Rinsing sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stressed, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
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    Can you rinse a sprayer like a permagreen or skid sprayer at a carwash.I know your not just supposed to rinse it on the ground.I think carwashes have in ground holding tanks that they have to have pumped i wouldnt thin it would go to sewers
     
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    NO ! The Dept of Ag would be on you like flies, read the label.
     
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use "tank cleaner" (nutralizes pesticides) and spray it on turf
     
  4. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
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    i mean the outside of unit.And what if you get caught in the rain i guess they excuse that cuz it happend naturly
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I pressure wash mine but always on my lawn
     
  6. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The outside of the unit, yes. I do mine. The guy I bought it from has been spraying for a living since 91 and he told me he does his all the time too.
     
  7. treemonkey

    treemonkey LawnSite Member
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    Here in Michigan we have regulation 637 that covers proper rinse procedures and facilities. I don't have my literature handy, but I find it hard to believe that a public car wash would qualify as a pesticide rinse facility. I would imagine fines could be quite high.

    I think some car washes recycle their water and others do drain to the public sewer.

    I would check with your state regulations before risking fines and/or litigation.

    And, concerning those tank cleaners, are you sure they "neutralize" the active/dangerous ingredients or do they just neutralize the corrosive (pH) effects of the pesticide.
     
  8. treemonkey

    treemonkey LawnSite Member
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    Here in Michigan we have regulation 637 that covers proper rinse procedures and facilities. I don't have my literature handy, but I find it hard to believe that a public car wash would qualify as a pesticide rinse facility. I would imagine fines could be quite high.

    I think some car washes recycle their water and others do drain to the public sewer.

    I would check with your state regulations before risking fines and/or litigation.

    And, concerning those tank cleaners, are you sure they "neutralize" the active/dangerous ingredients or do they just neutralize the corrosive (pH) effects of the pesticide.
     
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    They have an oil seperator, some recycle the water, also bad for buisness
     

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