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Hose End Sprayer

Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 9:34

Hi Folks,

I'm trying to replace a Miracle Gro hose end sprayer that's gotta be over 30 years old. It has a nozzle that can be unscrewed revealing a garden hose connector. Nozzle is perfect for the wife's flowers, then remove it and connect a soaker hose for the garden. I can't find anything similar locally, Amazon has a few that are $10 or less and the reviews all talk about leaking. Personally, I hate to buy something knowing I have to immediately get busy with teflon tape or farbricate washers or both. Not sure why these leak? No moving parts, simple venturi with a pick up tube in a reservoir operated by water pressure.

There are fertilize mixer type things available, however they're designed for use with drip irrigation and "step 1" is to install a pressure regulator upstream so they only see a Max pressure of 22PSI, problem with that is soaker hoses want to see more pressure to operate effectively.

Guess I can see why Miracle Gro stopped making them if you only need to replace them every thirty years or so. :-)

Anyone know of a source for something similar?

Thanks for your time,

Ev


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RE: Hose End Sprayer

The reviews on Walmart's website are equally bad. Looks like Scotts/Miracle Grow turned a good product into a real piece of junk. I have one of the older ones that had a cracked spray nozzle (over tightened it) and was able to repair it with some Loctite 2 part epoxy.


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