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Chapin Wet or Dry Hose End Sprayer Overview

By DoMyOwn staff

The Chapin Wet / Dry Hose-End Sprayer is one of the best hose-end sprayers out there. You can use both liquid lawn and garden chemicals as well as water soluble granules in this sprayer. In this video, we go over how to use it, basic functions and features.

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Today we’re gonna talk about the Chapin wet or dry hose end sprayer.  On the front of your wet and dry hose end sprayer you’ll notice there’s calibrations on the front of the label. On the right side of the label you’ll have your calibration for liquids. On the left side of your label you’ll have calibrations for your wettable powders or wettable granules.  You’ll notice that the legend has three different colors. Blue represents liters or milliliters. Red is gallons, and black is ounces. An example, the black number represents all ounces 8, 12, 16, 20, and red represents gallons 3, 6, 15, and 21 and so on.  

On the granule side you’ll have your teaspoons in milliliters. Teaspoons will be in black and milliliters will be in blue.  The first thing you will need to do when you use your wet and dry hose end sprayer is to take the product label from the product you’re about to spray either liquid or granule and read the instructions to see how many tablespoons or gallons you need to use for the set number of square feet you’re getting ready to treat.  For example, if your gonna treat 300 square feet and you needed three gallons to do it you would take the liquid product and fill it with the product only up to the three gallon mark. Then you would take the top and match the three gallon mark with the top dial and then you would connect  the hose and now you’re ready to spray that three hundred square feet if that’s what the label said.  

When spraying wettable powders or water soluble granules in your wet and dry hose end sprayer the first thing you want to do is again look at the product label find out how many teaspoons or milliliters you need to cover a set number of square feet. So, you’re gonna wanna feel this container up to that mark. So if it’s 30 tablespoons you fill it up to 30 tbsp mark.  Then on the top of your sprayer you’re going to want to turn it to the granules setting.  There is only one setting for the granules or the wettable powders and you turn it to that setting.  

Now you’ll connect your hose and spray.  Remember to always make sure that the siphon tube has been removed from the sprayer. Here’s a pro tip when spraying thicker liquids: it’s almost virtually impossible for the siphon tube to work correctly so what you’re gonna wanna do it still using the liquid calibrated side fill it up to the calibrated level, remove the siphon tube from the inside, turn the setting to granular. This will allow water from the host to mix the thicker liquid, thinning it and allowing you to spray it more easily over the desired area.  The Chapin hose end sprayer has an adjustable tip. It’s three-way adjustable tip gives you three different settings for either a stream, a pin steam or rainfall. 

 Also, there’s an ON/OFF switch so once you have your hose connected, you simply just pull it back and then you get free flow from the water.  You want to stop it you push it forward and the hose shuts off.  The hose end sprayer has a gasket where the hose connects.  Please make sure your gasket is seated firmly and your hose is tightened completely, otherwise you’ll get some leakage around this area. 

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