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#1 User is offline   maggie 

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:09 PM

hi folks

just wan to share a positive experience i had today with regards to my Hozelock 5L spray.

1. Recently, the spray started becoming ineffective bcos it seemed (and confirmed by other GCS members) to be losing pressure. there was a hissing leak sound but just could not detect which part. also, in the process, i broke off the knob of the pressure release valve.

2. i tried many nurseries to diagnose the lack of pressure and buy a spare part valve but to no avail. no nursery could or wanted to tell me who the agent was. in the end, it was Homefix (thank you !!!) who gave me the Tel. of Hozelock's sole distributor in Singapore.

3. this morning i went by the company, hoping they could solve my problem and repair my set. i met a Mr Lee who was very professional and patient in diagnosing the problem. it was NOT the broken pressure valve at all but another section and he just changed 2 tiny rubber linings. and he also advised that i did not have to buy a new pressure valve spare part (=$12)since it was still in working condition.

4. the long and short of it all is that i got my spray fixed in half an hour, the pressure returned and best of all, it was FREE !!!

so, i just wish to share this information with owners of Hozelock products - dun bother going back to nurseries etc. just head straight to the sole distriubutor (they are okay with me releasing this info):

Wing Poh Hardware Pte Ltd

159 Sin Ming Road #07-01
Amtech Building S. 575625
tel: 62500523

www.wingpoh.com.sg
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

Buy New One mah ! i just bought 3 pcs At S$20.00 each multi spary( Model X5 2676 )
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

maggie ... dont kill me
that day when you told me that your spray is not working, my mind was not working (oops, it is always not working)
I know this Wing Poh (maeyi refers them to me) and I got the sprays from them
I should I told you directly and that will save you the trouble of hunting around ...
my fault ... sorry ... :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:34 PM

hahahaha...aiya dear fren, never mind one la... i very impressed with WP's technicians leh...

you clever girl! go direct and buy from them is cheaper right?
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

Sweeee! next time can shop at their place!!!

thanks for posting!


OT so who knows Gardena's agent?

my 5L is from them ^_^/> just in case...
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:32 PM

Oh , didn't know you were going down...

My spray gun is choked and I was thinking of bringing it down. They only work Mon to Fri office hours which is why I haven't made it down yet.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:42 PM

View Postmaeyi, on 10 March 2010 - 10:32 PM, said:

Oh , didn't know you were going down...

My spray gun is choked and I was thinking of bringing it down. They only work Mon to Fri office hours which is why I haven't made it down yet.


Hi Maeyi,

If you spray gun is a metal pc, take it out and soak in hot water with dish washing detergent, un-screw the nozzle and use fine needle or a fine wire ( cut a elec wire and use those fine wire in there) to go thru the hole if possible, try to blow thru the opposite side to clear the choke, I used to see my dad clear and clean his spray in those farming days.

This post has been edited by Abby Lim: 11 March 2010 - 12:15 AM

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:49 PM

View Postmaggie, on 10 March 2010 - 06:34 PM, said:

hahahaha...aiya dear fren, never mind one la... i very impressed with WP's technicians leh...

you clever girl! go direct and buy from them is cheaper right?


I not clever lah, maeyi gave me the contact
yes yes, cheaper ... and they deliver to my place FOC!
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:17 AM

View PostAh Kee, on 10 March 2010 - 11:49 PM, said:

I not clever lah, maeyi gave me the contact
yes yes, cheaper ... and they deliver to my place FOC!


Now I have to go and hunt my not working spray and send for repair, I have min 3 somewhere.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:57 AM

View PostAbby Lim, on 10 March 2010 - 10:42 PM, said:

Hi Maeyi,

If you spray gun is a metal pc, take it out and soak in hot water with dish washing detergent, un-screw the nozzle and use fine needle or a fine wire ( cut a elec wire and use those fine wire in there) to go thru the hole if possible, try to blow thru the opposite side to clear the choke, I used to see my dad clear and clean his spray in those farming days.

thanks Abby, will try DIY this weekend first. Yes, I need to do this sometimes for my spray bottle cos all the powder clogged up the tiny holes.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:21 AM

maggie, how much u paid for your 5l spray?
i have those normal spray that cost me $8 to $10.
but they don't last long enough.
indeed, another one just break down, or i should say the rubber.
thus was unable to pump.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:22 AM

View Postderix, on 10 March 2010 - 06:41 PM, said:

Sweeee! next time can shop at their place!!!

thanks for posting!


OT so who knows Gardena's agent?

my 5L is from them http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/happy.gif just in case...



no agent in singapore, only distributor.


Singapore HY - RAY Private Limited
40 Jalan Pemimpin
#02-08 Tat Ann Building
Singapore 577185
Phone [font="""] + 65 - 625 32 277 [/font] + 65 - 625 32 277
Fax + 65 - 6251 8760
Mail shiying@hyray.com.sg

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:35 AM

View Postmaeyi, on 11 March 2010 - 07:57 AM, said:

thanks Abby, will try DIY this weekend first. Yes, I need to do this sometimes for my spray bottle cos all the powder clogged up the tiny holes.


If you use the powder insecticide, let the mix go thru a pc of cotton clothe to prevent it choke up the spray, after each round, fill up plain water and spray again to prevent the residue clogged up when it dry up, once a while can add in a few drop of clorie to clean it as well, all this are farmers' method.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:47 AM

View Postpino, on 11 March 2010 - 09:21 AM, said:

maggie, how much u paid for your 5l spray?
i have those normal spray that cost me $8 to $10.
but they don't last long enough.
indeed, another one just break down, or i should say the rubber.
thus was unable to pump.


you try that wing poh, they are cheaper than if you buy from nursery

this is what they quoted me last year (exclude GST)
018-320-4075 – S$30.80
018-320-4513 – S$62.45

I know, it is expensive compared to the normal ones
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:34 PM

hmm, how many litres? ah kee?
don't seen to be able to find it at the website.

mine, i think the washer has give way.
what i normally do after i have spray seaweed to my platy, i will rinse it with water, pump it up & let it spray out the water, so as to prevent clogging.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:09 PM

View Postpino, on 11 March 2010 - 02:34 PM, said:

mine, i think the washer has give way.

If it is a leaking gasket or O-ring, why not try getting a replacement from your local "Five-Gold-Shop" (Hardware shop)? The row facing Jalan Besar stadium should be able to come up with something to fit. Just bring along the pump to fit.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:24 PM

View Postpino, on 11 March 2010 - 02:34 PM, said:

hmm, how many litres? ah kee?
don't seen to be able to find it at the website.


can see from this site
http://www.wingpoh.c...ateid=219&Page=
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:28 PM

View PostAbby Lim, on 11 March 2010 - 09:35 AM, said:

If you use the powder insecticide, let the mix go thru a pc of cotton clothe to prevent it choke up the spray, after each round, fill up plain water and spray again to prevent the residue clogged up when it dry up, once a while can add in a few drop of clorie to clean it as well, all this are farmers' method.

I do fill up with plain water and spray for a while to clear any residue. Only 1 out of the 3 recommendations :hysterical:/>
The last time it got choked, I fill up with hot water and the pressure cleared the clog. Next time I will try clorine too. Thks
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

Good information, set it up as pin.

Cheers!
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:22 AM

View Postpino, on 11 March 2010 - 09:21 AM, said:

maggie, how much u paid for your 5l spray?
i have those normal spray that cost me $8 to $10.
but they don't last long enough.
indeed, another one just break down, or i should say the rubber.
thus was unable to pump.


a dear GCS member went on ebay and patiently waited for the right one to come along... all i can say is $$ a lot lot less but heng-suay situation.

the other china-made pressure pump looks impressive but the spring is as good as it last. i went thru 2 sets already... just cannot compare to HZ.
the reason why Hozelock is so expensive is the "hard plastic" of the container which can withstand our corrosive chemicals and the durable spring pump. the tech guy says some customers come back for "servicing" year after year... they only change to another Hozelock when the pump parts get too expensive...

eg. if i wanted to buy a new pressure release valve to replace my current broken (but useable) one, it would be $12 + GST... but if the spring mechanism had spoiled, then not worth replacing...
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