a non crop/uncultivated area. Centralized mixing/loading/disposal sites easily become sources of contamination.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 PM
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Drop in some Lescosol nutralizer & spray out in a open bed area or of like.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:45 PM
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Triple rinse if you are going to use a different herbicide or triple rinse if you are not gonna be spraying anymore out of that particular sprayer. I usually just fill the sprayer up, shake it around, pour it out. Do this twice. Then put a gallon in and spray this out to get everything out of the hose. If you leave pesticides in the sprayer without triple rinsing it corrodes something in the hose. Didn't take but a couple ruined stihl backpack sprayers for us to start doing this. So yes, it's very practical.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:37 PM
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You should clean every day pesticides settle on the bottom very quickly.
Creating all types of problems . Far as cleaning you can use lots of products that are safe for the invorment

agitation.....



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Once a year I do when I put them away for winter. I have dedicated backpacks for weed control and roundup. I don't know what you guys are spraying that would require daily cleaning and the manufacturer recommendations are way over kill.

Rinsate? lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:39 PM
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[QUOTE=ted putnam;4663630]agitation.....


So ted do you have agition in your back pack or do you just SHAKE it
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:13 PM
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agitation.....


So ted do you have agition in your back pack or do you just SHAKE it
My backpacks have paddles in them which the Echo likes to call "agitation" but I've been known to do the "backpack boogie" when I'm pretty sure nobody is watching, especially when I first fill.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:18 PM
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Drop in some Lescosol nutralizer & spray out in a open bed area or of like.
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I have used this and seem to like the product so far.
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