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Why am i losing pressure on my 3 gallon roll away sprayer?

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What is the mixing ratio to 1 gal of water?

Their products are here, but they don't tell you the usage. It has to be on the label by law. The rear label usually lifts up to reveal a small book of three or four pages. If it isn't there, contact the company via the website.

The does have label details here
For the Spectracide it is 1/2 oz to a gallon, but it depends on what type of grass you have. I will copy and paste the label details, but I doubt the format will stick, but it is all there.

Ounces of Concentrate to Use for:

St. Augustine*,




2 2/3

13 1/3

21 1/3

















Sq ft

to be



Fescue, Rye,









To spray small areas or individual weeds, use a pressure sprayer for better

control. Do not use a hose-end sprayer. Mix as directed in table below. Shake

well before spraying. Be certain to wet each weed.



Measure amount of concentrate from chart below into sprayer tank and dilute

with 1 gal of water. Close tank sprayer and shake well before spraying. Use a

spray pattern that gives small spray droplets without any ne mist to treat

250 sq ft.



1. From the chart below, determine amount of concentrate to be applied for

each 250 sq ft of lawn.



St. Augustine*,

Bahia, Centipede

1/2 - oz

2 - oz

2/3 - oz

2 2/3 - oz

1 - oz

4 - oz

1/2 - oz

2/3 - oz

1 - oz



Ounces in


250 sq ft

1,000 sq ft

250 sq ft

1,000 sq ft

250 sq ft

1,000 sq ft





Bluegrass, Fescue,

Rye, Zoysia



2. Fill sprayer jar with enough concentrate to cover area to be treated. Do not

add water to sprayer.

3. Set dial on sprayer to the setting from the chart below.

4. Attach sprayer to hose. Extend hose to the farthest area of lawn to be treated

and work back toward faucet so that you do not walk over treated areas.

Apply evenly to lawn.

EXAMPLE: To treat 1,000 sq ft of fescue lawn, add 4 - oz of concentrate to the

sprayer with sprayer dial set on 1 - oz. Check the directions you received when

you purchased your sprayer for further details on the proper use of your dial



For sprayers that require the addition of water as well as concentrate prior to


1. From the following chart, determine amount of concentrate required to treat

each 250 sq ft of lawn.

2. Pour concentrate into sprayer jar to the required "- oz" level.

3. Then add the appropriate amount of water to the "gallons" level. Replace

sprayer top on jar and shake well before spraying.

4. Attach sprayer to hose. Extend hose to the farthest area of lawn to be

treated and work back toward faucet so that you do not walk over treated

areas. Apply evenly to lawn.

EXAMPLE: To treat 1,000 sq ft of fescue, pour in concentrate to the 4 - oz mark

and add water to the 4 gal mark. Check the directions you received when you
purchased your sprayer for further details on the proper use of your

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What would make a paint sprayer lose suction while beeing used

Wore out packings You have a little titan
Check to see if you have flat valves or balls flat valves are better but the packing kit is around 60.00 dollars also check the prime knob it also has seals .
The KEY is to always clean the mechine after use and oil the pistion with throught oil and it will last forever if you repack it every 2or 3 hundred gallons or so and use good tips

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It keeps losing pressure. No matter how hard I screw on top, I hear a hissing sound as the air leaks out.

Check and replace the o-ring or seal on the top and check all connections for tightness and dry rot. Good Luck...

May 06, 2011 | Solo 3 Gallon Pressure Sprayer

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I have a 3 gal. back sprayer. When you try to presureize the tank to spray, The pump seems to work but there is no pressure. If repairs are necessary, where in the Redding, Ca. area is a repair shop for...

Hi there
There are many possible reasons for your sprayer not pressurizing. If the pump lever is moving freely and does not seem to be building pressure while pumping it is possible that the O-ring at the valve is damaged, the seal in the pressure regulator is leaking, the piston or the collar is worn. Any of these problems will require disassembly of the unit and inspection of each part. If you do feel resistance building as you pump but quickly loose pressure you likely have leaks in the diaphram, it's seal, the pressure cylinder or the tank itself.
If you are comfortable disassembling the unit and inspecting the parts for wear or damage most of the individual replacement parts are fairly easy to replace and readily available online from Solo or at many retail outlets and supply companies. Solo has done a great job with how-to videos and instructions for each procedure on their web site
If you are not comfortable disassembling and repairing your sprayer yourself you can try contacting a mower/equipment repair shop in the Redding area as is seems the nearest Authorized Solo sprayer repair center is Cloverdale Saw in Cloverdale CA, 707-894-2273

Dec 31, 2010 | Solo Backpack Sprayer 3 Gallon Capacity,...

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No spray at all, line clean, hand valve not opening

usually have to take it apart! Try the lime away products for bathrooms to get rid of the hardened product left in the line. I don't remember any filter being on this model or any easy way to disassemble. Hot soapywater might be another choice.

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Not much pressure on fimco 15 gallon sprayer - purchased new 2.1 gpm motor - it sprays but not a lot comes out - seems not much pressure - Thanks.

Is it possible that the pick-up tube inside the sprayer is clogged up, or the hose it damaged? Maybe dirt in the spray handle/wand?

Oct 26, 2009 | Fimco Trailer Sprayer, 15 Gallon, 2.1 GPM,...

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Trying to find how i can build my own trailer mounted sprayer for dust control

No need to re-invent the wheel when building your trailer mounted sprayer. Your local Northern tool Store, or at the address below,

you will find all the parts that you will need to complete your project. I have purchased several different types of sprayers, tanks, pressure pumps and parts from them over the years. They have a helpfull staff and most parts are in stock. Take a look at ready made trailer mounted sprayers there to pattern yours after then design in your special needs.
My first portable sprayer was made from four 55 gallon drums loaded onto the back of my pickup. For the pump I used a modified 2" trash/water pump reduced to 1' pipe then seven nozzles. Worked great however 220 gallons of water did not last very long. Problems began with the weight of water in large quantity. I decided I needed about 1000 gallons and found that I needed to deal with about 7500 lbs of weight. Oh well, enough already, good luck with your project and email if you have questions.

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Sprayer Question

Hose end sprayers are the simplest and least expensive of the category. A sprayer jar is attached to a regular garden sprayer. Concentrated material is added to the sprayer jar. An adjustment on the jar determines the amount delivered. The force of the water through the hose pulls the material up from the jar and mixes and dilutes it with the water. A built-in anti-siphon device prevents unused material from being pulled back into your water supply. Compression or tank sprayers are the most common type of spray equipment. Concentrated material is added to the tank. Water is then added to a marked fill line. The remaining air is pressurized by pumping the handle a designated number of times. A control lever on the wand controls the spray pattern and amount. Compression sprayers provide a precise, on target, non-drift spray good for soil and lawn pests. Adjust the sprayer for a coarse, drenching spray, a concentrated stream or a fine mist. Tank capacities range from 1 quart to over 3 gallon for handheld models. Homeowner type backpack sprayers hold up 4 gallons. The tanks may be made from polyethylene plastic, galvanized steel or stainless steel. In addition to treatments for pests and diseases, compression sprayers are designed for applying cleaning solutions for decks and siding. Backpack sprayers are operated in the same manner as the handheld compression sprayer. The over-the-shoulder configuration makes it easier to carry the heavier load of material. Some backpack models also use a lever-style pump to maintain pressure without removing the unit form your back. Powered sprayers rely on a gasoline engine for spray power. Great for larger yards or gardens due to portability and capacity (12 gallons). Dusters are a slightly different breed. Dry powders (mostly for blooming plants such as roses) are added to a canister and applied by manually pumping. NOTE: Compression sprayers deliver liquid under pressure. Compression sprayers are powerful and efficient tools. This fact also makes them potentially dangerous. Always read the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions carefully.

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