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Home Built Sprayer
Here's a sprayer I built with safety and convenience in mind. It features a 17-gal. cone bottom tank with a drain valve that I installed at the bottom. The big tank allows me to mix up larger quantities of material than I was able to do with our old hand pump sprayer. I mix quantities as small as 1 gal. when I need to. The drain allows me to collect any left-over material into another container and makes it easier to clean the sprayer after use. I installed a pressure gauge and pressure control valve that gives me more control of the sprayer. The sprayer runs off any 12-volt battery so it can be used with gar-den equipment, tractors, ATV's, pickup's, etc. The sprayer was easy to build and all parts were available from commercial suppliers.
(Kevin Biehle, 3145 N. Co. Rd. 360E, North Vernon, Ind. 47265).

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #3