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Old 06-07-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default VHT Sprayer - Clogging?

We spray our track with the typical VHT/methanol mix. In the past we would have the sprayer clog periodically we would clean it up and we were good to go. This year the VHT seems a bit different and the sprayer clogs in no time and is difficult to clean-up. Anyone else notice that? What is a good sprayer to use that won't clog?
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We spray our track with the typical VHT/methanol mix. In the past we would have the sprayer clog periodically we would clean it up and we were good to go. This year the VHT seems a bit different and the sprayer clogs in no time and is difficult to clean-up. Anyone else notice that? What is a good sprayer to use that won't clog?
YES! I have struggled with this same thing this season also. I have tried several sprayers over the years including a 12v trailer type gizzmo. My favorite sprayer so far is a four gallon backpack type sprayer purchased at Sam's Club for $49.99

I have found that the best way to keep it from clogging is to put straight Simple Green into the sprayer. Then pump some of it into and through the line. Then store the sprayer in such way that the end of the wand (spray nozzle) is setting in straight Simple Green.

Using this method I have not had any problems.
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This is the closest I could find at samsclub.com. Is it this one?

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=428770
Tim, I do not think that is the one Quinton uses. His is an actual back pack type. When he is all geared up he looks like he is ready for a lunar expedition I hope to make it down this season Q to run with you guys.
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No not at all. Its a four gallon backpack.

I am also using a "broadcast tip" in it. I set the pressure to the lowest setting to limit drifting.
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This one?

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=360798
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Tim, I do not think that is the one Quinton uses. His is an actual back pack type. When he is all geared up he looks like he is ready for a lunar expedition I hope to make it down this season Q to run with you guys.

Come on then!

Then Summer Sizzler is in about three weeks.
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BINGO!

Now check out your local farm supply place for some broadcast tips for it. They spray a nice, wide , even pattern and if used properly (dont over pump the sprayer) you will get very little drift.
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Thanks for the tips! I will pass this info on.
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