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Old 10-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Foam Gun Sprayer

Has anyone's sprayer on a foam gun broken? My sprayer keeps getting stuck and I can't get it to stop shooting water. I was wondering if u could just buy another sprayer or if I had to buy a whole other foam gun. I'll get pics of what broke when I'm back on my computer
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Has anyone's sprayer on a foam gun broken? My sprayer keeps getting stuck and I can't get it to stop shooting water. I was wondering if u could just buy another sprayer or if I had to buy a whole other foam gun. I'll get pics of what broke when I'm back on my computer
Do you mean the trigger part is "broken"?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Yes :(
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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foam gun problem

It's funny you mention that, I have noticed that lately the water keeps spraying after I release the handle, but only for a couple of seconds. Hoping it doesn't get worse.
If you come up with a fix, let us know
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #5
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I've started to notice the same on my trusty foam gun. It hasn't completely broken though, it still "closes" after a few seconds, but I just usually give it a healthy tug to "close" the stream of water.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Yea, mine was like that as well but now it just won't close :(
I'm going to see if a regular sprayer from home depot or lowe's will work because I love this thing.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #7
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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I bought mine off a forum member. It was in perfect condition when I got it
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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Mine sticks too. I've tried lubing the seal and it didn't help. I bought a Gilmore foam gun to replace it. So far it's been ok. I'm kind of addicted to the gun so I have to have one that works without sticking.

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Old 10-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #10
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Aww man, I was hoping not having to spend more money on a new gun :(
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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Has anyone's sprayer on a foam gun broken? My sprayer keeps getting stuck and I can't get it to stop shooting water. I was wondering if u could just buy another sprayer or if I had to buy a whole other foam gun. I'll get pics of what broke when I'm back on my computer
On the back of the nozzle, on top of the squeeze grip there is an adjustable screw that can be tightened or loosened that can cause the gun to keep spraying. My GPC foam gun did this and I backed it off a couple of rounds and that fixed the problem.

I take it that the gun you have has this type of nozzle attached to it?

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I think mine came from Autopia or Autogeek, and backing off the screw didn't help and neither did lubing it. I have to force the handle back or it won't release. I've never had a nozzle do this before, and unfortunately the soap reservior won't attach to another gun.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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I think mine came from Autopia or Autogeek, and backing off the screw didn't help and neither did lubing it. I have to force the handle back or it won't release. I've never had a nozzle do this before, and unfortunately the soap reservior won't attach to another gun.
This :(
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #14
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I would just put a shut off connector in front of the gun, and see if I could live with that before plunking down more cabbage for a new gun or hitting up the Clause man in 2 months.
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Is this the type of foam gun that you have?



If so the black coupler on the front of nozzle can be unscrewed from the nozzle itself. You should be able to find a nozzle at a home improvement store with threads on the front of that you can screw the coupler onto. I know Gilmour makes a metal bodied nozzle with threads on the front of the nozzle.

If that is the style of gun that you have, unscrew the coupler from the nozzle and take it with you to Lowes, Home Depot, etc and see if you can find a nozzle it can screw on to. If you do, you are pretty much set
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Yes! That was actually what I was hoping to do. Guess ill do it sometime this weekend. I hope I can find one that fits
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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Another option you could do if you can't find a nozzle with threads on the end is to buy a hose shut off valve and attach the quick coupler from the gun to the male end. Then attach the shut valve to the hose and voila!

You can get a shut off valve for cheap at any home improvement store. However, I recommend the slightly more expensive Adam's valve as it has a huge lever that can be easily manipulated with your thumb.
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On the back of the nozzle, on top of the squeeze grip there is an adjustable screw that can be tightened or loosened that can cause the gun to keep spraying. My GPC foam gun did this and I backed it off a couple of rounds and that fixed the problem.

I take it that the gun you have has this type of nozzle attached to it?

My Gilmore foam sprayer did the same thing, tried adjusting that screw which helped a bit, but it still stayed on when I released the trigger, a shot of WD-40 on the back screw assembly worked like a charm.
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My Gilmore foam sprayer did the same thing, tried adjusting that screw which helped a bit, but it still stayed on when I released the trigger, a shot of WD-40 on the back screw assembly worked like a charm.
Going to have to try that
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