Repairing Yet Another Garden Sprayer

Evidently, it’s impossible to make a spring both good and noncorrosive:

Garden sprayer - corroded spring
Garden sprayer – corroded spring

I found a suitable (i.e., good, but rust-prone) spring in the Big Box o’ Medium Springs:

Garden sprayer - spring replaced
Garden sprayer – spring replaced

Unlike the repair for that sprayer, this spring turned out to be long enough to work perfectly. I have no idea how long I can keep this up, but … at least I’m now keeping pace with the failures.

4 thoughts on “Repairing Yet Another Garden Sprayer

  1. Seems like 6Al4V ought to work just fine.

    And hey, turns out you can buy it on Amazon!

    1. Missed my chance: “Currently unavailable. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.”

      I’ll put it on my Santa wish-list… [grin]

    1. This scares me right off: “E-mail for the latest catalogue and prices!”

      My rule of thumb is that if I must ask for their prices, I can’t afford them… but if I were making a bazillion sprinkler heads, a non-corroding spring would be a nice selling point!

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