Is this sprayer acceptable products like Celcius?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gulfjoe, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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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...langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=202641446

    http://www.echo-usa.com/getattachment/6bf9b2c4-ba71-43ec-a023-649e62d9257a/MS40BPe_020811.pdf
     
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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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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  3. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I guess what i am asking is which will last longer a piston style or diapraghm?
     
  4. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So mix the chemicals in a seperate container then add to sprayer?
     
  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Uh, yeah.
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  6. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  7. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you have a preference of piston or diaphragm?
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  8. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just wondering, what kind of turf are you spraying it on
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  9. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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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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