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Old 10-09-2018, 09:00 PM   #1
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I have an old gallon pump sprayer that I want to start using. I don't remember what was in it but it does not smell too good. What can I used to clean it out? I will need to replace the hose and it has no nozzle. Any suggestions?
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Unless the sprayer has a stainless steel tank it's probably not worth fixing it. They're not that expensive, just to buy a new one. Order ones have a tendency to have seals etc. dry out and never work as well as they did when they were new.
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What I want to do is keep it for a spare. It is a heavy duty plastic sprayer. Nothing wrong with it. If my other plastic sprayer should break, I can transfer the hose and nozzle to this one. I don't know if I had grass killer in it or diesel to kill grass.

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I'd pour it out where you don't want grass to grow and then rinse it well. Store it so the water will drain out. I always leave the cap/pump off of mine when not in use.
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What I want to do is keep it for a spare. It is a heavy duty plastic sprayer. Nothing wrong with it. If my other plastic sprayer should break, I can transfer the hose and nozzle to this one. I don't know if I had grass killer in it or diesel to kill grass.
Dump out that old stuff, and clean with some soap and water, a few times, then rinse.

You can get sprayer overhaul kits for seals from hardware stores; they run about $14; they'll have a variety of seals meant to fix a variety of sprayers. I have a Spray Doc from the 1980s I've had for 32 years and it still works.
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