Answers to FAQ (frequently asked questions):
Normally, a bottle of insecticide concentrate makes a 55 gallon drum of spray solution.The following assumes the concentrate has been properly diluted and the volume used is the diluted solution.
There are four factors used in the formula below to calculate how much insecticide is used over time.
1.) How many nozzles are in the system? N
2.) How many times a day does the system spray (frequency)? F
3.) How long does it spray each time in seconds? S
Here are a few examples: At 100psi each nozzle sprays 0.59 gph. Divide by 3600 to convert that to gallons per second, and the result is .0001638 g/sec. Use this factor as P in the formula below.
For 160 psi, P = .0002083. For 200 psi, P = .0002333.
Gallons used per day = N x F x S x P
Example: a system with 30 nozzles, sprayed 3 times a day, for 40 seconds each, at 160 psi
N = 30, F = 3, S = 40, P = .0002083
Gallons per day = 30 x 3 x 40 x .0002083 = .74988
First calculate how many gallons are used a day using the formula above. Then apply it to this formula:
# of days = # gallons tank capasity / gallons per day
Example: if you have a 55 gallon tank, and you are using .75 gal/day then then : 55 / .75 gallons per day = 73.33 days
Winterizing your Mosquito Misting system is required if you live in a climate where the temperature can drop below freezing. This is because Water has the unique characteristic of expanding slightly when it freezes. If there is water in the lines or in the pump and it freezes it can damage them, leading to downtime and costly replacement parts. So it's a good idea to winterize before your first freeze. Here's how to do it: First, flush the lines and nozzles with clean water by allowing the pump to run continuously for about 5 minutes. This will prevent any residual insecticide from becoming gummy during a prolonged shut down. Then disconnect the output line going to the nozzles. If the Tank is the lowest point in the system the line should drain by gravity. If it is not, find the low spot(s) in the system and disconnect the line and allow it to drain. If you have an air compressor connect it to the output line and remove the furthest nozzle and blow out the water in the line. Then, disconnect the input line from the pump. Next, connect a short piece of 1/4" tubing to the output fitting and place the other end in the tank. This is so any fluid in the pump will be deposited in the tank and not all over you. Run the pump 10-15 seconds to clear any solution that may be in the pump. If your tank is outdoors, replace the protective cover to keep your system clean and dry. That should do it for most applications. If you have prolonged periods of below freezing temperatures, you may want to bring the pump indoors for the winter.
How do I teach my Remote Control a new code?
When you replace your remote control receiver (the printed circuit board in the control box) or the transmitter (normally a 3 button hand held device) or change the code in the transmitter, you must teach the receiver the transmitter's code. This is called synchronizing the transmitter and receiver. Sometimes the receiver will lose its memory for no apparent reason and must be retaught the transmitter's code. In all cases the procedure is the same. First, you must access the receiver by removing the 2 faceplate screws and lift the faceplate off to expose the contents of the control box. Do not touch or remove any wires. On the edge of the receiver's printed circuit board you will see a led and a small push button switch. With the control box powered and in the selector switch in the Auto position, push the push button switch on the receiver until the led turns on. Then push and hold the pushbutton labeled O on the transmitter. The receiver led should flash, then turn on steady state and a mist cycle will be initiated. Your transmitter is now synchronized to the receiver. Replace the faceplate and faceplate screws.