Premier Pro Tri-poxy Steel Sprayer (#1180) is the smallest and most portable of Chapin's Premier series of sprayers. This product includes the many and various features of the Chapin, including: excellent structural strength from the Viton Seals and metal tanks coated with TriPoxy, a reinforced hose that will last through the product's years long lifespan, a shut off valve made of zinc and is epoxy coated for easy maintenance, easy-to-fill tank with a funnel top, a pump handle made of top quality metal that will last a long time, a wand and nozzle made of quality brass that gives you great flexibility and a SureSpray anti-clog filter that protects the sprayer from contamination. Great quality for your money.
Make sure hose is pushed all the way to the tank. Make sure hose clamp is tight and below the hose barb. Turn clockwise with a screwdriver to tighten.
Attach nozzle to shut-off handle or extension wand.
3. Pre-Use Check
Check tightness of hose nut to be sure hose is securely attached to the tank outlet.
Inspect hose for deterioration, cracks, softness, or brittleness. If any of these conditions are found, replace hose before using. Replace with original manufacturer’s parts only.
Remove pump (see Filling, Pressurizing and Spraying Instructions), inspect interior and exterior of tank for signs of deterioration of body and bottom. Any sign of deterioration indicates possible tank weakening and could result in explosive bursting under pressure. If any of these signs are found, discard tank immediately and replace. Do not attempt to patch leaks, etc., as this could result in serious injury.
Follow Filling, Pressurizing and Spraying Instructions, except use water only.
Pump plunger 8-10 strokes and inspect for leaks.
Direct shut-off away from you and open to make sure discharge is not clogged.
If unit passes this test, release pressure (see Pressure Releasing Instructions), empty tank, and proceed with Filling, Pressurizing and Spraying Instructions.
Turn pump handle counterclockwise and remove pump.
Prepare spray solution following all directions and safety warnings on chemical label.
Fill tank to no more than the proper gallon marker. Do NOT: overfill to accommodate pump.
Check pump to make sure that no grass or dirt is stuck to barrel. Replace pump in tank and tighten securely.
5. Pressurizing and Spraying
Turn handle clockwise to tighten. Push handle down, turn 1/4 turn counterclockwise to release.
Pump until you feel resistance.
Push handle, down, turn 1/4 turn clockwise to lock. Begin spraying. Re-pump sprayer as required to maintain spray force.
Adjust spray pattern by turning nozzle cap. Do not turn cap more than 2 turns or cap may come off allowing spray material to spray back on you.
6. To Release Pressure
With pump facing away, turn locked handle counterclockwise until air begins to escape. Stop turning handle when you hear air escaping.
Stay away from the sprayer until all air has escaped.
7. Care, Storage and Maintenance
Rinse tank thoroughly with water only, empty, refill with water. Follow Filling, Pressurizing and Spraying Instructions, except pump unit only 8-10 strokes.
Open shut-off and allow water to run through discharge assembly.
I needed a good, but cost effective solution to my gardening and pest control needs. This item fits on both counts. It is sturdy, reliable and it did not break the bank. I am very pleased with its solid all steel construction and brass spray tip. If there is a better one out there, I don't know where it could be. I shopped many places both online and in retail stores. This was the answer at a great price. I highly recommend this product.
I am a "non-professional" when it comes to spraying for bugs around my house. After spending $100 on various plastic sprayers that broke down, I decided to get a steel sprayer. I really like the Premier Pro. Thank you!
This sprayer is used professionally for application of oil and oil based bird and bat repellents. We have used plastic sprayers in the past and found that the valves and pumps will not hold up the to the use or the oil based products. Although the pump is plastic on this sprayer it seems to hold up well. We especially like the metal valve handle and wand. We purchased the one gallon sprayer as that is the normal amount of product we need use at each job.
What is best way to hold the Chapin Premier Pro Tri-Poxy Steel Sprayer (1 Gal.) during use?
It does not look like there is a big handle compared to other styles. Also, how much is an 18" wand for this sprayer, and can it be added to purchase price and shipped with the unit rather than the 12" wand?