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Hi guys I just picked up this new Hydro force I was using For a while the Multi sprayer which was fairly easy to dilute product Now I am confusedI would like to use 1 to 4 on the Hydro force I know I have to remove the yellow tip that is besides the point I would like to know how to properly put the product in the Hydro force and do I fill it up with water afterwards How do I change this conversion to a 1 to 4 in order to put in the right amount for each job we don’t do lots of carpet in one day therefore I would like to mix on every job here is behind one of my products thank you
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You don't need to overthink it. With a 1:4 ( no tip) Hydroforce you will get right at a little over 6 gallons if you fill it to the full 5 quarts. If you want to use it that way you can either figure how many ounces you need for about 6 gallons of prespray or just cut the label's dilution for 1:8 shown in your picture about in 1/2 and it will be plenty close enough. A 1:8 Hydroforce gives a little over 11 gallons so it's not exact and it doesn't have to be exact unless you are seriously OCD. :D Another tip you might find helpful is when using it 1:4 and you only want to mix up a gallon or 2 of prespray you will get 1.25 gallons for each quart mixed in the container. I could go into more detail, but then I'd be OCDing it too. I find this helpful if I'm mixing something up for a special application where I don't want a whole container.

As far as mixing liquids are not a problem. If mixing a powder I normally fill about 1/2 way and shake it up well, then top it off. You can pre-mix in another container, but I never do. I won't use a powder that doesn't dissolve easily and completely. Btw, the ratio is most accurate at 400 psi, but a little above that or below won't make a significant difference.
 
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It would be simple to use the 1:8 dilution ration instructions printed on the label. No need to make any additional calculations. Probably would get more even coverage as well.

If you really want 1:4, the key is to understand that what comes out of the sprayer is 4 parts water plus 1 part of whatever is in the jug. Total of 5 parts. As Wandwizard said, a full sprayer will produce just over 6 gallons of prespray.

The second key point is that whatever is in the jug gets mixed with 4 times as much water when it comes out.

For 6 gallons of ready-to-use prespray, put in as much of the concentrated prespray as you need. Fill the jug with water.

For the label in your photo, which needs 4 ounces per gallon, 6 gallons takes (6x4) 24 ounces of chemical and then fill the remainder of the 5 qt sprayer with water. 5 quarts is 160 ounces (5 x 32 ounces). So after putting in 24 ounces you concentrated prespray you would need be 1 gallon plus 8 ounces of water (or 136 ounces of water) to fill the jug.

If you only wanted 3 gallons or half as much prespray, then cut everything in half. 12 ounces of chemical and 68 ounces of water. If you only wanted 2 gallons, divide the amounts for the 6 gallons by 3.
 

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Thanks everyone I appreciate this will help don’t forget this is my fist time with the hydro force method.