clogged fogg-it nozzles

ken_ny(Z10FL)October 15, 2010

How do you clean/unclog fogg-it nozzles without wrecking them?

I have several dozen in many different sizes but mostly super fine.

I use them to mist and fertilize orchids and bromeliads, etc. mounted on cork bark or growing in open wood slatted baskets.

Most of them have at least one or two of the of the three nozzles completely clogged.

Any suggestions other than using a pre-filter?

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lehua49

ken,

My guess is that they are clogged from the fertilizer salt build up. Soak them overnight in vinegar and see if that helps. Aloha

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 4:46PM
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ken_ny(Z10FL)

Thanks!

full strength or diluted?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 5:02PM
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lehua49

Ken,

As strong as you dare. I believe in full strength as the shortest route to nirvana. Aloha. By the way test one and if it works, do the others and set up a maintenance routine if you are using system as fertilizer delivery. GL

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 12:15PM
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ken_ny(Z10FL)

Tried it & wow! - it worked like a champ. a 24 hour soak in full strength distilled white vinegar opened up all three nozzles of the completely clogged super fine fogg-it misters that haven't worked in years.

Thanks so much for the tip.

Ken

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 11:34AM
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