Spraying 20% vinegar

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I bought some 20% vinegar. If I use it in a tank sprayer, is the vinegar going to eat the plastic / metal of the wand? I can't wait to watch all my weeds disappear.

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  • Bijous Bijous on May 19, 2018
    No, vinegar is not that type of acid. Careful with your spray, though. It will affect other plants also. If you do happen to accidentally spray the wrong thing, immediately water well. Good luck.
  • Alison Savill Alison Savill on May 19, 2018
    No it will not eat the plastic bottle you don’t need 10 or 20 % vinegar any vinegar will do add 1 gallon of vinegar into a bucket and pour or use sprayer on weeds takes 2 to 3 days to kill the weeds
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 19, 2018
    it needs to be diluted
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 19, 2018
    No, it won’t. But use all the liquid, then wash the tank and wand with soap and water. ☺️
  • Alice Alice on May 19, 2018
    20% strength vinegar is corrosive enough to eat metal and very harsh on the skin and eyes and dangerous to breathe, but it's packaged in plastic . As long as you're careful & wash it out afterward, it should be fine. Just be careful.
  • William William on May 19, 2018
    Didn't affect the bottle it came in. What I did was use 1/2 gallon of vinegar to two gallons of water , and one cup of salt in a garden sprayer. Satureated the weeds and gravel in my walkway. Going on three years and no weeds. Stuff works.
  • Stacy B. Lewis, Jr., MD Stacy B. Lewis, Jr., MD on Jul 01, 2019

    YES IT WILL DEFINITELY DESTROY THE DIAPHRAGM THAT YOU PUMP TO GET THE PRESSURE. AND BELIEVE ME IT WON'T TAKE LONG TO DESTROY IT. I GOT 2 USES OUT OF MY LAST SPRAYER. BUT I AM USING 18.5 % VINEGAR. I'M GOING TO CUT IT DOWN TO 10% AND SEE IF THAT WILL STILL KILL THE WEEDS EFFECTIVELY, BUT NOT DESTROY THE PRESSURE MECHANISM OF THE SPRAYER. SO MORE ON THAT LATER.

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