We do not recommend that you use gasoline or ethanol in any sprayer because of their flash points. We did speak to the manufacturers of the two lines of sprayers we carry and both said that while they cannot truly recommend a sprayer for your needs because of liability issues, some professionals do use the Chapin 3.5 Gallon Concrete Sprayer 1949 to spray diesel fuel.
Be sure that you have properly assembled the Chapin Premier 2 Gallon Sprayer #21220XP. You may especially want to check the siphon tube inside the tank that is responsible for the uptake of liquid inside the sprayer. You should also check the hose connection, and be sure the nozzle is not screwed in too tightly. If you are still experiencing trouble, you can also contact Chapin Customer Service at 850-950-4458 M-F 8a-5p EST.
The Chapin Premier 2 Gallon Sprayer has a pressure relase valve. You just need to turn it to release the pressure from the tank before opening it. Once this is done, you can safely open the sprayer.
If the Chapin Premier 2 Gallon Sprayer is pumped up as much as possible you may reach distances of 10 ft max. For areas where you may need a great distance reach please consider the Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer. The Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer offers maximum portability and can be used in any container simply by dropping the weighted strainer into the solution and pumping with the slide pump. The sprayer features an 84 in heavy duty nylon reinforced chemical resistant hose and a brass adjustable nozzle for fine mist to coarse stream. The brass pump develops pressure up to 150 psi and allows you to reach targets over 30 feet away. You can see the video of this sprayer in use by clicking going to the Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer page on our website.
Yes, the brass wand is needed to use with the nozzles because it is developed to resist pressure up to 40 psi and allow you to reach targets up to 10 feet away. You can see the video of this sprayer in use by going to the Chapin Premier 2 Gallon Sprayer page on our website.