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Old 09-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Are there any spray bottles that are capable of atomizing oil?

I bought a WD 40 spray bottle, but it won't atomize peanut oil, which is what I use on the inside and outside of my pits for seasoning and rust prevention.

I have lots of expanded metal grill surfaces and using PAM is expensive. Wiping with a rag is messy.

I wonder if a cheap "cup" paint sprayer (that will apply thick latex) would work as a dedicated pit oil sprayer?
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:26 AM   #2
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I picked up a cheap sprayer in the plant section of Walmart a couple years ago. It atomized it for a season at least. Now it's a stream but at $1 a season...
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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Try Googling 'oil mist sprayer'
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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Why not use PAM Spray. It is Canola Oil instead of Peanut oil.
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i use a pump type sprayer I got at agway. Works well, just have to clean the nozzle with hot soapy water if i dont use if for a while and it gunks up.

Not quite atomized though.. more like heavy droplets.. i spray it on and wipe it with an oily rag.(sits in a cup in the shed).



On EDIT.. the more i think about this, the more I realizes that for the most part, i stopped doing it this season and i have sprayed the pits more with paint than oil. I bought a case(12 cans) of high temp rustoleum at the begginning of the year and have taken that stuff out more times than the oil. I just give them a quick wipe down with a cleaner(simple green), any rust, which is all small specs at thsi point, gets a quick swipe with some sandpaper and then touchups with the the paint. Firebox got sprayed as soon as somethign starts to show thru.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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Are you talking about a pump up sprayer like you use for yard chemicals or just a plastic bottle with a spray trigger??

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I have used PAM and still do for touch ups, but it is fairly expensive. I use peanut oil because that is what I fry with. After the peanut oil has been used several times, I strain it and keep it in a gallon jug for use on/in the pits. I keep the entire outside and inside (except for the firebox) oiled.
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I haven't used a pump sprayer for oil although the little ones have been great for apple juice, etc. For oil I've just used the plastic bottles with the trigger.
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I use a Misto brand sprayer that gives a fine mist on oil.
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You can pick up a pump sprayer at linens n thins or bed bath and beyond and try that they are specifically made to spray oil. Depending on the size of your pit that might work I have one and it works fine but I normally just use PAM since it is easier/faster and I only spray down my whole smoker a couple times a year.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:46 AM   #10
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After the peanut oil has been used several times, I strain it and keep it in a gallon jug for use on/in the pits. I keep the entire outside and inside (except for the firebox) oiled.
Just make sure it doesn't go rancid on you. I let some used oil sit a little too long ONCE and learned a lesson
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If you heat that oil a little bit it will break it down and make it spay easier. Just make sure it doesn't get too hot for the parts of the sprayer. Pam is a lot easier.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:41 AM   #12
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That's a good suggestion. My WD 40 spray bottle might work just fine if I warm/thin the oil.

PAM is definately easier but I have a large trailer smoker and a fairly large off set with a warming/smoking chamber. It takes a lot of PAM to oil them completely inside and out. I do buy the large (12 oz I think) size PAM at Restaurant Depot, but the peanut oil I use is basically free as I would recycle it anyway. I usually take my used frying oil to the auto parts store along with my used motor oil.
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I usually use PAM on my Lang although you wouldn't believe it based on the current look of the fire box.

Guess I have some work to do.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:32 PM   #14
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Heated/thinned oil definately improved my sprayer performance!!

I noticed that my used peanut oil is starting to develop a distasteful smell. Time to recycle!!
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i use a pump type sprayer I got at agway. Works well, just have to clean the nozzle with hot soapy water if i dont use if for a while and it gunks up.

Not quite atomized though.. more like heavy droplets.. i spray it on and wipe it with an oily rag.(sits in a cup in the shed).



On EDIT.. the more i think about this, the more I realizes that for the most part, i stopped doing it this season and i have sprayed the pits more with paint than oil. I bought a case(12 cans) of high temp rustoleum at the begginning of the year and have taken that stuff out more times than the oil. I just give them a quick wipe down with a cleaner(simple green), any rust, which is all small specs at thsi point, gets a quick swipe with some sandpaper and then touchups with the the paint. Firebox got sprayed as soon as somethign starts to show thru.
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Even organic oil can oxidize, although slower than a petrolem oil. Please be careful with the oily rag. You don't want your shed to burn down.
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