ProRestore ELECTRO-GEN Operator`s manual

ELECTRO-GEN OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Thermal Fogger - Electric Sprayer
For safe operating and maintenance instructions read carefully.
PRORESTORE PRODUCTS ELECTRO-GEN™ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Copyright © 2010
ProRestore Products
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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Table of Contents
Operating Principle
of the Electro-Gen™ Fogger...................................... 1
Cold Spraying Mode.................................................. 1
Thermal Fogging Mode............................................. 1
Specifications............................................................. 2
Warnings.................................................................... 2
Cautions..................................................................... 3
Equipment Preparation.............................................. 3
Cold Fogging/Spraying.............................................. 3
Thermal Fogging....................................................... 4
Electrical Source........................................................ 4
Pest Control Tips....................................................... 4
Advantages of Thermal Fogging............................... 5
Tips on Thermal Fogging Outdoors.......................... 5
Advantages of Spraying............................................ 5
Special Procedure for
Heavy Insect Infestations....................................... 5-6
Deodorization Tips..................................................... 6
Proper Product Selection
for the Thermo-55™
Odor Counteractant Series........................................ 7
Maintenance........................................................... 8-9
Trouble Shooting Guide............................................10
Parts List.................................................................. 11
OPERATING PRINCIPLE
OF THE ELECTRO-GEN™
FOGGER
The ELECTRO-GEN UNIT is a dual purpose chemical application device: A THERMAL FOGGER which produces a very small size droplet
particle and an optional electric sprayer which produces a cold mist spray
similar to that produced by an aerosol can.
COLD SPRAYING MODE
At the touch of the trigger, an electric pump draws solution from the solution reservoir. The solution is pressurized and forced through a specially
restricted orifice where the solution is atomized into a cold mist.
In the cold spraying mode the operator has a choice of utilizing water
based or solvent based formulations, such as fabric protectors, deodorants, flame retardants, spotters, insecticides, etc.
Special Advisory
The use of resinous materials such as duct sealants, etc. may clog and
damage the unit and are to be avoided.
THERMAL FOGGING MODE
At the touch of the trigger, an electric pump forces solution drawn from the
solution reservoir through an atomizing nozzle and into a thermostatically
controlled heating chamber in the barrel. The solution is vaporized instantly
and a cloud of smokelike fog surges out of the end of the barrel.
Application Advisory
For odor removal applications always utilize ODORx® Thermo 55™. ODORx
Thermo 55 is ready-to-use and should not be diluted with water. For pest
control applications be sure insecticide label permits THERMAL FOGGING.
For best results dry fog is recommended. The dryer the fog the smaller
the droplets, resulting in improved penetration and economical treatment.
Dryness of the fog is controlled by the rate of solution passing through
the heating chamber. This flow rate is controlled by turning the adjustment
knob clockwise for a dryer fog, and counter clockwise for a damper fog.
SPECIFICATIONS:
MOTOR:Electro-Mechanical (vibrator)
7,200 strokes per minute
Rating - refer to rating on plate
PUMP: Displacement Type
- Output-Spraying: 1 ounce (30ml) per minute
- Fogging: 1,000 cubic feet (28 cubic meters) per minute
Particle Size
- Cold Spraying: 115 microns in diameter
- Fogging: 13.5 microns in diameter
HEATING ELEMENT: Thermostatically Controlled
Operating Temperature:450° - 525°F (232°C - 274°C)
Current: 115v = 8 amps Wattage: 900 Watts
230v = 4 amps
SOLUTION RESERVOIR: Spun Aluminum 3 quart (2.8 Liter) capacity
RECOMMENDED ELECTRICAL EXTENSION CORD SUITABLE FOR
OUTDOOR USE: (not supplied) 3 wire 10, 12, or 14 gauge, length not
to exceed 25 linear feet (7.6 meters).
WARNING!
• Keep away from children and pets!
• Fire and/or explosion may occur if used in confined area.
• Under certain conditions, a flame may be produced at either end
of the barrel. If this occurs, release trigger immediately and flame
will extinguish. Do not attempt to extinguish flame by blowing it out,
smothering it, or submersing in liquid. Turn adjustment knob to a dryer
fog setting before resuming operation.
• Barrel is hot when plugged in, allow to cool before touching.
• Do not allow anyone to operate this unit who has not read the operating
instructions, safety precautions, and warnings.
• Do not attempt to keep trigger in a constant “on” position by taping or
tying it down, etc. Never leave unit plugged in and unattended.
• Do not fog near combustible materials.
• Fog produced is flammable. Do not fog near open flames such as
gas burners, or pilot lights.
• Insecticidal fogs may be toxic. Do not inhale fog.
• Do not fog around food, eating utensils, humans, pets, or animals.
• The odor of this product like many common household products with
an odor may irritate those who have allergic sensitivity.
• Cautions for the potentially sensitive: evacuate area prior to treatment. Potentially sensitive individuals may re-occupy treated area when
they feel physically comfortable or upon advice of their physician.
• Use only 3 wire 10, 12, or 14- gauge electrical extension cord, suitable for outdoor use. Never remove or bypass grounding feature.
Failure to comply may result in electrical shock, fire, or result in poor
treatment results.
CAUTION!
• Follow chemical manufacturer's fogging instructions carefully.
• Be careful to avoid damaging target surfaces when cold fogging/
wet spraying.
• Prior to each use, examine both electrical extension cord and unit's
primary electrical cord for signs of damage or degradation. Do not
operate unit with damaged electrical cord.
• Extinguish cigarettes and/or other ignition sources while filling or utilizing fogger.
• Never fog insecticides not labeled for thermal fogging.
EQUIPMENT PREPARATION
Before each use be sure that nozzle cap is tightened securely and the
filter screen is in place on the pick-up tube. Ensure that the solution
reservoir is free of all debris before filling.
A. COLD FOGGING / SPRAYING
For spraying with heating barrel removed, emulsifiable concentrates or other
materials designed to be mixed with water may be used. Many oil/solvent
based formulations suitable for this type of spraying may also be used.
Your Electro-Gen easily converts to a cold fogger/sprayer by pulling
the vaporizing barrel straight out. Be sure that barrel is cool before
attempting removal.
1. Fill container with appropriate solution to be sprayed. The sprayer
works effectively with most deodorants, disinfectants, garden sprays, mothproofers, and insecticides. Wettable powders and resinous materials
such as DUCT SEALANTS are not recommended as they will clog pumping mechanism.
2.Attach chemical reservoir and pull trigger to prime unit and spray.
B. THERMAL FOGGING
With the fogger unplugged, attach the heat barrel by positioning the two
prongs directly in line with the slots provided for them in front of the
housing. Push the barrel firmly...straight into place, being careful not to
twist or bend the prongs.
1. Allow the fogger to pre-heat for at least two minutes before operation.
2.Carry the fogger as you would a suitcase, holding it about three feet
off the ground and away from your side.
3.Pull the trigger located on the underside of the handle, to start unit
operating. Release trigger to stop unit.
4.Turn adjustment knob clockwise to obtain a dry fog. With the proper
fog setting, you shouldn't see moisture on an 8" x 12" (20cm x 30cm)
minimum piece of paper or cardboard when passed through the fog
about a foot out from the barrel. To avoid burns, be careful not to place
hand in front of the barrel.
C. ELECTRICAL SOURCE
1. Plug the Electro-Gen into a proper grounded electrical outlet (voltage
is indicated on fogger housing).
2. Extension cords must be 3 wire, 10, 12, or 14 gauge. Long lengths
of lighter gauge electrical cord will not conduct the necessary current to the heating chamber, and may result in insufficient heating and solution dripping or leaking from the outer end of the heat barrel. Over heating of the extension cord may also occur.
PEST CONTROL TIPS
Follow the label instructions: It is a violation of Federal Law to apply an
insecticide in a manner inconsistent with it's labeling.
If you wish to thermally fog an insecticide, the product label must state
that the product is suitable for thermal fogging.
If you wish to spray an insecticide indoors, the product must state the
the product may be utilized indoors.
ADVANTAGES OF THERMAL FOGGING
1. Smaller particles penetrate cracks and dense areas more thoroughly
than mist sprays.
2.Thermal fogging is recommended for treatment of large areas.
3.Thermal fogging is less likely to build-up an oily residue on plants, furniture, etc. unless over applied.
Most insecticides are applied at a suggested rate of 1 ounce (30ml) per
thousand cubic feet of space. A 15-20 second application generally covers
a 1,000 cubic foot (28 cubic meters) area.
Note: to compute cubic feet multiply the L (length) x W (width) x H (height)
of area to be treated LxWxH= Cubic Footage.
Tips On Thermal Fogging OUTDOORS
Thermal fog is affected by air currents and drafts which can carry the
product away from treatment area. For maximum effectiveness:
• Do not fog open areas outdoors on windy days.
• Outdoor fogging is most effective when performed at dawn or dusk.
• Move downwind and utilize the available outdoor air currents to circulate
and carry the fog over the target area whenever and wherever possible.
Advantages of Spraying
1. Preserves the potency of insecticides adversely effected by heating.
2. Applicator is better able to observe where solution is deposited.
3. Larger heavier spray droplets are not as easily effected by wind drift.
Most insecticides are applied at a suggested rate of 1 ounce (30ml) per thousand cubic feet (28 cubic meters) of space. A 15-20 second application
generally covers a 1,000 cubic foot (28 cubic meter) area.
Note: to compute cubic feet multiply the L (length) x W (width) x H (height)
of area to be treated LxWxH= Cubic Footage.
Special Procedure For Heavy
Insect Infestations
One method of insecticide application which is very effective is to first
apply a suitable residual insecticide to cracks, crevices, and other probable partially concealed or protected insect harborages. Then thermally
fog the suspected harborages and the airspace with a suitable
natural or synthetic pyrethrum base insecticide which also acts as a
flushing agent. Thus you've doubled your chances of exposing the insects
to a lethal dose of insecticide.
Remember: Only the proper product, utilized in the proper concentration, applied over the recommended area will give satisfactory results.
DEODORIZATION TIPS
®
Thermal fogging is the third step in the Unsmoke Structural Smoke Odor
Removal Procedure.
Prior to thermal fogging:
Step 1
Suppress odor sources such as charred wood, or horizontal structural
surfaces, etc. by low pressure spraying with a solution of 3-4 ounces
(89ml - 118ml) ODORx 9-D-9 or ODORx Double-O per gallon of water.
A deodorizing pre-sealer for containing odors on structural surfaces such
as charred wood, attic insulation, voids above suspended ceilings etc.
can be prepared by adding the following to an empty 5 gallon container:
- 1 gallon (3.8 Liters) ODORx Unsoot #1
- 1 quart (0.95 Liters) ODORx 9-D-9
- 5 ounces (150ml) ODORx Last Resort™
- Fill the balance with water to make 5 gallons
Apply with low pressure electric sprayer or commercial airless paint
sprayer. One gallon covers approximately 500 square feet.
Step 2
Vapor phase odor control is achieved by applying 2 ounces (60ml) of
ODORx Crystal Odor Counteractant (C.O.C.™), per 100 sq. ft./9.3 square
meter (of floor area) to floors throughout the area to be treated.
Step 3
Thermal Fogging
A.When thermally fogging it is advisable to begin treatment at the furthest inward point of the area to be treated and work your way back
to the entry.
B.Close doors in rooms and closets after thermally fogging to contain
fog in treated areas.
C.Treat rooms and closets prior to treating open public areas.
D.When thermally fogging indoors, pause after each 15 seconds of thermal fogging and release trigger for 30 seconds to allow barrel to re-heat to most efficient thermal fogging temperature.
Proper Product Selection For
The ODORx Thermo 55 Odor
Counteractant Series
The ODORx Thermo 55 series is the restoration industry's most effective thermally activated fogging odor counteractant.
The ODORx Thermo 55 Series is compounded from the purest base
materials and finest aroma ingredients available. The Thermo 55 Odor
Counteractants have been used internationally on over 2,000,000 successful smoke odor removal applications.
Thermo 55 Neutral
Excellent general purpose smoke odor counteractant. Works synergistically with ODORx 9-D-9™. Provides moderate length residual air
freshening characteristics.
Thermo 55 Cherry
The strongest of the ODORx Thermo 55 SERIES, recommended for
moderate to heavy smoke odor situations. Provides long-lasting residual air freshening characteristics. Works synergistically with
ODORx 9-D-9.
Thermo 55 Citrus
Recommended for PROTEIN SMOKE ODORS resulting from burnt meat,
poultry, etc. Works synergistically with ODORx DOUBLE-O®. Provides
relatively short duration air freshening characteristics.
Thermo 55 KBG
Recommended for SYNTHETIC SMOKE ODORS resulting from burnt
plastic or rubber. Excellent general purpose air freshener. Works well on
light-moderate general smoke odor situations. ODORx Thermo 55 KBG
offers moderate length residual air freshening characteristics.
Thermo 55 Tabac-Attack™
Recommended for TOBACCO RELATED ODORS. Works well with
ODORx Tabac-Attack.
Maintenance
Cleaning Your Electro-Gen Unit
After Use As A Sprayer
Clean and purge system by spraying water with a small amount of suitable
detergent through unit. Rinse system by spraying clear water through unit.
Wash solution reservoir with detergent and water solution, rinse with
clear water and wipe dry after each use. Remove the filter, thoroughly
wash, rinse, and replace filter.
Note: If the unit has been utilized to apply water based or volatile dry solvents, the pump and atomizing mechanisms require lubrication. The
mechanisms may be lubricated by spraying a small amount of ODORx
THERMO 55 through the unit.
After Use As A Thermal Fogger
ODORx THERMO 55 SERIES odor counteractants are compounded
from the finest base materials and constituents available. It is recommended to flush the system (without the barrel) with mineral spirits to
ensure optimal perfromance.
Preserve and Maintain Full Potency of the Deodorant
It is recommended that un-used ODORx THERMO 55 be transferred
from formulation reservoir to original container.
Formulation Reservoir Maintenance
Remove screen filter, thoroughly clean, rinse, and replace filter. Wash
solution reservoir with a mild detergent and water solution, rinse with
clear water, and dry.
De-Carbonizing Barrel
Formulation residues may accumulate inside the barrel. It is advisable
to clean out the barrel with a rag or soft bristled brush periodically to
remove accumulations of foreign matter.
StorAGE
Storing unit in original container between uses prevents accumulation
of dusts and other soil.
Winterizing
Protect unit utilizing water based formulations from freezing if unit is to
be transported, or stored in an area where freezing is likely. Drain solution reservoir, and spray some winterized windshield cleaning solution
through unit. Solvent based formulations such as ODORx® THERMO 55™
do not freeze, so when utilizing solvent based formulations no special
winterizing procedure is necessary.
Clogging
Foreign matter in the liquid can result in clogging the pump or nozzle.
To insure proper operation it is recommended that clean formulation
always be utilized, or that it should first be filtered through paper coffee
filters before use if foreign matter is present or suspected.
Replace nozzle every 8 hours of operation to insure small fog particle size.
Pressure Purging The Mechanism
Aerosol solvent carburetor cleaner may be used to purge and flush dirty
or clogged pump mechanisms, or for periodic maintenance.
Note: Unit's motor must make normal buzzing sound for this maintenance/
repair technique to be effective.
1. Protect work area from solvent related damages by covering with
newspaper or other absorbent material.
2. Wear protective goggles and rubber gloves.
3. Insert the plastic tube from the aerosol carburetor cleaner into the
can nozzle.
4. Remove formulation reservoir from fogger.
5. Remove formulation filter from brass stem.
6. Disengage heat barrel from fogger. Plug fogger into electrical outlet.
7. Insert straw from aerosol can into white plastic nut at bottom of brass stem.
8. Simultaneously pull trigger on fogger while depressing spray nozzle
on aerosol can to inject a 1 second burst of cleaner into the mechanism to purge and flush system. A stream or spray of cleaner should
be visible at nozzle cap.
9. Fill formulation reservoir with suitable solution, clean formulation filter
and re-install on brass stem, attach formulation reservoir to unit and test operate.
If necessary, repair or replace pump/piston system.
CAUSE
Normal motor noise
Insufficient solution level
Nozzle cap plugged
Check to see if the valve is stuck
Nozzle orifice broken
Nozzle loose
Low input voltage
Over-adjusted
Pump bound
Improper adjustment
Worn/damaged nozzle
Dirty/contaminated formulation.
Nozzle leakage.
Internal leakage.
Worn piston & o-ring seal.
PROBLEM
Buzzing sound
Motor runs but no spray is emitted
Flame from heating element
Motor hums - no spray (bound)
Poor Spray
Leakage
Tighten nozzle.
Replace piston and o-ring seal.
Turn adjustment knob.
Replace nozzle every 8 hours of operation.
Filter or discard formulation and clean nozzle.
Turn adjustment knob counter-clockwise.
Pressure purge the mechanism (See Maintenance Section)
disassemble clean/replace as needed.
Replace nozzle.
Tighten nozzle.
Check extension cord and power sources.
Cord must be a 3-wire grounded type of either 10, 12 or 14
gauge.
Add additional solution.
Remove nozzle from threaded stem, clean nozzle by
spraying with aerosol carburetor cleaner or blowing out
with air. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO UNCLOG
NOZLE BY INSERTING SHARP OBJECT OR DAMAGE TO
NOZZLE WILL OCCUR!
Pressure purge the mechanism (See Maintenance Section)
This is a normal sound created by this type of motor.
SOLUTION
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
PARTS LIST
KEY
PART NO.
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
1
102259001
1
3 qt. (2.8 liters) Aluminum Reservoir
2
102259002
1
Gasket
3
102259003
1
Pump Parts Kit
4
102259004
1
Nozzle Nut & Sapphire Orifice (Restricted Flow)
5
102259005
1
Spinner & Spring Assembly
6
102259006
1
Heat Barrel Assembly (Complete)
7
102259007
1
Suction Tube
8
102259008
1
Screen Filter
9
102259010
1
Plastic Rod
10
102259011
1
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