Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Good Small Weed Sprayer?
Old 07-24-2007, 09:36 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
Good Small Weed Sprayer?

I need a good one for under $40 if possible. I bought a cheap one, and it won't hold pressure because the connector is too flimsy...........

Any ideas? All I want is something I can put a solution in and spray some pesky weeds.......

Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)

This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-24-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
JPatrick's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,445
Pump ups are kind of lame unless you spend 60-75 bucks.
I use an Ortho "Dial n Spray" hose end sprayer for weeds and bugs.
The cool part is --no measuring. Just pour your stuff in the sprayer, then set the dial for the mix that the label tells you.
Turn on the water and pull the trigger. Got some chemical left? Just pour it back in the regular container for next time as it is not diluted during the spray treatment.
The only way to go---About $10 as I recall.

JPatrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
I have one of those and its pretty handy for stuff that has a high water to mix ratio. Fertilizers for example.

For stuff thats got a low water to mix ratio, honestly...I buy the cheapest sprayers they have at lowes or home depot and up until now they've been fine. In fact, I have two of the small one quart top-pump units and they've done the job for about 8 years. I also have a couple of 2 gallon pump units for larger jobs and those have hung in there for more than 5 years. I had to replace the wand on one that clogged up on me.

But then again, these were purchased in the "good old days" before we put cardboard in pork buns.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,018
I've had this sprayer for 10-15 years, and haven't had any problems with it.


I use it 1-2 times per year.
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 09:43 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,181
When I was still w*rking, we used to use Hudson sprayers exclusively, because they were widely available around here, and you could always find replacement parts for them. They cost about $20-$30 the last I saw. We also used them for applying wood preservative....a lot faster than with a brush!!!

I have a small 1 gallon sprayer with the hose and wand, (similar to the one in T-Al's post above, 'cept much smaller) for spraying insecticide around the house foundation and the garage. I use it a couple times a year. It's some off-brand that I bought for about $10 several years ago.

I also have a couple of off-brand pump-top 1/2 gallon sprayers with the nozzle built right into the top for spraying insecticides (seldom) and fungicides on our roses and a few other plants and bushes. I think they cost about $7 each.

I also have the Weed-Be-Gone and Roundup gallon containers that I bought several years ago, that have the hose and trigger spray nozzle built in, and I buy the concentrate of those products and mix it myself to keep reusing those.
Goonie is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need for International Small Cap ? mb FIRE and Money 11 06-15-2007 07:09 PM
New Small Cap Intl ETF Olav23 FIRE and Money 0 04-28-2007 06:31 PM
Does this RE deal sound good? thefed FIRE and Money 38 04-05-2006 08:30 AM
Small Is Beautiful - Redux Danny Other topics 6 03-22-2006 09:03 AM
Achieving a good mix Rich_by_the_Bay FIRE and Money 26 03-14-2006 12:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:32 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.