Tank Sprayers for OdorXit Concentrate
Several nationwide companies including LESCO, Lowes, RL Flo-Master, Chapin , and Sears have a variety of tank type sprayers. Because they change there web sites so often you will need to use their search window to find the sprayers. Search for "tank sprayer" and you will get what you are looking for. Most are provided with a circular of conical spray nozzle. We have found that these nozzles are less than optimal for applying OdorXit to walls and flooring. A flat fan spray nozzle gives far better coverage. Many of the deck sprayers we have seen come with a fan spray nozzle and some even have a small plastic filter built into the nozzle assembly. The filter is a small item but a huge improvement because tap water has small chunks of scale and other stuff that will clog any nozzle repeatedly.
is one of the leading manufactures of small lawn and garden sprayer products. They are featured in stores like Home Depot, Wal*Mart, K-Mart, Meijers, Scotty's, Wester Auto, and many local and national stores. Amongst the products they offer is part number 1985 3 pint and the 1998 2.5 pint hand held sprayer that are great for small to moderate indoor applications using OdorXit.For larger sprayers and a full explanation of their products click here
LESCO has a wide variety of very high quality tank sprayers available in many areas of the United States. LESCO stores cater to the lawn care industry. As a result they have a full line of tank sprayers of superior quality ranging for 1/2 gallon to large back pack sprayers. The 1/2 gallon unit is less than $20 and is very effective for the application of OdorXit. It too is supplied with a conical spray tip but it can be easily replaced with a brass fan spray nozzle generally available at LESCO. The Sears Nozzle Assortment" package number 07101625 will also fit on the half gallon LESCO sprayer ( conversion to a flat spray ). LESCO's web site is http://www.lesco.com/. They have a toll free number (800-321-5325) for locating the nearest LESCO store to your location.
Some of LESCO's tank sprayers are viewable below:
- The 1/2 gallon hand sprayer can be used for all small jobs, part number #0201295 is less than $20.
- The 1 gallon tank sprayer can be used for all spray on applications, part number #031573 is less than $40.
- The 2 gallon tank sprayer is for those big jobs, part number #003075 is less than $45.00
The brass fan spray nozzle from LESCO part number # 035915 is less that $2.50.
Just for reference, LESCO's standard conical nozzle on the 1/2 gallon sprayer
Spraying Systems Co.
Finally, for those of you who what the most flexibility and are willing to pay for it, a company named Spraying Systems Co . P.O. BOX 7900, North Avenue at Schmalz Rd., Wheaton, Il 60189-7900 USA phone 1-630-665-5000 produces a line of spray products for farm applications that can be adapted to many but not all tank spray wands. They also have replacement wands that can be adapted to all tank sprayers with wands. The nozzle mounting adapter unit has 1/4" NPT, most wands have 1/4" straight thread. Their product line is called TEEJET and is available at most farm implement store for crop spraying. The advantage of these products is the wide variety of flow rates, spray patterns and filters available. We have found that the TPxxxxE series nozzles produce a wide, flat, even spray that is just what is needed. There is a wide range of flow rate nozzles available. They are not cheap but they last for ever and work really will.
This might seem to be a bit of over kill for getting rid of urine, or mold & mildew odors, but it is actually not. Particularly with mold and mildew, the walls and ceilings are involved as well as the carpet, flooring and furniture. Spraying the walls and ceiling with a high flow nozzle will result in runs and streaks caused by applying too much liquid. The low and very low flow rate nozzles, (less than .1 gallon per minute) aside from spraying a smaller amount of material per minute, also causes the spray to be much finer (the droplets are very much smaller). With the addition of carpet cleaning shampoo (2 or 3 ounces per gallon) to the mixture of water and OdorXit Concentrate or OdorXit CLO2 dissolved in water, these smaller droplets can and do completely cover an area without causing runs and drips, avoiding lasting stains on the walls. The higher flow rate nozzles are required for treating walls of concrete, concrete blocks, and most wood flooring. Spraying carpets with a sprayer except for superficial contamination is not nearly as effective as using a carpet cleaning machine.