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I know I'm running out of time for spring applications but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a hose and reel spray system. Right now I'm running a 4 gallon back pack sprayer. I have a few bucks saved up for a tank but the prices are just barely out of my reach right now. The 4 gallon tank sprays at about .6 gal/1k sq.ft. so it will effectively cover about 6700 sq feet. That's almost ok for most of my lawns.

I've priced Grayson-Clark and Qspray so far. I'm not specifically looking for price savings but Qspray is less expensive and seems to be the better built system (just from reading though, no experience with either). They're just a bit out of my price range right now.

If anyone has a lead on a used setup that would be wonderful. Parts are fine, skid mounted preferred. If not, any suggestions on building one? Blueprints and parts lists? I do require an electric pump as it will be moved from a pickup to a van eventually. I don't think running a gas engine in the van is a smashing idea at all.

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I know I'm running out of time for spring applications but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a hose and reel spray system. Right now I'm running a 4 gallon back pack sprayer. I have a few bucks saved up for a tank but the prices are just barely out of my reach right now. The 4 gallon tank sprays at about .6 gal/1k sq.ft. so it will effectively cover about 6700 sq feet. That's almost ok for most of my lawns.

I've priced Grayson-Clark and Qspray so far. I'm not specifically looking for price savings but Qspray is less expensive and seems to be the better built system (just from reading though, no experience with either). They're just a bit out of my price range right now.

If anyone has a lead on a used setup that would be wonderful. Parts are fine, skid mounted preferred. If not, any suggestions on building one? Blueprints and parts lists? I do require an electric pump as it will be moved from a pickup to a van eventually. I don't think running a gas engine in the van is a smashing idea at all.

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Try this, http://organiclawncarestore.web.offi...ndsprayer.aspx

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about $10.00

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Do you have a line on a 30 mile long garden hose? Besides how do you dechlorinate water coming from a garden hose?
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Do you have a line on a 30 mile long garden hose? Besides how do you dechlorinate water coming from a garden hose?
I get a pond dechlorinator from Lowe's. A capful in the hose end sprayer does the job of dechlorinating. When You add product to the sprayer just add a capful of it. It's inexpensive and a bottle will last you a season or more.

You only need to dechlorinate when you use the bio-active products such as dethatcher and aerify.

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Fantastic. How about the hose? I'll have to hire someone to stay at my house to turn it on and off. I was under the impression that you had to dechlorinate and let it set for a certain amount of time before it took effect. Don't ask me where I got that idea from though. I have no idea.

Seriously though, I think I need a tank, pump hose and reel. The hose end sprayer isn't practical if you have no access to water.

swstout, I always enjoy your posts and I noticed that you switched your blog from a wordpress to a Windows Live. May I ask why you chose to switch? Just wondering. I just don't like wordpress any longer. If I never have to edit a php file again it'll be too soon.

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I noticed that you switched your blog from a wordpress to a Windows Live. May I ask why you chose to switch? Just wondering. I just don't like wordpress any longer. If I never have to edit a php file again it'll be too soon.
Windowes Live is free and fairly easy to use. I have both still but seem to use the Windows Live now. No particular reason, just complacency I guess.

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You may have problems keeping steady pressure to a electric pump skid system. Most electric pumps I have seen are not rated for hoses longer than about 50ft.
Take a look a Gregson-Clark "spreader mate" sprayer. I saw a guy using one similar to this the other day, the lot size was 1/4 acre at most and he was done in no time. Based on your typical lots being around 7,000 sqft this may be a good option for you.

http://www.gregsonclark.com/spreadermate.html

http://www.permagreen.com/magnum/

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I'm not sure that's much better than the back pack.

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I hate the magnum, I wish they'd bring back the Centri. The Centri is so much more agile and controllable. The magnum is perfect on completely flat ground but around here the Centri is king. I wish I could find one.

Even if I were going to go with one of these options I'd still need a tank to fill it.
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I am a bit confused about what you are looking for.

Am I correct in understanding that you are looking into a skid sprayer?

If you are looking into building your own, are you talking about this kind of tank?

http://www2.northerntool.com/sprayer...er-tanks-2.htm

Here are some other options if this is what you are looking for.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...sprayer%2Btank
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