Premier Pro Tri-poxy Steel Sprayer (#1280) is a great product that has many of Chapin's unique features that set this product above the rest of the market. Those features include: structural strength from the TriPoxy coated metal tank and Viton Seals which make this product last for years, SureSpray anti-clog filter keeps the sprayer from getting clogged up internally, a top quality 12" brass wand and adjustable nozzle for the flexibility you need, a zinc shut off valve coated with an epoxy for easy cleaning and durability, a funnel top that makes filling the tank easy and a pump handle that is made of industrial grade metal for long lasting durability. What else could you want in a sprayer?
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.
Nice looking tank...seal at the top needs to be tight or it will leak under pressure, and tip has a nice spray but drips after releasing trigger with remaining pressure. I purchased this to use around the baseboards inside and it does the job, although the wife doesn't care for the extra dripping. Go for a more expensive sprayer for inside pest control application.
Is the Premier Pro Tri-poxy Steel Sprayer (#1280) ok for diesel fuel?
Diesel fuel should not be placed in the Premier Pro Tri-poxy Steel Sprayer (#1280). It is recommended that you use Fertilizers, Fungicides, Herbicides, Pesticides in this sprayer. 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.