Bought one of these yesterday, got home, and it was missing the fitting on the braided hose to at...
April 19, 2018
Bought one of these yesterday, got home, and it was missing the fitting on the braided hose to attach to the flow control unit. Took that one back today, and exchanged it. I should have checked the box before I left, because the new unit is missing the exact same fitting. I am returning this one, and I will not be buying another one.
Factor in the time I have spent going to and from the store in my truck, inability to get my task done on time, and sitting in traffic for about an hour due to construction around our Home Depot, and I am losing money. Thanks Flow Master for wasting half of my only day off.
!!!GARBAGE!!! This sprayer I thought was going to end me having to replace many trigger sprayers...
December 09, 2017
This sprayer I thought was going to end me having to replace many trigger sprayers I've bought over the years.
I used this 6 times only with bleach & water solution as it is SUPPOSED to be designed for.
The spray nozzle only sprays out a super fine mist like an aerosol can that stutters no matter how highly pressurized the tank is, the nozzle head is adjusted to many positions.
I kept it rinsed clean after all times of use.
I bought this item a year ago to use to bleach the parts of my siding that accumulate algae due to moisture/lack of regular sun and I find it sealed well, and yes, it requires several hand pumps to get going, but it dispersed the bleach very usefully and the stucco I could reach with it is looking great. Now to find something that will reach the chimney 2 stories up. ;)
This is plastic junk. The spray nozzle cracked so I had to order a repair kit that included the w...
June 22, 2017
This is plastic junk. The spray nozzle cracked so I had to order a repair kit that included the whole wand. That cost half as much as the original sprayer. After I put the new wand on, it sprayed air as if the tank was empty. I pulled out the pickup tube and found it was broken off at the part that connects it to the hose. It was also cracked open about half way down. This sprayer is supposed to be made for bleach but apparently at least some of the plastic deteriorates when exposed to bleach.
I bought one of these last fall and used it once. I went to use it again and it won't pressure up...
July 17, 2019
I bought one of these last fall and used it once. I went to use it again and it won't pressure up. I cleaned the seal and lubricated it and it still won't pressure up very much. If you pump constantly it will spray a little but then I found the suction tube was broken in half inside the sprayer. I went to HD and could not find a replacement suction hose so in the trash this will go. What a waste of money.
I just purchased my third sprayer. I use 50/50 muriatic acid and water to clean the well water rust off of the sidewalks. They work great for a couple of years,which is fine considering the price. The pressure release valve always goes first. I keep everything but the old tank for parts . I used the new replacement sprayer one time in February. I tried it today (April) and I noticed the wand was leaking at the nozzle. I tried to tighten as I figured it was loose. As I did, the nozzle fell into my hand. The threads holding the nozzle had disintegrated after one use!! Fortunately I had kept the last two spray wands. The new wand is different than previous ones. This came with a much larger red nozzle at the end of the wand with a large sleeve covering coarse threads behind the nozzle. On the old style wand you just had an interchangeable nozzle that attached to the wand on very thin threads. Works great. Never an issue. Obviously a design flaw if you use acid.
After a year of casual use with bleach the pressure, the relief valve stoped sealing properly, and then the trigger stoped from shutting off. I took apart the trigger and could not be repaired. Plus the compression seal on the wand broke in 3 pieces. While it was working it worked ok, but the pressure seal is a terrible design. For the price would have been ok, but the design can be improved, and maybe would have added a few cents to the cost to manufacture.