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decontaminate Solo sprayer?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by AthensAndy, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. AthensAndy

    AthensAndy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    My old Solo backpack sprayer was used in the distant past spraying Round-Up. I want to try vinegar on my own weed patch but I would like to feel confident that any results are purely from vinegar only. Any recommendations on how to "purify" or clean the sprayer? Do I need to? Or should I get a new one?
    All help is greatly appreciated. Andy
     
  2. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Soap and water or a little ammonia and water will do the trick, I believe. Try reading the Roundup label. Neal
     
  3. AthensAndy

    AthensAndy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks, Andy
     
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I use nutra-sol to clean out my sprayers. So far so good.
     
  5. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I agree with using Nutra-sol. I just figured Andy wouldn't be using any more Roundup or other synthetics so it would be cheaper to use something readily available. Nutra-sol is good. Neal
     
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Please , dump the crapy Solo and get a SP 3
    I used Solo for 3 years and leaked bad .
    The factory sent me 4 more and samething , leaks .

    SP3 are sooooo much better .
    Call Tessman seed co in ST Paul .
    $117.00 each.
    I've used them all , I think , SP 3 rules .
     

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