Garden Sprayers?

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Garden Sprayers?

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:43 pm

Alot of people use garden sprayers for all kind of things on the playa.

So what do you use yours for and how did you modify it to suit your purpose?

There may be a few people that dont know what a garden sprayer is.

Something like this....

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They have a great many uses.

Thier small and portable.

I didnt like pumping mine up so I installed a steel tire valve stem from a local auto parts store.

Now I can just give it a shot of air from my compressor instead of pumping.

I think most burners will have at least a small 12volt compressor for bike tires and such.

A garden sprayer was a little small for my needs.

Sooooooooooo...........

Got a double bung water barrel for $15










and bought some stuff in the plumbing isle.....








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the bungs are theaded and there enough nipple on the bottom to connect a piece of garden hose long enough to reach the bottom of the barrel.

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Intalled steel valve stem.

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Add some air.

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PRESTO.......running water for my camp!

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Its set up to put a regular garden hose on.

Add a spray nozzle and its a FIGJAM garden sprayer.

The barrels come in alot of different sizes, so build to suit your playa needs.

Mines 55gal. but I need enough for my swamp cooler and me and with the hose I can deliver water anywhere in my camp.

The walls of the barrel are about 1/2" thick so they can handle the pressure. More presser=longer squirt. :lol: :lol:


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Postby geekster » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:29 pm

They are also called "Hudson" sprayers and are a useful portable shower device. Spray down to wet, then later up, then rinse off.
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Postby AntiM » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:45 pm

We pump ours because Larry has too much energy.
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Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:49 pm

:lol: :lol:
Your barrel looks like the the shower-water tank in my bus, except I use a 12 Volt RV pump.

Try not to detonate that thing with too much pressure! :lol:

Seriously, those barrels are not designed for pressure. Mine is nowhere near 1/2 inch thick.

In my experience, few burners bring an air compressor. That's the sort of thing we gearheads own, but not normal folks.

But you correct that misting with garden sprayers is somewhat common.
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Postby Token » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:50 pm

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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:06 pm

Elliot wrote::lol: :lol:
Your barrel looks like the the shower-water tank in my bus, except I use a 12 Volt RV pump.

Try not to detonate that thing with too much pressure! :lol:

Seriously, those barrels are not designed for pressure. Mine is nowhere near 1/2 inch thick.

In my experience, few burners bring an air compressor. That's the sort of thing we gearheads own, but not normal folks.

But you correct that misting with garden sprayers is somewhat common.
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I can put 60 pounds of pressure in my normal garden sprayer and the plastic its made of is thin.

When I drilled the hole for the tire valve, I was suprised at how thick it was. There was just enough thread on the valve to get the nut started, then used a wrench to tighten for a decent seal.

I thought most of those power pack jump starters that people bring had little compressors built in.

I know hf has just the little 12 volt compressors for like $15.

Oh, our well has a pressure pump that calls fo 45 pounds and I already checked my barrel with more than that.

Ive got an rv pump in stock, but the trike is going to monopolize most of my 12 volt power. :)
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Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:20 pm

:D
I'm often wrong.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:23 pm

Me 2.

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Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:20 pm

:D
With pressure vessels, I like to play it safe.

With some other things...

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...less so.

(BM 2009)

By the way... those tires.... I once launched one over my house. Tire landed on my front porch, and the rim landed next door. Around 60 PSI, I think.
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Postby TomServo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:35 pm

I plumbed mine to a canopy misting system, using clips to keep the spray lever open. Also filled one, with a BRASS (NOT PLASTIC!), nozzell, with kerosene. And gave my toledo torch regular showers.....I wouldn't advise this though!
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Postby gyre » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:46 am

Do not use a regular garden hose for this.

Use a hose or tubing intended for drinking water.

RV places for the hose, including wmart sometimes.
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Postby gyre » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:48 am

The steel ones can be used for heated water.

Obviously, these must all be never touched by toxins for people use.
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Postby Elliot » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:37 am

:D
RV drinking water hose is white, and may have a thin blue stripe. Not expensive.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:49 am

And unless you are actually drinking from it(the barrel) you can use whatever hose you want, especially for misters or showers or squirtguns.

All barrels can have a bit of pressure in them(because of swelling from the heat of the sun)but none of those are designed to hold pressure for any amount of time.

I am kinda wondering why you(FigJam) drilled another hole onto your barrel for the schrader valve when you already had threads available in the other cap?
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Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:50 am

It was easier than finding adapters.

The caps are very deep.

And I didnt think of it. :oops:

I wont keep the barrel pressorized all the time.

Im bringing my 15gal. compressor, so that once the compressor is charged, I can charge the barrel when I need water.

The garden hose was just to make sure this flight of fancy would work. :)





Ok. misters and showers.


Wheres the imaginiers? What creative things have you done with your misters?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:58 am

Here are some of the things I have done with water.

The picture of the MV has a 80 gallon tank in the middle, and a 40 on the tailgate, both at 100 PSI.

The babtismals are all done with sump pumps and 12volt diamphram pumps using 250 gallon jtotes on a flatbed trailor.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:04 am

So 100psi and nothing blew up?

Good to know. :lol:
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:30 pm

Those are high pressure fiberglass wound water tanks, they factory test them at 300 psi.

The ones you have are just jugs, not designed for pressure at all.

The harbor freight $20 impeller driven 12volt job gives you the equivalent of 30-35 psi, and shurflo RV diaphram pumps deliver approx 60 psi, varying a little on the model.
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Postby FIGJAM » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:51 pm

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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:17 pm

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Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:36 pm

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Postby ¡Niers! » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:13 pm

I use mine for applying neem oil and water to medicinal ganja plants.
Not very creative, I know.
But it keeps the mites away.
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Postby Elorrum » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:09 pm

I'll bite. One liter. I use it to rinse my dishes over a large funnel that contains a wad of aquarium filter floss, drains into gray water collecting container. This cuts down on water used for washing dishes. The floss dries with the dish and cooking moop, and goes in the trash. I also use the sprayer for mist to cool off.
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Postby dragonpilot » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:38 am

Our 3 gal garden sprayer goes in the RV shower stall. We use this for showering instead of overusing RV water and running the risk of filling up the gray water tank...works just fine.

And one can stick the nozzle in one's nose at low pressure as a sort of neti pot...cleans playa outta the schnoz!
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Postby jella » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:58 am

I have a couple of these, I can't imagine being without it during the daytime. Super refreshing :)
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:56 pm

Token wrote:Figjam, You are a colonic hydrotherapists wet dream.



Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha.


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That is not his penis. That is a dildo attached to the end of his sprayer thing like this that he sprays water or lemonade out of.
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Postby lucky420 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:26 pm

it looks so real.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:34 pm

I use a stock garden sprayer for showering. Fill it up, leave it out in the sun, 10-12 pumps and hoist up on a carabiner and rope in the shower. Works great since 2006.
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:08 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:I use a stock garden sprayer for showering. Fill it up, leave it out in the sun, 10-12 pumps and hoist up on a carabiner and rope in the shower. Works great since 2006.


What's your set-up around it? Gray water evap pond or __?
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