I have successfully used the Solo 2 gallon sprayer for about 7 years; however, the nozzle doesn’t spray any longer. It only drips; there isn’t a mist. I have removed the brass nozzle and filter in an attempt to clean them, but with no success. Do you have any other suggestions?
First, try without the filter to see if it will spray. If yes, then that means the filter is clogged. At that point, try soaking the filter overnight to see if it unclogs. Fine debris can easily clog it and sometimes you won’t see it. If it won’t spray when the filter is removed, it could be the ball and spring. At that point, we usually replace the nozzle.
I’m looking at the Hudson Eliminator pump sprayer to use inside my house. Problem is that sprayers I’ve had in the past pump out too much chemical too fast. I want one that will be less powerful and not make a mess. Will this do what I want?
Most pump sprayers will pump faster and with more pressure if they’re pumped up too much. As a general rule, it’s always best to guage how much to pump your sprayer based on where you’ll be spraying. If you need to reach up high, say on the outside of a building, clearly more pumping will be required. If you plan on spraying inside the home, a low volume low pressure spray is generally best suited for such treatments. The Hudson Eliminator is a good starter or basic sprayer. It won’t last a lifetime but you should be able to do most any pest control spraying in and around the home with this pump sprayer. And we always suggest you first fill it with water only and practice using it so you can get a feel for how much “pumping” you’ll need to do for the areas you wish to treat.