Tank Sprayers for OdorXit Concentrate
Several nationwide companies including
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
LESCO has a wide variety of very high
quality tank sprayers available in
many areas of the United States.
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
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
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
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
is less than $45.00
The brass fan spray nozzle from LESCO part number #
is less that $2.50.
Spraying Systems Co.
Just for reference, LESCO's
standard conical nozzle
on the 1/2 gallon sprayer
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
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.