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#1 pdisme

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:10 AM

So I've got a five gallon detailing spray jug that I cracked open (literally, had to pop holes in it with a screw driver for breathing and to knock out the nozzle fitting) for the first time today. I'm finding the nozzle nearly useless for refilling the spray bottles. If you open it a little bit, you get a drizzle, if you open it enough so that it doesn't take ten minutes to fill the bottle, the liquid seems to come spray out from the edges of the nozzle, which happens to be the same diameter as the spray bottle neck, so you end up with detail spray everywhere. Short of a funnel, which I plan to go buy tomorrow, is there a trick to easily dispense from the five gallon to the spray bottles?
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#2 Nick@Adams

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Theres a white small nozzle at the top, unscrew that and poke a good size hole in the 'nipple'. Replace the nozzle.

When you open the tap up to pour, loosen the nozzle to allow airflow in.

#3 ArmyAcadia09

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

I always use the funnel when refilling with my five gal
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#4 THE Mook

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Gotta "Let it breathe!"

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

I hear you. Those jugs were a pain to get started with! I have only filled gallon jugs from the 5 gallon ones, then fill the 36 or 16s from there. Kind of a step-down production :lol:
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Yep I had the air inlet punched, the spicket just seems to have two settings, drizzle or blast. I got a funnel to solve the problem but am ordering the screw on nice funnel from Adams today so I don't have to try and manipulate three things at the same time to fill the bottle.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

X 2 on the screw on Funnel, cool feature, Makes it easy to pour from the Gallon also

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

How are the jugs from a leaking standpoint? Are they safe to leave in a horizontal position on a shelf for easy use or should I keep them tipped up when not dispensing?
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#9 Nick@Adams

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

They do have a tendency to drip slowly if stored on their side long term... I tip them up when I know they won't be used for a long time. As a secondary 'safety measure' I ended up converting some plastic pencil holders into a drip tray to catch any slow leaks. Works well.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

How are the jugs from a leaking standpoint? Are they safe to leave in a horizontal position on a shelf for easy use or should I keep them tipped up when not dispensing?

The only one of mine that I have to stand up is Under-Carriage Spray, all the rest I leave horizontal.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

The only one of mine that I have to stand up is Under-Carriage Spray, all the rest I leave horizontal.


If it is invisible, how do you know it's leaking? :lolsmack:

I keep mine upright. Don't want to risk spillage.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

If it is invisible, how do you know it's leaking? :lolsmack:

I keep mine upright. Don't want to risk spillage.

I can smell it!:D

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

Better that than slipping and bruising or breaking something
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

I haven't noticed my Detail Spray leaking, it must be so slow it absorbs into the rug, lol
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

I recieved my first 5 gallon jug last night.  I might be blind, but how to you install the nozzle?


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

/\ Just remove the large cap that has the threads in the middle, and use a razor or something similar to cut a hole in the plastic behind where the threads are. After that just screw in the drain valve that Adam's supplied with it. The smaller cap, just unscrew it, poke a hole through the plastic under where the cap goes, then screw the cap back on. Good luck.






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