Operation Guide for Butane Insect Foggers August 29 2015

Thermal Butane Fogger Operation Guide

Congratulations on your purchase of thermal butane fogger! Please note that the mechanism of action involves high temperatures and flammable substances. Safety precautions should be followed at all times. The operation of the fogger requires proper procedures to be adhered to along with proper maintenance to ensure the products operational longevity. Please read the product instruction manual included with your insect fogger before use!

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Quick Start Up Procedure:
1. Fill the tank with diesel/pyrethrum mix and screw the tank into the fogger. Make sure the carrier liquid or diesel is filtered before use!
2. When you first receive the thermal fogger, pump the trigger and flush the coil with the diesel or carrier liquid. Remove the tank and keep pumping until all the remaining carrier has passed through the coil
3. Connect the butane canister.
4. Turn the gas on and light using the igniter button. If the fogger will not light check the gap between the igniter tip and the coil. There should be about 4mm gap to allow for a good spark.
5. Once lit, wait for coil to heat until glowing red, this will take several minutes.

Fogging:
1. Fog by slowly pumping the trigger - Keep a steady pace, ensuring that a thick fog is produced each time.
2. If the fog thins slow the pumping process as too much heat is being removed from the coil.
NOTE: Please refrain from pumping too fast! Over pumping will cool the coil and result in carbon build up in the coil.

Shut Down:
1. When finished disconnect the tank from the fogger.
2. While the plunger is still in the tank (not submersed in the diesel) squeeze the trigger a number of times to remove any excess diesel from the system.
3. Allow the fogger to continue to run as long as there are puffs of smoke being emitted from the tip – this may take a couple of minutes.
4. (Optional) Once cooled, flush the coil with diesel.

Cleaning:
1. Remove the tip of fogger with 12mm spanner
2. Using a paperclip or thin wire, clean the tip of any debris. You should be able to see light through the tip.
3. Fill tank with water and attach to fogger.
5. Light the fogger and allow it to heat up. Pump the water through the system.
6. Soot and charcoal may be ejected so do this in an area where that is not a concern.
7. Reattach the fogger tip.

Removing Blockages:
If the fogger is operated correctly and cleaned/maintained the unit should remain free of blockages. However, if a blockage occurs please try the following procedure:
1. Remove the fogger tip and clean
2. Remove the coil from the fogger
3. Attempt to clean the coil using compressed air
4. If you cannot blow out the blockage, soak the coil in carburettor cleaner or a similar cleaner which can remove black carbon.
If the blockage can still not be fixed the coil will need to be replaced.

 

For information about pest and insect control using insecticide fogging see insect foggers Australia.