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Old 08-15-2012, 07:29 AM
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Is this sprayer acceptable products like Celcius?

I just purchased this sprayer on Friday and it should be arriving to my home today. Can i use this model sprayer with powders such as Celcius? The QandA on the Home Depot page said they dont reccomend it, But when I went to Echos website and read the owners manual it didn't say I couldnt use it it left this comment...
POWDER-BASED CHEMICALS
Powder-based chemicals (powder mixed with liquids to make the spraying agent) are usually abrasive
and can cause wear. When you use a powder-based chemical in your sprayer, make sure it is thoroughly
dissolved in the liquid solution. Thoroughly clean and flush the sprayer with water to extend the life of
the sprayers parts.


I am just a home owner and I am not spraying everyday like most of you guys. I just wanted a quality product for myself without spending a fortune. So my question is Will this thing hold up to a home owners use with wettable powders?

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=202641446

http://www.echo-usa.com/getattachmen...BPe_020811.pdf
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:21 AM
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Dissolve the powder separate before adding to your tank. Celsius dissolves fast. I have to do this a lot with other slower dissolving Chems like blindside.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:21 AM
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I just purchased this sprayer on Friday and it should be arriving to my home today. Can i use this model sprayer with powders such as Celcius? The QandA on the Home Depot page said they dont reccomend it, But when I went to Echos website and read the owners manual it didn't say I couldnt use it it left this comment...
POWDER-BASED CHEMICALS
Powder-based chemicals (powder mixed with liquids to make the spraying agent) are usually abrasive
and can cause wear. When you use a powder-based chemical in your sprayer, make sure it is thoroughly
dissolved in the liquid solution. Thoroughly clean and flush the sprayer with water to extend the life of
the sprayers parts.


I am just a home owner and I am not spraying everyday like most of you guys. I just wanted a quality product for myself without spending a fortune. So my question is Will this thing hold up to a home owners use with wettable powders?

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=202641446

http://www.echo-usa.com/getattachmen...BPe_020811.pdf
I guess what i am asking is which will last longer a piston style or diapraghm?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:22 AM
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Dissolve the powder separate before adding to your tank. Celsius dissolves fast. I have to do this a lot with other slower dissolving Chems like blindside.
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So mix the chemicals in a seperate container then add to sprayer?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:33 AM
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Uh, yeah.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:39 AM
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Uh, yeah.
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I just noticed I repeated exactly what you said. That whole brain to typing thing hasn't quite kicked in this morning
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:08 AM
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Dissolve the powder separate before adding to your tank. Celsius dissolves fast. I have to do this a lot with other slower dissolving Chems like blindside.
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Do you have a preference of piston or diaphragm?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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Just wondering, what kind of turf are you spraying it on
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:37 AM
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:04 PM
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You could mix the solution in the sprayer. Then mix it with a paint stirring propeller in an electric drill. Dissolve it fully before starting.
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