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Old 07-06-2009, 06:21 PM
Location: Floribama
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Any suggestions for a good pump up sprayer that will last? I've tried the Ortho ones from Wal-Mart and they are junk. The one I have now is a Gilmour, and while it has lasted longer, it stopped working yesterday. I can never seem to get these things to last over a year before the seals go bad and they won't hold pressure.

(FWIW, I mostly use mine to spray RoundUp)
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:02 PM
Location: louisiana
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chapin makes a good sprayer, we use them at work and there a long lasting sprayer. they even sell simle to use rebuild kits,when they stop spraying.

Chapin Sprayers - Manufacturing Excellence Since 1884

the concrete sprayer,is the one we use at work.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:37 PM
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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I've had a FloMaster for 5 or 6 years that's always worked well for me and I've never had a problem with it.

My neighbor bought a Chapin after suffering through a year with a "RoundUp" sprayer. I don't know who actually makes them but he wasn't too fond of how well it sprayed in general. He's much more satisfied with the Chapin.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:55 PM
Location: Floribama
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Thanks guys. I think I'll order the plastic 3gal Chapin sprayer (on sale for $14,wow). I have four acres so I have to carry mine a pretty good distance, I'm scared that metal one might get too heavy.

DLK, I think those RoundUp sprayers are the same as the Ortho ones, I had one that didn't work right out of the box, complete junk.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:22 AM
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If you go to a John Deere Landscape Supply (Formerly Lesco) you will find many sprayers that are built to last. But be prepared to shell out a pretty penny for them.

If you are just using these for the occasional weed spray then I've found the $10 per pump and replace each year to be a better route for a homeowner. Especially since I don't like to share the sprayers with the various chemicals.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:38 AM
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I have had the same issue with sprayers bought from Wal-Mart and Target unfortunately. I purchased a Hudson sprayer online from abatix.com. They have quite a few options but the one I wen with was the "super Sprayer." It also comes with a 1 year warranty on it so at least you can get a year out of it lol. They have a couple more heavier duty options but the one I went with works great and it is very durable!

I buy from Abatix all the time. Whatever the product is that you might want they will find it. I shop there because they find everything that I need and they are knowledgeable about products and different alternatives.
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