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    Has anyone put an onboard misting system on their jeep? I want to use my oba to pressurize a tank and run misting jets mounted to the rollbar. Do you think an aluminum tank would be best so the water doesn't corrode it?

  • #2
    Wow!! There's a mod I've never even considered..... Kick-a$$ idea!
    Depending on the size of tank you want to run, you'll have different options. If it were me, I'd use an 8 gallon beer keg. Just don't waste the original contents.

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    • #3
      why run your compressor if you don't hve to.
      You can get a little 12vdc pump from Graingers or Northern Tool.
      The draw is pretty low because they use them on ATV sprayers.
      Plus then you don't have to pressureize the tank.
      Cool idea
      2cents

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      • #4
        RO water systems have a bladder inside the tank. Air inside the bladder pushes the water out of the tank, water pressure from the filter pushes the water back in. (took me a while to figure out how it worked with only one line connected to the tank. It becomes a balancing act between water pressure and air pressure.

        something like that might work well, and not keep the OBA running all the time...

        one problem I can see is dust turning the mist to mud and getting all over everything...

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        • #5
          And that is bad, how???????
          Mud is good, mud is our friend.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spelunker
            Has anyone put an onboard misting system on their jeep? I want to use my oba to pressurize a tank and run misting jets mounted to the rollbar. Do you think an aluminum tank would be best so the water doesn't corrode it?
            Just a thought for you (I know I am new... so I wont interject too much)

            We have (on the engine at work), A mister setup for mass casulty incidents. It is made out of a cooler (the round 5+ gallon size that people put gatorade etc. in). IT insulates etc.... anyway, a pump, a pickup and we run it though a fan... you could go to nozzles. It works great when it is 110+.

            Brandon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lost-One
              And that is bad, how???????
              Mud is good, mud is our friend.
              nicely put....ill definetly be considering this on my jeep, if i ever start it

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              • #8


                onboardmist.com

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the replies. I saw that last link before but it is more like an advertisement for the product he tested. I was hoping to do something cheaper with old parts I found. If I use the oba it shouldnt have to stay on for more than 30 seconds to put enough pressure in the system to keep it going for hours. I will need to put a pressure regulator and check valve to keep it at 45 psi and to stop the water from backflushing into my system. tanks are 10-20 bucks on ebay and mister nossles are 2-3 dollars so I think I can do it cheap.

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                  • #10
                    Hey, could this be stonecold's Jeep Squirter?

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                    • #11
                      Could very well be.
                      I do have a question; would driving across country in a jeep with no top on, with a mist always on you, cause a higher chance of getting sun burn?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lost-One
                        And that is bad, how???????
                        Mud is good, mud is our friend.
                        Mud everywhere is the reason I don't have a radio anymore. I ran in a mud run last summer, no top, no doors, windshield down, I'm still finding mud in the nooks and crannies. I can just see the seats getting damp, the dust sticking to it, and then you have muddy seats. But I wear a shirt and tie to work. YMMV The humidity is probably too high for it to work too well here anyway... If the humidity is too high, the mist would actually make it worse....

                        its a cool concept anyway...

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                        • #13
                          Interesting idea but two watchouts: 1) may mask severe dehydration. You wont be able to tell when your body has stopped sweating, an early sign of heat stroke. This is why the Army did away with misting systems for troops. 2) watch out for stray drips getting in your eyes at the wrong time or covering your eye protection.

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                          • #14
                            Lost-One, my girlfriend is adamant about me using sunscreen when I go outdoors she doesnt want me to get wrinkles prematurely. Here in Cali it is hot and dry so I think the mist would work well, especially on my desert trips. I just looked at home depot, osh, and ace hardware and they have nothing I can use, so I think I will look online. I need something that I can shut the nozzle off (like a screw top) so if the system is still pressurized then it wont keep spraying when I get out.

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                            • #15
                              How about a windshield washer pump? Buy the spray nozzels from a dealership and plumb the system with vacuum line. The replacement pumps come with a gasket to seal it into the jug, for that matter I think that the actual washer jug would work for the tank. The new chevy silverado jugs hold about 1 1/2 gallons.

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