Vego wrote:I was thinking of trying nozzles from the grocery store produce sprinkler systems. I think that's what my uncle used for his orchids and it put out a nice mist.
I'd really like to pedal power a fan and mister pump. I haven't figured out the pump though....
Wakawaka wrote:I used one of these last year riding around on my bike, just hooked it on the handle bars. In camp I just hung it from the structure over my chair. Worked very well. Definitely bringing it again. Never clogged.
mamagrrl wrote:Ooooh, please don't add oils to your misting water! Somebody sprayed me with oil'd water last year, got it in my eyes (rubbed my face with the back of my hand) and Buuuuuurrrrrrnnnnnning eyes for a good long while. Ow!!! Just plain water, please!
There are nozzles that turn off when twisted. Install those so when/if they start to drip, you can just shut 'em off and be done with it. Poke a new mister in nearby. I ran 10 misters last year, two dripped on the third day, the rest did fine all week. (now that I've said that, they'll all probably drip on the first day this year...)
AntiM wrote:We use a garden sprayer hooked up to a patio umbrella misting system, six nozzles. The tips do clog, and need to be checked and cleaned daily. A straight pin works well if yu're careful. The mister is only on when we hold the sprayer handle, giving us shorter bursts of mist, which works with our mobile application.
We can run it continuously by wrapping a bungee around the handle and pumping up the sprayer periodically. We use three to five gallons of water for two to four hours with six nozzles.
DoctorIknow wrote:Those little nozzels (by themselves) are very expensive,,, cheapest way to buy them is to get them pre-attached on a "system" which is at Orchard, Lowe's, etc. Various lengths available.
Old timer told me to take my nozzels that were jammed and stick 'em in vinegar overnight. Next day 6 out of 8 were working. (Just another reason to bring vinegar to the playa!)
I tried using an acupuncture needle to clean mine out, but was told it doesn't do much as there is a tiny ball bearing right in the "flow path" of the water, and of course, the needle stops there.
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