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oakandwalnut

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Watering Head for Bonsai
« on: April 08, 2012, 04:27 PM »
Hey Everyone,
Does anyone know of a good water sprayer that is the correct softness for bonsai?
If so, can you send me to a link?
 

John Kirby

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 07:02 PM »
Google- water breaker (Dramm narrows it. Google, a wonderful thing.
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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 09:54 PM »
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 11:12 PM »
thanks for the link edro, looks pretty nice..
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 09:42 AM »
I highly recommend the "ColorStorm HandiWand", though it doesn't stand up to abuse/dropping very well.  It has the finest spray of any multi-pattern head I've found.

http://www.rainwand.com/colorstorm-acc.html

I've also used the "10-11000 1000 Water Breaker" (N) but found that the flow of water necessary to create a fine spray tends to be too much water too fast for my needs.  A head w/ fewer holes would've sufficed nicely for me.  The spray is very soft/fine though.

http://www.rainwand.com/clamshell.html
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 11:24 AM »
Masakuni is the best I have used.

http://columbusbonsai.org/content/review-masakuni-watering-wand

I believe this is the one I have too and i really like it.  I'd like to try out that Water Breaker Dramm as well. 
If you want something with more features you can use

http://www.amazon.com/Gardena-Comfort-3-Pattern-Shower-Garden/dp/B002VED4MO/ref=sr_1_43?ie=UTF8&qid=1334244184&sr=8-43

it's a canadian company that Boon recommended to me.  Works good too
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 03:30 PM »
I second the vote for Masakuni.  It is all brass construction and will last a long time.  Before I got my Masakuni, seemed like I was going through other heads every year or so. 
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 04:08 PM »
NOTHING has a fine mist and range like the rose on the Masakuni. A bit more but outshines EVERYTHING else and the rose is replaceable. It is ALL in the rose, and nothing else can touch it. I use to have an old chinese 'copy' here to show the spray when I wanted to sell Masakunis. i clean the rose every now and then by soaking in vinager a while then brushing with an old toothbrush.
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 10:59 PM »
I have had a Joshua Roth water head for about twenty years now. Works exactly like Masakuni for half the price. Brass tube, chrome plated pot metal on the end. Removable rose that can be cleaned like masakuni.

http://www.joshuaroth.com/5701/26801.html
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 11:00 AM »
Sorry Al, not even close. they are half the price for a reason. It's not the wand or the makeup of the sprayer. It's the ROSE and nothing compares. The Chinese ones are exact duplicates except for the rose and thats where it ends. I ought to go take a pic of mine spraying. When folks see it it sells it. I don't sell them anymore so I have nothing to gain. I had one my teacher gave me used in about 1985, I used it until a couple years ago when while at a show in Florida my MIL ( who was watering trees for me) decided to soak it in a bucket of CLR rather than remove the rose and rinse the dirt out. She just put the end of the hose in the bucket for a day. Ate and ruined the sprayer solder joints and rose, the solid brass hose shutoff valve, and the brass threaded ends of my 100 ft. rubber Sears Craftsman hose!!  AAAYYYY!!!!
Luckily I had just bought two new ones  at the show from the Monastery to sell, soooooo, I sold one!  >:(
I hated throwing out that sprayer that was over 25 years old.
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 11:43 AM »
I've been using the Masakuni for a few years now and really love it.  Unfortunately, my daughter tried helping me with watering and dropped it a few times so it is now leaking from broken solder joints :(  I just ordered a Dramm water breaker, wand and shut off valve, and can report back on my experience with it once I've had a chance to use it a while.
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 01:26 PM »
Masakuni
19 feet of fine spray mist

 ;D
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 08:06 PM »
Masakuni
19 feet of fine spray mist

 ;D

Your kidding right? I only have to spray water about 3 feet to hit my trees. I suggest walking a few more feet and bring the water to the trees.

Here in town I have seen fire trucks spray a super fine mist nealy 85 feet. I'm just wondering what the point is about shooting water 19 feet?   
 

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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 08:33 AM »



 I'm just wondering what the point is about shooting water 19 feet?  
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Well, just to bug you of course Al!  ::)

Plus, I can water very close, or far, and not wash the soil off. The solid brass shut-off valve lets you control it nicely with your thumb only a few inches from plants....or, at 19 fet!

D.
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Re: Watering Head for Bonsai
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 10:55 AM »
Dale, does it have such a fine mist from say 3 ft'?