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weed killer share same tank as selective herbicide?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by godjwood, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 137

    I only have one spray tank and I use it for weed killer usually.

    Yesterday I rinsed it out really well and put in a selective herbicide and sprayed a couple lawns.

    i didnt think this would be an issue...

    am i in for a nasty surprise...??
  2. ejojr

    ejojr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    rule of thumb is rinse 3 times...hope you also sprayed out any remaining residue in the wand. If you only rinsed once, good luck.
  3. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    weed killer is a herbicide. are you licensed
  4. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,461

    Use Nutri-sol.. it's available at farm stores :) Good stuff for tank cleaning.
  5. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    No No No. We never mix nonselective in a selective tank. not worth the time. just buy a different tank sprayer.
  6. djflats

    djflats LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 460

    I had been using a 2 gallon sprayer to spray some Bayer Weed and Crabgrass Killer to kill off some clover. I wanted to put down some Spectracide on some nasty weeds and ivy so I just got another sprayer. I wasn't for sure what to rinse it with or if there is such a thing so I got another to be on the safe side.
  7. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,921

    What were you spraying, names of each?
  8. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    It is also a pesticide. :)
  9. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,704

    Uh oh, you better photo copy your license and post it now! The round up police monitor this site heavily.:laugh:

    I assume you drive to your jobs. A truck is a motor vehicle....are you licensed?:laugh:

    You can buy a tank cleaner powder and wash the tank a couple of times. With the time that takes and the possibility of killing whatever you're spraying if you don't clean good enough, the cost of another sprayer is well worth it.
  10. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 137

    hmm thanks for the input guys.

    yea i actually rinsed 3x and sprayed out the wand. So I guess I am safe.

    The way I figured though, is that its already diluted from the concentrate.. then you rinse it out 3x.. then whatever remnants are in there are diluted again in 3.5 more gallons.. so i would have to assume there would have to be such trace amounts in it that it wouldnt affect anything.

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