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Gen 1.3: Routine Service Checklist

1. Inspect Unit and Clean Filters:
  • Remove drum cover
  • Confirm unit top is clear of debris
  • Unlatch gray drum ring and reposition lid to access inside of drum
  • Strain floating residue if needed
  • Inspect and clean intake filter
  • Inspect and clean inline nozzle circuit filter
  • Use a yardstick to measure inches remaining of insecticide and note it.
  • Replace lid on top of drum and latch gray ring.

2. Note Controller Info:

  • Confirm clock day and time is correct.
  • Note indicated insecticide level (bars) and compare to actual level
  • Note AUTO Cycle times and durations
  • Note Remote Mist Duration

3. Note and Reset info in DATA Menu

  • TMC (total mist cycles) – reset by pressing and holding Green ► until 0 is displayed
  • TMM (total mist minutes) – reset by pressing and holding Green ► until 0 is displayed
  • RMC (remote mist cycles) – reset by pressing and holding Green ►  until 0 is displayed
  • If Leak Detection is installed, check and note AFR (average nozzle flow rate).  If a Zone Kit is installed, check and note AFR1 and AFR2
  • Target AFR is 40 ml/min.  Acceptable range is 32 – 50 ml/min.
  • NFR (target per nozzle flow rate)
  • TOL (flow rate error tolerance)  See Gen 1.3 Setup:  Leak Detection and TOLerance

4. Replenish drum with water and concentrate.

  • Remove cap from drum bung
  • Fill the drum half full with water from a garden hose, being careful to maintain an air gap of 6” between the tip of hose and the fluid in the drum.
  • Using inches remaining noted in Step 1, calculate required volume of concentrate using the Dosing and Days to Empty Calculator
  • Measure concentrate and use a funnel to add it through the bung.
  • Record type and volume of concentrate added.
  • Continue filling drum with water – maintaining the 6″ air gap.  Stop filling when the fluid level is 4” from the top.
  • Replace cap on drum bung.
  • Ensure concentrate label in waterproof envelope is affixed to the side of the drum and visible
  • Dispose of the empty bottle, strictly following label instructions or regulations regarding disposal.

5. Reset level indicator in the controller to Full (8 bars)

  • Navigate to MAINTENANCE Menu, scroll to LEVEL.  Depress Green ► button 5 seconds to enter routine.
  • Use ▲ ▼ buttons to set level to full (8 bars)

6. Test Misting Unit and Nozzle Circuit

  • Run Inspect (INS from Maintenance Menu)
  • Confirm pump pressure is 250 psi (on smallest zone)
  • If necessary, adjust pump pressure by turning adjustment screw in port located at left rear corner of unit with a flathead screwdriver.
  • Confirm all nozzles spraying properly and that mist is clear of landscaping.
  • Replace tips on nozzles that are not spraying properly.  (Target is 40 ml/min)
  • Press red MENU/STOP button to stop INSpect routine.

7.  Check Nozzle Circuit and Treated Area

  • No plant burn
  • No staining fence, decks or siding
  • Tubing and transition protection is in good shape
  • Inspect and adjust tree clamps and nozzles
  • Inspect for conducive breeding conditions

8.  Prepare Unit for Operation

  • Confirm AUTO Cycle times and durations
  • Confirm Remote Mist duration
  • Ensure System Mode is set as desired.  AUTO Everyday is the most common mode.
  • Close lid and secure waterproof cover